Sweden’s leading certification body in fire safety and security

SBSC was founded in 1997 and is owned by the Swedish Fire Protection Association together with the Swedish Theft Prevention Association. By offering the market’s most sought after certifications within the areas of fire safety and security, we contribute to the development of high-quality fire and security solutions. Solutions which save lives and property.

01.We ensure compliance with the requirements established in norms and standards

By issuing certificates in the areas of fire safety and security, we ensure compliance with the law and requirements within the respective areas. These requirements are established in the norms and standards of the Swedish Fire Protection Association, the Swedish Theft Prevention Association and other national and international organisations. Through certification, we ensure compliance with these norms and standards. This enhances quality and promotes both safety and security.

Our auditors have extensive certification and independent third-party auditing experience. Furthermore, many of our auditors possess between 10 and 30 years’ industry experience in the areas of fire safety and security. Our extensive industry expertise benefits our customers in conjunction with audits, inspections and in other contacts. By sharing knowledge and experience with us, we can contribute to ensuring the high quality of the services and products provided by our customers.

02.We are more than just a certification body

In order to make the world a safer place it is necessary to impose certain safety requirements. This is why we are not satisfied with merely issuing certificates. We actively strive to ensure that certification is used as a selection factor in the procurement process and that end customers understand that there are advantages to using providers or purchasing products with proven high quality. We inform standards authorities such as insurance companies and governmental authorities, purchasers such as municipalities and county councils as well as end-customers on the corporate and private markets of the benefits of certification.

Thanks to extensive cooperation with customers, SBSC possesses unique insight into the current challenges facing fire safety and crime prevention solutions. Through our customers, we also possess a special understanding of the needs of the end customers in terms of fire safety and security solutions and we contribute this unique knowledge to the development of norms and standards both on the domestic and international levels.

Our board of directors

Our Board of Directors consists of representatives from the Swedish Fire Protection Association, the Swedish Theft Prevention Association and Swedish Fire and Safety Certification.

Maths Lundgren

Chairman

Annika Brändström

Swedish Theft Prevention Association

+46 8-783 74 51

Anders Bergqvist

Swedish Fire Protection Association

+46 8 588 474 00

A word from our CEO

Our world is characterised by increasing uncertainty. Threats are becoming more complex; from the risk of military conflict and rising terrorism, to cyber attacks against public authorities, companies and the public, to growing organised crime. We witnessed the terrible consequences of inadequate fire safety precautions in the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower disaster in London. Uncertainty has put safety on the agenda.

The pace of technical developments is also swift, creating not only extraordinary possibilities for technological safety solutions but also novel vulnerabilities. As the ultimate consumers, we are prone to rely on IT solutions which have yet to be tested or verified in an independent and neutral way.

This growing uncertainty places considerable pressure not only on suppliers in the area of fire safety and crime prevention, but also normative bodies such as public authorities and insurance companies and organisations responsible for establishing rules and standards. Requirements and various regulatory regimes must constantly be updated in keeping with world developments.

At SBSC, we find it both stimulating and challenging to work with our customers in meeting and managing growing uncertainty and the ever-increasing complexity of threats.

Through certification, SBSC provides assurances that providers of fire safety or crime prevention solutions meet the requirements imposed by given norms or standards. This demands the utmost integrity on the part of our personnel.

At the same time, we must also be both sensitive to, and respectful of, the day-to-day reality confronting our customers. Combining these considerations takes us far in collaborating with our customers in creating a world which is more secure and in which our work is ultimately about saving lives and protecting property.

Mårten Wallén
Chief Executive Officer

Accreditation by Swedac

Issuing certificates requires the proper expertise and independence in making assessments. SBSC is accredited by the state authority, Swedac, Sweden’s national accreditation body that conducts ongoing supervision and assessment of our activities and expertise in accordance with international standards. We are also subject to the standards requirements of ISO/IEC 17 021 (certification of management systems), ISO/IEC 17065 (certification of products) and ISO/IEC 17 024 (certification of persons). All of our accreditations may be found on Swedac’s website under accreditation no. 1631.

Independent and impartial

As an accredited certification body, it is essential that SBSC is – and is perceived to be – independent and impartial. Furthermore, it is fundamental to our activities that decisions are also based on objective assessments of whether a product or service meets applicable requirements. Our assessments and decisions cannot be affected by conflicting interests or by individuals or organisations.

Our revenues come exclusively from our certified customers. SBSC generates no income from end customers, the consumer market, industry organisations, or normative bodies.

In order to guarantee our impartiality, SBSC regularly and systematically strives to identify, analyse and take necessary steps in order to minimise risks which can affect our impartiality.

Notified Body in accordance with the EU Construction Product Regulation

We are notified body no 2391 in accordance with EU construction product regulation No 305/20111. This means that we are an independent organisation that possesses the expertise to supervise and assist manufacturers in verifying that products released on the market comply with EU rules.

Members of the European Fire and Security Group

We are members of the European Fire and Security Group – a platform for expertise for testing and certification consisting of a group of certification bodies who work together with associated testing laboratories. We ensure the quality of safety systems and facilitate the access of providers to the European market.

We offset our carbon emissions

We have been certified by Tricorona since 2016. We offset the carbon emissions of the entire operation and assume responsibility for climate impact resulting from our operations including business travel as well as premises and energy use. We strive continuously to reduce our impact and compensate for inevitable emissions.

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