SGA Security maintains Key ISO Certification

SGA Security has maintained its ISO 18788 – Security Operations Management System. The company first acquired this certification in 2020, being the first company in the country to be locally certified on that key standard in security operations.

Speaking during the ceremony to receive the ISO 18788 certificate, SGA Managing Director, CPA Eric Sambu, reiterated the company’s commitment to compliance with all laws and regulations in the country.

“We believe that compliance is our license to operate, and we actively pursue top standards in every field to be able to give our customers value for money”, CPA Sambu said.

He said ISO 18788 is a much sought after certification by security operators as it connotes top standards in operations by the certified company. It demonstrates upholding of human rights in performance of duties and most importantly, quality of security services being provided.

SGA, he said, underwent a recertification audit conducted by Intertek Certification Limited of the UK, which is accredited by UK Accreditation Services (UKAS). The certification is applicable to the company’s services including guarding, Cash-In-Transit, Electronic Security Solutions, alarm and response, Courier services and tracking solutions.

He added that SGA is a member of International Code of Conduct for Private Security Companies Association (ICoCA) that sets and maintains code of conduct for its members and reiterates of human rights and full compliance with laws.

We are proud that we continue to set a good example in the private security sector, living according to the wishes of the founding fathers of the company – the former IGP, the late Philemon Mgaya and his partner, Edmond van Tongeren.

SGA member of the Board of Directors, Mr Oscar Mgaya, also took the opportunity to thank the management for being keen on process that led to sustaining quality and complying with the law.

He singled out the close partnership with stakeholders, especially the Tanzania Police Force.“The founders, whom we are celebrating their lives this week, intended that they forge mutually beneficial relations with all stakeholders and that is why the government and employee unions are always present during SGA functions”, Mr Mgaya said.

He stressed that the company has grown from strength to strength in provision of security services in the country, while ensuring full compliance with the statutory requirements.

“People remain at the centre of SGA operations, and we foster conducive working environment for many to have a successful career in the company, as demonstrated by huge number of officers with long service”, he concluded.

Also present during the function was the RPC of Kinondoni, ACP MtatiroKitinkwi, and Tanzania Union of Private Security Employees (TUPSE) Secretary General, Mr Charles Basondole. They all commended SGA for being a great example in the private security industry.

SGA Security is one of the oldest private security companies in the country, having started its operations in 1984.

It now employs about 5,000 Tanzanians is its various service lines and branches across the country. It provides services across all sectors in the country. It has three other ISO Certifications – 9001, 14001 and 45001.

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