Bristol Uniforms Ltd.
Bristol Uniforms Ltd. news
Bristol Uniforms, a pioneer in the design, manufacture and supply of protective clothing for the emergency services, launches its first ever selection of stock styles for structural firefighting. Immediately available, the stock styles offer a more cost-effective solution than bespoke alternatives. Although ready-made, the PPE can be personalized by adding a heat-sealed patch to the back of each coat, a name to the front, and a name to each trouser. Pleated Back Panel For Improved Ergonomics The Ergotech Action stock design includes an anti-wicking barrier on the cuffs and hems A choice of two styles are currently available, both conforming to the European CEN standard EN469 Level 2, and featuring the most popular elements of the company’s existing top-quality ranges. The Ergotech Action stock design includes an anti-wicking barrier on the cuffs and hems, underarm gussets and pleated back panel for improved ergonomics, knee reinforcement, and numerous pockets, loops, and rings for equipment. The kit is made up of a navy TITAN1220 outer, Gore Crosstech Fireblocker moisture barrier and a quilted aramid felt and viscose inner lining. The XFlex stock design features elbow reinforcement, ergonomic 3D knee pads with reinforcement to make kneeling more comfortable, plus an adjustable waist band, a removable braces system and a knife pouch in the trouser. Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting The new style will be on display for the first time at the Intersec trade exhibition in Dubai in January It is made up of a gold PBI Max outer, Gore Crosstech Airlock moisture barrier and an aramid viscose inner lining. Bristol will soon be unveiling an additional Ergotech Action stock style which conforms to the NFPA standard 1971:2018 for Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. The new style will be on display for the first time at the Intersec trade exhibition in Dubai in January. Similar to the CEN certified version, it features a Gore Crosstech moisture barrier and Hainsworth TITAN outer layer, but this time in Desert Tan. Buying Top Quality Styles Off-The-Peg There are also distinguishable lined box bellow pockets on both the coat and trouser, and thumb holes on the cuff to prevent exposure around the wrists. Bristol Uniforms’ Joint Managing Director, Roger Startin comments: “We always listen to feedback from our customers, and although many have specific requirements and value our bespoke manufacturing service, there are others, particularly those with smaller crews, that would prefer to be able to buy top quality styles off-the-peg. These new styles provide our customers with the option to purchase kit that is cost-effective and immediately available without compromising on quality.”
Bristol Uniforms and its distributor International Gulf Trading Company is this year celebrating a successful 40-year partnership, which has seen it build a sound customer base and a strong reputation for quality in the region. International Gulf Trading Company is part of the Al Mana Holding. It is the region’s leading fire safety equipment and security solutions provider. Its capabilities range from the provision of sophisticated fire detection and fire-fighting systems for major high-risk, high-value installations to solutions for smaller industrial, commercial or domestic use. International Gulf Trading Company became a Bristol Uniforms distributor in 1979 and together we supply firefighter PPE to Qatar Civil Defense and the oil and gas industry in the region, including Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Gas. We have formed an extremely productive partnership which continues to go from strength to strength" oil and gas industry A lunch and presentation took place at the Al Mana residence in Qatar’s capital Doha. Attending the celebration were Maged Hassaballah and Rami Batrawi of International Gulf Trading Company, Paul Gibson of Bristol Uniforms, and Maher Alzaeem, Hamad Al Mana and Abdulrahman Al Mana of Al Mana Holding. Rami Batrawi, General Manager of International Gulf Trading Company said: “As a total capability company, International Gulf Trading Company is ideally positioned to provide firefighter PPE to both the Civil Defence and the oil and gas industry in the region. Thanks to Bristol Uniforms, we are able to offer top-of-the-range PPE at a competitive price. We have formed an extremely productive partnership which continues to go from strength to strength. It was nice to mark the occasion, reflect on the last 40 years and look to our exciting future.” quality firefighting PPE Paul Gibson, International Sales Manager at Bristol Uniforms said: “International Distributors, such as International Gulf Trading Company, are an integral part of our business. They have extensive knowledge and a unique understanding of the markets they operate in. Their industry insight, and our quality firefighting PPE, are a winning combination." Bristol’s ergonomically designed XFlex kit is very popular in this region "To mark this momentous occasion, we presented an engraved, Bristol Blue Glass, plaque. Like our clothing, Bristol Blue Glass is world renowned and has been made in our city since the 1800s, therefore ideal to mark our successful, long standing partnership.” guard against heat stress Bristol’s ergonomically designed XFlex kit with distinctive sports styling, is very popular in this region. It enables excellent range of movement and flexibility, which helps firefighters carry out a variety of physical roles more effectively. In addition, its combination of protective and breathable light-weight materials offer maximum comfort and guard against heat stress, a major consideration in hot and humid countries like Qatar.
Bristol Uniforms will be unveiling a new provision for Fire & Rescue Services (FRSs) at this year’s Emergency Services Show, to specifically help with the swift and safe cleaning and decontamination of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). A global renowned designer and manufacturer of PPE for the emergency services, Bristol Uniforms will be supplying specialist decontamination machines to Fire & Rescue Services for use on-site at fire stations, as well as enhancing its managed services offering by installing the machines within its in-house UK Service Centers. Solo Rescue Decon Washer The Solo Rescue Decon Washer cleans SCBA in a self-contained, sealed compartment which minimizes manual contact with contaminated material. Developed in collaboration with the Swedish Rescue Services, it successfully removes residues of combustion gases, soot particles and toxins in just a few minutes, and fits in a compact space of less than 1 sq. m. Ian Mitchell, Joint Managing Director at Bristol Uniforms, comments, “While most Fire and Rescue Services in the UK now opt for managed services contracts for cleaning uniforms, many don’t send their SCBA for professional cleaning as there are not always sets to spare and equipment has to stay on site.” The Solo Rescue machines offer a quick and easy way for FRSs to clean their SCBA on site" Solo Rescue Machines He adds, “As a result, breathing apparatus is often cleaned by hand, which is a lengthy process and can expose the firefighter undertaking the cleaning to further risk of contamination. The Solo Rescue machines offer a quick and easy way for FRSs to clean their SCBA on site, or for those that prefer, we can now undertake this cleaning quickly and efficiently for them as part of a managed services program at one of our UK in-house service centers.” The durable stainless-steel machines have a swift cleaning cycle, meaning that up to 14 sets of SCBA can be decontaminated in just one hour, considerably improving the speed and efficiency of the cleaning process. The Solo Rescue Machines are also simple to operate, with minimal servicing required. SCBA decontamination procedure Because the Solo Rescue cleaning process has been laboratory tested for the removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), FRSs will have the benefit of a robust SCBA decontamination procedure. As the approved distributor, a Solo Rescue machine will be on display for visitors to view at the Bristol Uniforms stand A70 at the Emergency Services Show 2019. Ian Mitchell continues, “At Bristol Uniforms we are committed to providing our customers with robust PPE cleaning and maintenance services. These new machines will provide fire crews with an additional solution, to help clean SCBA quickly, efficiently and thoroughly.”