The Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (Amdea) has been recognised for leading the way in establishing key international production standards by the British Standards Institution (BSI).
The trade association ensures that the UK plays a ‘pivotal’ role in improving the international standards of domestic appliances by providing delegates who “assiduously pursue best practice”.
Amdea has led members in ad-hoc working groups with consumer representatives, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the London Fire Brigade and other stakeholders to scrutinise issues and identify solutions through amendments to manufacturing standards.
Simon Grantham, Amdea’s chairman, said: “Amdea is vigorously committed to improving standards in domestic appliances by tirelessly engaging its technical expertise, including that of its members, in the development of international standards. This BSI award is testimony to the UK domestic appliance industry’s commitment to keep our customers safe, using appliances that offer the highest possible levels of performance and environmental protection.”
- Image top L to R: Dr Scott Steedman CBE, director of standards, BSI, Stuart MacConnacher, technical manager, Amdea and Carol Sergeant CBE, chairman, Standards Policy and Strategy Committee, BSI