The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) is a totally independent inspectorate body open to all alarm companies who can meet their stringent membership requirements. The requirements cover not only installation techniques, but also callout procedures, administrative procedures and a consideration of recent Company accounts to ensure a sound financial base.
After the initial “gruelling” investigation if a company is accepted, they are then placed on the roll of the SSAIB as an approved company. The Company is then required to issue an SSAIB Certificate of Conformity to clients stating compliance to PD6662/EN50131 which will, in many cases, result in a discount on their insurance premiums. It also allows them to connect Police Response Systems as under the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) regulations only enrolled companies of an approved inspection board are accepted.
Having achieved enrolment these companies are then subjected to regular inspections by SSAIB inspectors to ensure both administrative and installation procedures are being complied with fully.
Oakpark Dorset is proud to be an SSAIB member.
F.I.A. Fire Industry Association
The FIA is a ‘not for profit’ trade association with the aim of promoting the professional status of the UK Fire Safety Authority. This is done by liaison with Government and official bodies, as well as other key organisations in the industry.
As members of the FIA, Oakpark are kept informed about the latest and developing legislation and its effects on the fire alarm market.
Membership of the FIA gives Oakpark access to relevant training as well as technical advice. An important requirement of FIA membership is to operate best practice for the installation and maintenance of fire alarms. Oakpark’s accreditation under BAFE fully meets this FIA criteria.
BAFE British Approval for Fire Equipment
BAFE is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to promoting and improving standards in fire protection
BAFE is supported by Statutory bodies, the Fire and Rescue Services, Insurers and leading Certification and Trade Bodies.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) states: “We support third party certification schemes as an effective means of assuring the quality, reliability and safety of products and services, and recognise the valuable role BAFE plays in bringing to the marketplace recognised registration schemes for these products and services”.
BAFE develops Third Party certification schemes with all the interested parties and works with UKAS accredited Certification Bodies to assess and approve companies to these standards. Oakpark Alarms Third Part Certification is overseen by the SSAIB and all fire alarm installations completed by Oakpark receive a BAFE certificate of compliance.
Oakpark Alarms are proud to be accredited under BAFE.