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SSAIB, the UK and Ireland security, fire and telecare certification body, has certificated its registered firm, MRP Alarms, to the latest ISO 9001 quality management systems standard. While Harrogate-based MRP Alarms was already audited to the previous, 2008, version of ISO 9001 for the installation of wired and wireless intruder alarm systems, it sought benchmark certification to this updated ISO 9001: 2015 standard as part of the company’s commitment to quality assurance.

This follows SSAIB’s own recent UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to ISO 9001:2015. That enables Tyne and Wear-based SSAIB to audit companies to the revised standard. Briefly, ISO 9001 helps organisations show their customers that they can offer products and services of consistently good quality. It also acts as a tool to streamline processes and make them more efficient. The 2015 edition has followed more than three years’ revision by figures from near 95 participating and observing countries. This includes compatibility with other management systems such as ISO 14001 covering environmental management, for which SSAIB is also UKAS-accredited.

Set up some 30 years ago, MRP Alarms installs and maintains domestic and commercial clients’ intruder alarms in compliance with British and European standards, while the firm’s engineers are fully NVQ/City & Guilds qualified. Company owner Mark Peretti says that its fresh accreditation to ISO 9001:2015 demonstrates “our commitment to the highest standards of quality assurance, which underpins everything we do and helps to ensure we maximise our customer service levels. This management system standard also offers benefits though our increased efficiency and improved business performance”.

SSAIB Chief Executive Alex Carmichael, pictured left, adds that SSAIB’s UKAS accreditation to certificate organisations against the latest ISO 9001:2015 quality management systems standard will enable SSAIB registered firms to update their own existing ISO 9001:2008 accreditation to this latest standard by the deadline of September 2018. The latest edition is less prescriptive than its predecessor, focusing instead on performance, and the 2015 version is designed to be easily integrated with other management systems.

About SSAIB

Founded in 1994, SSAIB is a certification body for electronic security systems, guarding services, fire protection, alarm and telecare services systems in the UK and Republic of Ireland. SSAIB offers a range of management systems certification schemes, including ISO 9001 quality management systems certification and ISO 14001 environmental management systems certification. Over 1700 companies are now on SSAIB’s register. Visit www.ssaib.org.


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