Global Guardians is the most highly accredited provider of sustainable vacant property security. Our accreditations and memberships ensure that we are self-regulated and adhere to our promised standards of delivery.
Accreditations & Partnerships
Investors In People
What is Investors In People?
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.
What are the benefits of Investors In People?
Considerable value is found in achieving the Investors in People Accreditation, most notably:
- A greater understanding of your organisation's strengths and development challenges in terms of the managing of its employees.
- The ability to benchmark against other organisations.
- It can be achieved by organisations of any type or size.
- Brings clarification and focus upon the activities that are important within an organisation.
- Improves morale and employee satisfaction leading to a more committed workforce.
- When carried out successfully, it can be a marketable achievement.
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 delighted to be SafeContractor 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 SafeContractor and its sister health and safety accreditation service Safecontractor.
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
We are a Living Wage employer
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
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:
- Storage limitation
- Fairness and transparency
- Purpose limitation
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.