British Security Industry Association (Fire and Rescue) News

SELECT Helps In Shaping An Occupational Qualification Structure By The FESS For The Fire Industry

SELECT has helped shape a new Occupational Qualification Structure by the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) industry that will lead to Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Card recognition. Aimed at promoting high standards and skills, the new structure has been developed by an industry-wide working group formed by SELECT and other trade associations and employer representatives including: British Security Industry Association (BSIA) FESS Employer Group Fire Industry Assoc...

FIA Shares Various Updates Regarding Work With Government, Councils And Committees

Beyond keeping the industry updated on the latest updates on the most important topics, the FIA is actively involved in these topics through its work with Government, councils and committees. The section aims to serve as a collection of the FIA’s involvement with a variety of topics and will be continuously updated moving forward with links to the relevant news story where available. This will allow one to see what FIA have done and are doing to improve the industry for the members. COVID...

SSAIB Writes A Letter To The Minister Regarding Security Industry Personnel To Be Designated As ‘Key Workers’

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) is a certification body for organizations providing security systems and services, fire detection and alarm systems, telecare systems and services, manned security services and monitoring services. In this challenging time, with the closure of many business and the Prime Minister’s statement to further restrict movement, it is important to ensure the vital national work that the private security industry firms carry out is recognize...

Bodies In Security And Fire Sector Further Call For UKAS-Accredited Companies To Be Designated As ‘Key Workers’

Bodies within the Security and Fire sector, namely the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Fire and Security Association (FSA), National Security Inspectorate (NSI), and the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) are re-iterating calls for employees of all security and fire safety companies approved by UKAS-accredited specialist certification bodies to be designated as ‘Key Workers’, to ensure environments not currently designated as ‘critical’ con...

NSI Publishes Industry Research On Automating Confirmed Alarm Signaling Benefits And Challenges From ARCs To Police Control Rooms

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has published industry research undertaken by Perpetuity Research into the benefits and challenges of automating confirmed alarm signaling from Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) to police control rooms. The independent research – done via an online survey and one-to-one interviews with a range of industry people including from Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) – assesses the pros and cons of automating signaling beyond current practice, the potenti...

IFSEC Southeast Asia Appreciates BSIA For Continued Support Over The Last 5 Years

IFSEC Southeast Asia provides vendors with the chance to meet with over 10,000 customers from over 51 countries IFSEC Southeast Asia thanks the BSIA team for their continued and invaluable support over the last 5 years. IFSEC South East Asia is a highly successful extension of the world leading IFSEC brand and provides UK security suppliers with a unique opportunity to meet with new and existing customers from the region. Appreciation of support Simon Mills (Group brand...

Intersec 2017 Attracts A Record International Coverage In Dubai, European Exhibitors In The Lead

Intersec 2017 to host a record international coverage of exhibitors for security, safety, and fire protection solutions European exhibitors are making their presence felt at a trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, with the UK, Germany, Italy, and France leading the way in boosting exports to the buoyant Middle East market. Intersec 2017 will feature more than 1,200 exhibitors from 52 countries when it opens from 22-24 January at the Dubai International Conv...

First Edition Of Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017 To Lead Upward Trend Of Fire Safety And Security Markets

Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017 is expectedto host more than 100 exhibitors, including 22 launch partners Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading the upward trend for the fire safety systems market in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as stringent government regulations fuel demand for the replacement of existing and outdated equipment. According to consultancy firm 6Wresearch, the GCC’s fire safety systems market was worth US $ 1.36 billion in 2015, with Saudi Arabia (US...

CFOA Protocols On False Alarm Reduction Applauded By BSIA

Fire and security industry will benefit a lot from the new guidelines of CFOA on reducing false fire alarms and signals The guidelines aim to ensure that effective measures are implemented and maintained, ensuring the reduction of false fire alarms and unwanted fire signals. The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the recent publication of a series of best practice guidelines by the Chief Fire Officers' Association (CFOA). The CFOA Protocol for the Redu...

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