NSI accreditation to ISO 9001:2015 confirmed

Posted On 02 Nov 2016
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nsi9001nov16NSI has announced its accreditation for ISO 9001:2015, the latest version of the quality standard as ‘confirmed’ by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). All NSI’s Gold schemes now include the latest version of the ISO 9001 standard. Organisations in the process of applying to NSI for one of its Gold approval schemes, or awaiting their three-yearly re-certification can now be audited against the latest standard by anyone of NSI’s team of in-house auditors.

NSI Gold approved companies who have made the transition include:

  • Alarming UK (Dereham)
  • Briar Security System (Cambridge)
  • Black Box Security Alarm Systems (Chorley)
  • CoventBridge (Europe) (Newbury)
  • East Midlands Central Station (EMCS) (Nottingham)
  • The Kirby Group (Sheffield)
  • Nu Fire & Security (Ashton-under-Lyne)
  • Oakpark Alarms Security Services (Winslow)
  • Omni Security Services (Huntingdon)

Kay Aitkin, Service Delivery Director said: “We are very pleased to be the first security specialist certification body to receive accreditation to ISO 9001:2015. Congratulations to the NSI approved companies who are among the first to obtain approval to the new standard and complete the transition from the previous 2008 version– well done!”

Briar Security, an NSI NACOSS Gold approved company, are one of the first NSI approved companies to have gone through the 2008 to 2015 ISO 9001 transition process.  Stephen Cook, Managing Director of Briar comments: “When a new standard comes out some companies see it as burden and others embrace it. If I could give one piece of advice to the smaller companies out there that operate an ISO 9001 quality manual it would be grab this new ISO9001-2015 standard with both hands and make it do the work for your company and not the company do the work for the standard. It is a great opportunity to stand back look at how your company operates look at how things can be done more efficiently, rationalise operating procedures and giving clarity of thought.”

Richard Jenkins, NSI Chief Executive: “We are delighted to have received confirmation from UKAS that our internal processes, training and audit delivery in the field, are demonstrably up to the mark. We are very much ‘v2015 ready’ in every respect. NSI approved companies who have been the early adopters in this transition, have already seen how the latest standard can help them in their own process of continual improvement in serving their customers better.”