British Safety Industry Federation
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The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is the UK's leading trade body within the safety industry. It has over 160 members including manufacturers, distributors, test houses, certification bodies, safety professionals and service providers.
Its aim is to provide support and guidance on a wide range of occupational safety issues. It is the lead association for the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive and it is recognised as a Competent Authority by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The BSIF has active links with many government departments and over 130 representative Trade Bodies. It has also been instrumental in the development of the Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) along with other bodies including the British Safety Council & the Health and Safety Executive.
The BSIF consists of some seven independent Trade Associations which are Federated together to create the British Safety Industry Federation. These are:
• The BSIF Association of Safety Professionals • The BSIF Safety Distributor Association • The BSIF Environmental Safety Association • The BSIF Occupational Health Association • The BSIF Personal Safety Manufacturers Association [PSMA] • The BSIF Test and Certification Association • The BSIF Trade Body Forum