certification


Opening moves in new UKCA marking scheme face challenging timelines for fire and security markets

Examining the debate surrounding the replacement of CE marking with UKCA following Brexit, and its impact on the fire and security sector. Read More

CertAlarm launches online quoting platform

The new Online Quoting Platform from CertAlarm has been designed to simplify the selection of test labs and certifiers in the fire protection and security systems industry. Read More

Electrotechnical Certification Scheme issues reminder ahead of January changes to FESS occupation requirements

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme has issued a reminder regarding the new requirements for FESS occupations. Read More

Up to standard with the SCA smoke control installer certification scheme

David Mowatt outlines the reasons behind the SCA’s introduction of a third-party accredited smoke control Installer certification scheme. Read More

Scotland explores potential for firestopping certification scheme

The Scottish Building Standards Division has proposed the introduction of a new certification scheme related to firestopping in buildings. Read More

SSAIB remote auditing continues to support installation firms

Alex Carmichael, is keen to reiterate that SSAIB is fully operational and continues to provide certification for over firms during the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Government rejects FIA & BSIA timeline extension requests to the UKCA mark

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) and British Security Industry Association (BSIA) have sent a joint letter to the UK Government, urging a reconsideration of the detail and timelines of the UKCA mark. Read More

WATCH: FIA explains Third-Party Certification

Take a look at a concise video from the FIA that explains Third-Party Certification, designed to be useful for both beginners and experts. Read More

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. Read More

BAFE kitchen fire suppression scheme off and running with first certified providers

Buckingham-based Abbot Fire Group was presented with a certificate at the recent NSI Summit 2019 in Birmingham, as was Bury-based Nobel Fire Systems. Read More

ABLOY UK Centre of Excellence becomes first of its kind to gain CLIQ Competence Certification in UK and Ireland

Abloy UK’s digital transformation team has become the first CLIQ-approved centre of excellence in the UK and Ireland to gain the CLIQ Competence Centre by ABLOY certification. Read More

Compliance certificates launched to tackle commercial kitchen fires

Fire safety firms will soon be able to issue clients with NSI/BAFE certificates of compliance to give reassurance that kitchen fire protection systems are fit for purpose. Read More

BAFE announces third party certification for kitchen fire suppression systems

BAFE has developed a scheme for third-party certification of the design, installation, commissioning, recharge and maintenance of kitchen fire suppression/extinguishing […] Read More

Axis Communications wins UK police endorsement through PPS accreditation

Axis Communications has been given full membership of Secured by Design (SBD), a UK police initiative that promotes the importance of making physical security solutions more resilient against physical and cyber-attack. Read More

Hikvision Evaluation IP series gains Common Criteria cybersecurity certification

Certification offers reassurance to customers that minimum standards around security, reliability and privacy protection have been met. Read More

Dubai fire lab adds BS 8414 cladding tests to its UKAS accreditations

Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants has one rig each for Parts 1 & 2, with a third under construction to meet anticipated demand. Read More



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