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Is ESG Security a Security Industry Authority – Approved Contractor? caret-down

Yes we are!

Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) Reference Number: ESSELISC01.

Activities (Sectors) Approved: Security Guarding, Key Holding, CCTV, Door Supervision.


Does ESG Security have any other accreditation? caret-down

Yes we do! ESG Security is one of the most certified companies in the industry.

  • Security Systems and Alarm Inspection Board
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • Alcumus SafeContractor
  • National Open College Network


What are your hours of business? caret-down

Our control room is manned 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

How many years of experience do you have in the industry? caret-down

ESG Security was founded in August 1988. We have been in the security industry for 33-years.


What is the minimum requirement for a job applicant? caret-down

Right to Work check, valid Security Industry Authority (SIA) front line license, five year checkable work/back to school history, personal references and to meet the requirements of the job.

Are ESG Security staff vetted to BS 7858? caret-down


Here’s what we check:

  • Confirmation of name, date of birth, and address.
  • Five year career history reference checks employment, self-employment, and unemployment.
  • Verified character references.
  • Financial public record check: CCJ’s, insolvency, bankruptcy, IVA’s, undeclared address links, and aliases.
  • Basic criminal record disclosure.
  • Right to work validation.
  • Independent verification of any career gap which exceeds 31 days.
  • Education checks as appropriate.
  • Terrorist financial sanctions list and company officer checks.

Certificate of screening and full audit file supplied when vetting is complete.

What can security staff do and not do? caret-down

None of our licensed security staff have the same powers as the Police, but they can perform a citizen’s arrest; refuse entry to premises and perform body searches/check belongings where necessary. It is illegal for security staff to carry weapons such as firearms, tasers or batons.


Do you use a guard tour patrol system? caret-down

The simple answer is yes. We have supplied guard tour patrol systems to many of our guarding sites over recent years. Our guard tour patrol system includes the ability to program checkpoints with relevant information via NFC tags. The system also records log time, GPS location and any information the guard wishes to report. Clients are able to review this data on our client portal.


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    Tel: 0121 706 1498