We are the leading safety clothing company, distributing quality products and health and safety training. We offer safety advice and can help shape your safety world and make work a safer place.
We have been established since 1884 spanning 4 generations and we integrate family values with innovation to provide safety clothing and products covering 22,000 quality assured, branded and in-house items
Our safety clothing range includes personal protective equipment, footwear, gloves and workplace safety and hygiene products.
We reach our customers through our extensive product catalogue, award winning website and 40 strong local branch networks.
We have a great deal of experience regarding Health and Safety in the Workplace and our knowledge and experience is used to provide solutions for your requirements.
We have a huge selection of safety equipment; the best brands and choice under one roof. We have over 26,000 safety products including safety equipment from top brands in the industry plus our own branded and ethically sourced products. Our own brand is a quality product that has been expertly designed, tested and is fit for the job. We have over 39 branches across the UK each holding a huge range of safety equipment and safety workwear.
Our safety equipment includes products in the following areas:
- Environmental Control
- Fire Protection
- Floor Level Safety
- Materials Handling
- Safety Equipment
- Ladders and Access Equipment
- Traffic Management
We are able to provide an enormous range of safety workwear including: footwear, safety boots, wellingtons, gloves, hand protection, personal protection, breathing apparatus, eye protection, face protection, head protection, hearing protection and respiratory protections.
Staying safe has never been easier; order online, by telephone, email and fax or post - whatever is convenient for you.
We offer a range of delivery services including same day, next day and even a bespoke on site delivery service can be arranged. We also have a Click & Collect service which allows you to order a safety workwear product online and collect from a branch closest to you.
No matter what your organisation is involved in, occupational health and safety issues touch every aspect of your daily working life and you need a professional approach to protect you, your colleagues and your business.
From First aid, to NEBOSH qualifications, to managing exposure to hazards, we can help meet your responsibilities with full health and safety courses covering the complex world of health and safety legislation.
Working with our partners ARC Safety Services, we can now offer an unrivalled range of accredited and bespoke Health and Safety Courses, Consultancy and Project Management, Online Support Tools and a wide range of Respiratory Services.
We have invested a great deal over the years in innovating products, the branch network, supply chain and the communities we work in. We are also members of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) working with our supply chain to promote positive and ethical working conditions across the world.
We are experts in health and safety in the workplace and have many years of experience and for the past four years we have achieved the Business in the Community (BitC) Percent Standard. Although BitC no longer regulates this, we are still pledged to continue with this level of giving.
Environmental sustainability is important to us and we have a number of ongoing health and safety in the workplace projects to help us achieve our goals. These include initiatives to make product packaging improvements as well as waste and energy management schemes. For example 99% of packaging waste at the NDC is sent for recycling.
We put the customer and people at the centre of everything we do and that is the key to our success.
Our core values are: respect for people, hard work and enterprise, excellence in reputation and to make work a better place for people.
As well as providing over 26,000 products to the UK market, Arco International also supply companies in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australia. Our products were shipped to over 100 countries last year!
In 2005 we established our first overseas office in Xiamen City, Southeast China, enabling a team to work directly with local manufacturers. Our investment in a fully staffed China office enables us to apply strict quality and ethical standards and allows us to source better quality product more effectively and at a lower cost.
More recently in July 2008 we opened our first trading branch in India. Our expansion into International markets is intended to make available our experience and expertise in the supply of high quality approved products outside of the UK. For more information on our Arco International please visit our website.