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Ensuring your physical security firms credentials

10th January 2019

Ensuring Your Physical Security Firms Credentials

Although physical security firms are not measured, as such by a governing body, to be an official construction company they should be a CIS Member. CIS is ran by HMRC and is a good indication as to whether the firm you're dealing with is authentic. If they aren't paying their taxes correctly, the chances are they could be short changing their customers too - or worse!

Last year in October, a Farmer in Manchester was crushed to death by an ill fitted roller shutter, the firm who fitted the shutter were charged under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and wound up their company. You can find out more here

We feel that although physical security is not verified by any official governing body, there are steps you can take to ensure that you get the best possible service.

Steps to Take

Use Check a Trade

Check reviews on Feefo, Facebook, Check a Trade

Look at the business website - does it look like a professional company

Call the company and ask them where to find reviews if in doubt

Contact us for more information here

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