BSI involved in UKAS pilot for the Green Deal

Press release - 25 October 2011

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has been selected by UKAS as one of the few pilot organisations trialling the certification scheme to which Green Deal Installers and Advisors will be audited against.

As part of the British Government’s Green Deal initiative, all installers and advisors must be certified against their relevant Standard. The purpose of the pilot is to ensure the robust development of a new certification scheme, which will ensure consumers have confidence in the products being recommended and the installation carried out is to the highest level.

Gary Fenton, Global Director of Assurance at BSI commented: “To be involved in the UKAS Green Deal pilot scheme demonstrates our position in the product certification and testing market. Having been at the forefront of the Construction sector for many years, BSI can bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Green Deal certification scheme.”

BSI is seeking accreditation to certify installers and advisors against all five measures detailed in the Green Deal.

About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization 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, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 70,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.