HSE Bulletin: Use of face masks designated KN95

Dear BSIF Member Please find below an HSE Safety Alert, warning against the use and supply of KN95 for use at work, as personal protective equipment. HSE state that “this respirator has been identified as suspect by HSE experts and locally arranged testing has confirmed they would not meet requirements, including to protect against the […]

CE Documentation: Is it genuine | BSIF Webinar

With the shortages in Covid 19 related PPE a significant amount of non compliant PPE is being offered to the market. In this webinar BSIF will help you to understand how you can tell that the documentation you are presented with is genuine. Participants • Roy Wilders – BSIF Registered Safety Supplier Scheme Manager • […]

CE Certification and Declarations of Conformity

Over the past 2 weeks we have received a number of enquiries relating to CE Certification and Declarations of Conformity – specifically for Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) to be bought into the UK for supply to key healthcare workers. The ‘Certificate’ shown is one of many we have seen, that is not what it first […]

Gov website updated- PPE recirculation

Following discussions with BEIS and the Cabinet Office, in association with Make UK (formerly EEF) they have now updated the .gov website at the following link https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-from-business to allow manufacturers/businesses to provide information directly into Government about what PPE they have, not currently being used. This is to facilitate recirculation of PPE to any areas […]

COVID 19 Product Compliance and Conformity Assessment

On the 16th of March 2020 the EU Commission published the Recommendation (EU) 2020/403 on conformity assessment and market surveillance procedures within the context of the COVID 19 threat. Dated the 25th , but published on the 26th of March the UK Government, Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Office for Product […]

BSIF extends partnership with Western Business Media

The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) has signed a multi-year extension to its partnership with Western Business Media (WBM), which will see the BSIF continue to exclusively support WBM’s publications and the Safety and Health Excellence Awards. The extension sees the continuation of the long-standing partnership between both parties and Health and Safety Matters (HSM) […]