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 network of over 70 distributors in local markets.
Internationally recognised for its in-house design expertise and innovative product development programmes, Bristol is a pioneer in the development of lighter weight firefighter garments. Recently introduced new products include XFlex™ structural fire coats and trousers which form a design platform for the latest USAR kit, RescueFlex™, fire hoods and firefighter gloves. The latest LayerFlex™ garment uses 3 garments, an inner and outer fire coat and one trouser, in different combinations to satisfy EN469:2005 Level 2 structural firefighting, technical rescue, wildland standard EN15614:2007 and hi-visibility standard EN20471:2013. This reduces the number of garments required from the usual six to three.
Regularly exhibiting at national and international fire shows, including A+A, Intersec and Intershutz, is part of the support we provide for our distributors who work with us at these shows. We also support them at national exhibitions. Every other year a three-day conference is held in Bristol to which all distributors are invited. Exhibitions provide us with an opportunity to demonstrate innovation and showcase new product designs and enhance our international presence.
During Intershutz, Ivan Rich, Bristol’s Technical Manager, will be on hand to provide one-to-one technical workshops on 9 and 10 June and update distributors on PPE standards and offer training, as required. These half hour sessions are already booking well.
Visit Bristol at Interschutz in Hall 012 on Stand D67.
For more information, go to www.bristoluniforms.com