Accreditations & Standards
It’s really important that your home and business fire and security systems adhere to the latest industry standards, so that you can be assured that you, your family, your business assets and your belongings, will be kept safe and secure. That's why we've collated some useful descriptions and certifications to tell you everything you need to know when it comes to security standards and regulating bodies. And it’s important to note we do cover all aspects of business, from health and safety through to innovative new products and services, all of which are also accredited.
So ultimately, you can have total peace of mind that Amthal Fire & Security is accredited to the highest level with each of these recognised by all police forces, fire brigades and insurance companies.
SSAIB is a leading Certification Body offering a wide range of schemes for providers of electronic security, fire systems and guarding services in the UK. Its aim is to promote high standards within these sectors and to provide recognition for those who achieve them. SSAIB only certificates those companies who demonstrate competence and financial probity in the management of their business. Certificated providers must also demonstrate technical competence. Amthal Fire & Security is accredited by SSAIB, UKAS, BAFE SP203 & EN BS ISO9001:2008 These accreditations are recognised by all police forces, fire brigades and insurance companies. For all our clients that means trust and confidence in our people, our systems and our services when it comes to providing security services. SSAIB certification means you can be confident in the quality of services provided and an SSAIB certificated provider will meet or exceed your Insurer's requirements. To find out more about SSAIB, go to www.ssaib.org
For Amthal Fire & Security, UKAS accreditation as authorised by Government is the ultimate assessment of competence, impartiality and performance capability to ensure we provide you with the very highest level of product and service, independently selected to suit your bespoke needs. From the products we offer to protect you, your home and your business from crime, through to all our specialist fire services, we always operate with our aim, objectives and values, alongside a dedication to achieve the highest level of accreditation for the ultimate customer service experience. And with UKAS Accreditation, we can demonstrate to our customer that we have been successful at meeting the requirements of international accreditation standards.
UKAS is the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, the sole accreditation body recognised by the Government to assess organisations that provide certification services. UKAS says: "Accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the key to ensuring that consumers, suppliers, purchasers and specifiers can have confidence in the quality of goods and in the provision of services throughout the supply chain." To find out more about UKAS, go to www.ukas.com
British Approvals for Fire equipment (BAFE) is an independent third party certification and registration body for fire protection that works to promote good practice across the industry. BAFE itself develops schemes for UKAS accredited certification bodies to assess and approve companies to recognised standards. Its aim is to support property managers and specifiers to ensure that they get quality fire protection for their premises, staff and service users. There are currently over 1150 registered companies from all parts of the UK, of which Amthal Fire & Security is proud to be part.
BAFE says: "Insisting on fire protection that conforms to the relevant BAFE scheme provides you with a simple way of ensuring that your project meets recognised national standards and can be independently third party certificated. In today's environment of risk assessment, with the responsibility for safety on the owner / occupier this is increasingly important to you - and your client." To find out more about BAFE, go to www.bafe.org.uk
The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is constantly shaping and promoting legislation and the professional standards for fire safety and security. As a not for profit organization, it’s objective is to promote, improve and perfect fire protection methods, devices, services and apparatus. FIA achieves this through the representation of its members, including Amthal Fire & Security and in providing technical support, guidance and opportunities for professional advancement through education and appropriate regulation.
FIA is the largest fire protection trade association in the UK. With 650+ members, we represent a significant proportion of the industry and are a major provider of fire safety training. Our main objectives are to promote, improve and perfect fire protection methods, devices, services and apparatus. We achieve this through the representation of our members and provide technical support, guidance and opportunities for professional advancement through education and regulation. To find out more about FIA, go to www.fia.uk.com
CHAS is the Contractor’s Health and Safety Assessment Scheme, and is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. CHAS has significant public and private sector buyer organisations in its scheme, including councils, housing associations, NHS trusts and a growing number of large private companies who employ sub-contractors. We are accredited by CHAS to enable our products and services to be used to ensure the health and safety of staff, as they carry out daily routines, and offer the ultimate protection for them in your business.
CHAS started with two main aims, to improve health and safety standards across Great Britain and to reduce duplicated safety applications for both suppliers and buyers. CHAS has more than 500 public and private sector buyer organisations, such as councils, housing associations, NHS trusts, including a growing number of large private companies who employ sub-contractors. To find out more about CHAS, go to www.chas.co.uk
Construction’s line’s pure aim in the industry is to avoid duplication and improve efficiencies. The construction line uses pre-qualified contractors and consultants, including Amthal Fire & Security to deliver on cost savings and best practice for the public and private sector, without having to compromise on quality. With this in mind, work using pre-qualified contractors and consultants can be completed to a high standard, protecting the long term value of the estate and also reducing maintenance and repair schedules, again enhancing efficiency.
Construction Line is the UK's largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. In terms of efficiency, time and cost saving and best practice, Constructionline is proven to deliver for public and private sector organisations alike. How we help suppliers to the construction industry For suppliers to the construction industry, Constructionline means that you no longer need to repeatedly fill in standard pre-qualification forms for every construction tender. What's more, with 8,000 buyers already using the Constructionline database to source contractors and consultants, Constructionline is a great tool to market your organisation. How we help buyers of construction services By providing an up-to-date register of pre-qualified suppliers for construction contracts, Constructionline is a common sense solution that 8,000 buyers from over 2,000 organisations are already making the most of. We pre-qualify all of our suppliers to government standards, and maintain relationships with a range of industry, ePurchasing and Government partners to ensure that we remain relevant to procurement professionals within the construction industry. To find out more about Construction Line, go to www.constructionline.co.uk
SafeContractor was initially developed as a bespoke project for a Property Management client, who wished to outsource the annual vetting of contractors on its approved list. Interest shown by other clients identified the potential for a standardised system that could be offered to the whole company's client base. In 1999, SupplyLine was born. After further development the product was expanded to provide web based access to its clients, and was re-branded as SafeContractor in 2003. Steady growth and the adoption of the system by some major brand names such as Kellogg, Debenhams Retail Plc, Home Retail Group and General Motors UK, saw entry into new client markets and further growth in contractor members. SafeContractor is part of the Alcumus Group, the market-leading provider of technology-enabled compliance risk management, certification and verification services. Alcumus Group employs circa 700 people and supports more than 30,000 clients in the UK and internationally with their Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) strategies. To find out more about safecontractor, go to www.safecontractor.com
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