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Red Book Draft 1206

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 The
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Security Industry Directory
In partnership with
International Professional Security AssociationJoint Security Industry Council
2007
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JSIC & IPSA - Red Book 2007
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Contents
ForwordIntroduction-JSICIntroduction-IPSAIntroduction-IISecBusinessSystemsSupportandServicesConfidentialStorageandWasteDisposalServicesConsultanciesGovernmentDepartments-CentralandLocalMannedSecurityServicesPoliceandPublicServicesProfessionalAssociationsSecurityEquipmentManufacturersandDistributorsSystemProvidersandInstallerTradeAssociationsTrainingandEducationalBodies
 
JSIC & IPSA - Red Book 2007
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JSIC & IPSA - Red Book 2007
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ThemajorityoftheprivatesecurityindustrywelcomedtheintroductionofthePrivateSecurityIndustryActandhavesincegraspedtheopportunitytooverhaultheindustryandachievehigherstandards.Inthepast12monthsSecurityGuarding,CCTV,CashandValuablesinTransitandtheCloseProtectionsectorshaveseenalltheplanninganddebateoftransformationoftheindustrytranslatedintoaction.Theagendaandscaleofchangewhichthisindustryhasmanagedistremendous.Sevensectorsoftheprivatesecurityindustryarenowregulated,nearlyaquarterofamillionnationallyrecognisedsecurityqualificationsarenowheldbyindividualsand175,000licenceapplicationshavebeenreceivedbytheSIA.BytheendofJune2006theSIAhadgrantedover118,000licences.BeyondlicensingtheApprovedContractorSchemehasbeenintroduced–aframeworkforsettingbusinessstandardsthatwillencouragethespreadofgoodpracticethroughtheindustry,astheACS“badge”becomesmorerecognisedasasignofcompetence,reliabilityandresponsibility.Itwillalsoenabletheindustrytodeployanormallysmallproportionoftheirsecuritypersonnelwhoarenotyetlicensedbuthavecompletedtrainingandhaveanapplicationpending.AllofthisandmorehasbeenachievedintwoshortyearssinceimplementationoftheActbeganin2004.Theperformanceofsomesecuritybusinessesinmanagingthelicensingoftheirworkforcehasbeenoutstanding.Theyveryclearlyplacedtheirpeople,theircustomersandindeedtheirbusinessesreputationandcreditabilityattheforefrontoftheirminds.Weallequallyknowthatsomestruggledtomanagematterssowell–andIhopethattheygraspthisopportunityandrisetothechallengetobecomevaluedprovidersofsecurityservices.IknowthattheSIAandalltheirenforcementpartnersareworkinghard,todealwiththis,usingasharedintelligenceandaproportionateapproach.ThereisstillmuchmoretodobutIamconfidentthattheprivatesecurityindustrywillbuildontheexcellentworkithasdonesofarandrisetothechallenge.
VernonCoakerMinister
Ministerial Foreward to the Red Book Security Industry Directory 2006
Iamverypleasedtobeinvitedtocontributeaforewordtothisyear’seditionoftheRedBookSecurityIndustryDirectory.IwouldliketocongratulatetheIPSAandJSICfortheirworkinpreparingthisyearbookasajointventure.Iwouldliketosharewithyousomeofthemajorachievementsthattheprivatesecurityindustryhasmade.ThePrivateSecurityIndustryAct2001wasbroughtintoregulatetheprivatesecurityindustryinEnglandandWales.Thisindustryhasgrownovertheyearsanditsworkhaschangedfromalargelypassiveroleintoonewithfargreaterandmoreactivecontactwiththepublic.Previouslytherehadbeenlittleornoself-regulationandstandardsvariedwidely.TheActwaspassedtoprotectandreassurethepublicbypreventingunsuitablepeoplegettingintopositionsoftrustintheprivatesecurityindustry;andtoraisestandardsgenerallywithintheindustry.Theprivatesecurityindustryemploysover250,000peopleintheUK,andtheprivateandpublicsectorsspendaround£4billionperannumonprivatesecurity.Asaresult,ithasbecomeanintegralpartofmodernsociety.Itsimpactcannotandmustnotbeunderestimated.Wheneverandwhereverweventureoutintothewidercommunity,we’realmostcertaintobeaffordedtheprotectionofatleastonecategoryofprivatesecurityservice.Inourlocalshoppingcentres,towncentres,leisurefacilitiesandnightspots,weallinsomeway,andatsometime,benefitfromtheservicesprovidedbytheprivatesecurityindustry.Businessleadersmustgivesecuritytheattentionandinvestmentitdemands.Buyersmustworkcollaborativelywiththeirsupplierstooverhaultheirrequirements,theircontingencyplans,contractsandprices.Itisineverybody’sinterestthatcriminalitycontinuestobedrivenoutoftheindustryandthatsecurityservicesareboughtonqualityandvalue,notprice.

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