Accreditations

Venture’s policies and procedures have been designed and implemented in line with British Standard codes of practice applicable to the Private Security Industry. With this in mind, we are proud to say that we are accredited under the SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme and ISO9001 for the provision of Security Guarding, Keyholding, and Door Supervision. Venture is one of the UK’s highest performing security contractors with an SIA ACS score of 156, placing us inside the top 1% of all security companies in the whole country.

 

 
 

SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS)

Venture Security holds SIA Approved Contractor status for the provision of Door Supervision, Security Guarding and Key Holding.

The objective of the SIA's Approved Contractor scheme is to raise performance standards and to assist the private security industry in developing new opportunities. The scheme is voluntary and was developed in consultation with representatives from across the industry; it only covers those parts of the industry that are regulated by the SIA and the Private Security Industry Act 2001 (as amended). There is a single scheme, with sector-specific approval based on a relevant set of qualifying criteria. Visit the SIA's website for more information.

Approved Contractor Scheme Pacesetters

The Approved Contract Scheme Pacesetters membership is made up of Contract Security Guarding Companies who are in the top 15% benchmarking and achievement levels set by the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme.

To achieve accreditation companies must reach a score of zero and currently the maximum score is +174 points. All members of ACS Pacesetters will have gained a minimum score of +136 during their recent annual inspection by one of the five appointed UKAS inspection bodies.

There are currently in excess of 830 Contract Security Guarding Companies who have achieved ACS accreditation, therefore, it is very difficult for the buyers of security services to differentiate between them. The ACS Pacesetters places emphasis on the importance of the annual score, making the tender process for end-users very much simpler. Visit the ACS Pacesetter's website  for more information.

NSI Guarding Gold and ISO9001:2015

Venture Security is accredited under National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Guarding Gold accreditation in recognition of its provision of mobile patrol services, static guarding, keyholding and alarm response services. This is in addition to the quality accreditation for ISO9001:2015 of its front line services, management systems, support infrastructure, staff welfare and people development, which compromises the silver accreditation.

The ISO 9000 family of standards represents an international consensus on good quality management practices. It consists of standards and guidelines relating to quality management systems and related supporting standards. ISO 9001:2015 is the standard that provides a set of consistent requirements for a quality management system, regardless of what the user organisation does, its size, or whether it is in the private or public sector. It is the only standard in the family against which organisations can be certified – although certification is not a compulsory requirement of the standard. Visit the ISO website for more information.

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Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS)

Community Safety Accreditation Schemes (CSAS) are voluntary schemes under which Chief Constables can choose to accredit public and private sector employees already working in roles in a Force area which contribute to maintaining and improving community safety.  Venture Security has been approved and accredited by Hampshire Constabulary and has several accredited persons with specified low level police powers. Visit the Government website for more information.

 
 
Living Wage Foundation

Living Wage

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The real Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Employers choose to pay this wage on a voluntary basis. The real Living Wage enjoys cross-party support.

The UK Living Wage is currently £8.75 per hour. The London Living Wage is currently £10.20 per hour. This figure covers all boroughs in Greater London. These figures are calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission, based on the best available evidence on living standards in London and the UK.

SAFEcontractor

SAFEcontractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 150 major clients and almost 18,000 contractor members.

Registered members with the SAFEcontractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry sectors.

With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the SAFEcontractor scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors. Visit their website for more information.

CHAS

CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.

Each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organisations (buyers). To win work, they must meet the buyer’s health and safety standards.

Assessing suppliers health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers. Visit the CHAS website for more information.

Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme

In response to concerns about 'rogue traders' which are often highlighted in the media, a partnership of Local Authority Trading Standards Services has taken a ground-breaking step by putting together the Buy With Confidence Scheme. The scheme provides consumers with a list of local businesses which have given their commitment to trading fairly. Every business listed has undergone a series of detailed checks before being approved as a member of the scheme. Visit their website for more information.

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