Mechline is celebrating 20 years of maintaining the BSI quality kitemark for its Dormont gas connectors with a special Valentine’s Day-themed offer.
For the rest of the year, the manufacturer will be donating 10p for every gas hose sold to The British Heart Foundation.
Dormont developed the very first commercial catering gas hose, with today’s models said to be the most accredited gas hoses in the world – over 150m gas connectors are estimated to have been installed.
Furthermore, the combination of Dormont and Mechline create the gas connectors to suit the UK’s own specific market and technical requirements. Mechline carries out all assembly and testing of finished products in Milton Keynes. All hoses are said to go through a comprehensive manufacturing, build, testing and packing process.
Mechline’s Dormont hoses are said to be the only commercial gas hose to carry the BSI kitemark, a recognised symbol of continuous quality and safety. The accolade should signify the presence of ongoing quality testing, rather than just one sample complying on one original test date.
Mechline feels it maintains a rigorous audit testing process at its factory in Milton Keynes in order to uphold the BSI Kitemark, meaning that every hose and quick disconnect is tested to the specification set out by BSI [other gas hoses in the marketplace are said to comply with BS669 Part 2:1997, which indicates compliance of one sample on one test date, but is not monitored].
The supplier warned that many facility and engineering bodies, institutions, operational groups and specifiers will not accept gas safety products that do not carry the kitemark symbol.
Furthermore, Mechline outsources the labelling, cleaning and packaging of its gas hoses to a local charity, MK Snap, which delivers a programme of education, life skills, work preparation and opportunities to adults with learning difficulties.
Caroline French, head of learner services at MK Snap, commented: “Our learners provide a quality cleaning and packaging service for Mechline, delivered with great pride and care. Through this work our learners have gained invaluable skills and a real sense of achievement and purpose. We are delighted that Mechline outsource this work to us, it’s great for development and our adults really enjoy the work involved.”