We are very proud to announce that we have now been awarded our FIRAS accreditation! We are always looking for ways to enhance the services that we give to our clients, and having this means that we can offer something new.
It has been hard work to complete, and we will still have to undertake rigorous random inspections. We can now enter the FIRAS Register of Certificated Installer Companies!
FIRAS is a third party certification scheme that verifies the competence of a contractor company to design fire protection systems. As a participant in the scheme the company has to employ appropriately skilled design, supervision and operational staff who have been assessed. FIRAS companies may issue a FIRAS endorsed certificate conformity verifying completion of works where upon an installation certificate may be issued.
Many customers know little about how fire threatens their staff or business or what their legal obligations are. Once Broadsword become certificated we can prove our competence and therefore differentiate from the competition. This means that we can generate new customers and business to companies who see fire risk as an important element of their construction.
FIRAS certified contractors are required to undergo a 3 stage assessment process. Once all the criteria are satisfied certification will be granted.
The 3 stages are as follows:
- Assessment of office management systems
- Assessment of workmanship of the site for all trade disciplines for which certification is sought.
- Competence assessment of supervisory and installation employees.