BSI Kitemark™ for products

The BSI Kitemark™ is a quality mark owned and operated by BSI.  It is one of the most recognised symbols of quality and safety and offers true value to consumers, businesses and procurement practices.

With UKAS accreditation - benefits include risk reduction, increased customer satisfaction and access to new customers around the world.

The BSI Kitemark is a conformity certification trade mark owned by BSI and was originally only used in the UK, but it is now recognized throughout the world as a mark of quality.

BSI Kitemark - trusted symbol for safe, reliable products and services

The BSI Kitemark is a registered certification mark owned and operated by BSI.  It is one of the most recognized symbols of quality and safety and offers true value to consumers, businesses, and procurement practices. Combined with the independent backing of BSI and with UKAS accreditation – benefits for manufacturers and businesses include risk reduction, increased customer satisfaction, access to new customers around the world and associated brand benefits of having a BSI Kitemark status.

Assessment of compliance

Each BSI Kitemark scheme involves an initial assessment of compliance to the relevant standard and an assessment of the quality management system operated by the supplier. In addition, each BSI Kitemark Licensee is subject to a program of ongoing surveillance. This includes routine testing of the product or service, assessment of production quality controls and, where appropriate, mystery shopping.  

BSI appointed Notified Body by Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA)

ESMA is a federal UAE authority established by UAE Federal Law (28) in 2001 as the sole standardisation body in the UAE.

Regulated products placed on the market within the UAE must comply with the Emirates Conformity Assessment System ( ECAS ) which is a UAE national product certification programme introduced by ESMA.

BSI’s appointment as a Notified Body means that BSI is approved to issue ECAS certificates and the Emirates Quality Mark ( EQM ) on behalf of ESMA. The scope of BSI’s ESMA Notification includes the following categories:

  • Low Voltage Equipment & Appliances,
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Electrical Water Heaters and Restriction of Hazardous Substances regulations


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