National Security Inspectorate (NSI) News

National Security Inspectorate Unveils eLearning Security Screening Course On The Revised Code Of Practice BS 7858:2019

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the launch of a new eLearning course to help NSI approved companies understand and apply the requirements of the revised Code of Practice BS 7858:2019 'Screening of Individuals Working in a Secure Environment'. NSI eLearning screening course This introductory eLearning course is available to all who wish to enroll, but is particularly useful for screening administrators and controllers. Accredited by the National Security Institute’s...

Ecl-ips Announces The Acquisition Of Alarm Specialist Security Group To Provide Comprehensive Services To Their Clients

Security and monitoring firm Ecl-ips, has bought Bristol-based alarms specialist, Security Group, to expand its services to clients. Ecl-ips is a CCTV and access control system designer and installer based in Worcestershire which has always strived to offer clients the most advanced solutions it can. Its current preferred partners are Avigilon, part of Motorola Solutions, for CCTV and Paxton, for access control. Meanwhile, Security Group specializes in designing, installing, maintaining and rep...

National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Announces Its Accreditation As A Living Wage Employer

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) announces its accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation as a Living Wage Employer. NSI endorses the Living Wage Foundation’s principles recognizing this independent movement of businesses, organizations and people campaigning on the simple ethic that ‘a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay’, an integral part of many organizations’ corporate social responsibility. Living Wage Foundation The Foundation celebra...

National Security Inspectorate Sponsors Apprentice Of The Year Award At The British Security Awards 2020

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) proudly sponsored the Apprentice of the Year Award at the British Security Awards 2020 which took place on 1st July. The annual event, recognizing individuals and companies within the private security sector for their talent and commitment in protecting people and property, saw a significant number of NSI approved companies celebrated amongst its winners. Organized by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), this year’s British Security Aw...

National Security Inspectorate Announces Audit And Assessment Programs Will Resume Effective From 1st June 2020

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the resumption of all audit and assessment activity from 1st June 2020, in light of current Government “go to work if you are unable to work from home” guidance. Government guidance allows all employers to resume activity in the workplace where appropriate, including professional services that cannot be delivered remotely, such as NSI on-site audits. NSI will utilize a combination of remote audit and on-site audit capability in...

NSI Announces Suspension Of All Audit And Assessment Activity In April And May 2020 Owing To Global COVID19 Pandemic

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced suspension of all audit activity commencing 6th April until 31st May 2020 inclusive, in view of the global coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic. All approved companies in the security and fire sector are working hard to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, prioritising the health and well-being of staff and taking necessary steps to support their customers and maintain business continuity. The professional industry is practising social distanci...

NSI-Sponsored Thought Leadership Summit Instigates Debate On Key Issues In The Security Sector

Key topics and challenges affecting the security systems and guarding sectors were addressed at this year’s NSI-sponsored Thought Leadership Summit, held at the Royal Lancaster London. Delegates from across the industry engaged with a lively, informative and thought provoking program, organized by the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). A cross-section of security industry end users, service providers, sector organizations and regulatory bodies attended the third annual UK OS...

National Security Inspectorate Announces The Addition Of The New BS 7858:2019 Course To Its Industry-Specific Training Portfolio

As the UK’s premier specialist Certification Body within the security and fire safety sector, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the addition of a new BS 7858:2019 screening course to its portfolio of industry-specific training. This revised Standard for the Screening of Individuals Working in a Secure Environment involves a number of significant changes taking effect in April 2020. These include an increased emphasis on risk assessment, the removal of character refere...

OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit 2020 Addresses Security Challenges

The third OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit, organized in association with the NSI, takes place on Wednesday 26th February 2020 at the Royal Lancaster London, and is set to deliver a lively, thought provoking and engaging event providing a platform to confront issues faced by the security industry. The program will address the increasing challenges faced by the Guarding community, such as the Living Wage and the rogue labor risk from labor providers. The event will also examine the Police-Al...

NSI To Exhibit Associate Consultancy Programme At CONSEC In October 2019

NSI has announced it will be exhibiting for the first time at CONSEC, taking place on 3rd October 2019 at the Radisson Edwardian Heathrow, where the NSI team will be spotlighting its Associate Consultancy Programme (ACP) – an independent referral listing. CONSEC is the Association of Security Consultant’s (ASC) annual event for security consultants and the broad spectrum of people responsible for organizational security and safety. The NSI Associate Consultancy Programme enables Con...

National Security Inspectorate Sponsors The 2019 Women In Security Awards

National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the UK’s third party certification body for the security and fire safety sectors, was a proud sponsor of the 2019 Women in Security Awards which took place on 12 September, recognizing the significant contribution and achievements of women within the wider world of security. Organized by Professional Security Magazine and Patron, Una Riley, almost 250 security professionals gathered aboard the Dixie Queen riverboat on the River Thames to celebrate and...

What New Standards Are Needed In The Security Marketplace?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) describes standards as guidelines or characteristics for activities or for their results, aimed at achieving the optimum degree of order. They might include product standards, test methods, codes of practice, guideline standards, and management systems standards. In the security marketplace, there are many standards currently used, including those from organizations such as ONVIF, PSIA and ASIS International. Might the value of standardiza...