BAC is proud to be accredited by all leading industry bodies and quality management standards. The below is a brief guide to what our accreditations mean to you as a customer.
The SSAIB accredits BAC for the Design, Installation, repair and maintenance of:
Intruder Alarm systems
Access Control Systems
What does this mean?
The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) are the leading certification body for organisations providing security systems and services, fire detection and alarm systems, telecare systems and services, manned security services and monitoring services. Founded in 1994, the SSAIB operates on a not-for-profit basis. It promotes high standards of service and is focused on serving the certification needs of organisations providing security and safety-related services.
SSAIB’s standards ensure that companies comply with all Police policies (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic) and insurers – often as a condition of their underwriting – place particular demands on security and fire safety system providers. SSAIB certification from accredited firms allow insurers to clarify that all reasonable precautions have been taken to mitigate risk. Certification with SSAIB is a mark of excellence and evidences that the accredited company follows all UK standards and completes work to a hight standard.
BAFE (British Approvals For Fire Equipment)
BAC are accredited by BAFE for the Design, Installation, repair and maintenance of Fire Alarm systems, but What does this mean?
There are many reasons to use a BAFE accredited company, here are some of them.
BAC is independently and unbiasedly assessed for competency:
As a BAFE Registered Company, BAC have been independently and regularly assessed by a UKAS Accredited Certification Body to ensure they are competent to deliver your required service.
BAC voluntarily employ professionals to provide assurance of service excellence:
This independent assessment from BAFE is completely voluntary, meaning BAC’s own time and money is used to demonstrate our commitment to quality, proving that we are skilled professionals that can meet your requirements.
BAC provides Evidential Competency and Confidence you have acted with due diligence:
As the person responsible for fire safety, you will receive certificated evidence of BAC’s competency. Your insurers may be interested in seeing this evidence, especially if you have to make a claim. This certificated evidence demonstrates due diligence in sourcing a competent provider to help meet your fire safety obligations.
BAC has regular assessments to ensure ongoing competency and service excellence:
We are assessed by BAFE annually, meaning ongoing assessment of Our competency with up to date relevant standards and best working practice. BAFE scheme criteria for third party certification is monitored and reviewed regularly by BAFE Scheme working groups using industry experts to ensure they are always at the leading edge of the fire protection industry. This means that the BAFE certification scheme remains the most up to date representation of quality and competency for specific fire safety services.
BAC is Monitored for compliance:
BAFE monitor registered companies to ensure they continue to work to the scheme criteria at all times. If for any reason our competency falls into disrepute, this will be investigated and if confirmed, our BAFE registration will be suspended until rectified or terminated.
Using BAFE companies is Recommended by Government Fire and Rescue Services across the UK:
It is recommended by Government, from both GOV.UK and GOV.SCOT fire safety guidance, to use third party certificated providers for fire protection services as “an effective means of providing the fullest possible assurances, offering a level of quality, reliability and safety that non-certificated products [and services] may lack” (GOV.UK Fire Safety Guidance Documents). Multiple Fire and Rescue Services across England and Wales recommend this and is strongly encouraged by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service also stress that a competent person should be used “to enable them to implement the appropriate fire safety measures”.
There are plenty of providers available in the UK who claim third party certification is not necessary, but who is assessing their competency? Would you really want to take the risk?
Buy With Confidence – Trading Standards Approved
The Buy With Confidence scheme was put together by a partnership of Local Authority Trading Standards Services in response to concerns about ‘rogue traders’. The scheme provides consumers with a list of businesses which have given their commitment to trading fairly.
BAC has undergone a series of detailed checks by professionally qualified Trading Standards staff before being approved as a member of the scheme.
This means that BAC has been verified as:
- Always trading in a legal, fair and ethical manner
- Having has all employees fully vetted for criminal record clearance
- All operatives being fully qualified in their respective fields
- Offering a consistent level of good customer service and after sales support
Quality Management Standards ISO9001 and 14001
BAC is independently audited annually for our quality management systems. This clarifies that every aspect of our business has strict procedure and that all documentation is stored appropriately. The ISO9001 standard also includes our complaints procedure and customer service standards.
In recent years BAC has gained ISO14001 award. This standard relates to our environmental policies including our use of sustainable energy and the efficiency of our fleet. With both ISO9001 and 14001 standards in place, it is our customers guarantee that we do things Properly and have an environmental conscience.
CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme)
Since 1997, CHAS Scheme has been helping to improve health and safety standards across the UK and safeguard organisations from risk.
CHAS works in partnership with leading industry bodies and independent organisations to provide a single solution for accreditation, risk assessment, supply chain management and industry training.
BAC are annually checked for health and safety compliance and our membership demonstrates to potential clients that we meet the required health and safety standards in all that we do.