Meetings have started regarding the business licensing that many reputable security companies have been wanting for a long time. The private security industry isn’t always shown in the best light due to the vast number of businesses trading under the radar providing sub-standard services. The proposed licencing will force these businesses to introduce or improve their governance, standards and compliance or simply to go out of business.
For many years unregulated security companies have had a competitive advantage when it comes to cost as they don’t incur all of the outgoings from employing the right staff, undergoing the necessary audits to demonstrate compliance, and ensuring safe systems at work are in place, therefore offering clients a ‘cheaper’ service. But at what potential costs to the clients in the long run?
As a business in the security industry who takes our compliance and standards of service very highly, we welcome the new licensing laws that will hopefully be coming in to place next year. K9 Patrol continues to improve and streamline our processes to ensure we are functioning efficiently whilst meeting with the required standards. Year on year K9 Patrol have increased our SIA ACS Assessment scores and we successfully meet with the criteria to be accredited by SafeContractor and CHAS as well as meeting the membership requirements for ConstructionLine. Add to this all of the ongoing efforts and commitment to the specialised training and canine specific qualifications, our clients can be assured they are getting the service they are paying for.