5 ways to protect firefighters from harmful particulates

The dangers of cancer-causing particulates have never been in sharper focus in firefighting than they are today. Indeed, firefighters are becoming more aware of the risks associated with their job and exposure to carcinogens. But are all firefighters aware of…

Fit for action

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms looks at the importance of high quality, well-fitting PPE and how to achieve the correct size and fit. When it comes to good quality PPE, the key elements for keeping firefighters safe…

The evolution of PPE for the world’s female firefighters

In this article we look back on the history of female firefighters across the globe and how PPE has evolved to protect them. There are many examples of heroic female firefighters throughout history, coming from all corners of the globe.…

First shipment of urgent aid for UK’s healthcare sector arrives in London from China under directives of Mohammed bin Rashid

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the first aircraft carrying urgent aid for the United Kingdom’s healthcare sector has arrived in London from China. The aid,…

In safe hands

Regulations and standards keep firefighters safe and provide reassurance that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is of good quality, fit for purpose and adequately protective. Richard Ballheimer, Compliance Manager at Bristol Uniforms looks at new European PPE regulation, what it means…

Bristol Uniforms Launches Stock Styles

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply ofprotective clothing for the emergency services has launched its first-everselection of stock styles for structural firefighting. Immediately available, the stock styles offer a more cost-effective solution than bespoke alternatives.…

Protection by design

Bristol Uniforms has been at the forefront of firefighter PPE design for more than 60 years. Working closely with the world’s leading fabric and fibre manufacturers, such as WL Gore, Hainsworth and PBI, we bring a wealth of knowledge and…

The importance of standards and listening to the end user

Hainsworth Technology has been working with firefighters for more than 150 years. During this time, firefighter PPE has changed a lot, from the first woollen tunics to the highly sophisticated and high tech garments worn today. We believe our responsibility…

New ‘Gold standard’ firefighter kit for London crews and fire dogs

Today (Wednesday 31st October) London’s firefighters and their furry colleagues will be wearing new, gold coloured fire tunics and leggings as modernised personal protective equipment (PPE) is rolled out across the Brigade. It’s the biggest kit update for eight years.…

DuPont refreshes its PPE branding for easier specification and compliance with new EU regulation

DuPont Personal Protection has successfully completed a rebranding and recertification of its extensive range of PPE garments to make it easier for customers to specify the correct level of protection for their application and comply with the latest regulations. The global rebranding includes the ProShield®, Tyvek® and Tychem® brands and…

Fire service veteran Richard Gorst joins Hainsworth team

Hainsworth Technology has appointed a former senior fire officer to its Protectives team. Richard Gorst joins Hainsworth as Sales Director for Protective Fabrics with responsibility for the UK, Scandinavia and Canada. Richard brings with him a wealth of knowledge and…

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…

Nomex® 50th Anniversary – A Reason to Celebrate

Nomex® was a result of fundamental research and development (R&D) in the 1960s conducted by DuPont scientists Paul Morgan and Stephanie Kwolek. In 1967, these brand fibres were commercialised and have been used across a diverse range of applications. Today,…

Ballyclare Confirms Article 11B Compliance Ahead of New Regulation Changes

Workwear garment manufacturer Ballyclare Limited has confirmed the process used to manufacture life-saving workwear supplied to the fire, rail, general industrial and oil and gas sectors is accredited to Article 11B of the PPE Directive. This ensures Ballyclare is already…

Bristol Uniforms Expands UK Operations

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design and manufacture of firefighter PPE, has taken on additional premises to create a Central Cutting Unit and is recruiting extra staff as part of a significant business expansion. The company was recently…

Bristol Launches Particulate Protection Hood

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design and manufacture of firefighter PPE, has launched a revolutionary new hood which is proven to be 99.8% efficient at filtering harmful smoke particles. The Particulate Protection Hood is made up of Dupont’s…

Bristol Uniforms Welcomes New Contracts Manager

Bristol Uniforms, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of firefighter PPE, is welcoming a new Contracts Manager to further strengthen its team. Adele Harris joins Bristol from Tarmac, where she spent nine years in operations and sales management roles. She…


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