The latest advances in industrial health and safety equipment are being taken directly to specifiers and buyers in the electrical sector across the UK in a new mobile facility from Brammer and Buck & Hickman.

The Brammer and Buck & Hickman Health and Safety Mobile Centre of Excellence is a custom-built education and awareness training vehicle containing interactive demonstration rigs for a range of personal protective equipment (PPE), site safety and janitorial products. Housing displays from supply partners including Ansell, BM Polyco, Bolle, Deb, Honeywell, Kimberly Clark, V12, Brad and Globus, it opens out into a 20m² exhibition area capable of accommodating 20 visitors at a time.

Practical demonstrations for visitors include the Polyco glove grip test, Honeywell’s hearing conservation programme, face-fit testing and safety toecap awareness. A 42” TV screen shows demonstrations and videos providing practical advice, while visitors can access iPads with product selector guides.

The Health and Safety Mobile Centre of Excellence will tour customer facilities and also trade exhibitions across the UK, offering a resource and knowledge base for health and safety managers who may be unable to leave a facility while it is operating.  Independent advice on specification, usage and compliance with current and forthcoming legislation will be provided by the companies’ dedicated team of health and safety professionals to help visitors optimise their choices for their working environment and the wellbeing of their employees.

Brammer is the UK’s leading supplier of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, while Buck & Hickman is the country’s premier distributor of tools, maintenance and health and safety products.

Ian Ritchie, managing director of Brammer and Buck & Hickman explained: “The Health and Safety Mobile Centre of Excellence brings our unrivalled experience and capabilities direct to existing and potential customer organisations, in a unique and inspiring environment offering a truly hands-on experience, with displays focused on the very latest and most innovative products. We believe it is the only mobile demonstration facility of its kind in the UK dedicated to health & safety equipment. With information and the latest advancements in PPE technology  to see, handle and try out visitors will be to make more informed decisions in PPE selection, while gaining a far superior understanding of how Brammer and Buck & Hickman can help them lower total acquisition costs, optimise production efficiency and reduce working capital.”