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Welcome to the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) newsletter, brought to you in association with Health & Safety Matters (HSM) magazine.

The current uncertainty surrounding Brexit and its implications for the UK Safety market is an issue for all, BSIF are working closely with government and EU departments to stay as up to date as possible during the process and we recommend keeping a close eye on and the BSIF mobile app to enable you to hear first the information when it is released. Read more.

Ian Crellin
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BSIF Guide
EN 20471 (High visibility)

EN 20471 is the European standard for high visibility clothing and deals specifically with specifications of high visibility clothing.

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BSIF at London Build

London Build (27-28 November, Olympia London) has firmly established the reputation as the leading construction and design show in the UK.

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What Constitutes an Economic Operator?

It has come to our notice that there is confusion as to what constitutes an economic operator and therefore the potential lack of clarity as to who must comply with the stated obligations and responsibilities.

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CE Marking and Motorcycle Clothing

It has recently come to light that some economic operators in the motorcycle clothing supply chain have been led to believe that they are allowed up to five years to test and certify their products to the PPE Regulation – and that they may continue to place products on the market during that period, even if those products have been submitted for testing and have failed?

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Eco-transparent workwear wins red dot award

Workwear producer Fristads has been awarded the internationally acclaimed Red Dot Award: Design Concept for its Fristads Green clothing collection, which comes with an environmental declaration.

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Get ready for winter

As winter approaches and colder temperatures start to hit, it’s worth remembering that climate has an impact on quality and safety.

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Is dust under control in your workplace?

The HSE have announced that their inspectors are beginning a new round of site visits across the UK to ensure appropriate control measures are in place in work environments where dust poses a health risk. Are you confident that your team understands the risks and effectively plans to prevent and adequately control dust exposure?

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New helmet incorporates eye protection

EVO VISTA is a feature-rich helmet that incorporates a retractable optical class 1 faceshield or overspec.

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Apple’s New Noise App is a Game Changer

You might have heard that Apple has released a handy new app in its latest update to the WatchOS platform. Wearers can now track their noise exposure throughout the day, receiving real-time alerts when their environment is too loud.

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More must be done to prevent damaging and costly spills

Businesses should be better prepared for spills and ensure they have the correct plan and spill kit in place, says UK's leading safety experts Arco, as recent findings revealed 7 out of 10 companies do not have the adequate provisions in place to defend against spills and manage them effectively.

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Stamp out plastic waste with YULEYS reusable overshoes

With the EU declaring war on reducing plastic waste, YULEYS® reusable overshoes provide a significant step to an environmentally friendly alternative to disposable overshoes.

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