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Scaffolding alarms provider receives NSI Gold Medal

12 March 2013

Panthera Group, specialists in the provision of scaffolding alarms and site security, were presented with an NSI Gold medal from the Inspectorate’s Chief Executive, Jeff Little OBE, at NSI Headquarters in Maidenhead

Panthera are the first UK scaffolding alarms provider to comply with NSI’s new Code of Practice for the Design, Installation & Maintenance of Scaffolding Alarm Systems (NCP 115) under its premier NACOSS Gold Scheme.

The installation of scaffold alarms is a growing market, but to date has never been the subject of any form of self regulation or industry-specific standards. The Code of Practice NCP 115, introduced by NSI in January this year, provides an industry benchmark to which scaffold alarm systems providers can now aspire and adhere. The specification of NCP 115 will undoubtedly help to mitigate risk – protecting buildings as well as the assets within. The new code also aims to eliminate malpractice and raise the standards in the industry, opening up a new market for electronic security installers.

Awareness of NCP 115 has been gaining momentum, particularly amongst insurers and specifiers where it has been evidenced that the Code is now being specified. NSI has also received an influx of enquires from electronic security providers interested in this new NSI scope of approval.

NSI Chief Executive, Jeff Little, OBE, commented “NCP 115 tackles an entirely new area in a sector that previously had no set Standards or best practice. I heartily congratulate Panthera Group for leading the way in this niche security sector. Their NACOSS Gold approval with NSI is very well deserved and presenting them with their Gold medal has really commemorated the achievement today. I wish Panthera every success in the future.”

Neal James, Managing Director of Panthera Group commented “Today has been a real celebration of our NACOSS Gold Approval. The framed medal will take pride of place in our offices, highlighting our significant achievement in becoming the UK’s first NSI approved Scaffold Alarm Installer”.

James continues “Now that NSI has written a Code of Practice, paired with our own commitment to raising the standards within our industry, we are confident that it sets a precedent for others to follow. The Code provides surveyors, contractors, homeowners and commercial organisations with the reassurance that their scaffold alarm systems have been designed, installed and certificated to a high standard, ultimately helping to mitigate their risk and liability.”


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