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FIA Technical Briefing

Reading and understanding British Standards and Codes of Practice is the fire safety specialist’s bread and butter, but sometimes there are pitfalls that it can be easy to fall into. The Fire Industry Association has recently produced guidance about BS 7273-4:2015 and its...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
Ron Panter
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National Security Inspectorate moves to strengthen in-house auditing team

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) – the independent certification body specialising in the security, guarding and fire sectors – has appointed Ron Panter as security and fire systems auditor and lead auditor for ISO 9001. Panter will be based in Surrey and...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
David Hindle
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ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions offers advice on guidance around BS 8300 updates

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, is offering guidance on recent updates to BS 8300, the British Standard governing inclusive building access, and how they affect the commercial sector. A British Standard setting out how buildings should be designed,...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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IFSEC International 2018: Risk Xtra’s Solutions Guide for End Users (Part Three)

Organised by UBM, IFSEC International’s 2018 edition takes place at ExCeL London from Tuesday 19 June until Thursday 21 June. As always, Risk Xtra will be there for the entire event. Ahead of the doors to the exhibition opening, here’s the third instalment of a...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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National Security Inspectorate voices support for World Accreditation Day 2018

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the UK’s most widely recognised, independent UKAS-accredited certification body approving companies within the security and fire safety sectors, has voiced its support for World Accreditation Day 2018, which takes place on Saturday 9...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018
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‘Strengthening Partnerships’ proves popular theme for attendees at 2018 NSI Summit

More than 200 representatives from National Security Inspectorate (NSI) approved companies gathered at the NSI’s fifth annual Summit on Thursday 22 March, which was held at The Vox, the state-of-the art Conference Centre in Resorts World, right next door to the NEC i...
Posted On 29 Mar 2018
Paul Tennent receives the 2017 Peter Greenwood Award from Deborah Ward-Johnstone, Group event director at Revolution Events
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Industry champions Paul Tennent and Tony Maskens win coveted FSA Awards for 2017

Two industry leaders – namely Paul Tennent and Tony Maskens – have been recognised by the Fire & Security Association (FSA) at the IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2017 for their outstanding contributions to their respective industry sectors. Paul Tennent...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
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Fire Industry Association’s all-new fire detection and alarms courses open for bookings

Following the launch of four brand new fire detection and alarm qualifications in the design, installation, maintenance and commissioning of fire detection and alarm equipment earlier this year, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) has announced that bookings for these courses can...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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Fire Industry Association gearing up for October seminars on ‘Update to BS 5839-1:2017’

During October, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) will be holding four seminars under the banner ‘Update to BS 5839-1:2017’. The new British Standard, which focuses on Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings, was published on Friday 1 September. Due to...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
James Kelly: CEO at the BSIA
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“Clarification on regulatory regime for private security industry essential” urges BSIA

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is calling for urgent clarification on the future of the regulatory regime for the private security industry. This follows on from the news that a security firm is being investigated by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017