Bristol Uniforms is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of PPE for the emergency services. It has been a pioneer in the development of specialist firefighter PPE for more than 60 years, and has history as a clothing manufacturer dating back to 1801. Today, Bristol Uniforms supplies a wide range of specialist firefighter protective clothing to meet the demanding and complex nature of 21st century firefighting.
With a global reputation for its new product development capabilities and technical innovation, Bristol Uniforms has remained at the forefront of new PPE developments. Its world-class design team uses the latest fabric technology to create quality, bespoke garments that not only provide full body protection, but are also hard-wearing and ergonomic.
Bristol’s firefighter garments are independently tested and comply with many internationally recognised performance and safety standards including European, NFPA, Australian, New Zealand and ISO standards.
In the UK, Bristol Uniforms supplies firefighting PPE for a new Collaborative Procurement Framework, accessible to all Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services across the UK. The Framework provides access to high quality PPE ensembles, whilst saving considerable time and resources by simplifying and streamlining the procurement process. Bristol Uniforms is also the only PPE manufacturer offering in-house managed services across the UK, which includes garment inspection, washing, repair, decontamination and condition coding. In addition, Bristol Uniforms is the UK distributor for the Solo Rescue® decontamination machine, which can be installed in the fire station and cleans SCBA, helmets, boots and gloves.
Internationally, Bristol’s garments and associated PPE are sold in 110 countries throughout the world, via a network of more than 70 experienced distributors.