SIA Accreditation and your security provider

How important is SIA Accreditation when it comes to your Security provider?

April 15, 2020

The short answer, in our opinion, is that SIA Accreditation is of vital importance when choosing your security partner.

If you want the reassurance of having a Security company who are held to account by a totally independent, professional body, then SIA accreditation should be high on your list of ‘must haves’.

We’re here to tell you why…

Allowing the best to shine

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) regulate the operation of companies within the industry and their voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) allows those with the very highest of standards to differentiate themselves from the wider group of providers out there.

A rigorous assessment and inspection process ensures that those seeking accreditation perform their duties with the highest regard to safety and quality of service. With an overall rating being based on the degree to which they exceed the SIA requirements and accreditation being reviewed every 3 years, this is the closest thing to a guarantee that you are employing the very best Security provider and reducing the risk to your site and your employees to a minimum.

Peace of mind when it matters

When it comes to Security, you certainly don’t want to take any chances. Your day to day operations need to be carried out safely and the well-being of staff ensured at all times. That’s why choosing a Security company which is amongst the top providers in the country is essential. Only approximately 25% of the UK’s Security providers achieve SIA accreditation, making it one of the most obvious indications of those who place a high importance on best practice and professionalism in the services they provide.

And should an incident occur and there be the need to involve your insurance company, the fact that you have employed an approved Security company with SIA Licensed staff can provide invaluable peace of mind at a time when it perhaps matters most.

Supporting you though the most challenging of times

We understand that businesses are currently facing challenging times due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With many company owners and managers already feeling vulnerable, our ability to continue to provide our security role has been very much appreciated by our clients. This would not have been possible if it were not for our SIA accreditation as it is this which deems us to be key workers amongst the wider policing family.

Whilst we all try to cope with what has become ‘the new normal’, Foremost Security customers know that they can still rely on the uninterrupted continuity of our protection, even when there are so many other uncertainties to deal with.

Want to know more?

At Foremost Security we welcome the opportunity of being able to distinguish ourselves as being one of the best providers of private security services in the UK.

If you have doubts about the pedigree of your current provider, or would like to find out more about what a SIA accredited company looks like then browse our website


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If you feel you would benefit from information specific to your own circumstances, then simply get in touch with Foremost today and one of our helpful team can talk you through your options.

By Foremost Security Team

The articles published by the Foremost Sercurity Team include contributions from the entire office team. We try to keep our clients, and the people who may become our clients one day, informed about general premises security issues and news and local news which might affect their organisations.

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