Product Certification

Product certification is the process of certifying that a product has passed performance tests and quality assurance tests in order to meet the necessary local, national or international quality standards relevant to a particular market or product set.

For many manufacturers, importers and wholesalers, having the correct product certification can be critical to ensuring ongoing commercial success and maintaining competitive advantage. Some certification schemes are mandatory and subject to legal enforcement. Testing and certification in this circumstance can help you avoid financial risk, prosecution, harm to your reputation and claims for compensation and damages.

As a fully JAS-ANZ Accredited Certification Body, BSI offers a full range of testing and certification services from research and development, pre-production, prototype, batch and audit to full compliance testing. BSI has one of the widest testing and certification capabilities in the world.

Product Categories

Other Product Categories

BSI also specializes in Product Certification (PC) of the following product categories:

  • Safety: harnesses, fall arrest systems, breathalysers, footwear
  • Children's products: prams, restraint systems
  • Automotive: jacks, portable ramps, seat belts

Certification Schemes

What's involved in product certification?

Gap Analysis - if you need our help at the outset, we can advise on any areas that may need attention

Pre-Assessment - if you wish to be reassured that you are ready for full assessment

Type testing - if you wish to test against the standard specification involving actual examination in tests and product performance where the results are reported

Technical support - offered during the certification process by some of the best trained and most competent staff available

Administrative support - dedicated team always available by email or telephone

Technical file storage facility - the dossier that contains all the evidence to substantiate your conformity claims such as certificates, reports, manufacturer's drawings. Even for lower categories of products BSI can still help create a technical file and issue a voluntary certificate.

Technical advice - on interpretation and requirements of standards and Directives

Project management - the team ensures that the product certification journey runs smoothly and efficiently

Product certification

The benefits of Product Certification

Reduced Risk
Assessed ability to produce safe, quality products that meet specifications and customer requirements every time.

Reduced Cost
Regular assessment ensuring process reliability to avoid product recalls, repair, remake, waste and costs of restitution due to deficient product performance.

Revenue Growth
Certified compliance with the standards set by specifiers, eases entry to new markets, and growth in existing markets.

Competitive Advantage
Products that customers believe are more reliable can command greater market share and higher profitability.Proven reliability further enhances your reputation.

Process Control and Improvement
An effective management system that ensures proper process management, training, communication and improvement.

Why choose us?

BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, automotive, built environment, food, healthcare and ICT. With over 80,000 clients in 172 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.

Our clients choose us:

  • For our unique client management structure
  • For our expertise
  • For our integrity
  • Because we are performance minded
  • For our expert assessors