Emergency lighting specialist P4 Limited has achieved certification to its first BSI Kitemark BS EN 62034:2012 Automatic Test Systems for Battery-Powered Emergency Escape Lighting. The certificate was presented by the BSI at LuxLive, Europe’s largest annual lighting event.
P4’s Fastel automatic testing and monitoring systems were rigorously tested by the BSI to achieve the Kitemark. Additionally, P4’s manufacturing sites and quality plans have also undergone comprehensive assessment to achieve certification.
The company’s managing director, Rob Warner, explained: “Despite having gained a reputation for quality over the past 30 years, that’s no excuse to rest on our laurels. We’re always looking for ways in which to improve our service and the Kitemark certification – recognised globally as a mark of quality, safety and trust – does just that. We believe it sets us apart as a manufacturer that really cares about quality.”
Retaining Kitemark approval is an ongoing process. The company will now undergo bi-annual manufacturing assessments, with product samples being taken for ongoing testing and review.
Warner continued: “The whole process of certification has helped us to fine-tune our performance. Testing our systems is just the first step for us, though. We’re continuing to work with the BSI to achieve certification across all of our product ranges. We’re absolutely committed to this initiative and hope that it will help customers choose an emergency lighting system which has met the highest possible standards for quality, safety and performance.”
Holly Rossington, electrical certification team leader at the BSI, commented: “It was an honour to present P4 with a certificate at LuxLive. The BSI is committed to helping manufacturers like P4 achieve the Kitemark as it demonstrates that they operate to the highest possible standards. P4 should be delighted with this achievement.”