City Fire Safety Accreditations
Here at City Fire we are dedicated to exceptional levels of customer service and are proud of our reputation for top quality products, first class workmanship and complete reliability. As such, we are a fully accredited company and have gained certification in a range of fire safety industry standards and schemes.
Established in 1984, BAFE are an independent organisation dedicated to improving standards in the fire protection industry. This means they develop schemes to assess and approve companies to recognised standards, evaluating their products and services in line with ISO 9001 or an equivalent Quality Management System.
According to BAFE, companies registered with their schemes “demonstrate a commitment to service excellence” and you can be sure their fire protection equipment is “fit for purpose” and “installed and maintained by competent persons”.
The ISO 9000 family includes some of the world’s most recognised quality management standards and has been developed to provide guidance and tools for companies who want to ensure their products and services are constantly improving and consistently meeting customer requirements.
The ISO 9001:2008 is the only standard within the 9000 group that can be certified to and it is currently implemented by over one million companies in over 170 countries, making the standard one of the key marks of quality. The standard is based on a number of quality management principles, including a strong customer focus and it helps ensure customers get consistent, good quality products and services.
UKAS Quality Management
UKAS (the United Kingdom Accreditation Service) is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.
This means companies who provide certification – such as inspecting equipment or undertaking risk assessments – and who carry the UKAS accreditation have been assessed against internationally recognised standards to demonstrate their competence, impartiality and performance capability.
Founded over 50 years ago, the NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) is a regulatory body for the contracting industry. They assess the electrical competence of electricians, making sure that they work safely, to a high standard and in line with all necessary regulations.
Approved contractors have to undergo rigorous assessments in order to be accredited to NICEIC standards, and these assessments include sampling their work, evaluating their premises, inspecting their products and testing the competence of their staff.
The safecontractor approved accreditation system is a UK based health and safety scheme with more than 200 major clients and 18,000 contractor members. The scheme is designed to review and audit the health and safety policies, procedures and documentation of contractors and their auditors and identify whether a business has suitable and sufficient health and safety compliance.
All members are assessed on their products and services and approval demonstrates a high level of health and safety competence.
NAPIT was formed in 1992 as the National Association for Professional Inspectors and Testers and was developed to set standards for the inspection and testing industry. Their role since then has shown considerable growth and NAPIT are now one of the largest government approved register holders for Part P Registered Domestic Electrical Installers.
NAPIT’s inspectors undertake stringent assessments, accrediting companies who carry out equipment testing, electrical installation and testing in commercial and industrial sectors safely and competently.
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