The Kitemark™ Scheme for Fire Alarm Installations

The Kitemark™ Scheme for Fire Alarm and/or Gaseous Suppression Installations provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment in getting fire alarm installation and maintenance processes right. The Kitemark Scheme covers the design, installation, commissioning and ongoing maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems in a ‘modular’ format.

Turn this to your advantage by gaining a Kitemark license for Fire Alarm Systems. This gives you the recommended certification and the competitive advantage the distinguished Kitemark symbol brings.

Scheme Guidance

This scheme has been operating successfully in the UK for 8 years, it has now been adapted for South Africa and is based on the applicable product standards. The scheme is divided into four modules:

  • Design
  • Installation
  • Commissioning/Initial verification
  • Maintenance

Companies can select all modules, or only the modules covered in their scope of work. Additional modules can be applied for at a later date.

Standards covered by the scheme

  • SANS 10139 – Fire Detection and Alarm Systems for Buildings — System Design, Installation and Servicing
  • ISO 14520 – Gaseous Fire-Extinguishing Systems, Physical Properties and System Design
  • BS 5389-1 – Fire detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings (non domestic)
  • BS EN 15004-1 - Fixed Fire Fighting Systems & Gas Extinguishing Systems, Design, Installation and Maintenance 
  • NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm and Signalling Code
  • NFPA 2001 – Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 12 – Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems

What is Third Party Certification?

An audit is performed by an external (third party) certification body to independently verify conformity to  the applicable standards. The Certification body visits the company, the company’s client sites and will audit the actual work carried out. BSI will verify that the standard of workmanship meets the industry standard and once certified, the company will be continually monitored to ensure they continue to maintain the same standards.