SSGC has taken a strong stand against the SIA’s guidelines within the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) which excludes any checks on labour only agreements – a fact which large number of security companies have been exploiting to avoid scrutiny on vetting and to avoid tax.
The current industry process transfers financial risks to customers, risk of harm to the general public and exploits those at the sharp end of our industry.
There is no way the security industry can insist on recognition as a profession and continue to look the other way on labour-only agreements.
These risks surrounding labour provider abuse are only now being discussed, but we’ve been investigating this extensively and what we’ve found is not pleasant reading.
Our document is an insight into what a labour provider agreement is and what the various risks associated with it are.