Mackwell Health, part of the Mackwell Group, has been accredited as a registered safety supplier under the Registered Safety Supplier Scheme (RSSS) by the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF). A mandatory requirement for personal protective equipment (PPE) suppliers in the UK market, Mackwell Health has achieved accreditation on its first attempt.
BSIF is a trade consortium for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that was first set up in 1994. It has Primary Authority status for general Trading Standards and active links with several governmental departments in the UK. Registered in the BSIF Registered Safety Supplier Scheme, Mackwell Health has demonstrated its intention to undertake and maintain its obligations under applicable legislation on PPE.
After applying and successfully achieving the extension to scope for the inclusion of PPE into its 9001:2015 certification, Mackwell’s Quality Management System was audited and tested against the necessary standards to ensure that the integration of PPE into its operating systems was effective.
Where products are sourced from external organisations which hold technical files relating to the products being offered, Mackwell requests confirmation that these files are current, complete, and contain appropriate conformity assessment information. Where relevant, Mackwell also requests confirmation of regulatory compliance certificates and takes all necessary steps to confirm the validity of the compliance documentation held by that external supplier, in respect of the products being sourced.
Additionally, where the services provided are related to safety equipment sourced from external organisations, Mackwell maintains approval from the manufacturer that the services provided are assessed and approved by the external organisation.
A newly created brand of the Mackwell Group, Mackwell Health was founded during the pandemic to provide UK engineered solutions that offer unprecedented levels of safety, backed by robust evidence, in the environments in which they are used. Having recently announced the appointment of Nick Brangwin as Managing Director for Mackwell Health, this latest milestone helps the organisation further strengthen its position within the healthcare industry.
Dr Andy Davies, Commercial Director at Mackwell Health, said: “Mackwell Health is dedicated to providing solutions that help to make the world a safer place. This accreditation proves our determination to our customers to ensure that we provide them with the best quality PPE and RPE available on the market. We uphold the highest standard, and we will continue to improve on the great work that the team has already accomplished.”