BBA Certification

The Yale Shootbolt and Yale Encloser window locks, along with the Yale Revolution window hinge, have passed the BBA certification.

Grant Stratford, technical director for Yale Door and Window Solutions, said: “We are proud to be able to offer our customers a range of steadfast high-security window hardware solutions that are backed by the BBA certification.

“We are thrilled to have obtained the certification for the Yale Shootbolt, Yale Encloser and Yale Revolution Window Hinge as well. These products go alongside the Defender and Defender Egress hinges, Yale Hinge and Virage Handle, for which we already hold the certification.

“Unlike the BBA assessment reports, where the products are assessed once and then no further evaluation is conducted for five years, the certification scheme inspects the product and factory on an annual basis. This proves the ongoing consistency of the product’s performance and the manufacturing process – giving the end user added peace of mind and confidence in the product’s reliability and longevity.”

BBA testing includes laboratory-based testing, online evaluation, product inspections, life expectancy assessment, quality management review and training review, which all need to be passed to a high standard.