Accreditation & Awards

interr is a specialist security and consultancy company within the retail, corporate, hotel, hospitality and leisure, education, and residential sectors.

interr is at the forefront of industry standards, with our most recent audit score (April 2020) of +144 points.

interr currently holds SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) for the provision of Security Guarding and Door Supervision. The objective of the SIA’s ACS scheme is to raise performance standards and to assist the private security industry in developing new opportunities. The scheme is voluntary and was developed in consultation with representatives from across the industry; it only covers those parts of the industry that are regulated by the SIA and the Private Security Industry Act. There is a single scheme, with sector-specific approval based on a relevant set of qualifying criteria.

Choosing an ACS accredited supplier for the provision of your contract security services will help you to meet your security obligations to your staff, shareholders and other stakeholders. Approved contractors are demonstrably committed to customer service and the compulsory licensing of their staff. This means their customers can rest assured that every private security operative deployed on their premises will be working within the law. For the Approved Contractors Register, click here.

interr have previously been the winners of the IFSEC’s Security & Fire Excellence Award for ‘Guarding Service Delivery to Customer’ as well as finalists in two categories: ‘Security Guarding Company of the Year’ and ‘Security Manager of the Year’.

interr have been recipients of an ‘ACS Pacesetters Achievement Award’ for 6 years running. Interr has also had one of our security officers win an ‘Officer of Distinction Award’ for the three years running.

ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It helps interr to be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction. It ensures that all our processes are aligned and understood by everyone in our organisation, which increases productivity and efficiency, bringing internal costs down, meeting necessary statutory and regulatory requirements as well as providing a framework to identify and address risks.

interr is certified to ISO 9001 standard for the provision of Security Services including Security Guarding in accordance with BS7499, Door Supervision in accordance with BS7960 and Personnel Screening in accordance with BS7858. For more information on the ISO 9001, please click here.

ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps us improve our environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste. For more information on the ISO 14001,  please click here.

ISO 45001 is a framework for an occupational health and safety management system. It helps interr put in place the policies, procedures and controls needed for our organisation to achieve the best possible working conditions and workplace health and safety, aligned to internationally recognised best practice. For more information on the ISO 45001, please click here.

SafeContractor is an accreditation scheme that assesses the health & safety competency of contractors and service providers. Clients have a legal obligation to ensure that external contractors and service providers working on their premises operate in a safe way. There is therefore a need to assess contractors health & safety arrangements and increasingly this is being carried out through SafeContractor. Many large organisations now use SafeContractor as their primary means of selecting contractors. For more information on SafeContractor, click here.

The Security Research Initiative (SRI) is a rolling programme of research, developing insights and providing practical recommendations for the security industry. The SRI is supported by the SIA, the British Security Industry Association, The Security Institute, and ASIS International (UK Chapter) as well as the support of industry sponsors such as interr. For more information on The SRI, click here.

The Crime Prevention Association has over 300 members, primarily from the financial and business sectors of the City of London and other security communities around London, with an average attendance of around 120. The members of the Association are integral and their continuing support is vital to the Association’s success. An important part of the CoLCPA is to instigate and support crime prevention initiatives. The City of London Crime Prevention Association have been instrumental in the start up and development of both Project Griffin, CSSC (Cross-Sector Safety and Communications) and the Building Security Accreditation scheme. For more information on City of London Crime Prevention Association, click here.

RoSPA plays a unique role in UK health and safety. As a member organisation that campaigns for safety change, we also provide services and support to help organisations on their own journey to become safer and healthier places in which to work. RoSPA’s occupational safety department produces a wide range of advice and information resources on all aspects of accident prevention in and around the workplace. For more information on RoSPA, click here.

The Approved Contract Scheme Pacesetters membership is made up of Contract Security Guarding Companies who are in the top 5% benchmarking and achievement levels set by the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme. interr scored +143 in the last SIA ACS audit and successfully achieved ACS Pacesetters Accreditation. For more information on the ACS Pacesetters, click here.

The Cross-sector Safety & Security Communications (CSSC) hub is a partnership between law enforcement agencies, local and national government organisations and private sector businesses. CSSC operates across a wide range of sectors, with each headed up by one or more Industry Sector Leads (ISLs). Currently operational in London, Scotland and the Eastern Region, CSSC has received widespread recognition, and in 2013 was delighted to receive the Best Contribution to Continuity & Resilience award at the CIR Business Continuity Awards 2013. For more information on the CSSC, click here.