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A leading personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer has provided new workwear to firefighters in Scotland.

Lion Apparel has issued its new Technical Rescue Garment, which is a one-piece coverall suit, to over 3,000 members of staff in Strathclyde's fire and rescue service.

The protective workwear features flame retardant materials and is durable to withstand any efforts to tear or puncture the clothing.

A moisture barrier has also been inserted into the design, meaning the garment is also waterproof.

John Cairns, PPE officer at Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, said the clothing would be issued to firefighters along with existing structural kit.

He added that it would create 'a new flexibility in protection that ensures that they can wear clothing that is most appropriate for the job at hand, without compromising in protection and comfort'.

Capital Safety recently announced it has launched its new Delta Vest Harness Series fall protection systems under its DBI-SALA brand.

The PPE includes a sub-pelvic strap to ensure the correct distribution of forces during a fall.

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