wearer protection

Protection is the heart of everything we do as a business

Our company was founded on creating garments that protect people at work. This foundation has enabled us to become one of the largest safety workwear companies in the world, with specialisms across all areas.

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leading the way in protective workwear for nearly 100 years

Protective workwear is an essential safeguard in numerous industries, serving as a formidable barrier against potential hazards and ensuring the safety and well-being of workers. Whether it's arc flash protection for those in the energy sector, high-visibility for construction personnel, or chemical-resistant suits in laboratories, specialised clothing play a critical role in protecting individuals from a spectrum of dangers. By providing protection against burns, impacts, chemicals, and other potential risks, protective workwear significantly reduces the likelihood of accidents and injuries.

In the UK, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) mandates the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) under regulations such as the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992. These laws are aligned with the European Union’s Personal Protective Equipment Regulation (EU) 2016/425, which sets out rigorous standards that protective clothing must meet across all member states to ensure worker safety.

Beyond the physical protection it offers, such garments also contribute to mental reassurance, allowing employees to focus on tasks with enhanced confidence. Utilising appropriate protective workwear not only demonstrates a company's commitment to the welfare of its workforce but also cultivates a culture of safety where employees can perform their duties with reduced apprehension, fostering both productivity and peace of mind.

protective workwear categories we supply for:

Heat, flame, and welding

Burning hot embers, sparks and fire should never touch the skin of a human, our high-performance, FR and Welding protection garments are essential for workers in these environments.

Arc flash protection

Our clothing, tailored to specific risk levels, offers significant protection, enhancing safety in industries where Arc Flash incidents are prevalent, minimising the risk of serious burns and injuries.

High-visibility

Stay seen and secure with our high-visibility solutions, designed to keep workers visible and protected in environments such as railways, roads, docks, airports, and construction.

Molten metal

Protective solutions to ensure your team's safety from molten metal hazards, ensuring maximum-level protection against various metals, including iron and aluminium, ensuring your team's safety.

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accreditations

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BSIF Registered Safety Supplier

As a proud Registered Safety Supplier with the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), alsico stands at the forefront of providing trusted protective workwear. This esteemed recognition underscores our deep commitment to the highest safety standards, ensuring every garment offers unparalleled protection. Our status with BSIF reflects our dedication to excellence, innovation, and integrity in safety. By choosing alsico, you're choosing a partner committed to safeguarding the well-being of workers through rigorously tested, dependable workwear. Trust us to be your shield against hazards, today and tomorrow.

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global recycled standard

We are Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified! The GRS is a voluntary product standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in a final product. The certification means that we’re able to advertise our products as containing verified recycled content.

Many of our customers are also GRS certified, so having achieved certification ourselves gives them confidence that they’re purchasing genuinely recycled products in line with their own sustainability goals and ensure the whole supply chain is sustainable.

Across industries, we see customers struggling with uniform challenges such as not being able to offer the same uniform options to both male and female team members or having to compromise on comfort in order to take a more sustainable option. Therefore, it has been so rewarding to provide a solution that ticks so many boxes for them, and to see this reflected in the really positive customer feedback.

Key Account Manager - Arco

complete protection

Our complete range of protective workwear is designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding job. Garments are manufactured to provide protection in a number of situations:

Limited protection from chemical splash, including sulphuric acid and sodium hydroxide.

Withstanding radiant heat, flame and sparks from the arc, plus protection against Code E molten metals, using technical fabrics including Nomex® and Modacrylic for superior results.

Anti-static protection, preventing electrostatic charge accumulating when flammable materials or sensitive electronics are present, including protection for ISO Class 3 cleanrooms. Cleantec fabric eliminates fibre shedding.

advanced protective workwear in high-risk environments

We specialise in protective workwear tailored for specific high-risk environments, focusing on advanced fabric technologies to ensure wearer safety and comfort in sectors like energy, construction, aggregates, oil, and railway.

some of our product range

Our comprehensive range addresses all work environments and offers unparalleled durability, reliability, and comfort.

Stretch hi-vis trouser

Powered by ALSIFLEX® fabric stretch technology, the ultimate combination of stretch and performance, now with protection.

Features

  • Concealed hook and bar waistband fastening
  • Zip fly front
  • Side elasticated waistband with belt loops
  • Two front hip pockets
  • One back patch pocket

Colours

In stock:

  • Hi-Vis Orange

Fabric & accreditation

  • ALSIFLEX® 100% Recycled and Bio-based Polyester
  • 250 gsm
  • Industrial wash
  • RIS-3279-TOM
  • EN ISO 20471:2013+A1:2016 Class 1

Multi-protect coverall

Multi-protect coverall: A high-performing safety solution, designed with concealed studs, reflective tape, and FR materials, conforming to a variety of EN standards.

Features

  • Concealed stud front fastening on neck
  • Two chest pockets with concealed stud fastening contrast pocket flaps
  • Two bands of FR reflective tape around the body and sleeves

Colours

In stock:

  • Hi-Vis Yellow

Fabric & accreditation

  • 75% FR Cotton/ 24% Polyester
  • 1% Anti-Static, with FC finish to EN13034:2005+A1:2009
  • 290 gsm
  • Industrial wash
  • EN ISO 11612:2015 A1, B1, C1, F1
  • EN ISO 20471:2013+A1:2016 Class 3
  • EN ISO 11611:2015 Class 1 A1
  • EN 1149-5:2018 (EN 1149-3:2004)
  • IEC 61482-2 Class 1 4kA / ATPV=8.9 cal/cm2

If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please get in touch.

ARC flash flame-resistant polo shirt

ARC flash flame-resistant polo shirt: The perfect blend of style and safety with inherent flame resistance and compliance with EN standards.

Features

  • 3 concealed stud fastening placket
  • Angled sleeve cuff with thumb hole
  • Longer length back for additional protection
  • Moisture management fabric

Colours

In stock:

  • Navy

Fabric & accreditation

  • Modacrylic
  • Cotton
  • Anti-static
  • 210 gsm
  • Domestic wash
  • EN ISO 11612:2015 A1, B1, C1, F1
  • EN 1149-5:2018 (EN 1149-3:2004)
  • IEC 61482-2 APC 1. ELIM 3.6, EBT 4.5

Hi-vis arc flame resistant sweatshirt

Offering superior protection with heat-applied reflective tape and inherent flame resistance. Conforms to multiple EN standards for wearer safety.

Features

  • Contrast ribbed collar, cuffs and hem
  • Contrast angled shoulder yokes with heat-applied reflective tape
  • Heat applied, segmented reflective tape on the body and around the sleeves
  • Moisture management fabric

Colours

In stock:

  • Hi-Vis Orange
  • Hi-Vis Yellow

Fabric & accreditation

  • Modacrylic/PolyesterAnti-static
  • 320 gsm
  • Domestic wash
  • EN ISO 20471:2013+A1:2016 Class 3
  • RIS-3279-TOM
  • EN 1149-5:2018 (EN 1149-3:2004)
  • IEC 61482-2 APC 1. ELIM 7.0, ATPV 7.5
  • EN 11612 A1 B1 C2 F1

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FR coverall made from Nomex®

Crafted with Nomex®, our coverall provides unparalleled protection. Nomex's flame-resistant, high-temperature-resistant fibres won't melt, drip, or support combustion.

Marlan® Jacket

Our Marlan® jacket, designed for foundry professionals, offers permanent flame resistance and unmatched protection against molten metal splashes.

Arc flash FR balaclava

Engineered to provide exceptional protection in environments where arc flash hazards are a concern.

Welders FR jacket

Designed for welders, this FR jacket ensures protection from sparks and heat, prioritising safety and performance.

Chem splash Howie lab coat

Treated with a fluorocarbon (FC) finish to prevent penetration by water, oil, and certain mild chemicals.

Hi-vis long sleeve polo shirt

A must-have for environments where visibility is critical, this shirt ensures workers are seen and safe at all times.

Alsiflex - comfort stretch technology

The mastery of past generations, the innovation of modern fabric technology

At Alsico, we innovate to elevate.

We may have perfected the foundations of quality workwear across a multitude of trade sectors, but we don’t stop there.

We have a fierce interest in finding better workwear solutions that not only respond to the demands of climate change but also the demands of different workwear environments.

We are investing in new sustainable stretch technology that not only looks after you, but looks after our planet too.

innovation and premium quality

We deliver around 18 million garments annually. Years of experience and knowledge have allowed us to blend innovation, expertise, and premium quality to manufacture our specialist protective ranges. With a combination of global market knowledge and bespoke services tailored to our customers, we deliver the protective clothing you need, so you can buy in complete confidence.

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meeting your needs

When it comes to workwear that protects you, we believe you need protection against multiple potential hazards. That’s why our ranges use fabrics and techniques to create multi-protect garments that do the job whether you’re exposed to heat and flame or chemical splash. We also design various garments with high-visibility fabric so your protective clothing at work keeps you visible and able to work safely.

Made from premium fabrics and manufactured to meet EN ISO 20471:2013+A1:2016 standards, our protective clothing combines protection, durability and comfort, as well as being able to withstand repeated industrial laundering.

If you would like to speak to our team, please phone:
01772 662500

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Durable and comfortable

From our protective workwear products to our premium ALSIFLEX® fabric stretch technology, we’re the benchmark for providing durable, reliable and comfortable work clothing without sacrificing your safety at work. When your workforce has total confidence that their protective garments won’t let them down, then they can perform every task to the best of their ability. This level of quality and performance makes us a preferred protective workwear supplier throughout Europe.

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Why choose us?

We believe in delivering cost-effective solutions that meet your specific needs. Use our bespoke service to find the protective workwear range that will meet the exact needs of your workforce. In fact, more than 50% of the garments we create are tailor-made to our customer’s requirements. Meaning you get the workwear you want; at the price you like. With a wide range of available customisations, attention to detail and professionalism, we're the perfect partner and supplier.

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Alsico undertakes to supply only safety equipment and/or related services that fully comply with the standards and regulations and claims made relating to those products and/or related services. Where appropriate, alsico will maintain up to date technical files and associated documentation to ensure that regulatory compliance information can be supplied upon request.

Where products are sourced from external organisations which hold technical files relating to the products being offered, alsico will request confirmation that these files are current, complete, contain appropriate conformity assessment information and, where relevant, regulatory compliance certificates and will take all necessary steps to confirm the validity of the compliance documentation held by that external supplier in respect of the products being sourced.

Where services are provided related to safety equipment sourced from external organisations, alsico will maintain approval from the manufacturer that the services provided are assessed and approved by the external organisation.