Kitemark® recognition for leading fire protection company


31 May 2007

Spectrum Fire Protection (UK) Ltd of Walsall, West Midlands has been awarded a prestigious Kitemark license for Fire Alarm Systems.

The Kitemark Fire Alarm Systems scheme is designed to allow companies involved in the design, installation, commissioning and/ or maintenance of fire alarm and suppression systems to prove that they are competent and accredited and was designed by BSI to BAFE Scheme SP203 for fire detection, alarm and suppression systems.

With many willing supporters, the scheme is set to become an industry standard for demonstrating capability in this field and 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.

Spectrum Fire Protection (UK) Ltd provides the supply, design, installation and maintenance of fire detection & alarm systems, fixed gaseous fire systems, sprinkler systems and portable fire extinguishers. They are one of the UK’s largest quality suppliers of fire protection and detection equipment to industry, commerce and the public throughout the UK.

Spectrum Fire Protection (UK) Ltd are now accredited with the SP203 BAFE scheme and have been associated with BSI since April 1991 for BS EN ISO9001:2000 in accordance with BAFE scheme SP101.

Paul Kerman, Managing Director says “In a crowded marketplace, third party certification will aid and assist our commercial drive. With relatively few companies being able to offer the prestigious Kitemark to both fire detection systems and extinguishing, Spectrum Fire Protection (UK) Ltd is able to offer added value and quality.”

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.



Spectrum Fire Protection (UK) Ltd,

Middlemore Lane



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About the Kitemark®

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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