Colt Service and Maintenance Certifications and Accreditations. Competency is crucial

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.

Our expertise

Having pioneered smoke control in the 1950s and with 70 years of experience in the field, Colt is the U.K.’s leading provider of smoke control and ventilation maintenance.

Colt engineers. Your best choice

Colt has more highly trained and experienced smoke control service engineers ready to help 24/7, 365 days a year across the UK than any other company.

Benefits of our service contracts

Aside from the fact that Colt has the most comprehensive service contract on the market, there are many other benefits when you become a Colt service customer.

Colt health and safety

All our maintenance engineers undergo a yearly health and safety training course which includes asbestos awareness, working at height, first-aid and rescue training.


IFC SDI 19 & SDI 05

IFC SDI 19 & SDI 05

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."

Quality Management System

Colt operates a Quality Management System for the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and servicing of all our systems.

Environmental Qualifications ISO 14001

Environmental Management

Colt operates an Environmental Management System which manages the environmental impacts associated with its business.

Management System Qualification ISO 45001

Management System Certification

ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system.

CHAS Assessment Scheme

CHAS Assessment Scheme

Colt holds the Common Assessment Standard established by Build UK within the Contractors Health and Safety (CHAS) assessment scheme. View Certificate

Pension Quality Mark PLUS

Pension Quality Mark PLUS

The Colt Group Personal Pension scheme (Colt GPP) has been awarded the Pension Quality Mark PLUS by the National Association of Pension Funds.

Avetta Safety Schemes in Procurement

Avetta Safety Schemes in Procurement

Colt is assessed by Avetta against SSIP criteria for the role of Principal Contractor and Contractor which includes evaluating compliance with the CDM Regulations.


BSRIA Member


Colt is a member of BSRIA, The Building Services Research and Information Association.

CIBSE Patron


Colt is a patron of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.

Association for Specialist Fire Protection

Association for Specialist Fire Protection

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.

CIBSE CPD Certification

CIBSE CPD Certification

Colt CPD seminars are accredited by CIBSE.

Federation of Environmental Trade Associations Member


Colt is a member of the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations incorporating HEVAC and the SCA.

Are your systems safe?

Under the RRO, building operators and owners are required by law to provide suitable maintenance to ensure proper smoke control system functionality in an emergency.

What our customers say

We are proud to have a 94% positive customer satisfaction feedback record which we strive to improve upon each day. Find out how we help our customers stay compliant and save money.

Your legal obligations as a building operator

The RRO requires that life safety systems be “maintained by a competent person who is familiar with the fire engineering performance specifications of that specific system”.

Want to know more about how we can help your building stay safe and legal?

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