BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
ONLY BUY PPE FROM A BRITISH SAFETY
INDUSTRY FEDERATION REGISTERED SUPPLIER
BY USING A REGISTERED SAFETY SUPPLIER YOU
CAN BE SURE YOU WILL ONLY BE SUPPLIED WITH GENUINE, APPROPRIATELY APPROVED
PRODUCT AND YOU RECEIVE SOUND ADVICE, WITHOUT ANY ATTEMPT TO MISLEAD YOU.
All PPE sold in the UK must be correctly tested and certified to meet the appropriate European standard. Unfortunately, the quantity of non-approved product being sold in the UK, through seemingly legitimate channels is on the increase. Such products should not be used for business because they contravene safety legislation.
An increasing number of items claim CE approvals but in reality they have not been appropriately certified. Even worse, some items are in fact counterfeits of existing products. The BSIF states that in may instances these products just do not perform as they should, putting lives at risk and exposing the employer to prosecution.
To help combat this, the BSIF has created the Registered Safety Supplier (RSS) scheme. Companies displaying the scheme’s logo have signed a binding declaration that the safety equipment they offer meets the appropriate standards, fully complies with the PPE regulations and is appropriately CE marked.
The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is the lead association for the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive and is recognised as a Competent Authority by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The BSIF has active links with many government departments and over 130 representative Trade Bodies. Set up in 1994, the Federation currently has some 280 members, ranging from manufacturers and distributors of safety products through to test houses, certification bodies and safety professionals. Membership is accommodated within a number of sector trade associations. Today the BSIF is firmly established as the major independent voice of the British safety industry, helping to both influence legislation and provide industry in general with a source of authoritative information on a range of workplace safety issues, while representing the needs of its members.
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Health and Safety Matters (HSM) is the official journal for the BSIF, and is firmly established as a truly independent voice for the health and safety industry. The magazine is the longest-standing publication in the market, having been published for 21 years.