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 accreditation’s from a wide number of groups as well as being a member of the Fire Industry Association and the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce.
1st Reaction Security is inspected by the National Security Inspectorates (N.S.I.) to their Guarding Gold Passporting Award which incorporates BS EN ISO 9001 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
1st Reaction Security is also inspected by the National Security Inspectorates (N.S.I.) to their NACOSS Gold Award which incorporates BS EN ISO 9001 and a large number of British & European Standards which include:
- PD 6662, Scheme for the application of European Standards for intruder and hold-up alarm systems.
- BS 8243, Installation and Configuration of Intruder and Hold-Up Alarm Systems Designed to Generate Confirmed Alarm Conditions – Codes of Practice.
- BSEN 50131-1 + A1, Alarm systems – Intrusion and hold-up systems.
- BSEN 50132-7, Alarm systems – CCTV surveillance systems for use in security applications.
- BSEN 50133-1+A1, Alarm systems – Access control systems for use in security applications
1st Reaction is also inspected by the National Security Inspectorates (N.S.I.) BAFE / Fire Gold Approval incorporating BAFE SP203-1, BAFE Fire Protection Industry Scheme for the Design, Installation, Commissioning & Maintenance of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems and BS 5839-1, Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings – Part 1 Codes of Practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance and gained membership to the FIA (Fire Industry Association).
||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.
||1st Reaction Security Limited currently holds SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status for the provision of Security Guarding and Keyholding.
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 June 2018, 1st Reaction Security Ltd achieved an ACS score of 137 points, this puts 1st Reaction Security in the top 10% of the 753 security companies who hold ACS Approval as indicated by the SIA chart.
||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.
||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.
We are also a proud member of the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce
||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.
||A Chamber of Commerce for Northamptonshire was founded in 1917 in response to the concerns of boot and shoe manufacturers over exports during the first world war. Since then Chamber membership has grown significantly and now represents around 1,000 Northamptonshire businesses – who employ over one third of the county’s workforce. We enjoy the enviable reputation of being the largest business support agency in the county.