Accreditations

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Accreditations
1st Reaction Security Limited’s goal is to provide all of our clients, no matter the size or duration of the assignment, with the quality of service that they expect and deserve.

However, what sets us apart from our competitors is our strict recruitment and training policies. In turn, 1st Reaction Security Limited have been recognised with accreditations from a wide number of groups.

1st Reaction Security is inspected by the National Security Inspectorate (N.S.I.) to their Guarding Gold Award, NACOSS Gold Award and most recently Fire Gold. 
Incorporating BS EN ISO 9001: 2008 and the following British Standards:

  • BS 7499: 2013, Static Site Guarding & Mobile Patrol Services
  • BS 7858: 2012, Security Screening of Individuals Employed in a Security Environment
  • BS 7984: 2016, Key Holding & Alarm Response Services
  • BS 8517: 2016, Security Dogs – Pat 1: Code of practice for the use of general purpose security dogs

The National Security Inspectorate is the specialist approvals and certification body that inspects companies providing home security, business security and fire safety services.

Choosing an NSI approved company ensures that the contractor you select works to the highest recognised industry standards as demanded by the Police, Fire and Rescue Services and insurance industry.

All NSI approved companies:
  • Meet all relevant British and European Standards for technical performance
  • Security screen all relevant staff (security companies)
  • Provide a high level of staff training and supervision to industry best practice standards
  • Are comprehensively insured to protect customers and staff are inspected every six months by professional auditors including random site visits

NSI Gold companies also:
  • Meet the industry specific ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Standard
  • Demonstrate a long term track record of performance and evidence of reliability and stability

BAFE is the independent third party certification registration body for the fire protection industry. For more than 25 years they have been developing schemes for UKAS accredited certification bodies to assess and approve companies to recognised standards.

BAFE is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and their registered companies include manufactures, installers and maintainers of fire protection products – from major international groups to small local businesses – with one thing in common: they have all invested in quality systems and training to achieve their third party certification and BAFE registration, so that you get the benefit of knowing you are dealing with competent people.

The objective of the SIA’s Approved Contractor scheme is to raise performance standards and to assist the Private Security Industry in developing new opportunities.

The Private Security Industry Act 2001 requires the SIA to establish a “system of inspection for providers of security services, under which those organisations who satisfactorily meet the agreed standards may be registered as approved, and may advertise themselves as such”.

The objective of the SIA’s Approved Contractor scheme is to raise performance standards and to assist the Private Security Industry in developing new opportunities.

The Private Security Industry Act 2001 requires the SIA to establish a “system of inspection for providers of security services, under which those organisations who satisfactorily meet the agreed standards may be registered as approved, and may advertise themselves as such”.

At our last inspection which was conducted in July 2016, 1st Reaction Security Ltd achieved an ACS score of 158 points, this puts 1st Reaction Security in the top 1% of the 753 security companies who hold ACS Approval as indicated by the SIA chart below.
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Between 1,500 and 2,000 working dogs are estimated to be working within the security industry. That represents a figure almost equal to that of the UK Police Force.

NASDU’s aim is to see that all Security Dogs, Trainers and Handlers are certified to a common National Standard. NASDU is recognised by all of the security associations, IPSA, BSIA, Skills for Training and the RSPCA and MOD.

The Fire Industry Association's main objective is to promote the professional standards of the fire industry through lobbying and close liaison with Government and official bodies as well as other key organisations in the industry. They aim to inform all of their members and the general market about the latest legislation and how it can affect their business.

They provide technical knowledge and advice to anyone who needs it regarding fire safety in the UK. They also provide training courses to members and non-members alike on all the latest technical and legislative topics to affect those working with fire safety.

Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.

Safecontractor is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses health and safety arrangements. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the Safecontractor certificate as confirmation of competency.




After a thorough vetting of our Health & Safety documentation by Safety Management Advisory Services Limited, 1st Reaction Security Ltd are delighted to have been awarded a Worksafe Contractor Membership Certificate.

For an NSI accredited company, call 0800 656 9989
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