THE HAZCHEM STORY

Read about our story – starting over 40 years ago as a result of the new ADR Regulations, we’ve morphed into the UK’s no. 1 ADR Supplier!

OUR STORY

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2022…

2022 is off to a great start with a huge increase in production capacity for HAZTEC Workwear. Keep an eye out for new product launches for this range of garments that is designed for workers in the Petrochemical, Utility, and Engineering sectors. With a particular focus on Flame Resistant, Antistatic, and Chemical Protective garments (with ARC Flash Certification as standard in most of the garments) why not reach out to HAZTEC for a wearer trial?

Combined with the launch of a new ERP system to better service you, we’re confident we can deliver more and better in 2022!

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2020 & 2021

Despite the onset of COVID-19, Hazchem were still able to procure and provide PPE and technical workwear, including supplies for frontline workers. 2021 especially saw the continued growth of the HAZTEC brand with further garments and certifications added to the range of technical workwear. Greener Safety, a stand alone website for Hazchem’s green initiatives went live, setting the tone for years to come in relation to sustainable operations contributing towards the global goal for achieving Net Zero.

Hazchem Safety What we Do

2019 & Beyond

With a culture of innovation, and a fundamental desire to serve customers’ needs, Hazchem believe only the best is good enough. People at work deserve the best protection they can get, especially when working in highly dangerous/explosive environments. Haztec Workwear is the premium solution, and it will continue to evolve as new fabrics and manufacturing processes are developed.

Hazchem Aberdeen Dyce Distribution Centre

2018-2019

Following continued growth, the Directors of Donside Safety & Hazchem agreed to merge Donside with Hazchem which brought a new, exciting dimension to the business. Primarily serving the marine & offshore industry, Donside was a specialist supplier of workwear & PPE, whose ORKA brand of coveralls & offshore PPE is widely regarded as the best in the industry,

2014

Hazchem found there was further opportunities with other large companies involved in the petrochemical industry. The size and the scale of their operations raised the issue of how to manage the ordering, distribution and control of the uniforms for large numbers of users across multiple sites. To assist the larger customers, the Lynx-Intellisafe Order Management system was created. Its features reduce administration time and ensure that the correct items are issued to staff, setting a new industry standard for uniform software. Staff across multiple sites can then receive Individually wrapped and named Packs giving them a hassle-free solution.

Haztec Arm Label

2008

Inception of the HAZTEC range, led by customer demand. Hazchem Safety experienced several years of rapid growth. In August 2008 Andrew Beattie from XPO Logistics was desperate to keep his 350 drivers not only on the road, but safety-compliant. Hazchem found a factory capable of manufacturing a more comfortable inherent FR fabric, so preparation met opportunity, and HAZTEC workwear was born. Eight weeks later, Andrew’s staff were kitted out and fully compliant. Andrew has since retired, but even today XPO Logistics still use Hazchem Safety for their 500+ tanker drivers.

Hazchem Timeline 2004 Warehouse

2004

Following fresh direction and inspiration, the Hazchem product range dramatically expanded with the addition of many more items of protective workwear, such as drivers’ jackets, boots, gloves helmets, along with a far wider range of safety signage after a change of management in 2004. Hazchem Safety moved into the heart of the Midlands to facilitate distribution of our products throughout the UK, and an entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with the desire to move the company forward in an agile way, gave the company fresh impetus to move forward into the 21st century.

Hazchem Safety Retro Timeline 1978

1978

New ADR legislation was introduced establishing the need for Hazchem plates to be mounted on vehicles transporting hazardous goods. The company started life as a small, family business run out of modest premises in Edgware, but quickly took its place as a well-known name with an industry-wide endorsement from the freight transport associations. While this was forty years ago now, John Piddington, Hazchem’s founder had a vision for keeping workers safe on the road.