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It’s time for third-party certification within the UK fire safety sector

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Improve safety and recognise reputable fire systems support businesses

Pressure is building towards a change in the UK fire systems market whereby, as with security systems, compulsory third-party certification of fire systems support businesses is being called for. In the light of Grenfell Tower and other tragedies, in July 2020 the government launched an open consultation into the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and published a new Draft Building Safety Bill (as reported by Ifsecglobal). At the same time The National Security Inspectorate has recently argued the case for fire certification in The Parliamentary Review 2020. Read more...

Minimise the hacking risk to your CCTV system – Secure by Default…

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Government’s new CCTV certification scheme

The growing importance and increasing dominance of internet/network-based CCTV security has brought with it the inherent risks to business and personal safety associated with cyber-attacks (hacking) and data theft. These have been illustrated in recent years by a number of high profile cases that have made news headlines. Read more...

Choice adds FSQS financial services supplier accreditation

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Choice has boosted its credentials as a preferred supplier to the financial sector by gaining registered status within the Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS) Stage 2 as part of its compliance requirement for customer Santander. FSQS is designed to standardise and manage requests for compliance and assurance data in a one-for-all submission process which serves the major financial services organisations that have adopted the system. Read more...

Choice leads in new ISO 9001:2015 accreditation

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Choice among the first to acquire compulsory new QA standard

Choice has become one of the first tranche of UK fire and security businesses to successfully transition to the award of ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance status from that of ISO 9001:2008. This compulsory requirement covers both the company’s NSI Security Gold Scheme and NSI Fire Gold Scheme certifications. It was confirmed following Choice’s most recent NSI Surveillance Audit, achieved well ahead of the 14th September 2018 deadline. Read more...

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