BSI Fire capabilities in attendance again …


2 April 2007

BSI Product Services will once again exhibit at International Fire Expo on 21 – 24 May 2007 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK – stand number G42.

BSI Product Services has a number of fire related products and services that it will be promoting and explaining at the event such as its comprehensive range of testing, Kitemark® certification and CE marking services for fire products ranging from fire extinguishers to commercial and domestic smoke and heat detectors.
As such it offers all sorts of companies the chance to find out exactly what is available to help them manage their risk, reduce costs and ensure they are compliant with the latest regulations.

BSI are also presenting at the International Fire Expo Seminar on Thursday 24th May, giving attendees and visitors an insight into ‘Market Access through legislative and independent 3rd Party Certification’ – a must for Product Managers, Project Managers, Quality Managers and all those interested in achieving total product due diligence.

Kitemark® Fire Alarm Installers – strong support from industry …

New to International Fire Expo this year will be BSI Product Services Kitemark Service team – on hand to promote and explain the critical benefits of the Kitemark scheme for Fire Alarm Installers.
In the United Kingdom the Fire Safety Order (FSO) and the Fire (Scotland) Bill became law in October 2006. This completely changed the way fire safety in business premises is treated. Ultimately, the responsibility for fire safety now falls to the building owner. All building owners will be required to carry out fire risk assessments of their premise(s) and fix any issues the assessment highlights. In addition the Chief Fire Officers Association in its drive to reduce false alarms has introduced a policy on attending call-outs by automatic alarms which means that alarms will need to be maintained by accredited third party installers
To help fire alarm installers prove that they are competent and accredited, BSI developed the Kitemark scheme to BAFE Standard SP203 for Fire Alarm Installers and has been rolling this out for the last few months.

With many willing supporters, the scheme is set to become an industry standard for demonstrating capability in this field and proving to be a huge benefit for businesses that are now able to guarantee their customers that they can purchase confidently.

“International Fire Expo has proved to be one of the best ways for us to help our existing clients meet the new regulations and get the most benefit out of product certification. With the increasing range of services that we offer now including the Kitemark scheme for Fire Alarm Installers International Fire Expo gives visitors to chance to find out all they need to know” says Engineering Product Manager, Guy Huxtable.


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 a similar quality system, with advanced product/service testing provide the basis for a Kitemark scheme offering trust, integrity and quality.

BSI Product Services:

With its Global HQ in Hemel Hempstead, BSI Product Services is the testing and certification arm of the world-renowned British Standards Institution (BSI). BSI’s testing and certification capabilities are amongst the most highly-rated in the world. BSI provides product/service testing and certification to UK, European and International standards and is the UKAS accredited Notified Body for 17 of the New Approach EU Directives.

The British Standards Institution, an independent, non-governmental body established more than 100 years ago, has tremendous experience in the creation and implementation of all types of standards, both in the UK and globally. BSI currently operates in over 100 counties and has been recognised as a Business Superbrand since 2005 acknowledging that it is an organisation with the “finest reputation in its field… offering its customers significant emotional and/or tangible benefits over its competitors.” (Source: Business Superbrands council criteria for judging)

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