Third Party Approval
BRE Global Limited is a diverse and independant third party approvals body offering certification of fire, security products and services to an international market.
The LPCB has been certifying fire alarm and detection equipment for over 30 years and has one of the most comprehensively equipped laboratories in the world for testing these devices. Their approval process is undertaken by a highly qualified team of expert scientists and engineers.
Selecting approved products is only half the story as the performance of a product can be severely undermined by poor installation or maintenance.The availability of more varied and sophisticated fire detection and alarm equipment means that it is even more important that firms listed to LPS 1014 are regularly assessed by LPCB for their competence to design, install, commission and service fire detection and alarm systems in accordance with acceptable installation rules or codes of practice. LPS 1014 requires one encompassing Certificate of Conformity for the project, i.e. a single point responsibility, which benefits all parties concerned, i.e. the insurer, the fire brigade, the building owner, etc. It is based on BS 5839-1 and also requires the use of third party approved product.
GBE are proud to confirm that they hold accreditation to design, install, commission and maintain fire detection systems to the internationally accepted LPS1014 standard.
BAFE SP203-1 (Fire Detection Systems)
In today's environment of risk assessment, with the responsibility for safety on the occupier, it is increasingly important that the quality of fire protection provided ensures "fit for purpose", and is installed and maintained by a competent company. In specifying your fire protection from a BAFE Registered Firm you are assured of this.
Insisting on fire protection that conforms to the BAFE SP203-1 modular scheme provides a simple way of ensuring that your project meets recognised national standards and is independently third party certificated.
All aspects of any fire detection, i.e. design, installation, commissioning and maintenance must comply with the SP203-1 modular certification scheme and on handover a certificate confirming this must be issued.
GBE Fire & Security were proud to be amongst the first 35 companies within the UK to be registered under the BAFE SP203-1 modular scheme for the design, installation, commissioning, handover and maintenance of fire detection systems
BAFE SP203-3 ( Gas Suppression Systems)
Whilst fire detection systems will be sufficient to raise the alarm and summon fire-fighting effort, a fixed gaseous extinguishing system can minimise the damage caused by a fire by automatically releasing an extinguishing agent.
These fixed systems are typically installed to protect areas with items of high property value, for example server and data centres, archives and libraries. Fire Suppression systems can take the form of watermist or inert and chemical gasses such as Argonite, Inergen and FM-200.
Due to the complexity of design, again, it is imperative that a competent fire protection company is employed to conduct these works. Using a BAFE registered firm gives confidence that a system has been designed, installed and commissioned to the required British and European standards using quality third party certificated products.
GBE Fire & Security are proud to be one of a small number of firms to include BAFE SP203-3 registration for the design, installation, commissioning, handover and maintenance of fixed gaseous fire suppression systems within their portfolio.
NSI Fire Gold
Effective fire detection and alarm systems are a key component of fire risk management for any commercial, public or multi-occupancy premise.
Fire regulations require businesses to be able to provide evidence that their system is fit for purpose and is designed, installed, commissioned and maintained in accordance with the relevant British Standards by competent contractors.
Fire certificates are no longer issued by the Fire and Rescue Services. The emphasis is now placed on the responsible person designated by the owner or occupier of every relevant property, to conduct a fire risk assessment. Where a fire detection and alarm system is required, the onus is on the responsible person to be able to prove it is fit for purpose.
The most effective way of achieving this is to employ a third party certificated company accredited to NSI Gold standard.
GBE Fire & Security were proud to have been awarded with this highest level of accreditation in October 2005.
NSI NACOSS Gold
NACOSS Gold is the premier scheme awarded by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) for electronic security systems companies wishing to meet the industry's highest standards.
Companies approved to this scheme must achieve business excellence through the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System standard as well as achieving a long-term track record of performance, reliability and stability.
GBE Fire & Security were proud to have been awarded with this highest level of accreditation in February 2005.
ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organisation needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and also aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
ISO 9001:2008 supersedes ISO 9001:2000 and before that ISO 9001 and BS 5750. GBE Fire & Security have now held these quality standards for over a decade.
The ISO14001:2004 standard for Environmental Management Systems is an internationally recognised standard first published in 1996. It provides a framework to manage the immediate and long term environmental impacts of a Company’s products, services and processes. It requires a company to consider all environmental issues relevant to its operation, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the resource use and efficiency.
GBE Fire & Security have had an ethos of considering the environmental impact in its designs and operations for a number of years, and in 2015 gained third party approval to ISO14001 for their Environmental Management System.