Becoming ‘Q’ Approved

What is an accredited supplier?

An accredited supplier is a company who supplies hose assemblies to an industry standard and is subject to regular bi-annual audits by the BFPA. That company has demonstrated to the appointed BFPA inspector that it maintains the highest standards in respect of the supply, storage, handling and fitting of hydraulic hoses and produces hose assemblies of quality and reliability.

Benefits of joining the Approved Hose Assemblies Scheme

  • Trained staff leads to improved working practices, decreased risk of accidents, less downtime and lost production. Training ensures better quality products and a higher rate of productivity.
  • Quality products enhance the reputation of a company, encourages customer loyalty and expansion of your customer base.
  • Scheme membership can increase customer confidence in your standards and working practices providing an advantage over your competitors.
  • Accredited suppliers are able to display the ‘Q’ Approved logo on marketing materials, stationery and vehicle livery. Additionally, companies receive an accreditation certificate and plaque to display in their reception or workshop – all highly visible methods to further promote your commitment to producing high quality hose assemblies.

If you would like to learn more about the Scheme and how your company can join please contact Martin Kingsbury for further guidance.