SSAIB, the UK’s leading certification body for organisations including installation companies, manned guarding companies and electronic service providers will be returning to the Counter Terror Expo on stand M40 for this year’s show, following its successful appearances at the event in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
SSAIB celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014 and there are now over 1500 SSAIB-registered firms, including companies providing electronic security, intruder alarms, guarding services and fire detection systems, as well as new services such as telecare systems for the social alarms sector. Staff including SSAIB’s recently appointed Manned Services Scheme Manager, Stephen Grieve, will be on hand at London’s Olympia from 29-30 April to discuss a range of topics.
Stephen will be available to answer queries about significant issues such as the impact of the SIA’s Business Regulation regime, being introduced later this year in advance of the April 2015 legal requirement. Meanwhile, an increasing number of insurance companies are specifying SSAIB’s Temporary Alarm Systems scheme to their clients supplying protection for void properties. The scheme assists in safeguarding construction areas, vacant premises and other buildings at risk from vandalism, arson, squatters, criminal damage and other harmful attacks. SSAIB also operates a BAFE SP 205 UKAS-accredited scheme that deals with the certification of companies or individuals carrying out a fire risk assessment of any premises.
“We’ve recently been granted UKAS accreditation for both Environmental Management Systems and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems,” says SSAIB Sales and Marketing Manager Andrew Brown. “This enables us to support both existing and new clients requiring certification in these areas. We now offer a wide range of schemes covering security and fire systems, portable fire extinguishers, telecare services, manned security services and monitoring centres – the vast majority of which are UKAS-accredited.”