About Arco


Arco is the UK’s leading safety products and services company with a core purpose of keeping people safe at work. Through its in-house experts, Arco helps to shape the safety world in order to ensure UK workers go home safe every night. It distributes a world-class range of over 170,000 quality assured, branded and own brand products, including personal protective equipment, workwear, safety footwear, gloves, workplace safety and hygiene products.


Headquartered in Hull, Arco reaches its customers through its extensive product catalogue, website and national network of retail stores. The company has sales of over £300m and employs approximately 1600 people nationwide.


Through the Arco Professional Safety Services division, Arco also provides consultancy, training, services and equipment to manage the most complex and high-risk, high hazard scenarios. Specialising in working at height, confined spaces and respiratory management, Arco Professional Safety Services can deliver solutions for those working in situations with the highest risk of serious injury or irreversible damage to health.


Arco is committed to providing safety equipment that is genuine and compliant with relevant standards and regulations. To do this, it has a five-step product assurance process and is the only safety distributor with an independently accredited testing laboratory. Additionally, it is a member of the BSIF Registered Safety Suppliers Scheme.

Arco was the first member within the H&S industry to join the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) incorporating their internationally recognised code of labour practice into its own ethical policy and in 2010 became a member of Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. To ensure ethical standards are continuously met throughout its supply chain, Arco carries out regular audits among all suppliers and, working with the ETI and other regulatory bodies, the company plays a leading role in helping to eliminate modern day slavery across the globe.


Founded in 1884 and with a heritage spanning five generations, Arco demonstrates traditional family values and is dedicated to its Corporate Social Responsibility policy. Each year Arco supports the development of various community and charitable programs, as well as national fundraising projects. Arco aims to not only provide financial support, but share skills, resources and create lasting partnerships.



For more information, visit www.arco.co.uk.