Business success depends upon the quality of people that help it function on a daily basis. This is one of the fundamental mainstays that the Investors in People Standard is built upon.
The Investors in People Accreditation focuses on improving business performance through improving the management leadership of people within the organisation.
Considerable value is found in achieving the Investors in People Accreditation, most notably:
Global Guardians has been awarded the ISO 9001. It is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). We use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide service that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It is the most popular standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only standard in the series to which organisations can certify.
Global Guardians has been awarded the ISO 14001. It is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework an organization can follow to improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.
Global Guardians is certificated with ISO 9001: 2015 which provides a framework for excellence that enables businesses to implement, develop and improve their own business management systems for the design, manufacture and supply of virtually any product and service, produced anywhere in the world.
Effective management of ISO 9001: 2015 is based on industry best practice, and helps organisations demonstrate their commitment to quality. It provides assurance that your business has a robust quality system in place which will improve efficiency, time and cost saving and ultimately enhance customer relationships.
You can find our certificate here: ISO 9001 Certificate
Global Guardians is delighted to be Exor approved. This accreditation offers a straightforward, pre-qualification questionnaire service, cutting down on administration and getting to the heart of supply chain management.
Operating for over 15 years, predominantly in public sector procurement throughout the UK; there are currently 25,000 subcontractors subscribing to Exor and its sister health and safety accreditation service Safecontractor.
To see our exor approved certificate, please click here: Exor Certificate
To see our exor approved certificate for health and safety, please click here: Exor Certificate SSIP
There is an increasing expectation for professionals to undertake Continuing Professional Development regardless of industry sector, career level, job role and responsibilities. The CPD Certification Service helps organisations formalise knowledge into a structured and recognised approach to meet those expectations.
This means that Global Guardians can provide formally certified CPD materials which are more likely to become accepted and welcomed by our audiences. Organisations wishing to embrace CPD can display their commitment through CPD Certification Service membership. Member organisations are advised and encouraged to submit potentially qualifying CPD materials for formal and impartial CPD accreditation by a team of experienced CPD Assessors.
We held our first CPD verified event on 29th January 2016, 'Enhancing Croydon'. Our event gave individuals a chance to see how Global Guardians manages our clients' buildings through the use of Property Guardian Security.
This included a tour of a property, a chance to talk to the GGM directors (who have been involved in the industry for over 10 years) and network with other individuals from the public and private property sectors, local councillors and artists from the Brit School.
Global Guardians is accredited with Avetta for the professionalism they demonstrate with regard to health and safety management and contractor management. The Avetta scheme accredits selected quality suppliers in order to provide consistent workmanship throughout our organisation. Avetta is the contractors' choice and an established supplier management service in the UK, Europe and the Middle East and Africa. We are proud to be holders of this accreditation, ensuring that our supply chain is safe, properly insured, financially solvent and exposes the least risk possible.
Global Guardians Management is proud to be members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). The BSIA is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK. BSIA members are responsible for more than 70% of privately provided UK security products and services (by turnover) including the manufacture, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of security guarding, property guardianship and consultancy services.
The BSIA gives our company a high degree of credibility and aligns with our aspirations to grow within the vacant property security industry. The BSIA helps us define what the vacant property security industry is going to become and the direction we are going in, allowing our company to have influential input regarding issues and concerns that arise in our industry.
We pioneered the development of property guardianship under the British Standards Institute BS 8584:2015. We continue to push the regulations in the property guardian industry that contribute to this standard.
To find out more click here: BSIA Membership
The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Global Guardians, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 and £10.20 in London; this is significantly higher than the National Minimum Wage of £7.50. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the 'Minimum Income Standard' for the UK.
Stuart Woolgar, Security Director of Global Guardians said "We're delighted to be a part of this scheme, we want all of our team to be rewarded for their hard work and we want them to know we recognise this".
We are a Property Management organisation with over 20 employees and have always spent time ensuring Employment Law and Health & Safety Regulations are at the forefront of our organisation. We are now using Citation to help the business with HR & Employment Law - Advice and help to do with employing and managing staff, Health and Safety - Protecting our business by preventing accidents and keeping legal, and our ISO Certifications - Ensuring high quality of the work we produce.
The Citation website can be found here: www.citation.co.uk
Social value is a key part of the Global Guardians ethos. By participating in various activities throughout 2015/16, we were awarded the Trading for Good Accreditation. We have supported various charities and communities, helped young people with various trusts, improved and made an impact on the environment, worked better with our suppliers and made life better for the Global employees.
To find what we've been involved with, please click here: www.tradingforgood.co.uk
Global Guardians are proud to be corporate members of the British Institute of Facilities Management. Facilities management is one of the fastest growing professions in the UK. Facilities managers are responsible for many of the buildings and services which support businesses and other types of organisation.
To find out more about the BIFM, please click here: www.bifm.org.uk
The BPF is a membership organisation for and the voice of the UK real estate industry, representing all those with a stake in real estate in the UK ranging from owners, developers, funders (equity and debt), agents and advisers. Working with government and regulatory bodies it assists the real estate industry to grow and thrive in order to the benefit members and the economy as a whole. Membership in BPF is industry wide, which means it can provide government and regulators with expert knowledge they may need to make decisions.
Global Guardians is excited to be Chas accredited. This accreditation certifies we have demonstrated compliance with the CHAS standards in line with SSIP Core Criteria and UK Health and Safety Legislation.
CHAS is an authority and trusted advisor on health and safety compliance, responsible for setting industry standards and providing the new Common Assessment Standards.
Our objective is to standardise and simplify health and safety assessment for contractors, support organisations in efficiently managing their supply chains and to deliver a full suite of supply chain management tools.
Global Guardians is ICO certified. The ICO is the UK's independent body that has been established to uphold information rights in the public interest whilst promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
This certification enables us to demonstrate that our processing of personal data complies with GDPR requirements. Our Customers can use this certification to assess the level of data protection of our products and services whilst providing transparency across the board.
When processing personal data, we ensure the key principles are embedded in our delivery ranging from:
The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) has granted a Licence to Global Guardians Management, allowing us to make copies of extracts from certain books, journals, magazines and other periodicals.