What it Means to be NSI Gold Accredited

If you are searching for a security provider, making sure they have all the appropriate qualifications and experience you are looking for is important. Accreditation is a big part of this and, hopefully, should mean that you are dealing with a company who know what they are doing and have a solid reputation.

What it Means to be NSI Gold Accredited

Many businesses will begin their selection process by looking online for partners in their local area. Knowing how to distinguish reputable companies from the rest of the crowd, quickly and efficiently can save a good deal of time. That’s where the NSI Gold Approved accreditation comes in.

The National Security Inspectorate or NSI is the accreditation body for the security industry. Created in 1971, the organisation offers both gold and silver accreditation. This two-level system is designed to help new and upcoming companies (silver accreditation) usually not ISO 9001 and those who are already established in the sector (gold accreditation) and are ISO 9001 accredited

Businesses that are allowed to display the NSI logo have been through a comprehensive audit and vetting process that means they are fit for purpose and have quality management processes in place to maintain standards. Those with gold approval can usually also demonstrate a long track record of high performance.

What is Gold Approved?

All companies that have been NSI Gold accredited agree to adhere by certain principles and have multiple processes in place to ensure they continue to provide a good service. These include:

  • All approved businesses resolve to provide high business performance standards.
  • Companies agree to meet the current UK and EU standards relating to technical performance and safety.
  • NSI Gold Approved security businesses fully vet all relevant employees.
  • Best industry practice is at the heart of a company’s processes which means staff are fully trained and up to date with the latest security issues.
  • A company with this certificate will undertake to have the appropriate insurance which protects them and their clients.
  • The award by NSI includes Quality Management System Certification such as Quality (BS EN ISO 9001)

What Are the Benefits of Using a NSI Gold Approved Security Provider?

NSI Gold certification is backed by organisations such as the Police, Fire and rescue services as well as the wider insurance industry. Choosing to work with a company that displays the NSI logo means you are opting for a partner that takes their service delivery serious, have demonstrated their competence and who are committed to maintaining standards in accordance with best practice within the sector.

NSI Gold Approved certificate holders are required to undergo regular audits to make sure they are maintaining these standards.

Obviously, if you are a business and you are looking to work with a security provider, it’s important to choose the right supplier. That means a company which not only meets the requirements of their customers and stakeholders, but which also maintains and upholds its commitment to statutory and regulatory requirements. The NSI Gold Approved accreditation is a way of easily distinguishing a potential security partner from others in the industry.

Clear Sound Security are your local, NSI Gold accredited, professional electronic security provider. Call us now on 024 7666 8366 to arrange your free survey and quotation.

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