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ISI / BIS Certification for Portable Fire Extinguishers

Get BIS Certification for Portable Fire Extinguishers IS 15683: 2018 By Brand Liaison
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Portable Fire Extinguishers

IS Standard : IS 15683:2018

Portable fire extinguishers are vital firefighting tools made to put out minor flames quickly and efficiently before they become larger crises. Depending on the kind of fire they are meant to put out, these small, highly agile devices are filled with specific extinguishing chemicals, dry chemical powder, foam, water, or carbon dioxide (CO2). Placed strategically in a variety of settings, such as offices, residences, businesses, and public areas, portable fire extinguishers offer quick access to a firefighting tool.

The ease of use of portable fire extinguishers is one of its main benefits. They may be used by people without a lot of firefighting experience since they usually have safety measures and easy-to-follow operating instructions. Users only need to swiftly grasp the extinguisher, point it toward the flames' base, and grip the handle to release the firefighting agent in the event of a fire emergency.

Wheeled fire extinguishers must meet certain technical specifications and quality criteria, which are outlined in IS 16018:2012. Adherence to IS 16018:2012 guarantees that these extinguishers are engineered and produced in accordance with strict safety and performance standards, augmenting their efficacy in putting out flames. By following these safety guidelines, manufacturers reduce the possibility of mishaps, injuries, or property damage resulting from defective or improperly used products.

This standard establishes criteria for the performance, dependability and safety of portable fire extinguishers in the following categories:

  • Water-based;
  • Foam based;
  • Powders — ABC/BC/D Type;
  • Carbon dioxide;
  • Clean agents; and
  • Water mist type.

Note: The necessary ISI Mark Certification must be obtained by manufacturers of portable fire extinguishers.

In order to improve fire safety and protect people and property, portable fire extinguishers must have the ISI Certification, which is an obligatory step to guarantee that they comply with the strict technical requirements and safety rules imposed by the Bureau of Indian requirements (BIS). This certification improves the performance and dependability of firefighting apparatus, which promotes public safety in addition to guaranteeing adherence to specified technical requirements.


About ISI / BIS Certification

Indian Standards Institute, or ISI was renamed the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in 1987. The official mark that the Bureau of Indian Standards provides for manufacturers of various goods is the ISI Mark. It is used to indicate compliance with Indian standards (IS) set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and has been used as a conformity marking for industrial products. Manufacturers received permission from BIS to use the ISI Mark on items that comply with relevant Indian requirements through the product certification program. 

Only manufacturers (domestic or foreign) who produce the finished product will be awarded ISI Certification. This will not be given to any product importers, traders, dealers, or distributors.


Documents Required for ISI / BIS Certification

The following documentation is required to get an ISI certification:

  • Main Application Form V
  • Address Proof of Manufacturing Unit
  • Details of Manufacturing Process
  • Test Report of products

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Process of ISI / BIS Certification

There are two approaches for Indian manufacturers to become certified with the ISI Mark:

  • Regular Procedure
  • Simplified Procedure 


Regular Procedure

With the possible exception of cases deemed "All India first," which might take up to 180 days, the licensing procedure is expected to be finished in 120 days. This timeline starts on the day the application is received, assuming that at different points in time the documentation, unit assessment, and product conformance are all deemed acceptable.

Step 1: Manufacturing Unit Customization in Compliance with Applicable Indian Standards

  • Identifying the applicable Indian Standard
  • Establishing in-house testing facilities as per the Standard's requirements

Step 2: Submission of the Application Form

  • Preparing an Internal Test Report for the product by the relevant Indian Standard
  • Compiling all necessary documents
  • Completing the Online Application Form
  • Online payment of application fees directly to BIS
  • Submitting hard copies of the Application Form with all enclosures to the relevant Branch Office (BO) of BIS

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Simplified Procedure

This is a much faster process than the standard procedure. After a factory inspection is deemed satisfactory and the initial evaluation establishes that the sample complies with the applicable Indian Standard(s), the license application process is expected to be finished in 30 days.

Step 1: Adapting the Manufacturing Unit to Comply with the Relevant Indian Standard

  • Identifying the applicable Indian Standard
  • Establishing in-house testing facilities to meet the Standard's requirements

Step 2: Sample Testing

  • Obtaining the necessary certificate for raw materials (Material Test Certificate - MTC)
  • Conducting product sample testing at a BIS-recognized testing laboratory

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ISI Mark Certification Process for Foreign Manufacturers

The process of obtaining ISI Mark Certification for Foreign Manufacturers typically includes the following steps:

Step 1: Application

  • Compile all the required documents.
  • Submit the documents along with the Application Fee.
  • An Application Number will be allotted.
  • Scrutiny of the Application will be conducted within a specified time frame.​

Step 2: Query Raised (If Any)

  • If any documents are missing or there is non-compliance, you will be informed.
  • You need to submit a reply within the given timeframe.

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