"SSAIB provide Custodian Guarding Company with our annual audit for ACS Accreditation for the scope of Security Guarding".

SSAIB is a leading certification body for the Security Services Industry. Their range of schemes aim to promote high standards across the industry and to provide recognition to the companies who achieve them. 

The assessment criteria encompasses 

  • Static guarding service and mobile patrol
  • Security screening

The private security industry has attracted Government attention in recent years as it is a massive provider of security services. Increasingly, it is seen as part of the 'wider Police family' and such had a vital role to play in the prevention of crime and, more recently, terrorism.

Through the Security Industry Authority (SIA), Government has moved to tighten control of contractors (companies) and individuals offering their services in this sector. It is argued that industry must be more proactive in seeking voluntary certification for its services, in order to demonstrate professionalism and good management. SSAIB certification enables us to demonstrate these.

SSAIB’s Guarding Services certification scheme is recognised by Insurers and UKAS. This scheme requires providers to demonstrate that they operate a management system which satisfies SSAIB's scheme criteria.

Guarding service providers who demonstrate product and management systems compliance have greater market acceptance, as they will have an awareness of all the management and service product standards required to operate a professional guarding business. The licencing of security services providers which is aimed at raising standards evaluates providers against both of these elements.


  • Arriva
  • Metropolitan Borough of Wirral
  • NHS
  • Opal
  • Port Sunlight
  • Azure Collection
  • Wirral Partnership
  • Wirral Met