National Security Inspectorate certificates 500th approved company for BAFE scheme

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has reached the significant milestone of recently certificating its 50oth fire approved company for a BAFE scheme. The 500th NSI approved company to be registered with BAFE is LogiScan Fire and Security based in Wellington, Somerset having achieved the prestigious NSI Fire Gold approval to the BAFE Scheme SP 203-1 for Fire Detection and Alarm Systems. LogiScan Fire and Security also holds approval for NACOSS Gold, NSI’s premier scheme for the installation and maintenance of electronic security systems.

Paul Cavill, engineering director at Logiscan Fire and Security, commented: “We’re very proud that our approval to the BAFE scheme is a milestone for NSI and BAFE as well as being such a significant achievement for our own team who have worked so hard to achieve this. We are committed to delivering high quality fire and security services and value the third party scrutiny of our business and technical competence. The NSI audits have established a continuous improvement culture within our business and their feedback helps to drive our business forward. Our use of the BAFE and NSI logos means that our clients can be confident in the high standard of our services.”

Stephen Adams

Stephen Adams

The NSI is licensed by BAFE (the national, independent registration body for third party certified fire protection companies) to deliver a range of its fire-related third party certification schemes. These include Fire Detection and Alarms (SP203-1), Fixed Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems (SP203-3), Emergency Lighting (SP203-4), Contract Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers (SP101) and Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment (SP205).

The end user buyers of fire services can rest assured organisations with BAFE registration have been independently audited by a UKAS-approved certification body.

“It’s immensely encouraging to see the continued strong growth in third party certification from NSI across the whole range of BAFE schemes,” enthused Stephen Adams, BAFE’s CEO. “Our collaborative commitment to quality and competency within the fire industry is developing all of the time, and we very much look forward to many more years of active support to help create a UK that’s safe from fire.”

Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI

Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI

The NSI’s CEO Richard Jenkins added: “Congratulations to LogiScan Fire and Security on achieving its NSI Gold and BAFE approval. Security and fire safety companies are increasingly choosing NSI as their specialist certification body to take advantage of value-added integrated audits including ISO 9001 to earn Gold approval.”

Jenkins continued: “Over 1,800 organisations have already chosen NSI for their security and/or fire safety certification, all of whom benefit from the NSI’s expert, in-house team of auditors during  the approval process, helping to raise operational performance. Our 500th registration is another key milestone for the NSI and BAFE and we look forward to working with many more fire safety businesses who seek to drive up standards in fire safety, conveying their professionalism and competence to clients with independent certification.”

*To find out more about gaining BAFE registration and NSI approval, contact the NSI’s applications team on (telephone) 01628 764855 or via e-mail:

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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