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NSI operates a 2 tier approach to approvals. This allows companies to grow and develop their business whilst consistently developing the NSI reassurance to their customers.  Companies can enter at either level.

Gold builds on product Certification to incorporate Quality Management System Certification.
The combination of the Quality Management Systems and the relevant sector specific product or service represents the Gold standard of certification.  This level holds the greatest perceived value across industry and by the police, fire and rescue services and insurers.

Silver is designed for ‘Product Certification’ Refers to the ‘Product Certification’ against sector specific standards, e.g. BS7858, BS8243.

To find out which is the appropriate level for your business, look at the criteria for each certification in Our Schemes

Use of the NSI Logo

Only NSI approved companies are entitled to display the NSI Gold or Silver logo depending on the NSI approval they hold.

If you have used the NSI name or logo or any other material or description without the relevant authorisation or approval, we have the right to stop you using the paperwork, products and other marketing materials including websites, emails and social media displaying the NSI name or logo on them or that refer to NSI. We may require you to destroy these or amend them so that they no longer have the NSI name or logo or any other unauthorised material on them.

You must not directly or indirectly use or make any statement which may suggest that the NSI approval includes any form of approval other than the type of NSI approval you actually hold.

If you have any queries regarding the use of the NSI logo, please contact the NSI Marketing Department on 01628 764870. Alternatively, you can find the ‘NSI Logo Guidelines’ here.

If you wish to make a complaint about misuse of the NSI logo, please email customercare@nsi.org.uk.