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06 Feb 2020

SSAIB are delighted to announce a brand-new partnership with Tavcom Training

SSAIB Stand: K10

Tavcom – who provide award-winning BTEC-certificated courses to installers, operators, managers and designers of CCTV, Network IP, intruder alarm, access control, fire alarm and all other types of electronic security systems - will provide registered firms of the leading certification body for the fire and security industries with access to technical security training, as part of a long-term initiative to raise standards throughout the UK security industry.

The first joint activity is a BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Mains Compliance, which will be run at SSAIB head office on Tuesday February 25. Demand for this course saw it fill up not long after registration was opened for it – as SSAIB opened the door to what is, hopefully, the first of many training link ups with Tavcom Training.

SSAIB chief executive Alex Carmichael stated: “Training is essential to the security industry - as it helps to ensure that high standards are met and exceeded. However, as a UKAS-accredited certification body, SSAIB does not deliver training. By linking up with Tavcom, we are able to provide our 1800 registered firms with the opportunity to access the industry training that they may need.”

SSAIB and Tavcom previously joined forces in support of the Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) Register, which recognises competency of individuals fulfilling technical roles in the electronic security and fire sectors (the register is operated by Tavcom).

Carmichael adds: “The CTSP Register is an excellent initiative that has had the full endorsement of SSAIB from day one.

“Our certification provides a recognised mark of excellence for organisations, while CTSP maintains a register of individuals that meet a high level of proficiency. Together, we are helping to maintain standards and professionalise this vitally important industry.”

Tavcom group sales manager Andrew Saywell commented: “The Mains Compliance course is the first initiative in what we expect to be a long and successful partnership between two leading organisations in the security industry, which are united in the ambition to maintain the very highest standards of practice through accredited training and rigorous certification.

The next one-day Mains Compliance course takes place on March 30, 2020 at SSAIB’s head office in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. It is suited to all who work on or near a live electrical supply and need to ensure that they are a ‘competent person’ under the terms of the ‘electricity at work’ regulation.

For more information – or to register your place – please visit

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