About Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment is a specially designed wearable gear for protection against workplace hazards such as chemicals, bio-hazards, fire, and electrical mishaps. It constitutes a range of products such as safety gloves for hand protection, safety eyewear for eye protection, ear muffs and ear plugs for hearing protection, and safety harnesses.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the personal protective equipment market in the UK to grow at a CAGR of 3.54% during the period 2016-2020.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the personal protective equipment market in the UK for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of PPE at the manufacturer level.Technavio's report, Personal Protective Equipment Market in the UK 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Personal Protective Equipment Market in the UK 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the personal protective equipment market in the UK: 3M, Honeywell International, MSA Safety, and Kimberly-Clark.
Other prominent vendors in the market are: Alpha Solway, A J Charnaud, Ansell Microgard, Bolle Safety, Bristol Uniforms, Bennett Safetywear, Centurion Safety products, Corston Sinclair, CluisTROM, Delta Plus, Drägerwerk, DuPont, Delf Cold Storage and Workwear Solutions, Eurosafe Solutions, Globus, Helman, Helmet Integrated Systems, Interspiro, Johnstone Safety Products, Moldex-Metric, New Direction Clothing, P&P Safety, ProtectHear, Puretone, Portwest, R. Glover Ascroft, Respair, Sundström Safety, Scott Safety, Sensorcom, VersarPPS, Williamson-Dickie, and Wenaas.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is evolving E-commerce. The population of the UK was approximately 65 million in 2015, of which, over 93% were internet users. This has created a great potential for e-commerce businesses in the country. For instance, in 2015, over 75% of internet users in the UK purchased items online. Online sales grew from 13% in 2014 to 15% in 2015. For this reason, vendors in the market are focusing on marketing strategies to promote online sales and thereby cater to the demand for PPE.”
According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is extensive PPE adoption across industries. In the UK, authorities such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) work toward mandating the safety and welfare of workers. The authority carries out inspections and encourages compliance with health and safety legislation, in addition to taking several initiatives that create awareness about imminent hazards and reduce work-related death and injuries. The HSE has helped in making the UK one of the safest places to work in the world and has reduced the economic and social costs of health and safety failures. For example, HSE had introduced Construction Management Regulations 2015 in April 2015. The main purpose is to notify the people working in construction industry about health, safety and protection. In addition, the HSE is responsible for enforcing health and safety measures at workplaces such as factories, offshore installations, central and local government premises, gas, electricity, and water systems, mines, schools and colleges, and building sites.
Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is difficulties in obtaining product certification. The EU maintains stringent quality standards for products that are manufactured and sold in the region. Consequently, vendors in the UK are required to meet quality standards and obtain relevant certifications to enhance end-user adoption. This adds to the manufacturing and commercialization or marketing costs for vendors. For instance, in the UK, the BSI provides training, testing, assessment, and certification services for head, eye, hearing, respiratory, protective clothing, and fall arrest equipment. BSI helps PPE manufactures to meet safety standards and compliance with legislations. The BSI also enables a product to acquire a CE marking, which defines that the concerned product has met specific regulatory requirements mandated in the EU. A CE certification helps in the free movement of products within the European market.
3M, Honeywell International, MSA Safety, Kimberly-Clark, Alpha Solway, A J Charnaud, Ansell Microgard, Bolle Safety, Bristol Uniforms, Bennett Safetywear, Centurion Safety products, Corston Sinclair, CluisTROM, Delta Plus, Drägerwerk, DuPont, Delf Cold Storage and Workwear Solutions, Eurosafe Solutions, Globus, Helman, Helmet Integrated Systems, Interspiro, Johnstone Safety Products, Moldex-Metric, New Direction Clothing, P&P Safety, ProtectHear, Puretone, Portwest, R. Glover Ascroft, Respair, Sundström Safety, Scott Safety, Sensorcom, VersarPPS, Williamson-Dickie, Wenaas.