Take the heat

Heat Stress is a potentially fatal condition caused by a dangerous rise in core body temperature. The healthy human body maintains its internal temperature at around 37°C, but a rise of just 1°C to 38°C is enough to cause significant…

Dubai Municipality joins leading security show as enhanced safety culture boosts demand for latest Personal Protection Equipment – Intersec 21-23 January 2018

A pair of Augmented Reality safety glasses and cooling apparel designed specifically for hot Middle East climes are examples of the latest Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) on display at Intersec 2018 that will ensure the safety and health of regional…

A suit to suit

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms, explores the complex variations in PPE requirements for firefighters across the globe, and the challenge of developing PPE to suit specific countries and climates. Across the world, fire and rescue services vary…

Fit for action

When designing PPE for firefighters, providing protection against the dangers of fire is of course paramount. Thanks to the work of leading international fibre and fabric manufacturers, there are now several highly specialised materials available on the market offering a…

NFPA issues safety bulletin on firefighter protective hoods

It is well-documented that firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is exposed to a wide range of toxins, pathogens and other hazardous substances. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and…

Firefighter PPE procurement – the essentials

As high performance technical garments, firefighter protective clothing is required to deliver levels of protection and wearer safety which not only need to satisfy national and international performance standards but also trust in its integrity by those whose health, safety,…

Ergonomic personal protective equipment design saves lives

From turnout gear, helmet, gloves and boots, to self-contained breathing apparatus, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is designed to protect firefighters from the multiple hazards they face. In such a physical profession, where firefighters must work in bursts of intensive physical…

Bristol Uniforms

Bristol is a leading international designer and manufacturer of advanced firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE). Based in the UK, the company supplies to municipal and industrial firefighters in over 110 countries around the world through a carefully selected and trained…

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