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…

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…

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 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…

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,…

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 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 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 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…

Bristol Uniforms is selected for UK-wide collaborative PPE framework

Bristol Uniforms has been awarded the contract to supply firefighting PPE for a new Collaborative Procurement Framework, accessible to all Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) across the UK. The new Framework has been created by a dedicated project…

Bristol Secures first order for XFLEX kit featuring GORE-TEX® Moisture Barrier with the GORE® PARALLON™ System

Bristol Uniforms, together with its German distributor Fritz Raschel Feuerschutz GmbH, has secured its first ever order from Vienna Airport for its lightweight and ergonomic XFlex kit, featuring the very latest GORE-TEX® Moisture barrier with the GORE® PARALLON™ System. The GORE-TEX® Moisture barrier…

Bristol welcomes the world at 10th Distributor Conference

Firefighting PPE was top of the agenda last week, with specialist PPE suppliers from across the globe gathering for Bristol Uniforms’ 10th Distributor Conference.  During the three-day conference, some 40 appointed distributors from across Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and…

Bristol to host global conference

Firefighter PPE suppliers and specialists from across the globe will be meeting in the UK in May at Bristol Uniforms’ three-day Distributor Conference. Held every few years, the conference is an opportunity for appointed distributors from more than 70 countries…

New textile glove from Bristol Uniforms is first to meet AS/NZS Standard

A brand new textile structural firefighting glove from Bristol Uniforms is the first to meet criteria set by Standards Australia and New Zealand, it was revealed today. Bristol’s glove has been specifically designed to meet the standard AS/NZS:2161.6:2014. It is…

GORE® VARDE – The very latest in technical rescue protection from Bristol Uniforms

The role of a firefighter is constantly evolving. Today across the globe, firefighters are spending much less time actually fighting fires. Instead, in many countries the vast majority of call-outs are for a wide variety of other incidents including traffic…

Bristol Uniforms lands major contract with Airservices Australia

Bristol Uniforms, together with its distributor Pac Fire Australia, has landed a five-year contract with Airservices Australia to supply and maintain its airport firefighter PPE. Airservices Australia is responsible for managing Australia’s aviation rescue firefighting (ARFF) services at 26 of the…

Bristol Uniforms Managed Services Centres Expand

Bristol Uniforms, the only PPE manufacturer offering in-house managed services across the UK, has significantly expanded its Managed Services department. The company has recruited several new members of staff, increasing the team by more than 30%, and has substantially increased…

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…

Bristol Uniforms unveils new Gore® ‘Varde’ technical rescue garments

Bristol Uniforms, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of firefighting PPE, has unveiled brand new technical rescue garments made with the latest GORE® PYRAD Fabric Technology. The new Gore® Varde jacket and trouser combination will be offered as part of…

Bristol shines at AFAC16

Bristol Uniforms enjoyed a highly successful few days at the AFAC16 Exhibition in Brisbane. Australia at the end of August, alongside its distributor Pac Fire. The largest emergency management conference and exhibition in Australasia welcomed over 2,300 emergency management personnel…

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