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Certified Dangerous Drug Storage

Certified Safes Ireland™ Offer European Certified Scalable Solutions For The Secure Storage Of Dangerous Drugs In Hospitals, Pharmacies Or Manufacturing.

Certified Safes Ireland™ offer European certified scalable solutions for the secure storage of dangerous drugs in hospitals, pharmacies or manufacturing. We have also provided high specification solutions for the protection of elements of production such as precious metals for major pharmaceutical manufacturers In Ireland. Our solutions have sometimes involved audit control and timed restriction of personnel. (see video below*) Our specification, design and installation team have the experience, training, and depth of knowledge of European standards to address all client requirements in a manner that can facilitate most challenges, physical restrictions, or aesthetic considerations for the storage and administration of dangerous drugs or pharmaceutical production elements.

Our expertise in providing properly accredited European certified solutions to address the challenges of administration and safe keeping of dangerous pharmaceuticals has been relied on by; The Royal College Of Surgeons, Aerogen (High-Performance Aerosol Drug Delivery), Pinewood Healthcare Pharmaceutical Group, The Health Service Executive, Centric Health, and many others...

  Accredited European Certification

Accredited European certification is essential legal proof of standard to maintain insurance cover and regulatory compliance long term. EU Parliament regulation 765/2008 created the system that provides the legal basis of accreditation for the certification of safes to European standard EN1143-1. European accredited burglary resistance certification for safes is backed by regular auditing, market surveillance and is verifiable, proof of standard for both insurance and litigation purposes. A safe with properly accredited European certification will display at least one stamped metal certification plate on the inside of the door. This will always be displayed on a stamped metal plate, never a sticker

Indication Of Safe Certification Plate

If you consider that 70% of safes tested for burglary resistance by accredited European testing labs fail on the first attempt the implications of accepting unaccredited claims of burglary or fire resistance are obvious.

An accredited certification plate for a safe will display the logo of an accredited certification body, burglary resistance grade and most importantly confirmation that the certification body is accredited to ISO/IEC 17065, legal assurance that the certifier is accredited under European law. The same information will be available on accredited certification documents which are freely available and should always be asked for. Below are logos of the four certification bodies with European accreditation to certify safes that you are likely to encounter on a genuine certification plate in Ireland.

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  What Certification Looks Like

Below are logos of four certification bodies with European accreditation to certify safes. The example images of certification plates below them are from ECB-S but any of the four logos below may appear.

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Certified Safes EN1143-1

EN1143-1 is the burglary resistance standard for safes. Resistance to attack rises by 50% between grades. Certification for fire resistance will appear separately to any burglary resistance certification that may appear on a certified safe.


Certification Of Fire Resistance EN15659 / EN1047-1

There are too many examples to count of "safes" it is claimed have a fire "rating", "approval" or are "tested" for fire resistance. In Europe the only fire standards for safes and data cabinets that have accredited certification are units certified EN15659 for paper and EN1047-1 for documents and data. Accredited European fire tests include multiple size testing and a 9-meter drop test after furnace testing.

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  Audited Tracking Of Access To Dangerous Drugs

The Sargent & Greenleaf DTL is an impressive step forward for digital audit and time lock development that is perfect for the control of dangerous drugs in a hospital or pharmacy environment. Incorporating features such as a 99-user hierarchical audit trail and 4 separate time lock schedules which users can be assigned. Offering 4 timed opening periods per day of any length, time lock schedules can be created on a local computer or laptop by an authorised person, uploading via USB flash key and eliminating the need to call a technician or use complicated procedures for personnel or schedule adjustments. The S&G DTL is a flexible time lock and audit solution that puts the power back in your hands and while meeting all of the data protection requirements of G.D.P.R. for physical data, anonymization and record erazure.

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Alan Redd Certified Safes Ireland NSAI

Certified Safes Ireland™ director Alan Donohoe Redd is a member of the European CEN263 Working Group responsible for writing European Standards for safes, strongrooms (vaults), secure cabinets and physical data protection for the European Union. A registered NATO supplier and a longstanding member of the European Security Systems Association, Alan has a vast range of experience spanning almost 40 years and encompassing installation of safes, strongrooms, physical data protection, CCTV, alarms, access control, secure storage control systems and Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) specification, design, and installation.

Alan is an expert on standards and fraud issues related to secure storage in Europe and the UK, has had articles related to these subjects published by The Law Society Gazette and Irish Broker Magazine, has forced retractions of multiple false claims related to secure storage offerings to the public, including some published by the Irish Times, and has been pivotal in having misleading standards and practises recognised and withdrawn in Ireland, the UK and at a European level. 

Alan’s expertise has been relied upon by;
N.A.T.O. Europe, The U.S. Air Force (Europe), PayPal (Worldwide), Grant Thornton, The Department Of Communications (Cyber Security) (Ireland), The Revenue Commissioners, Electricity Supply Board (Cyber Security) (Ireland), The Danish Defence Forces (Afghanistan), The Insurance Institute of Ireland, The Royal College Of Surgeons, BFC Bank, Interxion Data Centres, The Private Security Authority, Isle of Man Gold Bullion, Brown Thomas, Bvlgari, Druids Glen, The Shelbourne, and many others ....

Alan's seminars on safes, strongrooms and HNW secure storage have been part of Continuing Professional Development for underwriters and insurers having been awarded CPD points by the Insurance Institute of Ireland and the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK).

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