All personal protective equipment (PPE) must undergo accurate testing and certification to meet the relevant European standards. Unfortunately, there is a growing influx of non-approved products being circulated in the UK. These unauthorized items pose a serious risk to safety and should not be utilized for business activities, as they violate safety legislation.
Numerous products claim to have CE approvals, but many lack the appropriate certification. Even more concerning, some items are counterfeit versions of existing products. Our observation indicates that such products fail to perform as expected, jeopardizing lives and potentially leading to legal consequences for the user.
To address this issue, the BSIF has established the Registered Safety Supplier (RSS) scheme. Companies displaying the scheme's logo have formally declared their commitment to providing safety equipment that meets the required standards, fully adheres to PPE regulations, and bears the appropriate CE marking.
All Registered Safety Suppliers undergo independent audits to verify their compliance with the scheme's standards.
It's crucial to remember that opting for a Registered Safety Supplier ensures you receive genuine, appropriately approved products. You can trust that the advice provided will be accurate and transparent, without any attempts to mislead you.
The latest publication is much more than a simple update. The below image highlights (in green) all the changes between the old standard and the new – there is a lot of green.
EN 360 is the European Standard for retractable-type fall arresters (SRLs). One of the main advancements of the 2023 version is the more stringent testing requirements. Notably, the dynamic testing requirements have been completely rewritten to better replicate the extreme conditions fall arrest equipment might undergo, including a wide temperature range and performance near full extraction. More thorough testing could mean that products certified to the new standard are safer to use than those only conforming to the old 2002 standard.
The 2023 publication supersedes all previous editions. Because of this, all fall arresters conforming to previous versions must be re-tested and recertified, when their current certificates expire. For some manufacturers, this may require product designs to be modified and could even result in some products being withdrawn from sale.
Globestock are well prepared for the updated standard, and we are confident to complete certification within a couple of months. We will post updates as soon as completed.
We are committed to producing the best safety equipment for confined space access and work at height. For those who work in the height safety industry and pride themselves on delivering the best equipment to operators/clients, we would suggest adopting EN 360:2023 products as early as possible. Safety without compromise.
Firstly, thank you to all of our valued customers. We've loved working with you in 2023 and look forward to 2024.
Please be advised that Globestock will be closed for the festive period from 22nd of December to the 1st of January. Normal business operations will resume on the 2nd of January.
Every Christmas, instead of sending Christmas gifts to customers, Globestock makes a donation to charity. The company's donation amount is being combined with the proceeds from our staff's festive fundraising activities - a big thank you to everybody involved!
This year, we have chosen to donate to Hope House Children's Hospices Please click here to learn more about the vital work Hope House do.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Globestock is thrilled to announce our presence at the prestigious AplusA Trade Show
📅 Date: 24 – 27 October 2023
🕒 Time: 09:00 to 18:00 each day
📍 Location: Hall 1, Stand D41
🔗 Event Website: https://buff.ly/3oWXIES
Why You Should Visit Our Booth:
Discover Innovative Safety Solutions: Explore our latest products and innovations in fall protection, confined space, and more.
Expert Guidance: Our team of safety experts will be on hand to provide insights and recommendations tailored to your specific safety needs.
Network: Connect with professionals in the safety industry and gain valuable industry insights.
Save the Date and Connect with Us.
Whether you’re seeking cutting-edge safety solutions or simply want to chat about safety best practices, we’d love to meet you! Mark your calendar, and we’ll see you at Hall 1, Stand D41 at AplusA Trade Show.
For more information, check out the AplusA website.
Let’s work together to make safety a priority. See you there.
Globestock have just published a new brochure. Make sure you’re up to date, take a look!
Solutions for confined space, work at height and load arrest: https://heyzine.com/flip-book/a512125436.html#page/1