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Arco Supports SHP's Protection for Everyone Campaign

10 April 2024

Arco has added its weight to the calls for inclusivity in workplace PPE.

The UK's leading safety provider has declared its support for SHP's Protection for Everyone campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the issues around ill-fitting PPE.

The SHP campaign is part of a wider drive for equality in PPE provision, with a particular focus on ensuring suitable PPE is available for women.

John Magee, Arco's chief operating officer, said:

"At Arco, our core purpose is to help keep people safe at work, and by this we mean all people. Ill-fitting PPE is not only uncomfortable, it can also be unsafe.

"Our product range currently includes female-fit options in all major product groups, including workwear, casualwear, outerwear, hi-vis and flame-retardant clothing, either under the Arco brand or from our proprietary partners.

"But inclusivity doesn't just mean clothing for women, and we also provide religious, maternity and menopause clothing, with more products coming to market every year.

"As we continue to develop our inclusive PPE offer, we are also working to make these options more visible and accessible to customers."

As part of its public affairs strategy, helping to shape the UK's health and safety agenda, Arco also recently gave its support to MP Emma Hardy in bringing the issue to Parliament.

Tabling the Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Protected Characteristics) Bill, the MP for Hull West & Hessle referenced SHP's campaign, and Arco's support.

Emma Hardy said:

"Arco, based in my constituency of Hull West and Hessle, a leading UK provider of health and safety products and PPE, recognises the need for change and is fully supportive of the campaign to improve inclusivity in PPE."

See Arco's range of women's clothing and PPE