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Protecting the vulnerable areas of your property

A typical house has a number of vulnerable areas where flood water can enter.

Come and visit us at the FAS Roadshow to find out all about BSI Kitemark™ certified flood products  

You can find all BSI Kitemark Certified Flood Products listed on the BSI website by clicking here 


Click on the areas highlighted on the house graphic to see where your home could be at risk.

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The importance of certification and product specification

The emergence of the BSI Kitemark for flood products began back in the early 2000s with PAS 1188, now synonymous with excellence in flood products and installation. 

Statistics show that:-

  • The BSI Kitemark is recognised by 82% of the UK adult population
  • 75% of UK adults state  BSI Kitemark helps them choose between products
  • 93% of UK adults believe a BSI Kitemark product is safe
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The British public is comfortable with the Kitemark and appreciates the value it has in all walks of life. Now over a century old, the Kitemark is recognised worldwide as a mark that manufacturers and service industries use to demonstrate safety, reliability and quality.  The Kitemark is most frequently used to identify products where safety is paramount, such as crash helmets, smoke alarms and flood defences. In recent years the Kitemark has also been applied to a range of services, such as electrical installations; car servicing and accident repair; and window installations

PAS 1188 is the globally recognised standard in flood risk mitigation products available today.  Lasting a full week, testing is rigorous and robust, and is designed to ensure that products are stress tested against wave, current and 48-hour standing water trials.  PAS 1188 is re-assessed every few years to ensure that the standard remains fit for purpose and exposes product manufacturers to a continuous quest for improvement.  Against this backdrop the Flood Advisory Service recommends that Kitemark products are considered for installation by homeowners.  

However, since a product can only be effective when installed properly,  how can a customer know when a product has been installed to the correct standards?   In 2015 a new BSI standard for surveying and installing Kitemark certified flood products was launched. 

Since then, certified training has been available via the Flood Professionals www.floodprofessionals.co.uk to enable surveyors and installation practitioners to follow best practice principles when working on properties.  The Flood Professionals scheme is the UK’s only officially recognised and certified BSI course.

Summary:

  • The FAS recommends only the use of Kitemark flood products where possible and installed by a certified installer, trained by the Flood Professionals to BSI Kitemark standards
  • Verify the holder of a Kitemark online at www.floodadvisoryservice.co.uk/flood-products - don’t leave it to chance!
  • Without standards, we could be exposing flood victims to further risk from rogue operators. 
  • The Flood Advisory Service works tirelessly to expose cases of malpractice and to lobby for the acceptance of standards and best practice in the flood industry. 
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