10 Aug Bristol’s Stock Styles Take Action
Bristol Uniforms’ new stock styles for structural PPE are proving popular with fire and
rescue services around the world, with orders received from Malaysia to Germany to
Saudi Arabia, and many customers already putting their new kit through its paces.
Launched at the end of last year, the three stock styles (XFlex, Ergotech Action CEN and
Ergotech Action NFPA) are particularly suited to international customers since they
adhere to a variety of international standards and offer a cost-effective means of
obtaining excellent quality PPE. As the kit is ready-made, customers benefit from swift
delivery times, whilst each coat can still be personalised by adding a heat-sealed patch
to the back.
Firefighters at Shannon Airport in Ireland were in need of a PPE upgrade and arranged a
competitive tender. According to Brian Casey, Airport Police & Fire Service Training
Manager at the Airport, the XFlex stock kit was the clear frontrunner. He comments:
“XFlex is good value and certainly offered the best quality. It was also recommended to
me by others in the industry.”
Brian Casey’s team ordered 73 sets of XFlex stock PPE from Fireguard, Bristol Uniforms’
distributor in Eire. The new kit was delivered in May. He continues:
“The Bristol Uniforms stock kit is by far the best kit we’ve ever had. I can honestly say
we’ve had no issues whatsoever with any of the items we received. They fit very well
and are comfortable to wear. My crew are really pleased with them.”
Other satisfied customers include Kettershausen Fire Brigade and the Verallia Glass
Factory in Germany, who recently received their stock XFlex PPE. Uwe Raschel is the
owner of Fritz Raschel Feuerschutz GmbH, Bristol Uniforms’ distributor in Germany. He
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“Both customers are fairly small fire services with a limited number of firefighters. They
were impressed by the quality of the kit, but also particularly keen on the swift
The XFlex design is based on Bristol’s flagship XFlex structural firefighting range,
providing excellent range of movement and breathability. It is certified to CEN standard
EN469 Level 2.
The two Ergotech Action stock styles have been adapted for different certifying bodies.
One adheres to the CEN standard EN469 Level 2, featuring a navy Hainsworth
TITAN1220 outer layer and a Gore Crosstech Fireblocker moisture barrier. The second
conforms to NFPA 1971:2018 and comes in a Desert Tan colour, with box bellow pockets
on both the coat and trousers.
Interest in the stock styles continues from all corners of the globe, with orders for
Ergotech Action EN469 PPE received from customers in Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong.
The Ergotech Action EN469 kit was also recently delivered to Kennelbach, Rothis and
Riefensberg Fire Brigades in Austria, and to the Petronas oil and gas company in
For further information visit: http://www.bristoluniforms.com/stock-styles