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Arco Welcomes James Sunderland MP to Bracknell Safety Centre

03 May 2023

Arco welcomed James Sunderland, Member of Parliament for Bracknell, to its recently opened safety centre in the town.

Bracknell is Arco's largest dedicated safety centre and was a £2million investment by the business, which created 12 new jobs.

When the centre opened in November 2022, it represented a strategically significant move by Arco, bringing the company's expert knowledge, high-quality products and training to the south of the UK.

The visit provided an opportunity for Arco to showcase the state-of-the-art facilities and services offered at the centre, including practical learning environments, a 20-metre external tower for working at height training and a 30m long confined space labyrinth, as well as an on-site safety store, where customers can purchase products, and make use of the equipment service centre. Mr Sunderland took the opportunity to discuss important health and safety issues, including the Retained EU Law Bill and the implications this could have on UK Health and Safety Regulations.

In addition to touring the venue, Mr Sunderland also met Arco's safety experts and was given practical demonstrations of confined space training, respiratory protection, including the importance of face-fit testing, and working at height.

Jamie Sadler, Commercial Director at Arco Professional Safety Services, said:

"Arco was delighted to host Mr Sunderland during his recent visit at our safety centre in his Bracknell constituency.

"The visit allowed us to further demonstrate the expertise within our business and our deep commitment to our customers in the region and to keeping people safe at work. It also gave us the opportunity to discuss some of the most important issues facing health and safety regulations in the UK and how Arco, as experts in safety, can continue to work constructively with the Government to maintain the health and safety of UK workers, particularly those who work in hazardous environments that may cause injury, life changing diseases or fatalities."

James Sunderland MP said:

"I was really impressed by my first visit to the Arco Safety Centre in Bracknell.

"Arco has made a significant investment by constructing a bespoke safety hub in Berkshire and is already making a big difference in keeping people safe at work."

For further information about the Joined-up Safety Solutions offered at Bracknell Safety Centre, click here.