Are You Using a SSAIB Certified Company?
19/08/2020 in Security
Having the correct up-to-date accreditations suggests a sign of quality and trust. It is an indication that the company you are working with is following the correct industry guidelines and best practices. Moreover, choosing a non-accredited company is often very risky and can mean your business suffers when things go wrong.
The SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) is a well-known and respected body within the security sector, so a certification from them is certainly something to look out for when choosing a security provider.
Continue reading to learn more about the SSAIB and why you should be using a SSAIB certified company.
What is the SSAIB?
Founded in 1994, the SSAIB is the leading UK certification body for those providing security solutions and services including the installation of security technology, manned guarding and fire services.
As a SIA (Security Industry Association) approved body, the SSAIB offers a range of accreditations and schemes for organisations in this field. It aims to promote the highest standards within the security sector, giving well-deserved recognition to organisations that excel and are thus awarded a SSAIB accreditation.
Why choose a SSAIB certified company?
A SSAIB certification is a mark of excellence as companies who are awarded it must be independently audited and meet specific and lengthy criteria before approval. Instead of simply paying a fee to join, companies must meet the rigorous assessment standards set by the body.
As such, the SSAIB will only certificate companies that can demonstrate technical and managerial competence through an inspection of the processes and procedures they operate. The assessment of the organisation is set against a national standard, making it no easy feat.
When choosing a SSAIB certified company, you can rest assured that they are highly skilled and competent at what they do, ensuring the best service and quality while protecting your business from the devastating consequences of theft, criminal damage or fire.
A certified provider can prove that they have been able to meet the stringent quality and performance standards, as assessed by an impartial third-party body. The SSAIB certification is also checked every three years, ensuring that an accredited company is up-to-date and that its certification remains valid.
Many insurers now require specific evidence from a business that all reasonable steps have been taken to mitigate risks and protect both staff and assets. By choosing a SSAIB certified security provider, you will be able to exceed such requirements, making the insurance claim process easier if the unthinkable were to happen.
Going with a certified organisation can save you a substantial amount of time and money. Additionally, all SSAIB schemes comply with UK police policies.
What does the SSAIB look for?
As part of the comprehensive certification process, the SSAIB will check that the company in question meets the following criteria:
- Personnel are screened to the necessary British standard
- Management and staff have experience and competence
- Insurance cover is relevant to the nature and level of the work being undertaken
- The operating premises is suitable for the company’s activity and all documentation and records are secure
- Best practice standards are adhered to
- There are sufficient resources and staff to provide the services that the company offers
- The company is complying with all the relevant British or European standards and codes of practice
- The necessary identity cards are being carried at all times
If you would like to work with a trusted, high-quality SSAIB certified company, then contact Millennium Security on 01234 825 522. We are a leading UK provider of construction site security solutions, including biometric access control, advanced CCTV systems and other wireless technology.