BSI Kitemark™ for specifiers
By specifying BSI Kitemark products or services for your projects, you can demonstrate your commitment to best practice procurements.
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.
The BSI Kitemark originated as the British Standards Mark in 1903 for use on tramway rails when standardisation reduced the number of rail sizes from 75 to five. Today, the BSI Kitemark can be seen on hundreds of products from manhole covers to condoms, from security locks to fire extinguishers and riding helmets.
Manufacturers with the BSI Kitemark are an elite club of some of world's best companies and brands. There are currently more than 2,500 BSI Kitemark licences, held by, amongst others, Anglian Home Improvements, Chubb Security & fire safety, Everest, Hygena, Tarmac and Valor, to name but a few.
Having a BSI Kitemark associated with a product or service confirms that it conforms to a particular standard. BSI has developed a whole range of BSI Kitemark schemes that cover a variety of products and consumer services, including window installation, garage services, furniture removals, and electrical installation work.
Each BSI Kitemark scheme involves an initial assessment of conformity 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 programme of ongoing surveillance. This includes routine testing of the product or service, assessment of production quality controls and, where appropriate, mystery shopping.
The BSI Kitemark is a registered certification mark owned and operated by BSI.It is one of the most recognised symbols of quality and safety and offers true values 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.