Approved Contractor Scheme

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Do you buy security?

Published:
October 2017
Size:
8 pages / 460kb
Content:
A buyers' guide to the advantages of using suppliers who are part of the Approved Contractor Scheme.
Targeting:
Buyers and users of private security services, procurement specialists, budget holders, heads of security, security consultants.
How To Become An Approved Contractor Booklet

How To Become an Approved Contractor

Published:
October 2017
Size:
12 pages / 794kb
Content:
Provides the background to the Approved Contractor Scheme, plus an overview of the scheme's potential benefits and an outline of the application process.
Targeting:
Any organisation interested in becoming an Approved Contractor.
Cover of the 'ACS Standard Definition' booklet

ACS Standard Definition

Published:
October 2017
Size:
17 pages / 246kb
Content:
Defines the criteria and indicators that form the ACS Standard. Within each of the indicators is a list of possible evidence that applicant organisations can present to an external assessor to demonstrate they are meeting the Standard.
Targeting:
Any organisation interested in becoming an Approved Contractor or an approved assessing body.
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Tips for Completing Your ACS Self Assessment

Published:
October 2017
Size:
14 pages / 1,140kb
Content:
Provides hints and tips on undertaking the ACS Self-assessment Workbook.
Targeting:
Any organisation interested in the process for becoming an Approved Contractor.
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ACS Self Assessment Workbook Guide

Published:
September 2017
Size:
77 pages / 1,321kb
Content:
Explains and expands on the points covered in the ACS Self Assessment Workbook.
Targeting:
Any organisation interested in the process for becoming an Approved Contractor.
Cover of the 'ACS Terms and Conditions' booklet

ACS Terms and Conditions

Published:
September 2017
Size:
18 pages / 566kb
Content:
Sets out the terms and conditions relating to approval of organisations under the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (Approved Contractors agree to be bound by these terms and conditions). Also sets out the SIA's responsibilities in relation to the ACS.
Targeting:
Approved Contractors, applicants to the Approved Contractor Scheme, purchasers of security services and SIA partner organisations.
Cover of the 'ACS Self-assessment Workbook'

ACS Self Assessment Workbook

Published:
September 2017
Size:
101 pages / 1,028kb
Content:
Enables a prospective approved contractor to assess itself against the ACS standard.
Targeting:
Any organisation interested in the process for becoming an Approved Contractor.
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Guidance for ACS Assessors (030): Assessor Code of Conduct & Ethics

Published:
April 2017
Size:
3 pages / 87kb
Content:
Outlines how the assessors from our assessing bodies are expected to conduct themselves when undertaking ACS assessments.
Targeting:
Any organisation interested in becoming an approved contractor or an approved assessing body.
Cover of the 'ACS Sanctions' booklet

ACS Sanctions Framework

Published:
June 2012
Size:
6 pages / 253kb
Content:
Provides an overview of the sanctions that the SIA may apply to Approved Contractors in instances of non-conformance with ACS Terms and Conditions.
Targeting:
Approved Contractors and buyers that use the services of Approved Contractors.