Security Industry Regulatory agency (SIRA) – Training and Licence
In accordance to the Dubai Police Protective System regulations, all personnel undergo a minimum five-day security training course , all security personnel must pass an exam at the end of the course before being issued a certificate and a DPS licence to work within their appropriate sector.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Established in 1965, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a private non-profit organization, whose mission is to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai Guardforce Security Services are members of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry since 2008.
Guardforce Security Services Limited and the Security Industry Authority
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary in the United Kingdom, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The SIA is responsible for regulating the private security industry and their objectives are to regulate this industry effectively; to reduce criminality, raise standards and recognise quality service. They have two main duties.
One is the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry; the other is to manage the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria. Licensing ensures that private security operatives are ‘fit and proper’ persons who are properly trained and qualified to do their job. Guardforce Security Services Limited complies with all the licensing requirements by the SIA.
Guardforce Security Services Limited and the Approved Contractors Scheme
The objective of the SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) is to raise operational and performance standards to assist the private security industry in developing new opportunities for its accredited members. The scheme is voluntary and is based on a relevant set of qualifying criteria. The SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme provides all purchasers of private security services the independent proof that a contractor affiliated to their scheme is commitment to quality. Guardforce Security Services Limited gained its Approved Contractor Scheme accreditation in 2006, when the scheme was established and every year they are inspected against a set of qualifying criteria.
Each year, we continue to improve on our scores and are now in the top 50 medium sized SIA APPROVED CONTRACTOR companies.
Recently the government announced its intention to introduce regulation that will require businesses operating in the private security industry to be licensed by the SIA. The SIA Approved Contractors Scheme published a fact sheet on the timeframe. Guardforce security services limited welcome the business licensing and are fully prepared for this important legislation. However, this scheme has appeared to have taken longer than we had hoped for.
Guardforce Security Services Limited and the British Security Industries Association
Guardforce Security Serviced Limited is a member of the British Security Industries Association (BSIA) who rigorously enforce fully documented procedures and promote the principals of Total Quality Management.
We hold full accreditation for the following:
Guardforce Security Services Limited and the Chamber Certification Accreditation Services
The objective of accrediting body is to reduce the need for suppliers to be assessed by each of their customers. The Chamber Certification Accreditation Services (CCAS) is part of the United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) that provides a cost effective registration scheme and assessment service for management systems to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme.
Guardforce Security Services Limited is assessed by CCAS who are affiliated to UKAS accredited certification, testing and calibration and inspection. UKAS’ involvement in international groups provides for mutual recognition which further reduces the need for multiple assessments of suppliers and as a consequence helps to reduce barriers to trade. It is therefore Business Innovation and Skills Conformity Assessment and Accreditation Policy to recommend the use of UKAS accredited conformity assessment services whenever this is an option.
Safe Contractor Scheme
Every organization has a legal obligation to ensure that contractors working on their premises operate in a safe way in accordance to Health, Safety and Environment guidelines. Guardforce Security Services Limited is accredited by the Safe Contractor scheme.
Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust
The Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust is an initiative launched by Bedfordshire Police under the Police and Magistrates Court Act. The key aim is to engage with the business community in Bedfordshire and to seek their direct support as “Partners”. Under this scheme, the partners help to improve the quality of life of all communities in Bedfordshire, especially the more vulnerable groups.
Partners support community-based initiatives such as crime prevention, community safety, drug awareness, schools liaison, road safety and accident prevention. These initiatives offer the business community a way of supporting and working with their local police in tackling the important issues of maintaining a safe and happy environment for their customers and staff.
Guardforce Security Services Limited is part of the Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust since its launch in 1997.
In 2006, the Metropolitan Police Service and Safer London Foundation, the charitable arm of the Metropolitan Police Service, launched Operation Quadrant Business Partnerships.
The objective of this scheme is a business partnership approach to tackle serious and organised crime within all communities in the London Region. The Metropolitan Police Service work closely with business and the London Resilience partners to ensure they are prepared for emergencies in the Capital. The lack of preparedness on business continuity and contingency planning does have a direct impact on businesses, and less than 50 per cent of small companies have a business contingency plan. Guardforce Security Services Limited supports Operation Quadrant.
Guardforce Security Services Limited supports Project Griffin, which was developed by the City of London Police in 2004. The overriding priority was to keep the public safe by working together with communities to help counter the threat from terrorism and major civil disasters in the city of London. Their main aim is to advise and familiarise managers, security guards and employees of public and private sector organisations across the Capital on security and counter-terrorism issues.
This initiative was an immediate success and has since been adopted in many other towns and cities around the United Kingdom as well as in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United States of America.