SSAIB at Counter Terror Expo
SSAIB, the UK’s leading certification body for organisations, will be back at Counter Terror Expo on stand M70 for this year’s show, following its successful appearances at the event in 2011 and 2012.
With the number of SSAIB-registered firms now at a record 1500 – including companies providing electronic security, intruder alarms, manned protection and fire detection systems, as well as new services such as telecare systems for the social alarms sector – staff from the certification body will be on hand at London’s Olympia from 24-25 April to discuss a range of topics.
Representatives including Lynn Watts-Plumpkin, SSAIB’s Manned Services Scheme Manager, will be available on SSAIB’s stand to answer queries about significant issues such as the impact of the SIA’s Business Regulation regime, being introduced later this year.
Meanwhile, an increasing number of insurance companies are specifying SSAIB’s new 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 recently introduced 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.
SSAIB is currently expanding its website services, with fresh features designed to improve functionality for visitors and importantly reduce its registered firms’ costs. An online application system is intended to make it easier for firms to apply for registration and enhance SSAIB’s applications processing. A new electronic auditing package has also been developed to reduce the volume of paperwork and SSAIB auditors will be equipped with a hand-held device allowing checklists and audit reports to be completed more quickly and easily.
Founded in 1994 and based at new offices in Tyne & Wear, SSAIB is the leading Certification Body for organisations providing electronic security systems, guarding security services, fire protection, alarm and telecare services systems in the UK and Republic of Ireland. In addition to its product schemes, SSAIB offers a range of management systems certification schemes, including ISO 9001 quality management systems certification and ISO 14001 environmental management systems certification. Over 1500 companies are now on the SSAIB’s register.