Governance and impartiality

Governance and impartiality

Governance and impartiality

Governance and impartiality

Impartiality is at the heart of NSI values, governance, management system and all security and fire safety certification activities

We actively promote, consider and scrutinise impartiality throughout all areas of our business, and in the training and development of all of our staff

We manage and mitigate all material risks, including identifying conflicts of interest to ensure the objectivity of our own management system, processes and certification activities

Our structure, policies and procedures are designed to facilitate active monitoring and review of risks to impartiality

A UKAS accredited certification body

UKAS accredits bodies such as NSI who operate certification schemes in accordance with International Standards for Accredited Certification i.e. ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 (management systems certification) and ISO/IEC 17065:2012 (product conformity certification).

Insight Certification Ltd trading as National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), which operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Government through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.


NSI is governed by a Board of Directors

In addition to executive directors, the Board includes non-executive directors from within the fire and security sector and insurance industry and observers from the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the National Fire Chiefs’ Council. It is structured in such a way that no single interest predominates.

The NSI Board of Directors regularly review Impartiality within the organisation, and have appointed an internal Impartiality Committee responsible for:

  • Regularly scrutinising NSI activities.
  • Oversight and management of processes to ensure impartiality is not compromised. 
  • Review of impartiality training for all staff.

View the Impartiality Policy Statement

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