Accreditations

At Venture, we are committed to excellence and strive to provide the highest quality of service possible for our customers. As such, we continually look for ways to enhance our operations and we’re proud to have achieved a growing list of accreditations.

Venture is ranked within the top 1% of all security companies in the UK by the SIA. Our policies and procedures have been designed and implemented in line with British Standard codes of practice applicable to the Private Security Industry. We are accredited under the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme, ISO9001, ISO45001 and ISO14001 for the provision of Security Guarding, Mobile Security and Key Holding.

Here is a detailed summary of our current accreditations:

SIA APPROVED CONTRACTOR SCHEME (ACS)

Venture Security holds SIA Approved Contractor status for the provision of Security Guarding and Key Holding. We have been approved since 2009.

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.

 

ACS PACESETTERS

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

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

Achieving National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) Guarding Gold accreditation confirms Venture has been assessed and meets all NSI requirements. It demonstrates compliance with ISO 9001:2015, as well as British industry standards BS 10800 – Provision of Security Services, BS 7499 - Static Site Guarding Security Services, BS 7984-3 - Provision of Mobile Security Services, BS 7984-01 - Keyholding and Alarm Response Services, BS 7858 - Screening of Individuals, NSI/ACS Passport Specification 01/19 and SIA Licence Management, which compromises the silver accreditation. Visit the NSI website for more information.

Venture is fully accredited to the International Standard ISO 9001:2015 which specifies requirements for a quality management system, demonstrating our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. Venture’s services are underpinned by an Integrated Management System. It incorporates quality standard (9001:2015), as well as occupational health & safety (45001:2018) and environmental systems (14001:2015). This includes continuous monitoring of its frontline services, management systems, support infrastructure, staff welfare and people development, at each stage of the process, through regular internal audits and full management reviews. Visit the ISO website for more information.

   

NSI HEALTH & SAFETY (OHS) GOLD and ISO45001:2018

Venture Security holds NSI’s Health & Safety Gold scheme accreditation in recognition of its commitment and compliance to the management system requirements of ISO45001:2018 (occupational health and safety) for the scopes of provision of mobile security services, static site guarding services, and keyholding and alarm response services. This is in addition to accreditations for ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015. Visit the NSI website for more information.

   

NSI ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (EMS) GOLD AND ISO14001:2015

NSI’s EMS Gold scheme demonstrates that Venture Security is committed to reduce it’s impact to the environment and local communities across all its operations, as well increasing our employee awareness of environmental issues and responsibilities. Having an effective EMS means Venture strives for continual improvement in its waste management, operational and energy efficiency, and environmental performance whilst working towards the UK Government’s Net Zero strategy by 2050. Visit the NSI website for more information.

   

BRITISH SECURITY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (BSIA)

The BSIA promotes ‘best value’ over ‘low cost’, stressing the importance of satisfactory pay levels and suitable training, as well as the benefits of recruiting and retaining quality personnel. Joining BSIA’s Security Officer Services confirms that Venture has the relevant ISO 9001 accreditation, that all employees are security screened to: BS 7858 and that the company conforms to the latest version of BS 7499: - “Code of practice for Static site guarding and mobile patrol services”.

 

COMMUNITY SAFETY ACCREDITATION SCHEME (CSAS)

Community Safety Accreditation Schemes (CSAS) are voluntary Home Office approved schemes under which Police 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 both Hampshire Constabulary and Wiltshire Police and has several accredited employees with specified low level police powers. Visit the Government website for more information.

 

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 calculated annually. These figures are calculated 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. For more information, visit the Living Wage Foundation website.

 

GOOD BUSINESS CHARTER

The Good Business Charter (GBC) recognises organisations who uphold responsible business practices. It measures behaviour over 10 components: real living wage, fairer hours and contracts, employee well-being, employee representation, diversity and inclusion, environmental responsibility, paying fair tax, commitment to customers, ethical sourcing, and prompt payment. An organisation must meet all 10 commitments to receive GBC accreditation.

 

 

ARMED FORCES COVENANT

Venture has made a commitment to supporting the armed forces and in 2018 we signed up to The Armed Forces Covenant. By doing so, we have demonstrated our commitment to those who serve, or who have served, and their families, and promise to do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and are not disadvantaged. We have received a bronze award in recognition of Venture being armed forces-friendly in being open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses/partners. Visit the scheme’s 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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