Kitemark® recognition for Hampshire fire protection company


25 April 2007

Uni-Guard Fire Protection Limited of Havant, Hampshire has been awarded a prestigious Kitemark license for Fire Alarm Systems.

The Kitemark Fire Alarm Systems scheme was designed by BSI to BAFE Scheme SP203 for fire detection, alarm and suppression systems. It demonstrates a level of competency and provides accreditation.

With many willing supporters, the scheme is set to become an industry standard for demonstrating capability in this field, and is proving to be a huge benefit for businesses who are now able to guarantee their customers that they can purchase confidently.

Following the implementation of the new Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (FSO) and the Fire (Scotland) Bill in October 2006, there still seems to be some confusion in the market place about what it means and how it impacts on companies and employees.

The scheme is a timely introduction to the market, as the Fire Safety Order and the Fire (Scotland)Bill of October 2006 pull together virtually all existing fire safety regulations in a move which makes prevention of fire at least as important as fire precautions.

In addition, the Chief Fire Officers Association, in its drive to reduce false alarms, has introduced a policy on attending call-outs by automatic alarms, which means that alarms will need to be maintained by accredited third party installers.

Because Kitemark schemes are voluntary it shows that we are committed to providing our customers with the very best quality and service.

Uni-Guard Fire Protection Limited was originally formed in 1983 and was bought out by the current owner in 1999. Since then the company has expanded considerably and has gained a number of industry awards including BSI in fire extinguisher service and maintenance, and ST104 registered technicians scheme.

Alan Wilcox, Managing Director of Uni-Guard Fire Protection Limited, says, “The Kitemark scheme is highly trusted and respected, and gaining this award provides our customers with peace of mind and the reassurance of an excellent level of service and quality of work. It will enable us to pursue our ambitious growth plans and compete for contracts from larger companies.”

BSI and the Kitemark are well established in the testing and certification sector. With over 100 years of experience and market exposure the Kitemark can help manufacturers to gain and retain market access, manage risk and increase revenue and profitability. The Kitemark and the Kitemark symbol are registered trademarks of BSI and are one of the UK’s most respected quality marks. It is very well established in the fire protection and detection sector.


For further information contact:

Alan Wilcox

Uni-Guard Fire Protection Ltd

Tel: 02392 470711 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 02392 470711 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Mob: 07973923456




About the KitemarkTM:

The Kitemark is one of the most respected product quality marks in the world, demonstrating that a wide range of products from lighting to fire extinguishers conform to standards, ensuring that vital safety and performance requirements are met.

The word Kitemark and the Kitemark logo are registered trade marks of BSI.

A combination of a quality based system, such as BS EN ISO 9000, with advanced product/service testing provide the basis for a Kitemark scheme offering trust, integrity and quality.

BSI Product Services:

With its Global HQ in Hemel Hempstead, BSI Product Services provides product/service testing and certification to UK, European and International standards and is the UKAS accredited Notified Body for 17 of the New Approach EU Directives.

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