The FireBear story
Learn how we developed a lightweight, high quality arc flash solution using our experience and knowledge.
We work with the biggest names in power to deliver innovative solutions to the world's most dangerous working environments.
As the BSIF states, ‘Anyone can sell safety, but you wouldn’t buy safety from just anyone’. Our extensive sector-specific expertise, accreditations and best-in-class products make us a valuable partner to some of the most dangerous working environments in the world.
We’re also acutely aware of how quickly things are changing within your industry, particularly as world leaders focus on the climate crisis. We’re working with businesses to meet the specific safety requirements of renewables and cleaner fuels.
Working with power is inherently dangerous, but there are ways to mitigate risk. We were the first company to create clothing specifically to meet EN61482 (the electric ARC protection standard).
Our FireBear safety range includes flame retardant, anti-static, ARC resistant and respiratory protection products. We also pioneered the development of the first wearable electric ARC class 2 middle layer garments.
We work at the forefront of global requirements, delivering expert technical advice and first-hand experience. We also provide the latest industry information and share best practices that help ensure employee safety, security for the employer, and peace of mind for everyone.
Bruce Woodfield - Divisional Managing Director for Power & Utilities
We are members of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) and their Registered Safety Supplier scheme, a commitment that all our safety equipment meets the appropriate standards, fully complies with PPE regulations and is appropriately CE marked.
In SSEN, the license we give to all of our teams 'If it’s not safe, we don’t do it' is fully supported by Tower Supplies. Their diligence and commitment to helping us maintain our safe working arrangements is clearly making a difference.
Head of Operational Safety, Scottish
and Southern Electricity Networks
FireBear’s layer concept means (when combined correctly) it’s possible to achieve EN 61482 Electric Arc Class 2, while maintaining comfort. Download our FireBear guide to arc flash PPE below.
Developed by Tower Supplies in consultation with SGN, the Flowmaster Fresh Air Breathing Apparatus is ideal for confined spaces and other oxygen-poor or hazardous work environments.