Accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2015
Employers have an obligation under both European and UK employment law to safeguard the health and safety of employees. In the UK the requirements are set out in the Health and Safety at Work Regulations. This is clearly a major consideration for those employees working in hazardous occupations, such as firefighting, where such protection is vital every time a firefighter is called upon to carry out any firefighting or rescue duties as well as in training.
Bristol’s managed care programme is designed to allow fire and rescue services to rely on the manufacturer to supply this lifetime garment care process rather than use scarce resources to set up facilities to undertake these in-house. It has the additional benefits that come with relying on the resources of a manufacturer whose technical expertise and test facilities will ensure that the original performance specifications are maintained and the PPE retains its physical integrity to ensure wearer safety.
Bristol has two service centres in the UK, in Bristol and Rainham, Essex, with facilities abroad managed by appointed distributors. In the UK, a 7 day turnaround service from collection to return delivery provides garment scanning, washing, repair, inspection (for condition coding) and tracking. Other features include a Wardrobe Management System, Online Tracking and a Stock Management System.
Full details of our managed services are included in our Managed Services Brochure.
Watch the brief video below to see how our Managed Services operations work.