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A code of practice governing radio communications systems aims to help buyers ensure they are buying high-quality installations.
The Federation of Communication Services (FCS), a UK trade body for 300 telecoms providers, is introducing the code of practice in mid-June.
Tim Cull of the FCS, said: “Our investigation has shown that the level of technical expertise easily available to procurement professionals is (not surprisingly) insufficient to allow them to distinguish a competent system deployment from a poor installation.”
The complex nature of these systems means a poor installation can cause accidents and even fatalities, he added.
The FCS code, to be designated FCS 1331:2013, aims to provide a contract reference for buyers and save them time researching systems.