Membership Categories

Please Note: All members (companies and individuals) are required to comply with the IPSA Ethical Code of Conduct and IPSA Insurance Requirements.

Individual Membership

(Voting members – Not entitled to use of IPSA logo)

Member
Individuals working in the security industry or having an interest in security

Typical job roles include:
Persons working in management positions e.g. Partners, Security Managers, Operations Manager
Security speacialists e.g. Consultants, Trainers, Cyber Security Specialists
Frontline roles e.g. Officers and Supervisors in Security Guarding, Door Supervision, Cash in Transit, Close Protection, Control Room Operators, CCTV Operators (TV), Dog Handlers (DH), Keyholding, Vehicle Immobilisers, Police Community Support Officers, Community Wardens, Bailiffs, Engineers/Technicians/Installers etc.
Individuals working in services other than commercial security guarding: Police, Armed Forces, Emergency Services and supporting organisations, Facilities Managers and staff and others in posts with security related responsibilities, academics, lecturers and students of security industry disciplines etc.
Discounted rates apply to individuals in frontline roles or students


Company Membership

Security Company (SC)
All Security Sector Companies employing or supplying personnel for the following: Security Guarding, patrolling and response services, Keyholding services, Door Supervisors (Stewards), Close Protection, Cash in Transit, Vehicle Immobilisation and Removal, Custodial Services etc.

Criteria: Companies satisfying inspection criteria in compliance with British Standards relevant to the services provided.

Inspection: IPSA Inspection or Third Party Inspection or, Quality Management assessments acceptable provided British Standards are specifically certified as having been satisfactorily inspected.

Membership Certificate states category of membership, type of inspection and details of services reviewed.

Logo: Use of Member Company or Inspected Company logo allowed as appropriate.

Probationary Company (PC)
Guarding Sector Companies: Security Guarding, patrolling and response services, Keyholding services, Door Supervisors (Stewards), Close Protection, Cash in Transit, Vehicle Immobilisation and Removal, Custodial Services etc.

Criteria: Companies working towards compliance with British Standards relevant to the services provided.

Inspection: Pre-Inspection advisory visits leading to full inspection and compliance within 12 months or earlier.

Membership Certificate states category of membership and details of services reviewed.

Logo: Use of Probationary Member Company logo allowed.

Consultant Company (CC)
Company – providing security advice, risk assessments, and other consultancy services.

Inspection – company must be inspected to confirm consultants engaged are suitably qualified/experienced and are screened to BS 7858

Membership certificate shows category of membership, type of inspection and details of inspected services .

Logo – Use of Member Company or Inspected Company logo allowed as appropriate.

Training Company (TC)
Company – providing vocational, academic or skills training to the security industry and other sectors.

Inspection – company subject to IPSA Training Committee assessment / inspection re quality control, qualifications of trainers, accreditation of courses and must provide company information and accounts annually.

Membership certificate shows category of membership, type of services.

Logo – Use of Training Company logo allowed.

Systems / Equipment Company (SE)
Company – manufacturing, retailing, installing, and servicing of security products or equipment (alarms, CCTV, Transport etc).

Inspection – Company must be inspected to relevant British Standards (where the Association does not have the technical expertise, certificates issued by a third party e.g. NSI, SSAIB will be accepted)

Membership Certificate states category of membership, type of inspection and details of inspected services provided.

Logo: Use of Member Company or Inspected company logo allowed as appropriate.

Services Company (SV)
Company – providing business support security services, e.g. business software; secure waste destruction; supplier of other security related services (locksmiths, boarding up and similar services).

Inspection – Company must be inspected to relevant British Standards (where the Association does not have the technical expertise, certificates issued by a third party e.g. NSI, SSAIB will be accepted)

Membership Certificate states category of membership, type of inspection and details of inspected services provided.

Logo: Use of Member Company or Inspected company logo allowed as appropriate.

Associated Company (AC)
Company – providing general services to the security industry, e.g. Recruitment, Insurance, and including other Professional Bodies, Trade Unions and Trade Associations, Emergency Services, Local and Central Government bodies, Centres of Education, Publishing; also in-house security departments of companies.

Inspection – company not subject to IPSA inspection but provide company information and accounts annually.

Membership certificate shows category of membership, type of services.

Logo – Use of Associated Member Company logo allowed.

Note: Companies which provide a selection of services spanning multiple categories (SC, CC, SE) will be allocated to appropriate generic category – SC.

Note: Groups of companies – where the parent company is the member any wholly owned subsidiary is automatically a member. If the wholly owned subsidiary requires a separate listing on IPSA membership listings and/or a separate certificate in the name of the subsidiary, then there is an additional charge

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