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Arco reaches new heights with dedicated safety centre

14 November 2022

ARCO'S NEW safety centre in Bracknell, Berkshire, brings expert knowledge, high-quality products and training under one roof to the south of the UK.

The £2M project has brought 12 new jobs to the area and the 22,000 ft2 facility is now the company's largest dedicated safety centre in the UK. It boasts state-of-the-art practical learning environments, which includes a confined space labyrinth (30 metres long), three working at height eight metre training towers and an external working from height training tower, when constructed, will be 20 metres tall. There is also an on-site safety store where customers can purchase products.

The safety centre features advanced practical training facilities, respiratory protection and maintenance workshops, drop-in face-fit testing facilities and six training classrooms.

Jaime Sadler, commercial director at Arco Professional Safety Services said, “The new Bracknell safety centre is a significant milestone for Arco. As our largest dedicated safety centre, it is ideally placed to bring our industry expertise, expansive product offering and practical training capabilities to more customers, nationally. 

Ben Haughton, technical director at Arco Professional Safety Services said, “Our safety services teams provide practical advice and bespoke training for a variety of safety-critical industries and scenarios. Seeing, first-hand, the value of practical training facilities at our other safety centres allowed me to design and implement structures and systems unique to our Bracknell safety centre. 

“A significant number of people are killed or seriously injured working at height or in confined spaces in the UK each year. Despite legislation and health and safety measures, working in these environments still pose a very high risk. Bespoke training to provide people with the correct skills and capabilities they need is essential. 

“Whether it is equipment, training or support, our experienced teams offer a complete solution.”