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The 34 full-time auditors at the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) recently gathered in Maidenhead for advanced training and sharing of best practice, as part of their continual development. This team clocks up on average 3.25 million miles each year – which works out at nearly seven times to the moon, and back – fulfilling around 3500 audit days across more than 1800 approved companies, mainly guarding contractors and alarm and electronic security installers.
As part of its commitment to standards, NSI’s audit team is increasingly adopting hybrid powered vehicles which deliver low emissions and fuel economy. Pictured are some of NSI’s hybrid vehicles with NSI auditors (left to right: Gary Hurst, Bill Baillie, Doug Malcolm, Scott Rumson, Dave Bartram) all of whom are fully trained in Systems, Fire and ISO 9001.
Doug Malcolm says: “Up to 37 miles of my daily commute to audits can be completed on electric only power, as I charge my car every night. It’s beneficial knowing I can select electric mode when driving through residential and city areas, thus reducing pollution.”
And Dave Bartram says: “Having owned a hybrid vehicle prior to starting my employment with NSI it was an easy decision to opt for one. I’m not an eco-warrior but do feel passionate about contributing to cleaner emissions. As discussions are underway with respect to zero emission zones in major city centres, the continued ability to drive into zero emission zones is a great positive. I believe we will see more and more of these type of vehicles in the coming years, as the benefits far out way the future impacts and limitations of solely combustion engine cars.”
NSI says that its forward-looking approach to its vehicle fleet is just one of the ways in which as a certification body in the security and fire safety sectors it’s delivering efficiency and environmental benefits. The inspectorate’s integrated audit policy aids its clients through cost saving as well as delivering the environmental benefit of fewer road miles. Visit www.nsi.org.uk.