The Requirements of LPS 1014
The LPS 1014 certification is an extremely exclusive certification in which only 1% of the UK fire alarm companies have achieved the requirements. Fire Design Solutions is proud to be amongst this small number and is delighted to currently be the only smoke ventilation company to have achieved certification.
One factor contributing to the small number of companies qualifying for the certification is the stringent requirements which must be met.
The full list of the requirements is extremely detailed, having been produced by a collaboration of different leading bodies with the LPCB. Whilst all requirements must be met; these are a few worth mentioning.
The LSP 1014 is certified by the LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) whereby they assess the ability of companies in the designing, installation, commissioning and servicing of fire detection and alarm systems. The board does this against specified codes of conduct.
- The firm must provide evidence of design, installation, commissioning and servicing of fire alarm installation
- The firm will employ an adequate number of staff, at least two experienced in design, per BS 5839-1.
- The firm must have the capability to provide a call-out facility, which will result in an 8-hour on-site response for contracted customers with reasonable redial action being undertaken on-site with a period of 24 hours.
- The firm is required to maintain full control of design, installation, commissioning and servicing process through a management system compliant with BS EN ISO 9001
The extensive requirements demonstrate why the certification has become so esteemed within our industry. Our ability to exceed them is a clear indication of the excellent experience, knowledge, capability and resources we bring to all our projects.
One such manifestation of our capability to exceed requirements is the FDS Maintenance, the dedicated company under the FDS Group has been specifically created to ensure the systems and installations remain compliant with standards and regulations.
Get in contact with FDS to receive a quote and gain peace of mind that you have an LPS 1014 certified firm providing innovative and industry compliant systems being installed.