Solid State has become the first company in the north west of England to be awarded the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) Gold medal for the design, installation, commissioning, handover, verification and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems.
It means we are part of an elite group of organisations that have had their work approved as meeting the NSI’s premier award scheme.
The objective of the scheme is to provide a means by which employers, building managers, users and regulatory authorities can be confident that the firms they choose to work on their fire protection systems have attained the necessary levels of competence. It involves assessing companies to some of industry’s most exacting standards including ISO 9001 and the new BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) SP203 scheme.
The NSI’s Chief Executive, Tom Mullarkey, presented the award to Solid State at IFSEC, the International Fire and Security Exhibition held at the NEC Birmingham.
Commented Graham Bell, Solid State’s Sales Manager: “We are delighted to have achieved this award which effectively confirms Solid State as one of the UK’s premier fire alarm installers.
“In the current climate of risk assessment, more and more onus is being put on employers and building managers to provide appropriate fire prevention solutions to protect staff and visitors. As such, it is important that the systems people put in place have been designed, installed, commissioned and maintained to the required standards and that proof – ideally through certification – is available to confirm this. Our status as an NSI Gold Award winner and BAFE Registered Firm allows us to issue appropriate fire certificates and gives our clients peace of mind that Solid State is a professional, standards-driven company whose work is of a consistently high standard.”