SIA Approved Contractor, Security Systems Certification, Security Industry Standards

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- SIA Approved Contractor
- Security Industry Standards
- Security Systems Certification
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SIA Approved Contractor (ACS)

We have been members of the British Security Industry Association since the year 2000 working with micro-large organisations across all sectors of the industry assisting in the implementation of International and relevant British Standards.

In 2006 the year of the SIA ACS launch, here at Global QA Consultants we assisted the first security guarding and door supervisor companies to achieve the status of SIA Approved Contractors.

Since that time we have built our client base across the security industry and now reach over 1000 organisations. In fact over 250 of those have become SIA Approved Contractors.

Security Industry British Standards & Codes of Practice

There are Codes of Practice, more commonly known as British Standards and these apply to most of the sectors within the security industry. Each Code of Practice provides a framework for best practice designed to raise performance standards. In many cases, the Police, Fire & Rescue services and the insurance industry demand these Standards as a matter of course.

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We have extensive experience in implementing the requirements of the above schemes.

Our clients include Alarm Receiving Centres (ARC), Electronic Security Systems, Access Control Installers and Fire Protection System providers.

For a FREE consultation please contact us without delay.

We also work with Event Security, Dog Handlers, Maritime Security and Security Systems, Alarm Receiving Centres, Fire Alarm and Detection Systems, Access Control, CCTV Installers, Information Destruction, Security Equipment Distributors and Manufacturers.

Private Investigators

On 31 July 2013 the Home Secretary announced the Government's intention for the SIA to regulate private investigation activities, starting some time in 2014.

Anyone involved in providing contracted private investigation services will require a licence. This includes employees, employers, managers, supervisors and directors*or partners of private investigation companies. It is unclear if the Home Office will also wish us to regulate 'in-house' private investigations.

We have experience working with organisations operating in this sector - for further information please contact us.


I am over the moon with achieving the ISO9001 standard along with applicable British Standards.  Alex our Consultant  was excellent throughout the project and worked well with us. Going forward I intend to use Global QA for on-going support and for all future projects.
George Dhaliwal, Managing DirectorPride GB Security Services Ltd
Global QA led us through a very complex process and through their guidance and attention to fine detail, we were successfully accredited with the award ISO 9001
Andy Cook - Director of OperationsRobertson and Co, Investigations & Surveillance
I would recommend Global QA Consultants without hesitation. They have assisted us to achieve all our accreditations which include SIA ACS and ISO 9001 - we continue to use them as required for on-going training.
Gary PowersRegency Security Services (UK) Ltd
Global QA Consultants did an excellent job in helping us achieve SIA ACS . The changes we had to make were very much under protest in the early days, even though it was for our own benefit. Our consultant had sound knowledge and good man management skills - he was able to get one of my Managers to complete asks that I had been asking him to do for years! I would strongly recommend Global QA Consultants and feel very satisfied to have met and worked with such a hard working and in our office much liked consultant. We were a long way from approval and yet passed within 6 months with a high score for such a small company.
James HughesTown & Country Security Management Ltd
Mercury Security Management was formed in 2001 after a number of years of significant growth we researched the expansion of services into new markets where we wanted to provide our services into,to achieve this it was identified we needed an accredited quality management system namely ISO 9001:2008. After careful consideration it was in 2005 we selectedGlobal QA Consultants to undertake this project as they demonstrated unparalleled knowledge and first-hand experience making it an easy choice in selecting and appointing them. We achieved this accreditation within the timeframe we set out in the project plan with no disruption to business productivity levels and the feedback I got from out team was very pleasing they would like to say the staff at Global are very professional and methodical in the finest of detail and have engrained that into business operations as a whole. Due to their commitment  and aligned values and ethics similar to our company we have continued to work with Global in achieving further accreditations enabling us to further demonstrate best practice in all that we do. I would have no hesitation in recommending Global QA Consultants to any business that aspires to achieve a comprehensive quality management system.
This year Dunedin FM took on the daunting challenge of attaining simultaneous accreditation for ISO 9001,ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Global QA Consultants were instrumental in our achieving that goal, their professionalism,attention to detail and experience were key to guiding us through this exacting process. As an aspiring company we would heartily recommend Global QA to any business seeking to achieve industry accreditation.
Allan Jones - Communications DirectorDunedin Facilities Management
We have used the services of Global QA Consultants for several years. Our consultant has become a valuable resource within our team. Global QA’s total support have a realistic appreciation of what works in a Security business, what matters in a Security business and what is needed in a Security business. Their understanding and knowledge of the Approved Contractor Scheme and latterly the SIA requirements of Business Licensing is exactly what we need and available when we need it. We are successful, We use Global QA Ltd.
Ian Ross, Managing DirectorHallmark Security Ltd
Man Commercial have utilised the services of Global QA Consultants for almost 10 years and to be frank the company could not operate to the level it does without their guidance and unstinting, helpful support. Whether it be undertaking pre-audits and “check-outs” in preparation for the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor inspections or assisting us in our preparations for ISO 9001, 14001 or 18001 audits we find their advice and assistance invaluable. Their Consultants are professional, knowledgeable and great mentors. They are regarded as an indispensable part of the MAN Commercial management team. I cannot sing the praises of Global QA Consultants loud enough.
Iain McCallister - MAN Commercial Protection LtdManaging Director (Solihull, West Midlands)

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