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The NSI (National Security Inspectorate) reports its accreditation for ISO 9001:2015. That’s the latest version of the quality standard, as ‘confirmed’ by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
This means that NSI can issue approvals to this latest standard. All NSI’s GOLD Schemes now include the latest version of the ISO 9001 standard. If you’re in the process of applying to NSI for one of its Gold approval schemes, or awaiting their three-yearly re-certification, you can now be audited against the latest standard by anyone of NSI’s fully trained team of in-house auditors. Nine GOLD approved companies have made the transition already (head office site in brackets):
Alarming UK Ltd (Dereham)
Briar Security Systems Ltd (Cambridge)
Black Box Security Alarm Systems Ltd (Chorley)
CoventBridge (Europe) Ltd (Newbury)
East Midlands Central Station Ltd (EMCS) (Nottingham)
The Kirby Group (Sheffield)
Nu Fire & Security Ltd (Ashton-under-Lyne)
Oakpark Alarms Security Services Ltd (Winslow)
Omni Security Services Ltd (Huntingdon)
Kay Aitkin, Service Delivery Director at the NSI said: “We are very pleased to be the first security specialist certification body to receive accreditation to ISO 9001:2015. Our team of auditors are fully trained and are able to conduct transition audits; any company wishing to make the transition should contact their auditor as soon as possible. Congratulations to the NSI approved companies who are among the first to obtain approval to the new standard and complete the transition from the previous 2008 version– well done!”
Briar Security, an NSI NACOSS Gold approved company, is a domestic and commercial alarms and CCTV installer, one of the first NSI approved companies to have gone through the 2008 to 2015 ISO 9001 transition.
Stephen Cook, Managing Director of Briar says: “When a new standard comes out some companies see it as burden and others embrace it. If I could give one piece of advice to the smaller companies out there that operate an ISO 9001 quality manual it would be grab this new ISO9001-2015 standard with both hands and make it do the work for your company and not the company do the work for the standard.
“It is a great opportunity to stand back look at how your company operates look at how things can be done more efficiently, rationalise operating procedures and giving clarity of thought.”
Richard Jenkins, NSI Chief Executive, pictured, said: “We are delighted to have received confirmation from UKAS that our internal processes, training and audit delivery in the field, are demonstrably up to the mark. We are very much ‘v2015 ready’ in every respect. It’s important to us that the certification service we provide to the UK’s finest security and fire safety companies leads the way in delivering the latest standards and approvals. The evidence to date is that NSI approved companies who have been the early adopters in this transition, have already seen how the latest standard can help them in their own process of continual improvement in serving their customers better.”