What is a BSI approved cable?

BSI, The British Standards Institution, is an independent organization established more than 100 years ago and owner of the prestigious BSI Kitemark; it has tremendous experience in the creation and implementation of all types of standards, both in the UK and globally;

The history and the expertise of BSI people set BSI apart from other testing and certification organizations. BSI has always been at the vanguard of the physical testing of products, components and processes, working with all types of organizations to help them develop and deliver compliant products and to prove their product quality.

BSI has well-established Approval schemes for the Management of Quality, Environmental Health & Safety management systems. BSI has also developed quality schemes for services and issues certification that covers such areas as quality, fairness and customer service.

As an approvals organisation, BSI is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). BSI – a Notified Body for CE marking and owner of the BSI Kitemark – has one of the widest testing and certification capabilities in the world.

BSI has dedicated world-class UKAS accredited testing laboratories here in the UK capable of testing an extensive range of cable types, including low voltage power distribution and final circuits, flexible cables, rubber cables, control and signal cables, communication cables, medium voltage cables, utility cables, industrial cables, transportation cables (marine, railway and automotive), fire-resistant and fire performance cables, low smoke halogen-free cables, renewable energy cables, special purpose cables. 

Recently BSI has proudly announced the launch of a brand new BSI Kitemark certification scheme for Cables.

This new independent and impartial certification scheme will help manufacturers gain certification for some of the most commonly required standards for electric cables including:

  • IEC 60227
  • IEC 60245
  • EN 50525BS
  • EN 50214
  • BS 6004
  • BS 7211
  • BS 7629
  • BS 8346

In the field of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Fire Testing of cables, BSI is recognised as one of the leading UK-approved Notified Bodies for cables, UKCA mark. (NB0086).

BSI issues certification covering the CE mark via NL (NB2797)

Each of the Tratos manufacturing plants operates Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001) regularly audited and certified by BSI. Tratos, operates in a large number of sectors covering all types of cable including Data Communications, Fire & Security, Construction, Rail, Renewable Energy, Power, Marine, Oil Gas & Petrochemical, Nuclear

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