It is absolutely imperative that your smoke control systems are serviced by someone who is fully accredited and third party certified. Colt was the UK’s first company to be certified to both IFC SDI 19 and SDI 05, which are both standards that have been developed by the Smoke Control Association. The new certifications, which have been provided by IFC, have been awarded in recognition of Colt’s knowledge, experience and skill as an installer and servicer of both smoke control systems and fire curtains.
SDI 19, which is mandatory for all smoke control installations, aims to ensure that installers are competent in areas such as fire strategy, scheme design and installation.
SDI 05 demands the same levels of competency with regards to the installation, commissioning and servicing of active and fixed barriers for fire and smoke control.
Below, you will find details of all the other accreditations and certifications that Colt holds as well.
SDI 05 "Requirements for Contractors Installing, Commissioning and Servicing Active and Fixed Barriers for Fire and Smoke Control." SDI 19 "Requirements for Contractors Installing Smoke Control Systems."
Colt operates a Quality Management System for the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and servicing of all our systems.
Colt operates an Environmental Management System which manages the environmental impacts associated with its business.
ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system.
Colt holds the Common Assessment Standard established by Build UK within the Contractors Health and Safety 9CHAS) assessment scheme.
Colt's health and safety documentation has been checked and approved by Safety Management Advisory Services Limited.
Colt is an Altius Assured Vendor.
The Colt Group Personal Pension scheme (Colt GPP) has been awarded the Pension Quality Mark PLUS by the National Association of Pension Funds.
Colt is assessed by Avetta against SSIP criteria for the role of Principal Contractor and Contractor which includes evaluating compliance with the CDM Regulations.
Constructionline is a PQQ process and they manage the prequalification process on behalf of buyers, validating all members against PAS91 criteria and beyond. Colt hold the Gold membership standard.
Colt has been awarded the RoSPA Order of Distinction for Occupational Health and Safety performance in 2018.
Colt is a member of BSRIA, The Building Services Research and Information Association.
Colt is a patron of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.
Colt is a member of the ASFP, who are dedicated to the protection of life, property and the environment, seeking continuous improvement in all aspects of passive fire protection.
Colt CPD seminars are accredited by CIBSE.
Colt is a member of the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations incorporating HEVAC and the SCA.
The HiCLG aims to unify the construction industry in its approach to worker health protection and the promotes best practice processes and initiatives.
Each one of our engineers undergoes comprehensive, initial training from our technical and QHSE department upon joining. This is topped up regularly with continued professional development in the latest technology and regulations. Our engineers also know that a simple smoke test is not a service. In fact, many of the engineers we hire from other firms are often staggered at the sheer thoroughness of a Colt site visit.
A smoke test is no substitute for a proper service and competency is crucial when it comes to smoke control maintenance. If you are not sure that your service provider is doing enough to ensure the safety of your building, find out more about what a thorough smoke control maintenance visit should include.
Colt is committed to a regular training regime of all staff to give them a better understanding of workplace health and safety. In particular, Colt holds accreditations for ISO 45001:2018, CHAS, Avetta Safety Schemes, is a Worksafe Contractor and a member of ConstructionLine and HiCLG.
Conor Logan, Colt’s Technical Director, outlines the key smoke control lessons to be learnt from the Grenfell tragedy.