About The Irish Safes Ratings Group

The Irish Safes Rating Group inaugural meeting was held on the 18th of May 2016 at 12 Merrion Square Dublin 2.

The group was formed at the request of ESSA (The European Security Systems Association) to make and periodically update recommended insurance ratings related to the overnight cash cover for certified safes, strong rooms and secure cabinets. EN14450, EN1143-1, EN1143-2. Prior to its establishment there was no national safes ratings list for the Republic of Ireland. As a consequence of this the industry in Ireland had to rely on U.K. recommended ratings.

Who are the group members?

Current members of the group include senior risk managers from the Irish insurance industry, a representative of the Association Of Irish Risk Management, the appointed chairman of the group, Irish representative of ESSA (the European Security Systems Association), and CEN committee member, representative members of SAVTA – Safe And Vault Technicians Association and selected alarm and electronic integration experts who sit in an advisory capacity. A representative of The Private Security Authority and a representative of National Standards Authority Of Ireland sit in an observer capacity.

All members of the group have qualifications that enable them to make an informed and non biased contribution to national safe ratings recommendations.

Inaugural meeting attendees were;

• Alan Donohoe Redd – ESSA Extraordinary Member – Security Institute Of Ireland Member – CEN Committee Member – I.S.R.G. Chairperson
• Dr. Ian Cowan – The National Standards Authority Of Ireland Senior Standards Officer
• Dr. Markus Heering – ECBS – ESSA – Managing Director
• Falko Adomat – ESSA – ECBS – Certification Engineer
• Paul Scallan – Private Security Authority CEO
• Paul Mullen – Chubb Insurance – Senior Risk Consultant
• Ciaran Roache – FBD Insurance – Senior Risk Manager
• Jason Kelly – Secretary Of The Association Of Irish Risk Management – Travelers Insurance Senior Insurance Risk Surveyor
• Cahill McGuire – SAVTA (Safe And Vault Technicians Association)

Supplementary Advisors who attended the preliminary meeting were;

William Hamill (SAVTA) and Peter Walsh, a leading electronic security and intruder alarm expert.

Who can get involved?

We welcome members of the insurance, safe and vault or risk management industry who have qualifications that enable them to make an educated contribution to our work. Work is completely voluntary.

When does the group meet?

As all current members of the group are busy professionals the group only meets when required. For example, in the event of new testing procedures, changes to certification rules or new technology that effects attack resistance.