Archives August 2015

Eboracum – Ranked within top 25% of ACS companies in the UK

Eboracum Security ranked with top 25% of ACS companies nationwide.

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 scheme is voluntary and was developed in consultation with representatives from across the industry; it only covers those parts of the industry that are regulated by the SIA and the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

Eboracum is assessed each year by SSAIB and they spend 2-3 days in the business to check our processes, legality and quality against set criteria.

Yesterday (5th August 2015), we (Eboracum) had our third year assessment and achieved a score of +79 points. To achieve a pass, a company has to achieve 0 “zero” points. Every point earned after that is based on meeting extra criteria within each of the 89 indicators as prescribed by the SIA.

Our score on year one was 37 points, year two 45 and with +79 points this year puts us within the top 25% of ACS companies nationwide.


The assessor interviewed three of our customers – one from the Door Supervision sector, one from Security Guarding and one from the Key Holding Sector. Comments from these interviews included “They give more than they promise”, “Professional to the core” and “Always helpful, courteous and nothing is ever a problem”.

In a report written by SSAIB, the assessor also issued a good practice to Eboracum:
“The Assessor examined the site documentation during the visit to customer sites and noted that the documentation went above and beyond the recommendations made within BS7960:2005. In addition to the Assignment Instructions and risk assessments, a number of other documents had been collated and bound into a single site operating manual. The manual also includes the site daily occurrence book, read and understood statement for AI’s, a record of duty staff, a venue entry refusal record, a drugs discovery record, temporary and change of instruction record (to be endorsed by a customer signature), a customer decision log and copies of insurance certificates. The benefit of these documents being bound into a single document so that pages cannot be mislaid and the records assist the customer with their licensing requirements.”

Five of our employees were also interviewed as part of the process to verify staff welfare, payroll, conditions, review process and general morale.

For more information about the SIA Approved contractor scheme, please visit the SIA website her: