First Insurance Discount for BAFE Certificated Fire System Owners
The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has welcomed an initiative by Security Industries Specialist Services (SISS) of Oakhampton, who are to offer up to 30% property insurance discount to clients who have a fire detection and alarm system designed, installed and commissioned by a BAFE certificated installer, such as those approved through NSI’s Fire Gold and Fire Silver schemes.
Following the attendance by representatives of SISS at an NSI/CFOA fire seminar earlier this year that debated the benefits of third-party certification, SISS were suitably encouraged to take the initiative and introduce a discount that rewards customers choosing high standards.
Linda Harris, Business Development Manager, commented, “We have always supported high standards in the security industry as promoted by NSI and now welcome the opportunity to do the same for the fire sector. We clearly see the benefits in rewarding clients who take reducing risk seriously by contracting fire alarm installers who can prove their competence through the BAFE SP203 scheme”.
SISS have negotiated a discount with Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) Ltd, through a facility administered by Contessa Underwriting Ltd. This offers 10% discount off standard book rates for each module of the fire detection and alarm system that is certificated through the BAFE SP203 scheme. Therefore a customer who has a system that is BAFE Certificated for the design, installation and commissioning modules would receive a 30% discount.
NSI, Chief Executive, Andrew White, commented, “I welcome this initiative as a significant step in rewarding those customers who decide to ensure that their fire systems comply with BAFE’s demanding standards. It is also a welcome fillip for the BAFE approved Fire System companies who have worked so hard to comply with the high standards required by BAFE. I believe this is a major step that can only help encourage more end users to choose a BAFE approved installer and in doing so ensure that they do in fact comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005".
For further information and quotations, contact SISS on 08000 710 999.
Firewatch South West Ltd are BAFE SP 203 Approved