The current Covid-19 situation has created opportunities for non-compliant PPE to enter the UK market, the BSiF guidance below set out what to look for on claimed PPE products.
To help empower everyone to weed out fake PPE documents/Certificates/Declarations of Conformity for themselves, BSIF released a document to help everyone through what can currently appear a daunting task: that of navigating your way to sourcing compliant PPE. The document is Simply Entitled ‘CE Certificate Checklist’. It will steer you through exactly what to look for and what to avoid regarding the compliance of PPE. Used correctly this document will teach you how to avoid sourcing non-compliant masks, gloves, face shields etc.
With JFM being members of the BSiF and the Registered Safety Supplier Scheme, we take our obligations within the UK safety and PPE supply change seriously. Our supply chain partners and customers can therefore expect the highest standards on any workwear, safety wear or PPE that we supply to our customers. If we become aware of any sub-standard or non-compliant PPE, we will inform our customers at the earliest possible opportunity.
Our supply chain partners Beeswift, have a range of technical guides below that highlight the relevant regulations of each product or sector within workwear and safety wear:
EN 397 - Safety Helmets: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_397.pdf
EN 166 - Eye Protection including BS2092: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_166.pdf
EN 352 - Ear Protection: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_352.pdf
EN 149 - Respiratory Protective Devices: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_149.pdf
EN 166 - Personal Eye Protection: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_166.pdf
EN 397 - Industrial Safety Helmets: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_397.pdf
EN 812 - Industrial Bump Caps: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_812.pdf
EN 420 - General: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_420.pdf
EN 388 - Mechanical Risk: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_388.pdf
EN 374 - Chemical Risks: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_374.pdf
EN 407 - Thermal Risk: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_407.pdf
EN 511 - Low Temperature Risk: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_511.pdf
EN ISO 20471 - High Visibility Clothing: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_ISO_20471.pdf
RIS-3279-Tom - Rail Industry Standard for High Visibility Clothing: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/RIS-3279-TOM.pdf
EN ISO 11611 - Protective Clothing for use in Welding and Allied Processes: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_ISO_11611.pdf
EN ISO 11612 - Clothing to Protect Against Heat & Flame: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_ISO_11612.pdf
EN 1149 - Protective Clothing. Electrostatic Properties: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_1149.pdf
EN 343 - Protection Against Rain: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_343.pdf
EN 342 - Ensembles and Garments for Protection Against Cold: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_342.pdf
EN ISO 20345 - Safety Footwear: https://www.beeswiftonline.com/Technical/ENStandards/EN_ISO_20345.pdf
Further guidelines on Hi-Viz protection are outlined below.