Promoting security partnerships for safer cities
The aim of the Building Security Accreditation scheme is to raise the standards of security within multi-occupied buildings. It provides a benchmark of the commitment of property owners to the protection of their premises, their personnel and the public at large.
The City of London Crime Prevention Association (CoLCPA) developed BSA in conjunction with the City of London Police, the City of London Corporation and representatives of managing agents and the security industry.
Open to all owners and managing agents of commercial property and achievable through a straightforward application and review process, accreditation takes the form of an award showing the official seal of achievement, endorsed by the BSA ruling body. To apply, click here.
To achieve the Building Security Accreditation, applicants will be assessed on a number of criteria, including:
In buildings where security officers are employed:
- Security officers to demonstrate that they have completed appropriate security awareness training modules
- Security officers to have attended a ‘Griffin’ terrorism awareness day
- Occupiers of the building and security managers to make occupiers aware of Project Argus and provide opportunities to attend
- Applicants will need to be able to prove that the number of people trained in these areas is proportionate to the size and nature of the building.
Applications for accreditation will be assessed annually by an independent panel formed from the following organisations:
- The City of London Police
- City of London Crime Prevention Association (CoLCPA)
- The City of London Corporation
- Representatives from managing agents and the security industry