Please note the sections below are a summary of the Private Security Act 2001. For a full copy of the Act please click here.
Approved Contractor Scheme
The SIA will establish an Approved Contractor Scheme.
The SIA will ensure that the applicant meets the criteria and is ‘fit and proper’ to receive approved status.
- those that obtain approval can advertise themselves as being approved
- conditions may be attached to the granting of approved status
- a contractor can be removed from the scheme
- an appeals procedure will be put in place.
The Act provides for a voluntary scheme but also provides power to convert it into a compulsory one.
A register of approved contractors will be maintained by the SIA and can be inspected by members of the public.