Shocking 79% of PPE from non-registered providers fails testing

The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) has issued a warning to those overseeing personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety product procurement after their latest tests on non-member products highlight the widespread availability of substandard and even dangerous items. Between December 2022 and December 2023, the BSIF had independent testing done to examine 123 non-member products, […]

How can you show competence in PPE and safety product procurement?

In this article, BSIF CEO Alan Murray discusses the responsibilities of buyers of PPE and safety equipment and explains how incorporating the Registered Safety Supplier (RSS) Scheme into their procurement processes can help them meet their obligations. The latest BSIF statistics show the availability of non-compliant PPE and safety equipment shows no signs of abating. […]

BSIF Customer Service Award Finalists 2023

BSIF Customer Service Award Finalists 2023 BSIF are pleased to announce the finalists for the BSIF Customer Service Award 2023. The winners will be announced at the Safety & Health Excellence Awards on Wednesday 26th April 2023 at The Vox, NEC, Birmingham. Limited numbers of tickets are still available for the event The Customer […]

Watch out for non-compliant PPE and safety equipment

The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is warning those in charge of PPE and safety product procurement to be vigilant about substandard products, as their latest non-member product tests highlight the availability of high levels of non-compliant products. Between December 2021 and December 2022, the BSIF completed tests on 127 non-member products which included checking […]

Selling of KN95 face masks leads to jail sentence.

In July 2022 Hull Cleaning Ltd and it’s Director Mr Paul Scott-South pleaded guilty to offences relating to the sale of KN95 masks during the Covid 19 pandemic. The convictions were secured under the PPE and Consumer Protection legislation. After much delay and debate the case finally went for sentencing on the 24th of February […]