Benefits of ACS Status

  • The SIA Approved Contractor Scheme is now operational and the SIA are promoting its benefits to a wide range of buyers of Security Services in the Local authority, Government and Commercial sector.
  • Approved contractors have demonstrated their confidence in the technical and operational competence of their business by opening the organisations technical capability and management to third party inspection and validation. This is a mark of confidence in the management of the business.
  • Approved contractors may only sub-contract to other approved contractors.

Although it is a voluntary scheme, only Approved Contractors are allowed to deploy security staff under a license dispensation notice (up to 15%) while their application is being processed. This is a distinct operational advantage. Contractors who are not approved cannot deploy security staff who are not yet physically in possession of a valid SIA licence.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this scheme or the process of application, contact SSAIB directly on 0191 296 3242 or complete a General Enquiry Form.


For general enquiries on the SIA ACS, see the SIA ACS information leaflet (SIA publication) or call teh SIA on 0300 1239298.