Joining the BSIA's Security Equipment Manufacturers Section
Companies wishing to join the BSIA's Security Equipment Manufacturers Section must meet the following criteria in order to be admitted to the section:
Security Equipment Manufacturers Section Criteria
A company engaged in the UK manufacture and/or UK assembly of intruder & hold-up alarm equipment and/or having UK design and development facilities or full customer services/warranty facilities within the UK.
Note: Manufacturers who do not have a turnover within the European Community may only apply to become an associate.
Security Equipment Manufacturers Section ISO 9001 Accreditation
In accordance with clause 2.3 of the Model Section Rules of the Association, membership of the Security Equipment Manufacturers Section is conditional on the Operating Board being satisfied that the member has the relevant ISO 9001 accreditation.
In accordance with clause 2.7 of the Model Rules for Sections of the BSIA, members should ensure that all employees whose employment may involve them in the acquisition of, or access to, knowledge of a confidential nature, improper use of which could involve the member, any client of the member or a third party in a security risk shall be screened prior to employment with the object of ascertaining by examination of prospective employees' background that they are of good character. Such employees shall be security screened in accordance with the following standard BS 7858 – “Security screening of individuals employed in a security environment”
Members shall comply with current legislation and manufacture products designed to recognised industry standards.
(Where a manufacturer claims compliance with published standards, such claims should be supported)
The following standards are applicable to the Section:
i) European standards for I&HAS components, e.g. EN50131 suite of standards
ii) British standards for I&HAS components, e.g. BS4737 suite of standards
Code of Ethics for SEMS Members
The members of the SEMS shall adhere to the Standards of Ethics stated in the Articles and the Model Section Rules and the “Code of Ethics for SEMS” (BSIA Form 101 – latest version).
For more information about joining the BSIA, or for advice on achieving the above criteria, call Sharon Mughal on 07803 891742.