SSAIB's Annual Magazine The Standard to be Distributed with Security Matters Magazine

SSAIB's Annual Magazine The Standard to be Distributed with Security Matters Magazine

The 2021 edition of The Standard, SSAIB’s annual magazine, is making its way to SSAIB-certified firms with the latest issue of Security Matters magazine.

With our partnership with publishers Western Business Media Limited entering its fourth year, certified firms of the leading UKAS-accredited certification body for the fire and security industries will receive free copies of both The Standard and Security Matters to their registered address.

As the main talking point of the last 12 months, the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the effects it has had on the industry feature in a number of articles within this newly re-branded issue.

Chief executive Alex Carmichael assesses the impact that the coronavirus had on SSAIB, how it affected our working practices and he also touches on the ways in which we were able to successfully continue to provide certification to both existing firms and new firms within the security and fire industries throughout what have been challenging times for everyone.

New scheme managers Richard Deacon and Lynn Watts-Plumpkin discuss their new roles overseeing the Security Systems and Security Services schemes respectively and assess some of the challenges that working from home during a pandemic has thrown up while settling into a new job.

There are also in-depth articles on the Master Locksmiths Association’s MLA Expo for 2021 and the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) apprenticeship standard, with the latter also being discussed as part of SSAIB training manager Trevor Jenks’ latest piece on the future of the industry.

As the Official Installer Partner for IFSEC and FIREX, we also have IFSEC Global editor James Moore on board to offer a summary on the most recent global trends within the industry – in addition to SSAIB’s field operations manager, David Roscoe, who has provided the latest standards updates for both the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Ember Compliance discuss a practical path for SSAIB firms to achieve certification for fire detection and alarms systems. Meanwhile, to bring us full-circle, the Association of Security Consultants consider how much the security landscape has changed in a COVID-19 world.

There are also the usual updates from every SSAIB scheme manager, as well as features from regular contributors BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) and Openreach. SSAIB have also used this year’s edition of The Standard to celebrate long-serving operations manager Dave Profit and administrator Joan Denley – after the pair recently passed 25 years of dedicated service with SSAIB.

Should any SSAIB-certified firm not receive their copy of The Standard, please email marketing@ssaib.org so that we can organise a replacement to be sent out.