Assured Advice: Free For ACS Members

Thousands of ACS members benefit from the protection of Assured Advice, helping retailers to deal with enforcement authorities. 

By following Assured Advice, retailers receive consistent interpretation of regulations, reduce the costs of complying with regulations, and reduce the risk of a major breach of compliance and the costs associated with failing to comply.

ACS’ assured advice scheme has been developed in partnership with Surrey and Buckinghamshire Trading Standards, and covers the following areas:

  • Preventing Underage Sales
  • Selling and Storing Fuel
  • Tobacco Display Ban
  • Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products
  • Fair Trading
  • Health and Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Product Safety
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Weights and Measures
  • Selling Fireworks

As part of its commitment to provide industry leading advice to members, ACS is also partnering with Bolt Learning, whose training modules have been approved by ACS Assured Advice standards.

Katie Jenkins, Head of Customer Proposition at Bolt said: “The ACS Assured Advice scheme will prove invaluable to retailers. 1-in-3 retailers say training is a significant challenge for their business and less than 50% currently carry out health & safety training, leaving them vulnerable to significant fines, losing their licence and much worse. The advice from this ground-breaking scheme, coupled with effective training modules, will allow retailers to protect their business, their staff, their customers and their reputation.”

More information for retailers about in-store training for staff is available at

More information about the ACS Assured Advice scheme is available at

This entry was posted by Chris on Mon, 04/12/2017 - 07:37