SSAIB assesses first company to new British Standard for Investigative Services

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) recently completed an assessment of Probe Investigations (UK) Ltd in a pilot scheme that tested the company against the newly-published British Standard 102000: 2013 Code of Practice for the Provision of Investigative Services.

The Liverpool-based professional investigation firm achieved the requirements of the draft standard prior to its publication, and is the first such company that SSAIB has assessed against BS 102000:2013.

This new Code of Practice provides recommendations for the conduct, management, staffing and operational accountability around the provision of investigative services, and can be used by investigative services buyers/customers.

SSAIB assessor Brian Nuttall presented Probe Investigations’ managing director Peter Farrington with a Certificate of Registration at a seminar hosted by the Association of British Investigators.

SSAIB assessor Brian Nuttall presents Probe Investigations’ md Peter Farrington with a Certificate of Registration at a seminar hosted by the Association of British Investigators

SSAIB assessor Brian Nuttall presents Probe Investigations’ md Peter Farrington with a Certificate of Registration at a seminar hosted by the Association of British Investigators

Commenting on the company’s achievement, Farrington said: “The SSAIB is a specialist certification body and this successful assessment will only enhance Probe’s commitment to full compliance and commitment in the competitive investigations sector.”

The news follows on from the announcement (on 31 July this year) of the Government’s intentions to regulate private investigation activities, starting some time in 2014.

The new British Standard has been developed to help providers of investigative services demonstrate their accountability at a time when the Government is implementing the licensing of such services.

About the SSAIB

Founded in 1994 and based in Tyne & Wear, SSAIB is a leading certification body for organisations providing electronic security systems, security guarding services, fire protection, alarm and telecare services systems in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In addition to its product schemes, the SSAIB offers a range of management systems certification schemes (including ISO 9001 quality management systems certification and ISO 14001 environmental management systems certification).

Over 1,500 companies are now on the SSAIB’s register.

For further information visit: http://www.ssaib.org

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