Warning: fake Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) certificates

BSI has been notified that a number of manufacturers are selling medical face masks - and other PPE for healthcare applications - on the back of false certificates.

We recommend that prior to purchasing any form of safety equipment supported by a certificate appearing to be issued by BSI, you verify to ensure that such certificate is genuine.

You can search BSI’s directory for BSI certified clients and valid certificate numbers here: https://verifeyedirectory.bsigroup.com/. If they are not listed on the directory, they are not a client of BSI.

We are notifying various European regulators and law enforcement agencies, such as Trading Standards in the UK, of the situation.