BSI and FIA set to launch partnership at FIREX International 2022
02 May 2022
BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT and standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has announced the launch of a collaboration with the Fire Industry Association (FIA) at FIREX International, which runs at London’s ExCeL from 15-17 May.
The partnership will provide members of the FIA with discounts on certification to the BSI Kitemark for Internet of Things (IoT) Devices, which is designed to help consumers confidently and easily identify the IoT devices they can trust to be safe, secure and functional.
As part of this launch, and to provide more support to organisations in this sector, the BSI will also be implementing a platform for members of the FIA to benefit from discounts on fire safety training modules.
The collaboration follows the successful launch of the BSI Fire Safety and IoT Masters Academy where the BSI and the FIA offered insights and a panel discussion on the IoT and its involvement in the fire industry.
Certification and training
Rob Hine, head of commercial partnerships at the BSI, commented: “We’re delighted to be launching our partnership with the FIA and better support its members. Certification and training will benefit organisations looking to develop, test or launch fire safety products into the market and those wanting to train their teams on fire safety.”
Hine added: “This collaboration builds on the BSI’s existing relationship with the FIA and we now look forward to continuing our work with the Trade Association in order to bring benefits to its members in the future.”
Ian Moore, CEO at the FIA, responded: “The FIA is excited to be collaborating with the BSI. Our partnership will offer FIA members a worthwhile discount on the BSI’s IoT Kitemark, which is a great step forward in incentivising the IoT in the fire safety industry. We look forward to continuing our work with the BSI in a determined bid to bring more benefits to the UK’s fire safety industry.”
*Further information is available online at https://www.fia.uk.com/news/learn-more-about-the-fia-internet-of-things-special-interest-group.html