CIA Fire and Security Visit CheckFire

We had a great time visiting CheckFire on Tuesday. Huge thanks to them for a fantastic tour around their brilliant facilities! They offer us a huge range of extinguishers including some new ones for 2018 which are bit more snazzy than the standard red. We look forward to continue working with them throughout 2018 and beyond!

We are proud of the work we do in all of our security sectors including fire protection. Working with CheckFire allows us to provide our customers with the best products on the market. Alongside that they can help us stay up to date with training and regulations to meet industry standards.


To look at CheckFire’s extensive range of products and services click here.

CIA Fire and Security Achieve ISO 9001:2015

CIA Fire and Security are proud to have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification. The accreditation is internationally recognised and ensures that client needs are met through strong quality management.

CIA has always recognised the benefits of the ISO 9001 accreditation. Not only is it key in our business to business interactions but it also helps our staff work within clearly defined processes. These processes are in place to maintain quality and to help achieve our goals as a company.

At CIA we are proud of the work our team has done to make the switch from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. It has involved a lot of effort and we believe it is a testament to our commitment to consistent quality.

Investing in industry qualifications and accreditation is a core value here at CIA. We maintain high standards across all of our services which have meant continued qualification for NSI Gold, BAFE SP101 and SP203-1 as well as being a member of the Door and Hardware Federation.

Training is a huge focus at CIA and we offer all staff opportunities to grow in their roles. Our commitment to growth and improvement benefits our staff but also our customers. This is because we are able to offer improved service across all areas of our business.

For more information on ISO 9001:2015 accreditation please click here.
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National Apprenticeship Week at CIA Fire and Security

CIA Fire and Security are pleased to support the 11th Annual National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from 5th to the 9th of March 2018. The fire and security industry is growing rapidly and as a result, we are currently looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our engineering apprenticeship programme.

Working on a 5-year rolling plan, CIA needs to recruit apprentices now in order to have fully trained engineers in 5 years’ time. Apprentices gain valuable practical work experience whilst they learn. At the same time, they gain valuable life experience such as managing their finances and adapting to a working environment, which can be as important as the technical skills for the role.

Currently, over 10% of CIA Fire and Security’s workforce are apprentices. In the last year, we have switched to Stroud and South Gloucestershire College which delivers the Fire and Security Course on their doorstep. Working with Cirencester College for their Administration Apprenticeships program, CIA has been able to find high-quality candidates that can join the office to support day to day activities whilst also focusing on their studies.

Jo Harrison, Office Manager for CIA, explains what we are looking for in applicants, ‘When recruiting for apprentices, we look for motivated individuals who can communicate confidently to promote themselves. You don’t need experience and we offer full training on the technical side of the position but you must want to learn.

At CIA we’re extremely proud of our apprenticeship programme with many members of staff starting their careers as apprentices. Some of the managers and directors here have successfully worked their way up through the business building on the skills they learned when they first joined the team. One of the added benefits of starting as an apprentice is that you learn different aspects of the business which allows for more options when it comes to career opportunities in the future.

There are events running as part of National Apprenticeship Week across the country and you can find events local to you by going to

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CIA Fire and Security First Aid Training

Continuing it’s investment in training, CIA Fire and Security offered First Aid training recently to it’s staff at their offices in Cirencester. Because of their commitment to personal and professional progression and the promotion of safety in the workplace CIA Fire and Security offered the training to any staff who were interested.

CIA Fire and Security chose St John Ambulance for the training as they are the nations leading first aid charity. Also they offer a wide range of training in risk assessment, fire marshalling and manual handling.

With a great turn out, everyone who attended the course completed it successfully. St John Ambulance awarded everyone a certificate in Emergency first aid as well as having a great day learning new skills. Emma McKinnon works in the accounts office at CIA and she said “I think it was a very enjoyable and informative course. It’s given me that bit of knowledge and confidence I was looking for!”

First Aid

Paired up, everyone took it in turns to practice each first aid technique

CIA Fire and Security are passionate about training. Along with courses in industry standards and technologies they offer many apprenticeships for both engineering and office positions. CIA have been running their engineering apprenticeships scheme for over 15 years. In addition they introduced, in 2012, the Administration Apprenticeship program.  CIA Fire and Security have continually grown their commitment to helping people make the transition from education to the workplace.

The apprentices that work at CIA Fire and Security get great insight into the business. By shadowing other members of staff they are able to grow in their roles naturally. After a combination of on the job experience and bespoke internal training they can become fully qualified. As a result, the apprentices can quickly feel part of the CIA Fire and Security team.

Click here for more information on St John Ambulance.

Cirencester Fireworks Display

On Saturday 5th November 2016, Cirencester Round Table will host its annual Cirencester Fireworks Display at Victoria Road Playing Fields.

Round Table is hoping to match last year’s resounding which saw the organisation raise over £20,000 for charity.

There will be plenty of fun to be had by families when the gates open at 17.00.

Matthew Harrison, Operations Director of CIA, said: “Last year we had a great turnout for the fireworks and we hope to repeat that success again this year. CIA is very proud to be one of the main sponsors of the event.”

Below are the full details of the event.


  • Adults: £7 (in advance) £8 (on the gate)
  • Child (16 and under), Student & OAPs: £4 (in advance) £5 (on the gate)
  • Family – 2 adults, 2 children: £17 (in advance) £20 (on the gate)
  • Under 5′s FREE
  • Gates open – 17:00
  • Fire lighting – 18:00
  • Fireworks – 19:00

Since 1982 CIA has evolved from being a one man operation into a successful company with over 80 members of staff. We have developed a strong reputation for providing a fantastic level of service, reliability and uncompromising expertise. This reputation has been earned by recommendations from a host of satisfied customers.