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ISO 9001 & SIA ACS OVERVIEW
ISO 9001 – This is the British Standard for Quality and is internationally
recognised, governed by six main procedures and is document/Evidence driven
(AVAILABLE FROM JUST £450)
SIA ACS – This is a security specific accreditation which looks at businesses by
dissecting the business into nine sections, and is a much more holistic view of your
business working on a points system with 0 being a pass. (Available from just £450)
ISO & ACS PACKAGE AVAILABLE FROM JUST £500
THE FIRST STEPS
Create a documented system to manage your operations and meet legislation and laws for
your sector of operations.
Screening of all employees of the company to BS 7858 (including training and induction
paperwork). (Available as an outsource service for just £55.00 per file)
Complete all site/client files keep one on site and one at head office (including contract, risk
assessment, site survey and assignment instructions with site induction evidence and copy of
Complete Data capture for example employee feedback, consumer feedback, mystery
shopper feedback and site audits.
Ensure you have a purchase order system, policies & procedures that are required and also
documentation to manage your equipment etc.
Also ensure you have a registered Data Controller with the Information Commissioners
WHATS REQUIRED BY THE SIA
You need to ensure that you complete your application form and other documents
required by the SIA, once complete return direct to the SIA.
Self Assessment Workbook, this needs to be completed online by the controlling
mind of the business, you register for the workbook via the SIA website.
Once the SIA have both of the above they can start the due diligence checks which
can take around 50 days, once complete they will issue an eligibility letter as long
as the checks go through with no problems.
How do you know you are ready for your
Once you have all your paperwork in order, data capture complete, application form
completed and self assessment workbook submitted then you would have a third party
conduct full internal audits and management review. This allows you to obtain a complete
mock audit and overview of your operational procedures against required standards.
Then if you pass these audits and receive your eligibility letter from the SIA you can book
your external audit.
Who can complete my external audit
ISOQUAR (CAW CONSULTANCY CLIENTS RECEIVE A £50 DISCOUNT WITH ISOQUAR)
If you have any problems at your audit
Do not panic, just answer honestly and remember you are applying for a
voluntary scheme so they want you to hold the accreditation as much as
Most auditors will help you get the end result you’re trying to achieve,
remember they see lots of businesses so can share a lot of good
Its not as hard as most consultants make out, they do this to make you
think you need to see them regular, a good consultant will only need to
see you once or twice per year.