BARTA Approval Scheme

BARTA approval schemeThe British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association encompass the knowledge and skills of UK Fire and Rescue Service and Veterinary Associations and where required, other animal welfare or technical specialist groups in order to support development of equipment and techniques that will promote safety and welfare when resolving incidents involving animals.

An exciting new scheme will soon be launched which will add a stamp of approval from industry experts for those providing services or equipment which relates to animal rescue.

Equipment and techniques will be examined from an animal welfare and responder safety perspective as well as being deemed effective and fit for purpose. BARTA will engage expertise from stakeholder groups and strategic partners depending on the nature and use of the application. (Equipment that falls under PUWER/LOLER/PPE regulations for instance, must also satisfy independent requirements; this is out of scope of the BARTA approvals scheme).

In order to qualify for the BARTA approved badge, a company must demonstrate how the equipment or product will fulfil the criteria above and submit samples to be tested by a nominated rescue team/s or veterinary hospital/responder.

Following qualifying for the BARTA approvals scheme, the approved product will be added to the BARTA website which will form a focal point for those wishing to equip themselves for animal rescue. BARTA will endorse the product, however BARTA members will remain impartial and if two products of a similar nature are listed on the approvals scheme, a true and accurate representation of the suitability of the product for the intended user will be given.

Companies may use the BARTA “Approved” logo on advertising materials and products listed on the BARTA Approvals Scheme.

For information regarding the BARTA Approvals Scheme, contact