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July 29, 2019

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IFSEC & FIREX 2019

WATCH: The NSI on the latest standards and third-party certification

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the UK’s leading independent certification body specialising in the security and fire safety sectors, shared in the success of IFSEC and FIREX 2019 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 certification in enhancing the performance and operational effectiveness across the sectors.

NSI’s continued support for the Show Me How feature was evident with a series of sessions on the NSI stand.  The topics included updates on PD 6662 for the installation of alarm systems, the new Kitchen Fire Protection Systems scheme (SP206), NSI’s CCTV Code of Practice NCP104 and the latest modifications to the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme workbook.

“Once again IFSEC and FIREX exemplified the benefits of industry coming together to enhance public security.” NSI chief executive Richard Jenkins

NSI’s Head of Field Operations (Systems), John Davidson spoke at FIREX to a packed theatre on the importance of using competent, trained risk assessors to complete life safety fire risk assessments.

Once again NSI auditors judged the work of teams competing in the Engineers of Tomorrow Competition, a key attraction within IFSEC International. This year the competition not only showcased the skills and talent of apprentices, but laid the foundations for becoming part of the highly respected World Skills competition.

NSI Chief Executive Richard Jenkins presented the heat winners’ prizes at the end of the final day in the Keynote Arena.  The heat winners on day three were Matt Eminson and Ryan Harker from Chubb (Intruder Alarm competition) and Callum Tootle and Chris Lomax from EFT Systems (Fire competition).

Richard Jenkins NSI Chief Executive commented: “Once again IFSEC and FIREX exemplified the benefits of industry coming together to enhance public security. Our stand welcomed a considerable number of enquiries from companies interested in engaging with NSI’s highly trained team of experts.

“Independent certification is recognised as an important framework for continual improvement for businesses, one we are pleased to spearhead within the security and fire safety sectors. We employ the most highly trained professionals who help to drive up the performance of businesses of all sizes as part of the assessment for approval.

“It was inspiring to see so many NSI approved companies attend this year’s event and we were proud to play our part in helping to shine a spotlight on new talent within the sector. It was also a pleasure to welcome so many invited guests to our VIP drinks reception celebrating our collective commitment to raising standards.”

About the National Security Inspectorate

The National Security Inspectorate is recognised as the UK’s leading security sector specialist Certification Body with reach in all corners of the land. It counts premium local providers as well as the UK’s premier security and fire safety providers amongst its clients.

NSI delivers a robust continuous audit regime of approved companies through a dedicated team of in-house experts to verify compliance with relevant British and European Standards, Codes of Practice and Certification schemes developed by Industry Bodies and Associations.

End users who choose to contract with NSI approved companies can be assured of security and fire safety services delivered to the highest standards by businesses committed to quality and continual improvement.

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