BFPA 2024 Yearbook & Members' Directory 2024

Approved Hose Assemblies Scheme Membership of the Scheme offers a company the opportunity of belonging to a group of like-minded businesses that pride themselves on providing excellent quality of work through well trained technicians. A positive marketing message for their sales teams to build upon. Zero-tolerance policy From the end users’ perspective, it is important to be able to choose a scheme member that has agreed to regular independent inspection visits from the BFPA and adheres to mandatory working practices within the BFPA’s D8 quality control document regarding the safe production of hose assemblies. They can be confident that the hose technicians have been trained through the BFPA’ s Hose Assembly Skills certification programme. The chosen company endorses and supports a zerotolerance policy when it comes to the unsafe practice of mixing and matching non-compatible components and the dangerous practice of re-ending hoses. New four-star rating system The BFPA is always looking to strengthen the value of the Hose Accreditation Scheme and for 2024 has introduced a new four-star rating system like those enjoyed by hotels and restaurants. The association believes this is an excellent way of recognising those companies who have established excellent working practices and encouraging others to make improvements to increase their rating achievement. In this way the value and importance of the Scheme grows, and end users can be confident that its members are always looking to improve standards and provide the best quality of service to their customers. Let us all continue to raise the profile and credibility of the Approved Hose Assemblies Mark certification scheme by assuring customers/end users receive hose assemblies from a supplier who has been inspected and awarded the Approved Hose Assemblies Mark by the BFPA. Quality and confidence 30 The hose assembly market is a competitive world for those companies vying for new customers and ensuring retention of existing ones. The BFPA strongly believes that as a member of its Hose Accreditation Scheme a company has a definite advantage over their competitors.