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Accreditations and Memberships

The safety and security of our staff and customers is important to us, that's why we ensure we are always up-to-date with the latest industry standards.

The Sussex Chamber Of Commerce

Beacon are proud to be members of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce. To further this, in October of 2017 Beacon upgraded to become a Sussex Chamber of Commerce Premier Member.

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SIA ACS

Beacon Facilities Management Limited holds SIA approved contractor status for the provision of Security Guarding, Door Supervision and Key Holding. 

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the regulator of the private security industry in the UK. Reporting to the Home Secretary, the SIA was established in 2003 under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and has two main responsibilities:

  • The compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry for example, key holding and security guarding
  • Management of the Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security companies against independently assessed criteria.

Beacon Facilities Management Limited holds SIA approved contractor status for the provision of security guarding, key holding and door supervisor services

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CSAS Accreditation

This scheme enables us to give powers similar to a Police Community Support Officers to suitably trained and Police vetted employees of Beacon.

 

Beacon currently have approved persons who have the following powers:

  • Control traffic for the purpose of escorting abnormal loads, for the purpose of conducting a traffic survey, and for other purposes
  • Require the name and address of a driver or pedestrian who fails to follow appropriate directions

The powers listed above are very useful for event organisers. essentially we can replace Police officers for the traffic amangemnt elemant of your event, significantly reducing costs.

Other powers which are available are wide ranging and include: 

  • Require the name and address of a person who has committed a criminal offence that causes injury, alarm and distress to another person or damage or loss of another's property, or to whom a penalty notices has been issued;
  • Require the name and address of a person acting in an anti-social manner;
  • Require a person to stop drinking in a designated public place and confiscate and dispose of alcohol being consumed in a designated place;
  • Confiscate alcohol from young people;
  • Confiscate cigarettes and tobacco products from young people;

Further information on the scheme can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-safety-accreditation-scheme-powers

Please contact David Selby at Beacon on 0800 999 247 9 if you would like further information on how the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme can support your business or event.

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NASDU

The National Association of Security Dog Users promotes the welfare, standards, training and education within the security dog sector and offers support and guidance to its membership.

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NOEA

The National Outdoor Events Association is the UK's leading outdoor events trade association.

The association is dedicated to enhancing professionalism in the outdoor events industry through education, networking, lobbying, advice and creating business opportunities.

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Friends of the Albion

Friends of the Albion provides networking opportunities in Sussex for businesses of all sizes and is Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club's established networking group.

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Sussex Enterprise

Sussex Enterprise is the Chamber of Commerce for Sussex.

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Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.

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