The Registered Safety Supplier Scheme

Features of the RSSS that enhance occupational safety & health in the UK.

Features

Benefit to Member

Benefit to End User

Annual Declaration and Required Statement 

Allows them to utilise the logo's of the BSIF/RSSS to show that they commit to the audit process and their obligations in relation to relevant PPE legislation. Provides confidence that the member company takes their responsibilities seriously and products or services provided are compliant.

Quality Process Assessed

Demonstrates that the QC processes for PPE are suitable and sufficient. Discussions around best practice and or developing their processes further. Provides confidence that the member company has a suitable policy/process in place to ensure conformity is maintained.

PPE Audit

Allows member to include this within their ongoing due-diligence process and have additional input into the assessment of the PPE and relevant documentation. Provides confidence that the member company is undertaking it's obligations and responsibilities according to the PPE Regulation and that the PPE purchased is compliant.

Safety Equipment and Services Witness Protocols

Allows member to include this within their ongoing due-diligence process and also to demonstrate that specific processes and competency is being maintained. Provides confidence that the member company is ensuring that their processes and competencies are being maintained to the required standards and any relevant legislation.

Safe Supply Accreditation

Member companies are able to demonstrate that their customer facing staff are both competent and knowledgeable through completion of the training modules and final invigilated exam. Those successfully completing the exam are awarded a Level 2 award in Safe Supply - which is an Ofqual Nationally Recognised formal qualification. Provides confidence that the member company has qualified and competent staff and is able to provide advice and information not only on products and services, but also on legislation and compliance.

PPE Protocols for Distributors and Importers

Provides member companies with an easy to use checklist of all the obligations and responsibilities covered in the PPE Regulation and also assists them with determining compliance of products. Provides confidence that the member company is completing it's obligations and responsibilities according to the requirements of the PPE Regulation and ensuring that the PPE provided is compliant.

Proof of Liability Insurance for Personal and Product Liability

Demonstrates that the member company has insurance cover in the unlikely event of any liability linked to a personal injury or product failure. Provides confidence that the member company is insured in the unlikely event of any liability linked to a personal injury or product failure.

Featured on RSSS Website with company Bio and click through to Company website

Additional marketing of the products/services of the member company that includes a searchable database linked to the products/services of the member companies. Allows end users to be assured that those claiming membership are indeed members. Searchable database allows end users to look for specific products or services and/or by geographical area.

RSSS Supporters featured on RSSS Website

Provides member companies with an overview of the end users and other organisations that have signed up to support the RSSS by declaring their intention to only purchase PPE and safety equipment from RSSS members where possible. Opportunity to meet with Supporters at Networking events. Allows End Users to support the scheme by making a commitment to only purchase PPE and safety equipment from RSSS members where possible. Allows for a brief bio, logo and click-through to the End User website. Opportunity to meet with RSSS members at Networking events.

Market Policing Authorities

Recognition by UK Trading Standards and HSE that membership of the RSSS contributes towards demonstrating their obligations under PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425. Provides confidence that the member company is conducting their business in an ethical, responsible and legally compliant manner.

Tender Processes

Membership is increasingly being requested as part of tender pre-qualifying processes. End User assurance that the PPE and safety products or services being offered are subject the audit processes of the scheme.
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