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13 April 2018

The National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) industry-leading team of 34 full-time, expert auditors recently gathered in Maidenhead to participate in advanced training and sharing of best practice, as part of their continual development. This unique, highly respected team clocks up on average 3.25 million miles each year, fulfilling around 3500 audit days across more than 1800 approved companies

As part of its commitment to raising standards within the industry NSI’s audit team is increasingly adopting hybrid powered vehicles which deliver low emissions and excellent fuel economy.

Here we see NSI’s growing hybrid fleet of vehicles with their auditors: Left to right:  Gary Hurst, Bill Baillie,
Doug Malcolm, Scott Rumson, Dave Bartram, all of whom are fully trained in Systems, Fire and BS EN ISO 9001.

“Up to 37 miles of my daily commute to audits can be completed on electric only power, as I charge my car every night. It’s beneficial knowing I can select electric mode when driving through residential and city areas, thus reducing pollution,” advises NSI Auditor Doug Malcolm.

NSI Auditor Dave Bartram comments: “Having owned a hybrid vehicle prior to starting my employment with NSI it was an easy decision to opt for one. I’m not an eco-warrior but do feel passionate about contributing to cleaner emissions. As discussions are underway with respect to zero emission zones in major city centres, the continued ability to drive into zero emission zones is a great positive.

“I believe we will see more and more of these type of vehicles in the coming years, as the benefits far out way the future impacts and limitations of solely combustion engine cars.”

NSI’s forward-looking approach to its vehicle fleet is just one of the ways in which the UK’s leading certification body in the security and fire safety sectors is delivering greater efficiency and environmental benefits. The organisation’s integrated audit policy has been a welcome and proactive step, benefitting its clients through cost saving as well as delivering the environmental benefit of fewer road miles.