The Irish Safes Ratings Group (ISRG) is a voluntary ad hoc group that was established in 2016 at the request of ESSA the European Security Systems Association. The group's task is solely to make and periodically update recommended insurance ratings related to the overnight cash cover for certified safes, strong rooms and secure cabinets for the Republic Of Ireland , conforming to European standards EN14450, EN1143-1, EN1143-2. The National Standards Authority Of Ireland and The Private Security Authority sat in an observer capacity at the group's establishment. Currently the group only convenes when a change to related European standards or a development affecting Safe or Strongroom risk factors occurs. Senior risk managers from all insurance providers are welcome to attend meetings.

Asbestos In Pre-2005 Safes Discussed At ESSA AGM
Asbestos In Pre-2005 Safes Discussed At ESSA AGM
Asbestos In Pre-2005 Safes & Cabinets Was Discussed At The European Security Systems Association AGM Held In The VDMA Building In Frankfurt On Thursday 14th of November 2019.

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HSA issued a Legislation & Enforcement Notice
HSA issued a Legislation & Enforcement Notice
Due to the continued sale of second hand safes containing asbestos in Ireland the HSA have published an Enforcement notice “Asbestos Risks In Safes And Fire-Resistant Cabinets” on the 21st of October 2019.

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The Problem Of Asbestos In Uncertified Safes In Ireland
The Problem Of Asbestos In Uncertified Safes In Ireland
Asbestos was banned at different times across Europe over a period of roughly twenty years and Ireland was one of the last European countries to introduce such a ban.

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The Latest Garda Síochána Advice On Safes & Rates
The Latest Garda Síochána Advice On Safes & Rates
An Garda Síochána (Irish Police service) has published updated advice on certified safes and standards. The document is available from our downloads section at the link below.

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Warning On Fake Insurance Rates Advertised For Safes
Warning On Fake Insurance Rates Advertised For Safes
Many safe suppliers in Ireland are still advertising inflated insurance rates for safes on sale that are neither conversions of U.K. Sterling rates or I.S.R.G. rates.

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The Facts About European Testing & Certification
The Facts About European Testing & Certification
There is a great deal of misleading information regarding accredited European testing circulating within the safe and vault industry. Find out the facts.

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L.P.C.B (UK) Accredited For Testing But Not Certification
L.P.C.B (UK) Accredited For Testing But Not Certification
As of April 2016 BRE Global Limited / LPCB testing in the U.K. has been awarded accreditation to test some safes but not to certify.

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Checking If A Safe Or Vault Has Accredited Certification
Checking If A Safe Or Vault Has Accredited Certification
There are many “certification marks” in the European market that do not have the proper accreditation. A brief guide to spotting unaccredited marks.

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No Under Floor Safe Has A Cash Rating In Ireland
No Under Floor Safe Has A Cash Rating In Ireland
Under floor Safes are a very profitable proposition to suppliers as the cost of the unit itself is very low in comparison to properly certified safes.

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Secure Cabinets EN14450 Rating Explained
Secure Cabinets EN14450 Rating Explained
The “Secure Cabinet” standard EN11450 was introduced in Europe in 2005 intended as a standard for Secure Cabinets in a domestic setting.

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A Safe Must Be Properly Anchored To Be Secure
A Safe Must Be Properly Anchored To Be Secure
Non-professional fitting of a safe will not only influence the safe’s resistance to attack or removal but can also negatively impact its fire protection.

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