2019 has been a busy year for the Fire Safety Products Certification team at BSI. Not only for testing and certification activity, but also with the uncertainty endured as a result of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.
This uncertainty led to BSI taking the decision to add a Notified Body location in the Netherlands. Included within the scope of this are the Construction Products Regulation and Pressure Equipment Directive, both of which are related to many fire safety products, thereby giving our clients market access to the EU, whatever the outcome of Brexit.
In addition, BSI also gained accreditation for a number of certification schemes against national standards, including the Australian and New Zealand region, and South Africa. This has allowed further market access for a singular certification body for a number of fire detection and suppression products, as well as national installation schemes.
The uptake of installation schemes in the UK has also continued to grow, and working with BAFE, BSI has added two new schemes:
- SP105: For the service and maintenance of wet and dry riser installations
- SP206: For the installation of kitchen fire protection systems
As 2020 looks set to be another very busy year, we’d like to thank all our clients for your support in 2019, and we look forward to working with you in 2020.
Author: Richard Gurney
Fire Safety Products Group Certification Manager