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Certifications and industry associations

Certifications

There are a range of approvals and standards that can be met by electrical heating products. These range from legally required minimum standards through to high-end approvals that demonstrate that products are tested against the highest safety standards.

Atex 

Our range of FXPH heaters are approved to ATEX Directive 94/9/EC for use in hazardous zones 1 and 2.

British Electrotechnical Approvals Board (BEAB) Approved

The BEAB Approved Mark for Intertek is a European Safety Mark used by leading electrical manufacturers to support CE marking and to demonstrate conformity with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD). Importantly however a BEAB Approved Mark on a product demonstrates that Intertek (an independent third party) has verified its safety..

Recognised across the UK and Europe, the BEAB Approved Mark demonstrates the safety pedigree of a product. It shows commitment to best practice, commitment to producing quality goods and most importantly commitment to customer safety. This is the highest safety standard achievable in the UK market. The mark indicates that the product has been manufactured in an inspected factory, using accepted methods, that the products have been tested and assessed by Intertek, and that the products bearing the BEAB approved mark are also randomly checked by Intertek on an annual basis.

The use of this mark on our products, packaging and literature indicate Dimplex products meet this standard.

CE Mark

Many products in the EU are covered by a directive which states that the manufacturer must declare their product meets the minimum safety, health and environmental legislation required of it by European law. This is denoted by the CE mark on the product..

KIWA

A product testing and approval body to ensure products and materials comply with the requirements of the UK water supply regulations and relevant building regulations. Please see product pages for specific details.

Wras Approved

WRAS is The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme and Dimplex water heating products have been tested and comply with the WRAS approval scheme. Please see product pages for specific details.

Industry Associations

At Dimplex, we believe in working with our customers and supporting the markets we work within. As a result we are member of the following organisations:

Beama Low Carbon

BEAMA [the "British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers' Association"] was founded in 1905 and is a national grouping consisting of 14 Associations representing some 350 companies in the Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturing Industries in the UK.

BSRIA – Building Services Research and Information Association

BSRIA is a test, instruments, research and consultancy organisation in construction and building services providing specialist support services for design, construction, facilities management, product testing and market intelligence.

CIPHE – Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering

Founded in 1906, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is the professional body for the UK plumbing and heating industry.

ECA – The Electrical Contractors Association

Founded over 100 years ago, the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) is the UK's largest and leading trade association representing electrical, electronic, installation engineering and building services companies. Dimplex is an Industry Member.

EDA – Electrical Distributors Association

The EDA was formed in 1998, having been previously known as the Electrical Wholesalers Federation (established in 1914) and represents the electrical wholesale distribution industry within the UK. Dimplex is an Affiliate Member.

EHPA – The European Heat Pump Association

The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) was established in 2000 to promote awareness and the proper deployment of heat pumps throughout Europe.

FETA – Federation of Environmental Trade Associations

FETA is the recognised UK body representing the interests of over 400 manufacturers, suppliers, installers and contractors within the heating, ventilating, building controls, refrigeration & air conditioning industry to policy makers and the wider public.

GSHPA – Ground Source Heat Pump Association

Founded in June 2006, this new association has been formed to promote and develop the Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) industry, which is growing rapidly with installations in the UK increasing by at least 60% each year.

HEVAC – The Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Manufacturers Association

The aim is to develop and promote high standards of quality, design, safety and workmanship in the industry. Dimplex is also a founder member of the Air Curtain manufacturers group.

HHIC – Heating and Hot Water Industry Council

The Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) is a well-established member organisation, committed to supporting and promoting the sustained growth of the UK domestic heating and hot water industry.

Hot Water Association (HWA)

The Hot Water Association (HWA) has been formed through the union of the two UK industry trade bodies, WMA (Waterheater Manufacturers Association) and MODUS (Manufacturers Of Domestic Unvented Systems). Their objectives are "To be recognised as the leading body in domestic hot water storage and, through cooperation and partnerships, to support, drive and promote the sustained growth and improvement of standards within the entire domestic hot water industry". Dimplex is a charter member. Click here to learn more.

HPA – Heat Pump Association

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) is the UK's leading authority on the use and benefits of heat pump technology and includes many of the country's leading manufacturers of heat pumps, components and associated equipment.

SEA – Sustainable Energy Association

The Sustainable Energy Association are a member based industry body offering innovative policy solutions that link up building-level technologies and the wider energy system to achieve a low carbon, secure energy future for the UK, benefits for UK consumers, and commercial growth for businesses working in the sector.

SIA – Stove Industry Alliance

The Stove Industry Alliance is an informal alliance of manufacturers, distributors, advisory/test house bodies and other interested parties who sell stoves, flue and chimney products and fuel. The SIA exists to promote and explain the benefits and environmental advantages of stoves as heating appliances and members commit to ensuring that their products meet the appropriate standards of quality, safety and efficiency.

TEHVA – The Electric Heating & Ventilation Association

Dimplex is a founder member of TEHVA, the trade association responsible for promoting electric heating, hot water and mechanical ventilation products and systems. It was set up in 2004 in recognition of the wide end user and political demands to reduce energy consumption and associated carbon emissions from buildings and Dimplex plays a very active role within the association.