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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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21 October 2020

TO HELP the industry understand the requirements of the new UKCA Mark, the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is hosting a webinar on the 18 of November 2020 at 10.30am.

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01 October 2020

THE BSIF Safety Awards 2020, which form part of the Safety & Health Excellence (SHE) Awards, have now been rescheduled to be announced on Wednesday 28th April 2021.

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30 September 2020

ALL PPE must be correctly tested and certified to meet the appropriate European standard. Unfortunately, the quantity of non-approved product being sold into the UK is on the increase. Such products should not be used for business because they contravene safety legislation.

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30 September 2020

BSIF ARE pleased to announce that we have forged another strong relationship with the team at Safer Highways who are dedicated to delivering safety in their sector. The Safer Highway Group join us as associate members and we have reciprocated in joining Safer Highways.

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30 September 2020

IN THE UK, we enjoy some of the most varied weather patterns in the world. It’s part of what makes up Britain and gives us something to discuss over a cup of tea and a pack of Hobnobs, so we adapt and learn to cope with it. Similarly, in the world of safety it’s so important to make sure you adapt to the weather, ensuring you’re protected without compromising your health.

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14 September 2020

WESTERN BUSINESS Media (WBM) organisers of The Safety & Health Excellence Awards has taken the decision to move the Awards to Wednesday 28 April 2021, which will once again see them co-located with the Health and Safety Event.

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17 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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17 August 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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17 August 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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26 June 2020

Alan Murray pays tribute to ex-chairman of the BSIF Test and Certification Association, and examines the swarms of non-compliant PPE that have emerged during the COVID-19 crisis.

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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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