Community Safety Accreditation Schemes (CSAS) are a means by which the Chief Constable of a police force in the U.K. may grant a range of police powers to employees of non-police organisations who contribute towards community safety.
SFM were one of the first companies to be accredited within the London and Surrey areas and up until recently the only company to cover the entire Metropolitan Police Service area. Now also accredited in the Thames Valley and Essex.
Our CSAS Accreditation means that our Traffic Stewards legally have the powers to control traffic and to request names and addresses for road traffic offences. This is invaluable for staff working on road closures within an event area. It is also a requirement for some situations in which traffic needs to be stopped or manually re-directed.
Our CSAS personnel wear distinctive hi-viz attire and their CSAS accreditation at all times.
To allow SFM to have CSAS accredited traffic personnel, we need to be checked and cleared by the NPCC - National Police Chief Council. We have just renewed our clearance and have now been accredited since 2011.
I would like to express a huge thank you for all your support on the Eid Festival and also to your wonderful team. The event would not be successful without SFM and the rest of the teams.
Everyone on the day were really helpful, cheerful and supportive.
The SFM team were excellent in dealing with the guy in the fountains (I think we needed some humour!). SFM dealt with the incident calmly and with diligence.
It is always a pleasure to work with you and your team – to me you are all like family and I know I can always rely on you all whatever the situation. As they say ‘the Show must go on’, so good luck with Busk in London, Diwali and Africa Day too!!