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Arco Opens New £2m Safety Training Centre

Arco Opens New £2m Safety Training Centre
18 November 2022

Safety products and services company Arco has launched its latest safety centre in Bracknell, Berkshire.

Investing over £ 2 million in the project, and bringing 12 new jobs to the area, Arco’s Bracknell safety centre will be its largest dedicated safety centre, hosting practical learning environments, including a 20-metre external tower for working at height training and confined space labyrinth training facilities, as well as an on-site safety store where customers can purchase products.

At Bracknell safety centre, trainers are on hand to train employees, assess issues and provide and maintain appropriate equipment to protect against future risks, all of which can be organised on-site.

The safety centre features advanced practical training facilities, respiratory protection and maintenance workshops, drop-in face-fit testing facilities, six training classrooms and a fully stocked Arco safety store, providing PPE, workwear and workplace safety equipment from the brands like TROJAN, Snickers, Berghaus, Regatta, Puma, DeWALT, CAT, and MASCOT.


Picture: a photograph of the interior of the store, showing the retail space which is stocked with clothing and safety harnesses. Image Credit: Arco.


It’s predicted that the new Arco location will service hundreds of training delegates each week, bringing more business and activity to the area. 

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.

“The expansion of Arco’s capabilities in Bracknell allows us to provide joined-up health and safety solutions for businesses UK-wide. Bracknell safety centre demonstrates the future of health and safety; end-to-end service, combining risk assessment, training and equipment provision all under one roof.”

Ben Haughton, Technical Director at Arco Professional Safety Services, added: “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. A generic ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach leaves workers and organisations open to huge risks. Dangerous working environments require consultancy and expert support that suits the specific scenario. Whether it is equipment, training or support, our experienced teams offer a complete solution.” 

Picture: a photograph of the opening ceremony at Arco’s new safety centre, showing(L to R) David Evison, Managing Director, Ricky Davis, Centre Manager, Chris Lett, Sales Director, Brian Dowell, Head of Retail, Alex Berger, Chief Marketing Officer, Thomas Martin, Chairman, and Jamie Sadler, Commercial Director. Image Credit: Arco.

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 18 November 2022


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