Accreditations

Driving business forwards

Octaga hold the UK’s Highest Industries Accreditations in both Physical and Technical Security sectors.

  • Accredited with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Guarding Gold
  • NSI NACOSS Gold accredited for Electronic Security Installations
  • Principal Members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
  • Member of the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS)
  • A BTEC Approved National Traning Centre for Specialist (Close Protection, Surveillance, Hostile Environment Training) and SIA Security Training courses.

NSI Accredited

NSI Guarding Gold, which incorporates three standards: BS7499 (Security Operations), BS7858 (Screening of Security Personnel),  and ISO9001 (Quality Management) is our industry’s highest award for security Guarding of your premises. Audited twice a year by the National Security Inspectorate, we conform to the very highest standards of staff and management competence.

We are proud to be accredited to NSI NACOSS Gold, covering the full range of design, installation and maintenance of Alarm, CCTV and Access Control measures. This accreditation incorporates several standards and codes of practice for the Electronic Security Industry; BS7499, SSQS101, EN50131-1, PD6662, DD CLC/TS50131-7, DD243, NCP104 and NACP30. Extensively audited twice yearly by the National Security Inspectorate, we conform to the very highest standards of system design in addition to accredited and recognised staff and management competence.

Adhering to standards

Octaga adhere to BS8507 for Close Protection Services and BS8406 for Events Stewarding and Crowd Safety Services. We are principal members, since 2003, of the British Security Industry Association, the country’s most respected and professional body to represent security managers. BSIA members are at the forefront of the development of standards for private security in the UK, which have risen considerably over recent years. Our Managing Director was appointed Vice Chairman of the BSIA’s Close Protection Group in 2015 and Octaga are principal members, since 2003, of the British Security Industry Association.

As one of the first members of the BSIA Approved Contractor Scheme, we have been among the highest accredited security providers in the eyes of the industry’s regulators for over 5 years. Octaga continue to hold BSIA ACS status for the provision of Security Guarding Services.

Trust in approved safety

The prestigious Acumulus (Safe Contractor) Award acknowledges our commitment to Health and Safety and the welfare of staff. Awarded after a meticulous inspection of our business arrangements and procedures, we are proud to possess this trademark which is recognised nationwide by significant contractors and local authorities.

Peninsula Business Services have awarded Octaga their “Employer of Excellence” Accreditation in recognition of our commitment to staff welfare, legal working practices and the continued professional development of all management and staff, encouraged by our Directors.