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Approved Contractor Scheme For Gurkha Services

G4S Secure Solutions (UK And Ireland) : 28 February, 2011  (Company News)
The elite Gurkha Services team of G4S has been recognised by the Security Industry Authority under the Approved Contractor Scheme

G4S Gurkha Services, a subsidiary of G4S, has achieved an Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) score of 113, from the Security Industry Authority auditors.  This is considered an outstanding result considering G4S Gurkha Services has been trading for just three years.


The ACS scheme is the recognised performance standard for the security industry and requires an organisation to successfully undergo an independent audit in order to be registered as approved.   The audit reviews the processes that manage and control an organisation's services. It prescribes systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met and is designed to apply specifically to a wide range of services offered by the security industry including security guarding, CCTV operation, door supervisors, close protection, key holding and cash/valuables in transit (CVIT).


John Whitwam, Managing Director, G4S Gurkha Services: “This is an outstanding achievement of which we are very proud. It recognises the commitment from our managers and officers to provide our clients an enhanced service they can truly rely on. This award is based on the positive impact we have delivered to our clients’ security; this is the most accurate reflection of a security providers’ true value”.


“G4S Gurkha Services provides professional, trained security teams of men and women managed by former British Army officers with many years of practical operational experience.  It is most rewarding that the SIA has recognised the excellent level of service we provide to customers with higher risk security requirements.”


The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is responsible for regulating the private security industry and has two main duties, the first of which ensures compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking certain designated activities and the second which manages the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS).


G4S Gurkha Services excels in:


* Protecting critical national infrastructure, whether owned by Government or commercial customers;

* Guarding commercial facilities for which the highest level of security is a critical part of their business continuity;

* Security protection for diplomatic residences;

* Protest management and securing high risk environments;

* Personal security for High-Net-Worth individuals and their property;

* Enhanced security and manpower for short-notice events and incidents which require a fast response;

* Metal theft prevention for the rail and energy networks;

* Training support and security for the Ministry of Defence, including pre-deployment training for the British Army's operational requirements and the manned guarding of military facilities;

* Casualty simulation services

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