What are British Standards?

British Standard refers to the specification of recommended procedure, quality of output, terminology and other details, in a particular field making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials. This post explains the benefits of products manufactured according to British standards and the BSI Kitemark™.

British Standard refers to the specification of recommended procedure, quality of output, terminology and other details, in a particular field making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials.
They are created by the BSI (British Standards Institute) in collaboration with representatives from organisations with interest and expertise in the subject matter including manufacturers, buyers, customers, trade associations, users and regulators.
The use of British Standards is voluntary but is generally considered to offer a range of benefits to companies and their customers including:

• Enhance consumer protection and confidence
• Environmental controls
• Regulatory compliance e.g. health and safety
• Encourages innovation through the diffusion of knowledge
• Increased productivity
• Improving supply chain quality

BSI kitemark

“Did you know? There are more than 30,000 British standards!”

Manufacturing standards are used to ensure that products are of a consistently high quality, comply with regulations and also help to prevent product failures and recalls.

The BSI Kitemark™ is the quality mark owned and operated by BSI. The symbol is well recognised throughout the world for assuring quality and safety of products. The BSI kitemark confirms that the product conforms to a particular standard and involves an initial assessment of conformity as well as ongoing surveillance which includes routine testing and mystery shopping. Find out more on the BSI website.

Osma kitemark

For further details of Wavin, Hep2O and Osma products, just pick up a Wavin, Hep2O or Osma  price list which shows all products with kitemarks. Product and installation manuals also show full details of British Standards.

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