The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the UK’s most widely recognised, independent UKAS accredited certification body approving companies within the security and fire safety sectors, has announced its support for the World Accreditation Day. A global initiative celebrating accreditation, on Sunday 9th June 2019, focuses on accredited bodies – like NSI – adding value in supply chains.
From a security and fire safety sector perspective, installers and service providers of security and fire safety systems and guarding services are a vital ‘link in the chain’ with their expertise at the point of delivery, keeping people safe, ensuring security solutions harness suitable technology and are fit for purpose.
Whether it be in design, installation and commissioning of intruder alarms, access control systems, fire detection or suppression systems, CCTV , monitoring or a myriad of guarding services, best practice in service provision by NSI approved companies ensures quality solutions are delivered to customers.
World Accreditation Day also marks the work underway to launch ‘IAF CertSearch’, a website to provide buyers with the ability to verify management systems certificates such as ISO 9001, a key component of NSI’s Gold approvals. This facility will help distinguish certificates issued by accredited conformity assessment bodies (CABs), such as NSI, from certificates issued by non-accredited CABs, and to check the authenticity of a certificate.
Richard Jenkins, NSI Chief Executive commented: “World Accreditation Day plays an important role in promoting the value of accreditation and accredited conformity assessment. As an accredited certification body, NSI conforms to ISO 17021-1 and ISO 17065 in the delivery of Certificates of Approval to over 1800 approved companies operating in the UK and Eire. The worldwide system of accreditation spans economies accounting for 96% of global GDP*. NSI is proud to play its small part in this eco-system underpinning best practice, competency and consistent quality within our sector, recognised by NPCC, SIA, SCC, BAFE, industry and insurer stakeholders amongst others.”
NSI Gold Approval is unique in combining Quality Management Systems approval ISO 9001 with specific product standards pertinent to services provided, in addition to NSI Quality Schedules and approval criteria specifically designed for the security and fire systems and guarding services sectors. NSI adopts a ‘treat recommendations as mandatory’ stance with regard to all standards and codes of practice, giving buyers confidence NSI approved companies adhere to latest best practice at all times.