Select the titles below to reveal more about each accreditation and governing body.

siaCIS Security holds a SIA Approved Contractor status for the provision of security guarding, door supervision, CCTV, and key holding.

In 2016, our external audit score increased by 6 points to 170, placing us in the top 1% in terms of quality.

Auditors visited Head Office and a cross section of client sites. In the report, the Auditor stated;

“The organisation has continued to demonstrate that it consistently performs to a high level. This is evident by the improvement in its scores from its previous assessment rising from 164 to an impressive 170. The business has in place robust controls and processes in how it delivers its service both within the office environment and on client sites. The main sectors that the business work within are education, government and corporate. There is a clear and strong focus on continual improvement which was seen to be driven by the Senior Management Team through to other departments of the company, this was evident through a number of KPI’s and benchmarking in relation to customer and consumer perception and employee feedback”.

In addition to the glowing report, the Auditor identified a best practice for recommendation within the security sector. CIS Security has introduced a customer service feedback app, which can be taken out on site using a smartphone or tablet to gather realtime feedback. This has enabled CIS to gain accurate consumer/end user feedback instead of using paper forms thus increasing the volume of feedback and making this a more efficient process.

The auditors also commented on how organised CIS are as a business, the team spirit they picked up on and the passion CIS staff exhibited in demonstrating good work. It was also noted that systems were robust and despite being at the “top of the tree”, CIS strive to improve further.

The NSI is the inspecting body for CIS Security accreditation in BS EN ISO 9001:2015. Inspections take place every six months, and address all areas of the Company’s quality management systems.

The NSI audit CIS Security’s Environmental Management Systems annually to ensure continued compliance with ISO14001:2015 standards. The Company’s Environmental Management System provides a framework for reducing and limiting its environmental impacts on society.

The NSI audit CIS’s Quality Management System annually to ensure continued compliance with ISO 9001:2015 standards. CIS’s objective is to provide Security and Front of House services which conform to the contract specifications agreed with its clients, and to the regulations of all applicable authorities; hence maintaining an effective Integrated Management System that delivers a quality service covering all aspects of the Company’s contract guarding and Front of House operations.

Our current certificate was issued 11th May 2018 and expires 10th May 2021.


The NSI audit CIS Security’s Occupational Health & Safety Management System every six months to ensure continued compliance with OHSAS 18001:2007 standards. This OHSAS 18001:2007 management system enables CIS Security to control its occupational health and safety risks and improve the Company’s occupational health and safety performance.

safeThe SAFEcontractor is a recognised health and safety standard through National Britannia Limited. CIS Security has been awarded a SAFEcontractor accreditation certificate for security guards, key holding, vehicle immobilisation and CCTV monitoring.

CIS Security is a member of the Approved Contract Scheme Pacesetters which is made up of contract security guarding companies who are in the top five per cent for benchmarking and achievement levels set by the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme.

nocnCIS Security is a member of NOCN, which is an accrediting body offering nearly 400 qualifications on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

skillsSkills for Security (S4S) is the UK security industry’s principle training and qualification body. Membership with S4S gives CIS Security direct access to the most comprehensive range of training available within the industry. The Company uses S4S’ two-day syllabus as the basis of our three-day Induction Training Course.

habcHighfield is the market leader for many qualifications, including Security, Food Safety, First Aid and Fire Safety. HABC is the awarding body used by CIS Security for the training we provide to our staff. Training includes courses such as First Aid, CCTV, Door Supervision and Door Top-Up Training.