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 In Stock – New stock PPE styles for structural firefighting

Bristol Uniforms is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of protective clothing for firefighters, and has been producing high quality PPE for customers around the world for more than 60 years. The company prides itself on providing…

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…

Message in a Boot

A firefighter from Essex Fire and Rescue Service had an unusual surpriserecently when unpacking his new firefighting kit from PPE manufacturer, Bristol Uniforms. On opening his new boots, Zsolt Nagy came across a heart-warming,handwritten message that made him smile. On…

Bristol in Europe

Richard Cranham, International Sales Manager at Bristol Uniforms, looks back on 40 years of supplying firefighting PPE across Europe, and the strong relationships it has formed with its European distributors. Bristol Uniforms is a company with a rich history, dating…

New Zealand Defence gets a Bristol upgrade

Bristol Uniforms, a leading designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for emergency services across the globe, and their International Distributor, PSL Fire & Safety (PSL), in New Zealand are in the process of upgrading New Zealand Defence’s firefighting PPE. New…

QUALITY AS STANDARD

This month, leading firefighter PPE manufacturer Bristol Uniforms, is highlighting the importance of selecting garments with the right certification when purchasing PPE. All Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) around the world have a duty of care to their employees and…

Collaborative Procurement Framework success for Hainsworth

Hainsworth Technology has scored a number of contract successes since being selected to be part of the prestigious Collaborative Procurement Framework. The company, which has been working with firefighters for over 150 years, was named as part of the Framework…

Bristol’s Structural PPE Achieves New NFPA Standard

Bristol Uniforms’ innovative XFlex and Ergotech Action structural firefighting ranges have achieved accreditation for the new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard for firefighting PPE. The NFPA is a major standard-setting body on the world stage, covering the USA, Latin…

Bristol Uniforms Takes The World Stage

Bristol Uniforms, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of firefighter PPE, travelled the globe last month, demonstrating its expertise at a series of exhibitions and events. September is always a busy month on the exhibition circuit, which sees some of the…

Trust in PPE

With a host of firefighting PPE available on the international market, varying in cost and quality, how can Fire & Rescue Services ensure they are providing their crew with the best protection? Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms,…

Bristol and Tecniquitel celebrate 40-year partnership

Bristol Uniforms and its Portuguese distributor Tecniquitel are celebrating a partnership which has spanned four decades! Tecniquitel, who is one of Bristol’s longest standing distributors, has offices near Lisbon and Porto and has been distributing Bristol kit across Portugal since the…

Bristol Boosts Stand To Present PPE Range

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design and manufacture of PPE for emergency services has taken its biggest ever stand at this year’s Emergency Services Show to fully demonstrate its extensive range. The new stand features a Collaborative Framework…

Fighting back on heat stress

Heat stress is especially life-threatening for firefighters and remains the number-one cause of firefighter casualties. Thankfully, the industry is fighting back with the development of several new weapons in the battle against this dangerous condition. Heat stress is caused by…

Bristol Looks Back On More Than 200 Years Of Trading

Did you know that the Bristol Uniforms factory in Staple Hill has been home to the company since 1899, and was originally surrounded by green fields? Or that the very first aluminised suits for firefighters were based on buoyancy suits developed for…

Ballheimer strengthens Bristol Uniform’s Team

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design and manufacture of firefighter PPE, has appointed Richard Ballheimer to the role of Compliance Manager. Richard’s appointment comes as a result of Bristol’s significant business expansion and will further strengthen its experienced…

Bristol Uniforms – Safety in the hood

The first duty of firefighting PPE has always been to protect the crew from the immediate external risks associated with exposure to heat and flame. However in recent years, research has raised additional concerns about firefighters’ health, which has prompted…

Bristol Uniforms opens central cutting unit

The Mayor of Yate presided over the official opening on Monday of Bristol Uniforms’ new Central Cutting Unit in Waverley Road. The company, a leading designer and manufacturer of protective clothing and equipment for firefighters across the globe, has taken…

Bristol launches new Wildland Firefighting PPE

Bristol Uniforms has launched a brand new range of Wildland Firefighting PPE, available for wildland firefighters across the globe.  The new designs for both male and female firefighters have been developed in response to an increase in demand for higher…

Lincolnshire firefighters enjoying “many benefits” of new kit

Firefighters at a UK fire and rescue service have become the first to successfully introduce new kit as part of an industry-leading procurement programme. The introduction of new garments comes at a busy time for the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue…

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