Date: 15th December 2014
We has been approved as an official auditor for the DCA Data Centre Certification Scheme. The announcement builds on the work that Keysource has already done as members of the DCA in special interest and steering groups. Keysource has been a full partner of the DCA since 2013.
The industry-led DCA scheme provides a trusted quality mark which verifies facilities’ compliance and provides greater clarity for buyers and specifiers. It identifies and verifies four key areas of a facility, namely resilience, physical site security, energy efficiency credentials, and operational professionalism.
The formal Certifications are made by independent experts, and projects are checked annually. The scheme provides transparent as well as affordable verification of data centres, in a way that can be easily understood by all stakeholders.
Mike West, Managing Director at Keysource:
Our approval as auditors for the DCA scheme fits perfectly with our ongoing commitment to designing and delivering highly efficient infrastructures in business-critical environments safely, and in line with industry best practice.
Justin Busk, Head of Safety, Health and Environment at Keysource, added:
The approval of Keysource as auditors means we can play an active role supporting organisations as they prepare to enter this valuable Certification scheme. It’s a natural fit and valuable addition to our range of professional services, which include specialist consultancy for safety, health, environment and compliance. We are fully behind this joined-up Certification initiative.
DCA President Steve Norris said
I’d like to congratulate Keysource on this achievement, I know it is a demanding and stringent process we have laid down, I’m delighted that this highlights Keysource’s experience and expertise as one of the UK’s truly World Class data centre companies.
DCA Chairman Adriaan Oosthoek added
I’m delighted Keysource’s commitment to quality throughout their organisation has been recognised by the DCA, Keysource brings added depth to the Certifications scheme which will in turn strengthen the data centres role in underpinning the growth and security of our digital world.
Keysource already has a number of Uptime Institute Accredited Designers within the business as well as being an active endorser of the EU Code of Conduct, so is keenly aware of what it takes to design facilities to meet exacting industry standards.