As a business, it is imperative that you invest in an overall security strategy and hire SIA-licensed security guards for your organisation. More importantly, it is paramount that you’ll want to be able to rely on a trustworthy provider like Josoemag Services and have a breakdown of exactly what the return will be on your investment.
One way to ensure that you get the best return on your investment is to ensure that you hire fully trained and vetted SIA security guards, like those at Josoemag Services, Below is just a few reasons why this is so important.
1. Trustworthy quality
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry with the aims of:
- providing compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry, and
- managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.
The SIA was created by the government to protect your business. By regulating the private security industry effectively, businesses have seen a reduction in criminality, raised standards of services and personnel, and a clear picture of quality of service.
When a guard holds an SIA licence, you can ensure that the private security operative is fully trained and vetted to complete his/her job.
According to the Home Office:
The SIA recognises that it is essential for security personnel to have undergone a structured programme of learning and education resulting in recognised qualifications if they are to be effective and professional in their role.
2. Professionally trained guards
Any security guard who is fully licensed by the SIA will have been trained to respond proficiently to any situation they may experience out in the field.
Broken down to three core areas, trainees begin by learning the essentials of common security industry knowledge including;
- awareness of the law in the private security industry
- health and safety
- fire awareness
- emergency procedures, and
- communication skills with customer care.
Following this the SIA will develop this initial training into specialist sections where training officers have the opportunity to learn any of the following services in depth;
- access and egress control
- technology and systems in the security environment
- the law and communication
- reporting and record-keeping
All the above are essential knowledge we ensure that each guard must at least have a basic understanding of when they are out in the field protecting your business.
3. Keeping everyone safer
The Private Security Industry Act was brought in to regulate the private security industry in England and Wales in 2001, following this it was implemented in Scotland (2007) and Northern Ireland (2009).
Since then there has been many changes to the accreditation, and despite scrutiny of its effectiveness, it remains and both ourselves and our existing clients can see the clear benefits of hiring security guards that hold a full license.
Always carrying your best interests at heart, the SIA is there to protect the public by delivering value and developing its people and organisation in line with demand and trends at the time. It’s vision is that criminality is reduced and standards are raised in the private security industry so that the public is, and feels, safer.
Josoemag Services was established with the aim of providing quality CIS Construction workers and SIA Licensed officers to both the construction industry and offices respectively. We provide unskilled labour, kitchen/bedroom fitters, SIA door supervisors, SIA static guards to security officers working as customer service officers.