September 18, 2014

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Alan Johnson MP opens Arco product testing laboratory

UK safety supplier Arco has officially opened its own in-house, independently accredited product assurance laboratory.

Former Secretary of state for trade and industry, Alan Johnson MP, unveiled the facility at the company’s national distribution centre last Friday, 12 September.

The former health secretary spoke about the importance of ensuring the highest standards of health and safety, a sentiment echoed by Arco joint managing director Thomas Martin:

“Our experience tells us that if standards are not robust enough, then we need to challenge them and influence change for the better.”

The facility has received independent accreditation from SATRA and will enable testing of a large number of products, including high-vis and flame resistant clothing, safety footwear and gloves.

The project is due to inject a £500,000 investment in Hull and a help create a large number of jobs within the local area.

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