At ARK (Alarm Response and Keyholding Ltd) we aim to provide quality in everything that we do. As recognition of this, we hold a number of accreditations including Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme (SIA ACS) recognising quality and safety of service. The welfare of the responding officers is very important to us and we do all that we can to provide a safe working environment even though they may at times be faced with difficult situations. Our Keyholding and Response Services are provided in line with British Standard BS7984:2008. All responding officers are Fully SIA Trained and Licensed and vetted in line with British Standard BS7858:2012. See our downloads page for more information on the British Standards and copies of our Certificates.
Accreditations that we hold are as below:
SAFEContractor is an accreditation scheme that assesses the health & safety competency of contractors and service providers. As an Approved Contractor, Alarm Response and Keyholding Ltd recognises that health and safety plays a key role in providing clients with a safe and secure environment for their employees.
Over the years local authority health and safety and procurement professionals, with the support of the Health and Safety Executive, have developed the Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS). ARK’s Approved Contractor status highlights our desire to maintain and exceed council expectations.
Project Griffin is a police initiative to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism. It brings together and coordinates the resources of the police, emergency services, local authorities, business and the private sector security industry.
Living Wage Employer
The Security Industry is synonymous with the minimum wage and being driven by annual changes each October. ARK believe in the concept of living rather than just existing.
ARK pay all staff in line with the living wage and we encourage all of our Service Partners to do the same if possible.