In October 2021 Herongrange Group were awarded Approved Contractor Status (ACS) from the Security Industry Authority (SIA). The journey to achieving this started back in the first quarter of the year with the application to the SIA for approval. Since then, Herongrange’s Quality & Compliance Director, Phil Scattergood, dedicated himself to ensuring the business’ readiness for the SIA’s approved auditors. They visited the Burton Head Office, the Northampton Office and various client sites to conduct their 6-day audits in July. Despite the challenges faced in 2021 with the continuing pandemic, and the extended time this added to gaining ACS, the importance of gaining this status was never underestimated by Herongrange.
During their visits the auditors conducted very thorough reviews, with a total of 78 different criteria checked on all the processes and procedures for the scopes of Security Guarding, Key Holding & Close Protection, as well as visiting live client sites to ensure they were compliant and met client expectations.
After the results of the audit were submitted to the SIA the completion from approval to review took an extended amount of time. However, knowing the value of this accreditation, Herongrange fully cooperated with the process and were finally awarded with the certification on October 11th 2021, and were granted permission to advertise themselves as an SIA Approved Contractor. After going above and beyond to see this accreditation through, and with the SIA’s ACS being widely considered the benchmark for quality security, Herongrange can continue to deliver expertly executed security whilst also assuring new and existing clients that their services are of the highest quality.
Phil Scattergood, the Quality & Compliance Director, said ‘It has been a hard slog getting this in place, especially while still having to work around COVID restrictions, but it was worth it in the end. I would like to thank the Herongrange team at every location who took part and assisted in the process throughout the year, it’s a credit to them demonstrating that quality is important at every level throughout the business. This now means that Herongrange are fully accredited with the following bodies:
SIA Approved Contractor Status, Constructionline Gold, Safecontractor, CHAS, SMAS, BAFE, NASDU, NTIPDU, ISO9001:2015 & ISO14001:2015.
We pride ourselves in our achievements and they prove how robust our processes are, which in turn gives our customers peace of mind that their assets are in safe hands.’
Read more about Herongrange’s accreditations here.