British Standards Institution (BSI)

How They Got Started

Formed in 1901 by Sir John Wolfe-Barry (the man who designed London’s Tower Bridge) – BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body.

The original BSI committee met for the first time on the day Queen Victoria died (22 January 1901). One of the first standards it went on to publish related to steel sections for tramways.

The BSI Kitemark was first registered by BSI on 12 June 1903 (the same year in which Harley Davidson, Crayola crayons and the Tour de France were born).

Originally known as the British Standard Mark, it has grown into one of Britain’s most important and most recognized consumer quality marks. 


ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:

a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and

b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

All the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.

Cannon Fire holds the BSI’s ISO9001:2015 certification.

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With over 30 years experience, Cannon Fire Protection has developed an excellent reputation within the fire protection industry throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. 

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More about BSI

Subsidiaries List of BSI countries, BSI Group, also known as the British Standards Institution (BSI), is the national standards body of the United Kingdom. BSI produces technical standards on a wide range of products and services, and also supplies certification and standards-related services to businesses.

To learn more about British Standards Association visit their website.