BSI has launched BSI Identify to allow permanent structured product data to be found at any stage in the design, installation, maintenance and deconstruction of the product or system.
The Construction Product Association (CPA) said ‘This unique initiative aims to improve safety across the built environment through digital product identification’
BSI Identify has been in development with CPA and its members since 2024 and was supported with Innovate funding
How does it work?
- Manufacturers are issued a unique digital identifier called a BSI UPIN for every product
- The manufacturer can mark or tag their products via QR codes, NFC or RFID tags
- The BSI UPIN, once scanned, directs users to an open-access permanent page that holds all relevant and up to date product information
- All product queries can be routed back to the manufacturer
By using this revolutionary technology, manufacturers can support the Golden Thread of Information and improve industry safety. It’s good for business and good for your customers.
FIS Technical Director Joe Cilia sai:
‘Being able to access product information at the point of installation or even years after its been integrated in the fabric of a building is vitally important if we are to maintain buildings for the safety of all occupants in future. BSI identify will allow this to happen using a data base that will be available in perpetuity even if the company is no longer in business, and that’s a game changer.’
Peter Caplehorn CEO at the CPA said
‘By moving everything into a fully joined-up digital process, we can improve overall efficiency, product performance, safety, customer satisfaction, environmental performance and profit margins, which is a good thing because some money can be put back into R&D. BSI Identify is a unique digital identification service that looks to improve industry safety by solving the challenge of product identification.’