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Established in 1994, the BSIF is the UK’s leading trade body for the safety industry.
The Federation represents manufacturers and distributors of safety, health and environmental products; training companies; safety and environmental consultancies; together with accreditation and inspection houses, publishers and risk management consultancies.
It is a Health and Safety Executive-recognised competent authority and the lead trade body for the PPE Regulations, as designated by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

BSiF Articles

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03 August 2020

As it is now compulsory to wear Face Coverings in shops and supermarkets in England, Alan Murray thought that it would be timely to write on the subject.

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30 July 2020

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been a hot topic over the last few months as the shortages and difficulties in procuring products have been felt across all industries that would regular use them for protecting their workforce.

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30 July 2020

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and Building Mental Health have joined forces with Safer Highways and announced today the first major benchmarking exercise to understand where our industry lies in its Road to Wellbeing.

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12 June 2020

If a respirator is incorrectly fitted, it will not provide you with protection. HSE is advising healthcare workers currently using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) on the importance of ensuring it is fitted correctly.

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12 June 2020

Alan Murray, CEO, BSIF, warns that a strategic approach to face fitting is essential as the UK emerges from the COVID-19 crisis.

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12 June 2020

With the shortages in COVID-19 related PPE a significant amount of non compliant PPE is being offered to the market.

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12 June 2020

As we struggle with the widespread presentation of fake documentation, and the polluting effect it is having on the Certification process of PPE, especially respiratory masks BSIF thought it would be timely to share the linked article.

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12 June 2020

With Construction companies back to work and social distancing measures in place, JSP has developed the new Helmet Mounted Cough Guard, an easy to fit screen which provides an extra layer of secondary protection against droplets and aerosols.

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12 June 2020

With fit testing and RPE such a hot topic currently, a growing number of RPE wearers are now switching to reusable, half- or full-mask models. Reasons for this decision include leaving more disposable products free as resources for key workers, as well as being a more sustainable and environmentally friendly solution.

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30 March 2020

The BSIF Awards have unfortunately had to be postponed from the original date of 29th April 2020.

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01 April 2020

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the United Kingdom as part of the government’s response to COVID-19.

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12 June 2020

There is information online to help businesses during COVID-19.

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01 April 2020

In its continuing efforts to protect citizens and to coordinate the response to COVID-19, the Commission has taken immediate steps to protect the availability of supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), by requiring that exports of such equipment outside of the European Union are subject to an export authorisation by Member States.

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25 March 2020

PPE Supply. Last week, the BSIF wrote a short update on the work that the Federation had been involved in, along with information on amendments to EU Regulations and the support work we had been doing during the COVID 19 crisis.

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04 February 2020

THE BSIF Safety Awards 2020 are now open for entries!

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