Quality and compliance is our priority
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 with in the UK.
Set up in 1994, the Federation currently has some 210 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.
All PPE must be correctly tested and certified to meet the appropriate European standards. 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. To help combat this, the BSIF created the Registered Safety Supplier (RSS) scheme.
Each registered company is subject to standards audits to comply with the rules relating to quality control and compliance.
As an active distributor of PPE, Safety, and Healthcare products to the UK market, we feel strongly that a controlled and auditable PPE industry is necessary to ensure the UK continues to improve Health and Safety working conditions.
We are proud to have joined the BSIF. As members of the Registered Safety Supplier Scheme we support their efforts to improve the standards of the British Safety Industry and keep people safe and healthy at work.