SIA are announcing key changes from the latest review of their flagship Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) for private security businesses. The new ACS standard will be mandatory from 1 April 2019 and all approved contractors have until this date to ensure they are ready to be assessed against the indicators in the new self-assessment workbook (SAW) the changes include;
- An update to the standard to place more of an emphasis on service delivery and less of an emphasis on processes.
- A revised Self-Assessment Workbook (SAW)
- A revised eligibility and “fit and proper” criteria to ensure only sound, sustainable and credible companies are able to join the scheme.
- A firmer approach with PAYE. Approved contractors must give justification and evidence as to why their staff are not PAYE.