The SIA is hosting a series of events to explain in detail the outcomes of the Review of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) in 2018.

As previously reported the SIA have begun to review their qualifications in private security and are now hosting ACS events and meetings that will detail changes.

By attending we will be among the first to know and understand the changes so that we can be fully aware and informed so that we can fully assess the impact it will have on business in preparation for implementation of the changes in April 2019.

These events will include a networking lunch.

The events will be hosted on the following dates and locations:

  • Wednesday 3 October – Belfast
  • Tuesday 9 October – Glasgow
  • Tuesday 16 October – Bristol
  • Tuesday 23 October – Leeds
  • Thursday 25 October – Birmingham
  • Tuesday 30 October – London

Due to high levels of interest, attendees have been limited to two delegates per event.

ARK Operations Manager, Jonathan Bushell will be in attendance at Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham & London.

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The agenda of the event will include:

Changes to the Self-Assessment Workbook (S.A.W.) – In-depth look at the new streamlined S.A.W. including the updated indicators designed to give a clearer focus on service delivery.

Revised eligibility ‘fit and proper ‘criteria – The new arrangements are designed to create a level playing field for ACS Businesses and to protect the reputation of the scheme.

In addition to this they will be providing an update on:

The Skills and Qualifications Review – Proposed changes to the licence-linked training for each sector and consideration of any refresher training for operatives. The creation of a new skills’ strategy to increase professional development for those working in the industry including career paths and apprenticeships.

SIA and Businesses working in partnership – What is the next step as part of your business partnership with us?  Find out more about the newly available Licence Management service, the new Watchlist they are developing with enhanced capability based upon your feedback.

SIA customer service team will be on hand to provide one-to-one assistance and advice on how to get the most from all our services including your business account.


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