Accredited Fire & Security specialists.
We pride ourselves in providing continual and ongoing product and technical training to our staff. You can be assured with A.P.E that you are getting the best expertise. We are regularly audited by NSI and BAFE, who scrutinise our processes, verify our expertise and randomly visit installations, the results of which mean that we have maintained the NSI Gold accreditation (formerly NACOSS) for over 20 years.
By constantly working towards achieving certification schemes and accreditations for fire protection products and related services, we can present a simple and reliable means of providing the fullest possible assurances to our clients, offering a level of quality, reliability and safety that non-certificated products will almost certainly lack.
“We are immensely proud of our long list of accreditations we have worked hard to acquire from industry bodies and manufacturers over the past 40+ years. They help us to deliver our service and install products that meet health and safety regulations, providing our clients with invaluable levels of peace of mind.”
Peter Leonard – Director
Our accreditations in detail
- In December 2009, we became CHAS (The Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) & Safe Contractor approved.
- In August 2009, we became an EXOR approved contractor, helping us secure contracts in the public and private sector.
- In March 2009, we became members of the Fire Industry Association (FIA).
- In May 2008, we joined The British Security Industry Association (BSIA), helping to keep our standards at the highest levels.
- In 2004, we became a CAME Blue Partner for Automatic Gates, Bollards & Barriers, adding further specialist services to our existing repertoire.
- Where applicable, our systems also comply with the NPCC (National Police Chiefs’ Council) Police Requirements & Response to Security Systems.
- Recognised by NSI (National Security Inspectorate) as a NACOSS Gold member – our fire and security systems are designed and installed to the highest quality British and European standards (including BS4737, BS 5839, BS EN ISO 9001:2000 & PD662:2004).
Why are accreditations important?
If you own or occupy a non-domestic building, you have a legal obligation to protect your staff, visitors the building and its contents. This requires you to appoint a “Responsible Person” to ensure you have adequate fire protection. The “Responsible person” has specific duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order 2005 (RRO).
The Regulatory Reform Order states in its guidance documents (section 8):
“Third-party certification schemes for fire protection products and related services are an effective means of providing the fullest possible assurances, offering a level of quality, reliability and safety that non-certificated products may lack.”