Effective members benefit from gaining involvement in the European PPE community and consequently having the opportunity to have input into European legislative and standard issues. ESF effective members also will receive early information on European issues and have access to lobbying within the EU Commission. Becoming an ESF effective member also means taking. 


Who are the effective members?

National associations or federations of PPE-suppliers (Personal Protection Equipment) established within EU Free Trade Association (EFTA) or within a candidate member of the EU or the European Free Trade Association or within a candidate member state of the EU or the EFTA.

Local or regional associations active in at least 2 European nations, except when in one of such nations a national organisation is already an effective member. National associations of PPE suppliers with an establishment outside of the EU or the EFTA, with proviso that the specific acceptance conditions as stated infra be satisfied. Only one effective member shall be admitted per country.

Voting right:
Effective members have voting rights at the General Meeting (one vote per member) and may be appointed as Board Member.

Become a member:
The candidate members addresses their nomination to the president of the Board of Directors, who transfers it immediately to the other board members. Each of the members has the right to express a negative opinion within thirty (30) days after written notice and notified it in writing to the President. A candidate member for which no negative advice was released, becomes automatically provisional member after expiry of the period of thirty (30) days. The membership shall be ratified at the next General Assembly. If a negative opinion, the candidacy as an effective member will be deliberated at the next Board of Directors who takes a provisional decision on the admission as an effective member. The next General Assembly will finally decide on the refusal or approval of the admission as an effective member. At this General Assembly shall be at least two / thirds (2/3) of the members present or represented. The decision shall be taken by a two / thirds (2/3) majority. Until this meeting, the candidate-member will be a provisional member and membership fees are due.

Effective members pay a membership that will be recorded yearly in the General Assembly





ASEPAL, Association of Personal Protection Equipment is the only national association in Spain that brings together the leading companies engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of personal protective equipment, PPE.
The work carried out by ASEPAL focuses on:
• Awareness and awareness of the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and training for its correct operation.
• Information and guidance requested by any member of the association.
• Information and technical advice.
Since July 1989, ASEPAL has promoted and supported the development of legal norms and provisions aimed at guaranteeing occupational safety. Its companies undertake to market only certified products in accordance with Spanish and European regulations.


Paseo de las Delicias, 30, 2º planta 

28045 Madrid / SPAIN

T: +34 91 431 62 98 

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Our association, which was founded in 1999 under the name of ISGIAD (Businessmen Association for Work Safety) and then changed its name to TIGIAD (Turkish Businessmen Association for Work Safety), creates a bridge between those who produce, import and market personal protective equipment and provide training and consultancy services for occupational health and safety. Our association is a non-governmental organization, which is headquartered in Istanbul and members of which are located throughout Turkey.

TIGIAD - Turkish Businessmen Association for Work Safety

Plaza Cubes Office Büyükdere Cd., Kırgülü Sok. Metrocity AVM, D Blok No:4 K:4, PK:34394 Levent / İstanbul / TURKEY

Tel: +90 212 367 49 67 & +90 212 319 38 02

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The UK Safety Industry´s Lead Assosiation incorporating PPE Manufacturers, Safety Distributors, Notified Bodies and Test Houses, Safety Professionals, Manufacturers of Safety products that are not PPE and Manufacturers of products designed to protect the workplace environment. Involvement with enforcement agencies, involvement with legislation, representing members, creating accreditation and training packages, providing marketing platforms for member organisations, establishing networking events for members. The BSIF is the Lead Association in the UK for the PPE Directive/Regulations and is noted as a Competent Authority by the Health and Safety Executive

British Safety Industry Federation - BSIF 
BSIF House, Fourth Floor Offices, 48 Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4SQ - United Kingdom  
+44 1 442 248744

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NSA - Nordic Safety Association
 is an organisation gathering manufacturers, importers and distributors within the field of personal protective equipment and first aid systems in Sweden, Norway and Denmark . BPS was founded 1978 and has app. 40 active members. BPS has a close cooperation with different authorities and organisations with in PPE and is a natural speaking partner in their executive work. The main objective is to uphold a high standard, quality and service in the business The main objective i

NSA - Nordic Safety Association
Klara Norra Kyrkogata - Box 22307 - 104 22 Stockholm - Sweden 
+46 8-508 938 33
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VVGW - Vereniging Veilig en Gezond Werken - is the Branch organisation for manufacturers and distributors of personal protective equipment.

VVGW is promoting Health and Safety at work. VVGW is contributing to better European standards for PPE. VVGW is giving information about PPE to the user and educate PPE advisors.

VVGW - Vereniging Veilig en Gezond Werken
Gooimeer 4-15, 1411 DC  Naarden | Postbus 5135, 1410 AC  Naarden |  - The Netherlands
T +32 35 542 75 01
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IVPS is the German association of companies and organisations which produce or supply personal protective equipment; IVPS interprets itself as a new voice in the field of industrial safety. The message of the IVPS is: Accidents are unavoidable, in spite of all protective measures. Therefore, personal protection equipment must be considered an integral part of the safety system. The manufacturers contribute through well-designed, comfortable products and through extensive product information to the wearing and use of personal protective equipment at the workplace


Von-Groote-Straße 28 - 50968 Köln - Germany
+49 221 77 44 – 90
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Styl is the association of manufacturers, importers and  distributors of PPE and other safety equipment and safety experts in Finland.  Most important activities of Styl are to improve safety at work through high quality products and competent sales personnel. To organize systematic training of competent PPE sales personnel. To represent the interests of the trade toward authorities, notified bodies and other organizations. To follow and to influence development of legislation, standards and market control.

C/O Bergman | Gresantie 24 A 3 | 02700 Kauniainen | Finland
+358 45 613 6700 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.styl.fi






Synamap unites manufacturers and distributors of individual and collective protection equipment and materials, accident prevention equipment, and detection and first aid systems. Since 2004, its actions have also involved among others prevention officers, specialist consultants, and manufacturers of material used in equipments.

21 Rue Leblanc - 75015 Paris - France 
+33 1 79 97 75 10
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Assosistema is the Association for the Integrated Industrial System of products and services in Hygiene, Health & Safety market.
Assosistema is only Association in Italy for this sector and it is Confindustria’s direct member. 130 Associated, 1.164 millions of Euros is the turnover, 5 commodities sections, 3 main Markets (Health and Care, Hygiene, Safety). The mission of Assosistema is the economic growth of the sector and improve the quality of products and services. Give more visibility to the sector and takle unfair competition are the main aims of Assosistema.


Viale Pasteur n. 8 - 00144 Roma - Italy
+39 06 59.03.430
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Febelsafe is the Belgian Federation of suppliers and service providers for safety and wellbeing at work and during leisure time. Febelsafe transfers knowledge to the market in order  to increase the level of personal safety. Febelsafe stimulates the awareness of the need to protect people at work and in leisure time.  Febelsafe is also contributing towards the development of European Standards and to make sure they are applied correctly. Febelsafe is promoting new technologies and professional skills and proficiency.  Febelsafe is the forum between the user, the business world and national and European Governments. 

Febelsafe vzw - Bavikhoofsestraat 190 - 8531 Bavikhove - Belgium
+32 56 70 11 03
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