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14 March 2022
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Our Partnership with Guardsman 
Georgia Pratt
Marketing Executive

Background

Guardsman Ltd. are one of the leading suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment and Workwear in the UK, based centrally in Leicester with their Sales and Distribution Centre. Guardsman have been a part of Bunzl PLC, a global £9.2 billion FTSE 100 company, who specialise in the supply of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), Cleaning and Hygiene Supplies and Contractors’ Site Equipment, for 9 years. Although Guardsman has been supplying safety equipment, workwear and PPE to major industrial customers and utilities for over 45 years. During this time, they have followed their simple philosophy “To provide the correct protection at a competitive price, through friendly and efficient staff with flexible supply arrangements.” throughout this time they have built a substantial portfolio of blue-chip clients across all sectors of industry, where they now supply to 27 countries across 5 continents. Guardsman’s customers are striving for excellence in their fields and expect to receive excellence from Guardsman as a supplier.  

Views on Gas Detection  

With the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2022 scheduled for amendment with the 1992 Regulations being extended to employers’ and employees’ duties in respect of PPE to a wider group of workers. These changes will mean that employers will now have duty to concern the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work.  

With these scheduled changes leading to a shift in who is responsible for workplace PPE, Guardsman have in response to this begun developing conversations with existing relationships in gas detection to identify the pains their customers may have and to allow the easiest way to provide correct equipment.  

Working with Crowcon  

Through continuous communication Crowcon will allow Guardsman to extend the safety they provide. Our partnership has also allowed for the enhanced understanding of gas detection and its importance in certain industries, all of which allow for Guardsman to provide gas detection products within the industries they provide, such as manufacture and automotive. “Our partnership with Crowcon now offers a solution to our customers that we were unable to offer previously, thereby enhance our specialism in providing PPE to existing and future customers.”   

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