Accredited Security Services and Health & Safety

Looking for an accredited security services provider? There are a number of important things to consider. In every industry, one of the biggest factors affecting whether someone will choose to purchase your products or services is whether you have the right accreditations. Security accreditations are a sign of both quality and trust; you wouldn’t choose to have an amateur redecorate your house and the same should apply when choosing who will install your construction site CCTV or access control systems.

Possessing the correct qualifications means that the company or individual is following industry-wide quality and health and safety standards, which means your business is less likely to suffer the consequences which can occur from poor installations.

What accreditations should I be looking for when searching for a security company?

It is worth pointing out that there is no legal obligation for security service providers to become NSI or SSAIB approved, so really anybody could attempt to sell you CCTV services. It is up to you as a purchaser to be inquisitive and ask the right questions regarding qualifications and experience.

That being said, there are several industry-accepted accreditations which security companies and providers can possess and which you should be looking out for. The industry has several top governing bodies, including the Security Industry Authority (SIA), which is responsible for handing out licenses for security professionals, whilst also overseeing the assessment bodies such as SSAIB (Security Systems & Alarms Inspection Board) and The NSI (National Security Inspectorate).

While accreditations are an extremely important factor, there are other things you can look out for when choosing your security service provider, including online reviews, social media, case studies and word of mouth. All of these will help you decide whether they are a reputable, quality service provider. Viper Security uses accredited security services individuals and other accredited contractors for your peace of mind.

Why is it so important to have accredited security services?

While anyone could attempt to install a security system, it does not mean that they will do a good job of it. The negative impacts caused by improper installations could result in various risks for your site and your workers, thats why you should always hire a professional security company with accredited security services.

Using a service provider which has been accredited by a SIA assessing body ensures that they are using only professionally evaluated staff, will have the right insurance cover to carry out their work, are following best practice standards and are undergoing regular inspections to ensure that they are still meeting these standards.

Which accreditations do our staff and contractors hold?

We take pride in the fact that we have many years’ experience and all the right qualifications needed to carry out expert security services, including:

  • BSI members
  • SIA-licensed security professionals
  • NSI Gold accredited
  • Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) accreditations with CHAS, SMAS and SafeContractor
  • ISO9001 accreditation in Quality Management
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) qualifications
  • National Water Hygiene (EUSR) certifications
  • ESSO Passports (EXXON MOBIL safety Passports)
Building site security cameras

Building site security cameras

This also goes for Health and Safety on your Construction Site too:

When undergoing any construction project, no matter how big or small, the health and safety of your staff and the general public should be up there as one of your key priorities.

The construction industry, in particular, is prone to hazardous situations, which means that site owners should take extra precautions to prevent accidents from happening. One of the easiest ways to do so is by investing in site security solutions.

Managing site access

The law holds that business must be carried out without putting members of the public at risk, which means that it is your responsibility to ensure that your construction site is safe for the community.

Every year in the UK, a handful of children die as a result of gaining unauthorised access to construction sites. Implementing high-quality site security measures will greatly reduce the chances of such tragedies from taking place. By hiring SIA accredited guards and installing CCTV cameras and access control systems you will prevent unauthorised site access and therefore won’t be putting your business in jeopardy from lawsuits and compensation claims.

Fire hazards

Most construction sites will contain fire hazards, particularly where demolition, reconstruction or refurbishment is taking place. By fully equipping your site with site-wide fire alarms, you will be taking vital steps to protect staff and expensive equipment from devastating damage. Viper Security offers state-of-the-art wireless fire alarms which detect both heat and smoke and can be monitored 24/7 for total peace of mind.

Moreover, ensuring that there is working CCTV security cameras and the presence of manned security guards can also help to deter any would-be arsonists from purposely starting fires on site.

Employee safety

Your employees are your greatest asset, which is why protecting them from danger is absolutely vital. Installing CCTV on site will allow for daily and nightly monitoring of activities and will, therefore, help in identifying and addressing any potential threats to worker health and safety.

If a potential hazard is observed on the live footage, the person monitoring can quickly alert the necessary people before an accident takes place, ensuring a safe working environment at all times.

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