National Security Inspectorate (NSI) News

BAFE Announces BAFE SP207 Evacuation Alert Systems Scheme, Along With Public Consultation

BAFE, British Approvals for Fire Equipment, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, has announced their latest Scheme, BAFE SP207, currently in the final stages of development. BAFE SP207 Scheme BAFE SP207 covers the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems. These systems are used by fire and rescue services in buildings containing flats (including single-storey flats and maisonettes) across the UK. The Scheme has been develope...

National Security Inspectorate Announces Resumption Of All Audit And Assessment Activity From June 2020

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the resumption of all audit and assessment activity from 1 June 2020, in light of current Government “go to work if you are unable to work from home” guidance. Government guidance allows all employers to resume activity in the workplace where appropriate, including professional services that cannot be delivered remotely, such as NSI on-site audits. NSI will utilize a combination of remote audit and on-site audit capability in ac...

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...

National Security Inspectorate Raised Awareness On The Importance Of Independent Certification At IFSEC And FIREX 2019

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the UK’s independent certification body specializing in the security and fire safety sectors, shared in the success of this year’s IFSEC and FIREX exhibitions as the integrated events proved important forums for approved companies and applicants, as well as key industry stakeholders, to engage face-to-face with NSI experts.  The three-day events provided a vital opportunity to raise awareness of the valuable role of independent certific...

BAFE Releases A Revised Scheme Document For Their Fire Risk Assessment Scheme - BAFE SP205

BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, releases the revised Scheme Document for their Fire Risk Assessment Scheme (BAFE SP205). Following a thorough review process and a five week public consultation period, BAFE have launched the revised document for Fire Risk Assessment providers. A major point of the review was to maintain the robust certification process whilst acknowledging the large number of sole traders and in-house fire safety teams looking to gain thi...

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...

BSI Revises BS 7273-4:2015 Code Of Practice For Fire Protection

The standard relates to the engineering of fire alarm systems, fire doors and secured fire exits BSI, the business standards company has revised BS 7273-4:2015 Code of Practice for the operation of fire protection measures - Part 4: Actuation of release mechanisms for doors. It was developed using collaborative input from the fire and safety industry with such organisations as The Fire Industry Association (FIA), Fire Protection Association and National Landlords Association o...

IFSEC 2015: Engineers Of Tomorrow Competition To Encourage Future Talent Within Security Sector

Competition will help young engineers and apprentices to showcase their skills Engineers of Tomorrow, the annual competition that encourages the development of future talent within the security sector, is a true advocate for apprenticeships. Helping young engineers and apprentices to showcase their skills, Engineers of Tomorrow is a competition that allows apprentices in the security sector to prove themselves. Undertaking a 90-minute assessment, participants assess a pr...

Chubb Fire & Security Joins With NSI For Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Operations

Chubb Fire & Security is a provider of security, fire safety solutions, monitoring and response services Chubb Fire & Security has moved its certification for its fire extinguisher maintenance operations to the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) that also audits the installation of its electronic security systems under its NACOSS Gold Scheme. Chubb Fire & Security is a leading provider of security, fire safety solutions, and monitoring and response services for...

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