PPE

Dräger wins place on national YPO PPE framework

Specialist personal protective equipment (PPE) from Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, will now be available to all emergency services and blue light organisations in the UK through a new framework agreement with public sector procurement specialists, YPO. The Emergency Services and Blue Light framework agreement specifically covers three… Read more »

Hainsworth releases its latest pioneering fabric technology

Hainsworth Protective Fabrics has released its latest textile innovation, AGILE. This pioneering fabric technology is a lighter weight yet highly durable cloth for structural fire fighting, allowing the wearer increased comfort while still providing Hainsworth’s market-leading protection. AGILE is constructed from ultra-fine yarns, including highly protective meta- and para-aramids that result in a lighter weight… Read more »

Take command with the new HAIX COMMANDER GTX police boot

One of the most important pieces of kit for a police officer is their feet. From long hours standing, walking the beat in all weathers, to on-foot pursuits through tricky terrain, police work demands a lot from officers’ feet. With a long history of working with police services across the globe, specialist functional footwear manufacturer… Read more »

MSA Safety acquires firefighter PPE manufacturer Bristol Uniforms

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated has acquired UK-based Bristol Uniforms in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $60m (approximately £44m). The acquisition strengthens MSA’s position as a global leader in fire and rescue service PPE products while providing an avenue to expand its business in the UK and key European markets. Headquartered in… Read more »

Energy efficient mobile drying unit

A new mobile drying unit from AlorAir Solutions UK Ltd can be used to dry PPE using a combination of air movement from fans, heat from fan heaters and water removal by dehumidifiers. The water is pumped away via a condensate pump. A full length drip tray underneath the clothing will capture the water drips… Read more »

First full PBI fabric firefighter boot

Fal Seguridad, the high-performance footwear specialist, has teamed up with PBI Performance Products to create the first full fabric lightweight fire fighting boot, pushing new boundaries in footwear technology. The Volcano and Volcano Boa boots have been specifically designed for fire and rescue work and are made with inherently flame resistant PBI fabric, which makes… Read more »

PPSS Group announces body armour advancement

Based on a comprehensive understanding of today’s most realistic threats faced by homeland and private security professionals, PPSS Group has announced an official replacement for its highly acclaimed polycarbonate-based stab resistant body armour. The firm’s product video (below), featuring the CEO Robert Kaiser being beaten and stabbed wearing the body armour is widely regarded as… Read more »

Safety helmets protecting Thames Valley’s air ambulance life savers

When Thames Valley Air Ambulance’s Helicopter Emergency Medics had a requirement for a new helmet solution, the charity looked no further than Vimpex, which had successfully supplied helmets to other air ambulance services, including Lincolnshire and Kent. Following meetings to identify product performance requirements, and a product trial by critical care paramedics and doctors, Thames… Read more »

Cornwall FRS goes for gold with new structural fire fighting PPE

Firefighters across Cornwall are wearing new PPE, procured through the UK Collaborative PPE Framework. All 560 firefighters in the county have been equipped with two sets of new gold-coloured structural coats and trousers, along with flash hoods, and a set of both structural and rescue gloves. The new PPE, designed and manufactured by Bristol Uniforms,… Read more »