About Us

Founded over 40 years ago in 1978, Hazchem has grown to be the UK's go-to supplier of workwear & PPE for the Oil & Gas and associated industries, as well as the UK's trusted supplier of ADR Equipment, Kits and Signage.

An Overview Of Hazchem

Hazchem Safety are suppliers of Technical Workwear, PPE & ADR Equipment. Originally founded in 1978 by John Piddington, Hazchem came to the fore after the new Dangerous Goods Regulations were introduced, supplying ADR Signage to transporters of dangerous goods and the term Hazchem has become an industry recognised term for ADR signage. Today, our industry knowledge, insight and expertise is unsurpassed.

Since then, Hazchem expanded the range to include technical workwear and PPE and launched our range of ORKA® Technical Workwear – a range of flame retardant and hi-vis workwear designed for the Offshore Oil & Gas Industries – in 1991, where the original ORKA® Magnus Coverall quickly became a best seller and an industry benchmark.

Our second range of premium, inherent, flame resistant and anti-static workwear, HAZTEC®, was introduced in 2008 following an increased demand in the fuel distribution industry for comfortable and stylish yet compliant and well-specified technical workwear.

Hazchem have experienced rapid growth in the last decade, and now have several offices in the UK, and two large, strategically located distribution sites and offices in Dyce, Aberdeen and Brackley, South Northants.

Our Mission and Core Values

Mission Statement:

To ensure the safety and compliance of companies, and their staff, in frontline environments around the world, through the efficient supply of innovative safety products, and technical workwear.

Core Values:

Our Core Values of Reliability, Honesty, Innovation, Agile, Professional, Customer Focused, and Positive have been at the centre of our focus for over 40 years and counting, they make us who we are today, focussing our framework and influencing our daily decisions.


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We believe that only the best is good enough. People in dangerous environments deserve the best protection. Remember, the cost of compliance is far less than the cost of negligence! Want to see how we can help you? Drop us a line in the form below.

Hazchem Locations Map of Offices and Distribution

With two sites based in Aberdeen and South Northamptonshire, Hazchem Safety are well placed to become a key cog in your supply chain. Our customer service is, and will always be our highest priority.

Orka House Dyce Aberdeen Photo

Having quickly grown out of our existing premises in Peterhead, the directors strategically relocated our Northen offices and distribution centre to a new location in Dyce, Aberdeen, offering easy access for Offshore Workers.

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The directors of Hazchem merged Donside Safety, based in Aberdeen, with Hazchem to form a company that can supply all Workwear & PPE, as well as fulfil ADR requirements for the Offshore & Downstream Oil & Gas industry.

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Hazchem introduced a revolutionary new "Lynx Online Ordering" system, which allowed customers easily place orders, control orders, pack orders in personalised "WorkaKits" for employees and much more.

Haztec Man wearing Haztec Technical Workwear

Following increased demand, from our fuel distribution clients, the HAZTEC® range of premium flame resistant and anti-static workwear was introduced. Today, it includes a large range of jackets, trousers, mid-layers and outerwear.

Beta House Hazchem Current Premises

Another three years later following unprecedented growth, Hazchem moved again to our current location in Beta House with a view to accommodate further growth in the same location in the forthcoming years.

Shalstone Hazchem Business Premises

A change of management in 2004 brought in extra experience, and fresh inspiration. Driven by a new entrepreneurial spirit, and a requirement for extra space, the business moved again to the heart of the midlands

ADR Signage Image For ADR

As the business grew, and the range of products increased from just signage to include ADR Equipment and Kits, Hazchem moved to new premises in Stanmore, Middlesex to accommodate further growth.

Orka Technical Workwear Man

ORKA® Technical Workwear was introduced as an answer to the need for a hard-wearing coverall range for offshore oil & gas workers in the North Sea, and today covers the shipping, fabrication & welder industries as well.

Hazchem First Premises Image 1978

Inspired by new legislation, founder John Piddington understood fire and safety regulations better than most, so when new legislation was introduced, John saw a business opportunity for Hazchem Safety.