Thatcham BSI Kitemark® Scheme is first to receive UKAS Accreditation for PAS 125


29 March 2007

BSI is delighted to announce that it has become the first and only product certification body to achieve the coveted Royal Crown and Tick accreditation from UKAS for its Thatcham BSI Kitemark scheme, aimed at raising quality and safety standards in crash repair.

BSI’s has been accredited against British Standard BS EN 45011 for Product Certification Bodies and demonstrates BSI’s competence, impartiality and performance capability in auditing and certifying vehicle body repair processes.

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body recognzed by Government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations – such as BSI – that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

BSI’s Global Managing Director, Alastair Trivett, said: “UKAS Accreditation of the Thatcham BSI Kitemark® scheme is yet another distinguishing mark to show that motor insurers, accident management companies, fleet managers and the motoring public can have confidence in the quality and safety of vehicle body repair throughout the UK.”

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About the Kitemark®:
The Kitemark is one of the most respected product quality marks in the world, demonstrating that a wide range of products from lighting to fire extinguishers conform to standards, ensuring that vital safety and performance requirements are met.

The word Kitemark® and the Kitemark® logo are registered trade marks of BSI. A combination of a quality based system, such as BS EN ISO 9001 or other quality system, with advanced product/service testing provide the basis for a Kitemark offering trust, integrity and quality.

BSI Product Services: With its Global HQ in Hemel Hempstead, BSI Product Services provides product/process and service testing and certification services Worldwide and is the UKAS accredited Notified Body for 17 of the New Approach EU Directives.

Contact: Claire Lynam, Marketing & Communications Manager, BSI Product Services, Tel: 01442 278527 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 01442 278527 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or