Kitemark for the Middle East

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has introduced a Kitemark Fire Installer Scheme designed specifically for the Middle East.

It will allow firms in the region, that are involved in the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of fire prevention and protection systems, the chance to become third-party certified.

The initiative aims to enable safety-conscious businesses across the Middle East to manage fire-related risks and gain a competitive edge in the market.

Theuns Kotzé, regional managing director of BSI for the Middle East and Africa, said: “For companies in the region that are committed to the application of the highest levels of health and safety in the workplace, the  Scheme is an internationally recognised certification programme that also enables businesses to gain a real competitive edge and successfully manage any inherent risk.”

To earn certification participating companies will have to undertake four modules, covering design, installation, commissioning and initial verification, and maintenance.

BSI said the scheme has been running in the UK for eight years and has now been adapted by BSI to specifically suit the requirements of the Middle East market.