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Cordant Security has hailed an increase in its ACS (SIA Approved Contractor Scheme) score from 142 to 161 in its most recent audit. The guarding contractor is a member of the ACS Pacesetters group, made up of contract guarding companies who are in the top 15 per cent of benchmarking and achievement levels as set by the UK regulator the Security Industry Authority for its approved contractor scheme.
In past years Cordant Security regularly scored in the 140s, but points to a continued push to improve and the start of a number of new initiatives as reasons for its boost in its score. There are an estimated 3500 security companies registered with the SIA; 831 hold the ACS status.
The company says the most significant achievement from the audit is the award of the international standard ISO 45001:2018 (Health and Safety). Cordant reports it’s the first security company to receive this standard. During the audit the company was also under examination for the ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental) standard three-year recertification, which subject to technical review has been recommended.
Auditors visited 20 locations, spoke to 42 licence holders and 15 members of management.
Mark Elton, Group Quality Risk and Compliance Director at Cordant said: “Congratulations to everyone involved across the business. This is a fantastic achievement that we should all be proud of. However the challenge does not stop, we can always improve and get better. We will always strive to improve and make our work as safe as we possibly can.”