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The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) brings together the expertise and experience of chief police officers from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, providing a professional forum to share ideas and best practice, co-ordinate resources and help deliver effective policing which keeps the public safe.

The Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2008 came into force on 26 September 2008. For guidance see the information on the RoHS website.

BS 7858 – Security vetting
British Standard 7858:2006 +A2:2009 gives recommendations for the security screening of individuals to be employed in an environment where the security and safety of people, goods or property is involved. It also applies when there is a requirement of the employing organization’s operations and/or where such security screening is in the public interest.

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure is a government organisation dealing with all aspects of security.

Constructionline is a UK register of pre-qualified construction services.

Criminal Records Bureau
The aim of the CRB is to support organisations recruiting people into positions of trust.

Disability Discrimination Act
All service providers have to satisfy the door entry/access control requirements of Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and amendments in the DDA 2005. Find out more by visiting DDA Services.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) is the UK’s leading trade association representing the interests of contractors who design, install, inspect, test and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and services.

The NICEIC (formerly known as the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contractors) offer certification services, Building Regulations Schemes, products and support to electrical contractors and many other trades within the construction industry. Visit the NICEIC website to find approved electrical contractors.

National Security Inspectorate
The National Security Inspectorate (or NSI) is the specialist approvals and certification body that inspects companies providing home security, business security and fire safety services.

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive limits the use of hazardous substances such as lead and cadmium in electrical and electronic equipment. Visit the RoHS website and for further guidance visit Business Link.

Secured by Design
The official UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of ‘designing out crime’ Secured by Design focuses on crime prevention at the design, layout and construction stages and promotes the use of security standards.

The SSAIB is a leading Certification Body offering a wide range of schemes for providers of electronic security, fire systems and guarding security services in the UK and Northern Ireland.

UK Alarm Systems
Directory of UK security companies & services – CCTV camera and alarm equipment installers, private detectives & investigators. Visit here.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive aims to minimise the impacts of electrical and electronic equipment on the environment by designing products with recycling in mind and encouraging reuse, recycling, and recovery of WEEE. For further information see the Environment Agency website and for guidance visit Business Link.