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Accessing suitable safety equipment 29 November 2010

It is thought British industry spends in excess of £1 billion a year on personal protective equipment (PPE) yet poor selection and misuse means that much of this investment is wasted. As the safety industry’s leading trade body, the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is aware of issues regarding the difficulties in accessing suitable safety equipment and would like to ensure manufacturers and distributors are offering appropriate advice....

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ATEX compliance - Ready to react to explosive environments 22 November 2010

The potential for explosive atmospheres can be found in a wide variety of mainly industrial locations such as mines, factories, mills, agricultural silos, oil and gas platforms, water and other chemical processing environments. Read More...

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The right partner for explosive environments 16 July 2010

The comprehensive range of ATEX support and certification services now offered by the British Standards Institution (BSI) means that achieving ATEX compliance – which is mandatory in the EU for products that are intended to be used in explosive atmospheres or Ex compliance via the IECEx scheme for markets outside Europe – no longer needs to be a difficult task....

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BSI to begin work on responsible sourcing standards 18 August 2008

BSI British Standards is to start work on developing standards which will assist organisations with responsible sourcing. It is proposed that the work will initially focus on the responsible sourcing of construction products, but is expected to grow into other sectors. This work will draw on existing industry practice and knowledge, with the objective of providing a commonly-agreed, widely-applicable specification for responsible sourcing of all construction products. ...

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BSI puts novel masks to the test 21 July 2008

Tests by BSI Product Services have proved that the new Cam Lock FAST-mask with Cowl complies with EN529:2005. It offers the highest protection factor of any currently available product, and it remains 100% effective when used by persons with facial hair. ...