Accreditations & Standards

ACCREDITATION AND STANDARD

UKAS (The United Kingdom Accreditation Service) is the national accreditation body for the United Kingdom, appointed by government, to assess organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

BSI (British Standards Institution) is the national standards body of the United Kingdom. BSI produces technical standards on a wide range of products and services, and also supplies certification and standards-related services to businesses.

NSI (National Security Inspectorate) Certification for security and fire protection companies
NSI is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), which operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government through the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

NSI Management certifications are a family of internationally recognised standards designed to ensure organisations meet the needs of their customers and other stakeholders. Management Systems applications include:
Quality – BS EN ISO 9001
Environmental – BS EN ISO 14001
Health & Safety – BS OHSAS 18001

SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) is a leading certification body for organisations providing security systems and services, fire detection and alarm systems, telecare systems and services, manned services, approved contractors’ scheme and monitoring services.

SIA (Security Industry Authority) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry approved contractor scheme in the UK. In 2006, NSI was appointed as an assessing body for The Approved Contractors Scheme (ACS) run by the Security Industry Authority.

FPA (Fire Protection Association) is the UK’s national fire safety organisation work to identify and draw attention to the dangers of fire and the means by which their potential for loss is kept to a minimum. Since their formation in 1946 they have attained an unrivalled reputation for quality of work and expertise in all aspects of fire including research, consultancy, training, membership, publications, risk surveying and auditing.

BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) is the independent, third party certification registration body for quality in the UK fire protection industry. BAFE have been developing schemes for UKAS accredited Certification Bodies to assess and approve fire protection companies to recognised quality standards.

(DCLG) The Department for Communities and Local Government states:“We support third party certification schemes as an effective means of assuring the quality, reliability and safety of products and services, and recognise the valuable role BAFE plays in bringing to the marketplace recognised registration schemes for these products and services”

CONSULTANTS
It is important that customers who have identified a risk to their staff or own safety or have identified a potential threat, vulnerability or risk receive independent, impartial and professional advice.

We have a number of professional Securities, Fire and Risk Management companies supporting us. They can make recommendations about emerging risk, resilience, contingency, planning, continuity, and prevention.

RECOMMENDATIONS
After a risk assessment it may be deemed sensible to implement products and services that will help you to protect. The Rural Safety Partnership can put you in contact with the right company or companies.

RISK MANAGEMENT
Risk management is the process of identifying, quantifying, and managing the risks that an organisation faces. As the outcomes of business activities are uncertain, they are said to have some element of risk. While it is impossible that companies remove all risk from the organisation, it is important that they properly understand and manage the risks that they are willing to accept.

RISK STANDARDS
A number of standards have been developed worldwide to help organisations implement risk management systematically and effectively. These standards seek to establish a common view on frameworks, processes and practice, and are generally set by recognised international standards bodies or by industry groups.

ASC (Association of Security Consultants) Founded in 1991, the Association of Security Consultants is recognised as the professional organisation for independent security consultants, representing their interests and promoting their Independent and Impartial activities.

HSE (Health and Safety Executive) it is 40 years since the Health and Safety at Work Act received Royal Assent, providing a new regulatory framework for work place health and safety in Great Britain. This has helped make Britain one of the safest places in the world to work, saving thousands of lives, preventing many more injuries at work and reducing the economic and social costs of health and safety failures.

PRODUCTS are fully compliant, of highest quality, meet industry standards, supplied by world renowned manufacturers. Our Partners will recommend fully compliant products where possible. If the solution requires products which are not fully compliant they will explain the reason and the adverse conditions affecting you.

COMPLIANCE Regulatory compliance describes the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts to ensure that they are aware of and take steps to comply with relevant laws and regulations- (Compliance as recognised by the Police, Fire and Insurance Industry).