The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and the BSI Group (British Standards Institution) have announced the intention to bring the lighting industry a new product verification scheme that will carry the BSI Kitemark.
This builds on the agreement, announced in July, which allows customers of both organisations to benefit from mutual expertise and specialisms, thus providing a joined up approach in offering services to the industry.
The scheme will give the industry a third party verification scheme, which includes product performance as well as safety. The certification will ensure not just the safety of the product but also the manufacturer’s performance claims.
As part of the new joined-up approach, the testing and auditing of products can be performed at the LIA’s laboratory in Telford.
The combined approach in bringing this scheme to market aims to be fundamental in the future development of the lighting industry, helping it to face new challenges in terms of quality, safety and providing trusted market assurance.