BS 851188 and the BSI Kitemark for Flood Resistance Products: good news for communities - and good news for companies
In 2013, Nick Starling, then director of general insurance at the ABI, called flooding the “greatest natural threat facing the UK”, and the floods that have repeatedly devastated communities since then have borne him out. But there is some good news: the flood-protection industry is evolving to meet the increased demand for effective flood-resistant products and systems.
One of the keys to this evolution is the new British Standard, BS 851188.
Published on October 1st 2019, BS 851188 replaces the previous publicly-available specification for flood-protection products and systems, PAS 1188.