The current ACS Standard has been developed with a wide scope encompassing all aspects of a business. It enables a holistic view of how an organisation meets the needs of security businesses, buyers of security and stakeholders including how it is:
The requirements of the ACS Standard are generic and can be applied to all organisations regardless of size and sector.
The achievement level within the ACS Standard is set to validate existing good practice; encourage the development of new practices and discourage poor practice found in some organisations within the industry.
A full review of the SIA’s ACS will take place to ensure the ACS is:
Pye Tait has been commissioned by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) as a delivery partner to carry out this full refreshment of the SIA’s ACS in partnership with the SIA.
Pye Tait is a multi-disciplinary business consultancy providing expert services to the private, public and third sectors.
We want to hear from you and there are several ways you can share your views with us.
We want your help with shaping the future of the ACS and with ensuring that we get the very best outcomes. Engagement activities include:
We welcome your support. You can provisionally express an interest to be involved by completing this online form here
The review of the SIA’s ACS will take place over the coming year.
Phase 1: The participation activities as part of this initial review commenced late March 2017 and are scheduled to conclude by mid-August 2017. The findings report from phase 2 will be presented to SIA towards the end of September 2017.
Phase 2: Based on the findings from the Phase 1 consultation, we will develop a revised ACS Standard (September to December 2017).
Phase 3: Will involve market testing the new approach from December 2017 to the end of February 2018.
The revised standard will then be implemented this summer. The transition will be managed to enable businesses to prepare for this change. It is likely that businesses will not be assessed against the new standard until late 2018/early 2019.
Please direct any questions about to Pye Tait via email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dr Joanne Harvatt (01423 509433).