Mechline awarded for ongoing commitment to gas safety
Mechline Developments have received an award from business standards experts BSI in recognition of 20 years of upholding the BSI Kitemark for our Dormont gas hose connectors.
The award, presented by Graham McKay, Global Head of Electrical & Gas Products, to Mechline’s Managing Director, Andrew Farrell, at Mechline’s Headquarters, is a reflection of the time and dedication that Mechline have invested in the manufacturing and testing process, as it is the BSI Kitemark certification which signifies the presence of ongoing quality testing.
Dormont developed the very first commercial catering gas hose and, just as they did then, remain to steadfastly maintain the highest design, quality, materials to create reliable, long lasting and safe products. Still true today, they are undoubtedly the world’s most trusted name in gas connectors being the most accredited gas hoses in the world, with over 150 million gas connectors installed.
What is somewhat unknown, is the combination of Dormont and Mechline to create the gas connectors to suit the UK’s own specific market and technical requirements. Mechline carry out all assembly and testing of finished products in Milton Keynes. Through comprehensive manufacturing, build, testing and packing process Mechline’s Dormont hoses are cared for with more love and attention than any other gas hose. This is reflected in the fact that they are the only commercial gas hose to carry the BSI Kitemark, the most recognised symbols of continuous quality and safety.
Invaluable, the BSI Kitemark certification signifies the presence of ongoing quality testing, rather than just one sample complying on one original test date. Mechline maintains a rigorous audit testing process at our factory in Milton Keynes in order to uphold the BSI Kitemark, meaning that every hose and quick disconnect is tested to th
e high specification set out by BSI [other gas hoses in the marketplace only comply with BS669 Part 2:1997, which indicates compliance of one sample on one test date, but is not monitored, has no on-going QA control and is not a sufficient enough test to qualify for BSI Kitemark registration]. Many facility a
nd engineering bodies, institutions, operational groups and specifiers will not actually accept gas safety products that do not carry the Kitemark symbol.
Andrew Farrell, Managing Director at Mechline, commented: “Mechline are proud to produce the only commercial kitemarked gas hose and to have sustained this for 20 years is a great achievement for us. We consider the time and dedication in the manufacturing and testing process simply too important and we want to continue to protect it.”
In Maintaining the BSI Kitemark for 20 years, Mechline have cared for every single one of its Dormont gas connectors placing great importance on the superior quality design, materials, and construction with many safety features built-in as standard. To reflect this outstanding achievement, and to recognise the care and love invested in every gas hose, this year Mechline are donating every 10p for every gas hose sold to The British Heart Foundation, in order to celebrate 20 years of safeguarding the BSI Kitemark.
John Towersey, Director Of Quality & Process Improvement at Mechline, adds: “Not every gas connector is the same! Mechline’s Dormont gas hoses are of the highest quality design and construction, with proven recognised safety built-in as standard. Dormont gas hoses save time, money and preserve reputations.”