At K9 Patrol we take qualifications and training very seriously, to provide the knowledge to our customers of the professionalism and quality of the service we are supplying to them.
We demonstrate this quality by holding the following company accreditations:
K9 Patrol currently holds the SIA Approved Contractor Status (ACS) for the provision of Security Guarding. The aim of the SIA ACS scheme is to raise performance standards within the private security industry. By being an approved contractor we are demonstrably committed to customer service and the compulsory licensing of our staff. This means customers can rest assured that every operational guard deployed on our premises will be working within the law.
K9 Patrol holds the ISO 9001:2008 quality assurance accreditation in Static site guarding and mobile patrol services with the use of security dogs, taking into account the requirements of BS7499, BS7858 and BS8517.
K9 Patrol is accredited with the Health and Safety scheme, Safecontractor. Safecontractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 200 major clients and over 18,000 contractor members. As a leading health and safety pre-qualification assessment scheme, Safecontractor are dedicated to promoting higher standards of competence and compliance through the provision of relevant industry specific and tailored health and safety assessments for all professions and sectors.
K9 Patrol are an Associate Company Member of the National Association for Security Dog Users (NASDU). NASDU promotes Welfare, Standards, Training and Education within the Security Dog Sector providing National Standards for ALL Trainers, Handlers and Dogs used within the Security Industry.
K9 Patrol are an Associate Company Member of the British Police & Services Canine Association (BPSCA). The BPSCA are an organisation comprising of serving and ex serving officers involved in the handling and training of service dogs. The BPSCA's purpose is to promote friendship, communication and an exchange of information on all matters relating to service canines both in the UK and abroad.
K9 Patrol are members of the Contractors Health and Safety (CHAS) Assessment Scheme. As a supplier we have demonstrated that we are compliant with important parts of health & safety law. CHAS assesses their members’ Health & Safety Policy Statement, our organisation for health and safety, and our specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to CHAS buyers.
K9 Patrol ensures all its handlers attend continuous training with a minimum of 8 guided learning hours (GLH) per month to maintain the high standards we expect. Most of the training has been done with NPCC (National Police Chiefs' Council) instructors at the South Yorkshire Police 'Centre of Excellence' training grounds. The training ground has 12 NPCC accredited Police Dog instructors who between them offer a wealth of experience in all elements of dog training. Each police instructor has their own area of expertise and each are involved in every aspect of training. All instructors have the National Learning and Development Awards and are AA1 Diversity qualified. As well as the training we've done with NCPP, we also have an internal training programme which can be tailored to the specific handlers and dogs based on their individual skills-sets and abilities. Our trainer has vast experience of training security dogs both in the public and private sectors.