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…

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…

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…

Using innovation and experience to improve the safety of firefighters

UK firefighter and International Search and rescue expert Matt Keogh introduces the WASP, the Warning Alarm for Stability Protection and modern day solution to a 200 year old problem of protecting firefighters from the dangers of scene stability. It is…

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…

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…

Extrication – the importance of correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

So as the ‘shout’ comes in and you get dressed in the appliance bay ready to attend an incident or you are in ‘isolation’ before your run at a RTC Challenge you will all be wearing PPE of one form…

Fhoss Technology – igniting the way to a safer future

Fhoss Technology is a supplier and manufacturer of a new and innovative form of powered light safety wear which, unlike traditional high visibility clothing, lights up without the need for ambient light. Representing a big leap forward for Personal Protective…

Bristol Uniforms to exhibit at Interschutz

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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