ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It helps businesses and organizations to be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction. ISO 9001:2015 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement). This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.
The Perimeter Security Systems Association (PSSA) is the principal industry consortium for businesses specialising in the provision and implementation of high-grade perimeter security solutions, including hostile vehicle mitigation. This association primarily caters to locations requiring elevated security measures to counter potential terrorist or criminal threats.
The purpose of CHAS certification is to assist buyers as well as suppliers in the process of health and safety competence assessment. Being CHAS certified minimizes duplication as prospective clients accept the compliance of the supplier. The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) Accreditation has assessed regarding our health and safety policy statement and our organization for health and safety. As a supplier, CHAS has verified that the standard of our health and safety arrangements are acceptable to buyers of our service and others. We have demonstrated compliance with essential aspects of health and safety law and we also have the approval to supply our service to all CHAS’ buyers. As a member of CHAS, we are proud in being able to officially assure all buyers of our devotion to health and safety in all aspects of the process of providing our specialist service.
IWA 14-1:2013 specifies the essential impact performance requirement for a vehicle security barrier (VSB) and a test method for rating its performance when subjected to a single impact by a test vehicle not driven by a human being. International Workshop Agreement IWA 14 was sponsored by UK Government’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) on behalf of the international community.
The UK conformity assessed (UKCA) marking is an image that is printed on all products (known as new approach goods) within all territories of the United Kingdom (apart from Northern Ireland. This marking is a requirement for all products brought into the country as it is a benchmark of quality that is mandatory for the country.
CE marking is an indicator that a product complies with EU legislation and enables the free movement of products within the European market. When a manufacturer affixes the CE marking on a product, he declares, on his sole responsibility, conformity with all of the legal requirements to achieve CE marking and therefore ensuring validity for that product to be sold throughout the European Economic Area.
This was developed by ASTM International – formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials – to replace the K system. It uses a 6,800kg (15 000lb) truck at either 50 or 80kmph (30 or 50mph). This test method provides a range of vehicle impact conditions, designations, and penetration performance levels. This will allow an agency to select passive perimeter barriers and active entry point barriers appropriate for use at facilities with a defined moving vehicle threat. Besides penetration ratings standard features occupant risk indices and a variety of different- sized test vehicles, including a small car, a pickup and a heavy, single- unit vehicle.
PAS 68
PAS 68:2013 is the UK standard and the security industry benchmark for Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) solutions. PAS 68:2013 is a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for collision testing and evaluation of products for protection against hostile vehicles. Such products are bollards and blockers used for security and anti-terrorism purposes. PAS 68:2013 specification has become the de facto test standard for aggressive vehicle protection (HVM). For individuals who are not involved with physical safety, PAS 68:2013 is either completely unknown or not fully understood. It seems that understanding of the standard has increased due to the increase in the use of vehicles as weapons. As a result, the need for protective equipment against aggressive vehicles has increased. Not all people understand PAS 68 and other impact testing standards such as IWA 14. they can be confusing and as a result, we decided to make a handy complete manual to explain the impact test standards and their history.
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