Last night on BBC 1, Episode 13 of Fake Britain highlighted how the lives of thousands of workers all over the country are being put in danger by fake safety equipment. The show can be viewed here (scroll forward on the time bar to the 22.50 point) please be aware that this clip is only available for another 6 days.
Put simply the practice of purchase and issue of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be conducted via a reputable supplier, who can verify the origins of their supplies. PPE is often the final level of defence for any worker. Should this fail then their Health and Safety becomes seriously compromised. We should all therefore be vigilant and professional in our approach to PPE procurement.