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 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.
Colt is the first smoke control business to be certified to both IFC SDI 19 and SDI 05, as a competent installer of smoke control systems and smoke and fire curtains.
Colt operates a Quality Management System for the design and manufacture of its products which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.
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 accreditation which is within the Contractors Health and Safety (CHAS) 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.
Colt has Local Authority Building Control accreditation for the Colt Shaft System, the Colt Cyclone and the Colt Jetstream Car Park Ventilation fan.
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 complaint with Health & Safety and CDM regulations.
Colt is a member of Constructionline which demonstrates that its Health and Saftety systems are robust.
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.
As well as being fully certified to SDI 05, each one of our engineers undergoes comprehensive, initial training from our technical department upon joining. This is topped up regularly with knowledge and skills 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.