Is your body armour CE-marked?
Recently we’ve received a lot of queries from our clients regarding CE-marking. It seems that there is a lot of confusion as to whether body needs to be CE-marked. This is a nice easy one to clear up! Armour for civilian use falls under European Council Directive 89/686/EEC on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which states that any armour sold to civilian users must be CE-approved.
Only Police and Military wearers are exempt from PPE legislation, and therefore all non-Police and Military wearers need CE-approved armour. Just get in touch if you have any queries on this or any other aspect of UK armour!
We love the change of seasons at Keltic especially with all the exciting events it brings with them, so we wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!
We’ve been treating ourselves to lovely Halloween inspired cakes and a few of us taking part in fancy dress parties for the occasion.
Send in any funny pictures you want to share with us, we’d love to put them up on the blog!
Have a great one!
This article will outline what to look out for when purchasing stab vests, and what factors contribute to good or bad vests.
Weight and Flexibility
One key factor is weight. When your staff express that their vests are uncomfortable, very often what they mean is they are too heavy. Another concern is flexibility – if the vest is rigid or hardened it is much less likely to be comfortable. Flexible vests are also easier to manoeuvre in – therefore the wearer may find it easier to move away from threats.
Furthermore, it’s crucial to purchase a stab vest which can be adjusted at multiple points. This means that the vest will move with the person wearing it, and offer no resistance. It’s important in this regard that your staff know how to use adjustable vests to their fullest. Good suppliers of stab vests – such as Keltic – will offer training for your staff free of charge to show them the basics of how to adjust and care for their anti stab vests.
If you’re interested in this then get in touch with one of our friendly staff members on 08450 66669. Alternatively make an online enquiry here.
Our website contains lots of information about how to choose the right body armour for your staff, but today we’re blogging about a word that doesn’t crop up much when it comes to body armour – style!
When body armour first started being issued to police in the 1980s, back when it was rigid or hardened and very uncomfortable, there were only two styles available – the white “covert” style (worn under the shirt for concealed protection) and the black “overt” style – worn as the outermost garment. Although body armour materials are now much more flexible, allowing wearers to manoeuvre more easily away from threats, the majority of suppliers are still offering just the two styles, and even then they often have to be made to order rather than held in stock.
At Keltic, we believe having a choice is really important, so we’ve developed seven different styles of body armour, all held in stock for next day delivery. Whichever body armour supplier you go with, it’s essential to have a choice of styles and to get samples before you place your order, so you can try before you buy. We can’t stress enough that your staff need to be comfortable in their armour – this doesn’t just mean choosing comfortable flexible armour (rather than hardened armour) but also picking a style they’re happy with, to ensure that they don’t think twice about putting on their armour when it counts.
For this week only Keltic will be running a 10% Road Safety GB discount. So if you are looking to place a clothing order for your school crossing patrols, now is a great time to do so. You just need to give me a call on 08450 66 66 99 and I will give you your unique ordering code.
All purchase orders will need to be in by Friday 18th October. We have a great range of Winter uniform for your School Crossing Patrols. They include our Standard and Superior Stop Jackets, Stop Gloves and our Winter Stop hats.
Also our brand new lighter weight signs are now in stock for next day delivery.
We look forward to hearing from you!
We will be attending the RSGB Conference in November this year and it would be lovely to see you all again. We will be taking some goodies along with again but we wanted to know what you all prefer? Cupcakes or lollipops?
At Keltic we work really hard to fulfil the wishes and requests of our customers. Over recent months we’ve received feedback from hundreds of local authorities about the need for warm, waterproof and highly visible school crossing patrol gloves. The Stop Glove is the result of our efforts and we are very proud of it. Continue reading
New season, new iformsiform! Keep up with the change of temperatures and darker nights with a range of smart and practical staff uniforms to get you through the next coming months.
Ideal Uniforms For Every Sector
Throughout the autumn we will be blogging on ideal uniforms for all sectors of work from our exclusive patrol fleece ideal for parking and CEO’s, modern and up to date knitwear for a smart office look, down to Keltic’s very own superior stop jacket for School Crossing Wardens. Keep posted for all the latest product innovation news on our many autumn ranges with a few added extras!
It’s not only our customers we are looking after a new style: up on the band wagon we have our very own special workwear to keep us warm this autumn with our Dog Warden fleeces, ready for those many walks of Mr Bones on the darker afternoons.