Skip navigation

Health and Safety Products Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis

Published: 08/03/2017 / Number of Pages: 61 / Price: £795.00

Order Now

A PDF is included in report price, all other options also include a PDF file. For further details on purchase options, please click here.

A single user licence is included in report price, but we offer a range of licences to suit your needs. For further details, please click here.

Total Price: £795.00

Order/Delivery FAQ

Other Questions?

Call us on
01242 235724
Or email us

Download Brochure

Introduction and Overview

The 6th edition of the 'Health and Safety Products Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis' reviews the markets for personal protection equipment (PPE), hygiene products, first aid products, safety signs and fire safety products. The market performance is heavily reliant on replacement purchases and on new or revised legislation, as well as construction and manufacturing activity levels and has shown positive growth in recent years.

Key issues covered in the report include:

  • Detailed assessment of the market - market sizes, product mixes and product trends.
  • Analysis by product group - PPE, hygiene, first aid, safety signs, fire safety.
  • Review of the supply and distribution structure.
  • Forecasts of market developments up to 2021 - market size and factors impacting on the market.
  • The report includes up to date information on the recent trends and issues that impact the market.

Areas of Particular Interest include:

  • Review of the key factors influencing the market in 2016/2017.
  • Product group analysis - market sizes, product mixes, influences and trends in each of the key markets.
  • Review of key suppliers - shares of major players in each product sector.
  • Review of supply chain and key distribution channels - industrial products distributors, health & safety specialists etc.
  • Forecasts of market performance to 2021 - prospects and market drivers.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the health and safety products market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Some of the companies included: 

Arco Limted, Parker Merchanting, Screwfix, Seton, Cromwell Tools, Bunzl RS Components, Eriks Industrial Services, Brammer UK Ltd, Buck & Hickman, Key Industrial Equipment, Monks and Crane Industrial Group, FWB Products Ltd, Hayley Group Ltd, HC Slingsby plc, Spartan Safety Ltd, MSC Industrial Supply, Phoenix Saxton Ltd, Warwick Industrial Supplies, Samco Industrial Merchants, J & K Ross, DD Health, Safety Supplies Ltd, Travis Perkins plc, Jewson, Grafton Merchanting GB, Wolseley UK Ltd, Speedy Hire plc, A-Plant, HSS Hire Group, The Office Safety Company, Everglades International, The Safety Supply Company, Deb Ltd, Gojo Industries Europe Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, The Northwood Group/Northwood Hygiene Products Ltd, SCA Hygiene Products UK Ltd, Metsä Tissue, Sofidel UK, Cleenol, Accrol Papers, Wallace Cameron International, Cederroth, Reliance Medical, Safety First Aid, Crest Medical, Wallace Cameron International Ltd, Cederroth First Aid, Reliance Medical, Direct Signs, Safety Sign Supplies, Archer Safety Signs, Stocksigns, HFE Signs Ltd, Rochdale Signs Ltd, Key Signs, SafetySigns4Less, FLN Feuerlöschgeräte Neuruppin Vertriebs-Gmbh, Chubb Fire, Kidde Safety Europe, United Technologies Corporation, Fireblitz Extinguisher Ltd, Britannia Fire, PJ Fire Ltd,Safelincs, Fire Protection Centre Ltd, Fire Protection Shop, Fire Safety Store, Compass Fire Protection Ltd, BBC Fire Protection, Pennine Fire & Safety Ltd, GBR Workwear, firstaid.co.uk, firstaid4less.co.uk, Eureka Direct, First Response Supplies, Beeswift Limited, Safetyshop, SP Services, Bound Tree Medical, DS Medical, LE West International, Medtree, Galleon Supplies, Janitorial Direct, Ace Janitorial, Apollo Janitorial Supplies Ltd, Lixall.

The Market

  • UK health & safety products market - market definition, size and factors underpinning demand and restricting growth.
  • Overall market size in value terms from 2012-2016, with forecasts through to 2021, recent performance and future prospects in the market, key influencing factors, key drivers for change etc.
  • Key market influences - including health & safety regulations and exceptional circumstances (such as natural disasters and virulent disease outbreaks), level of imports, price competition, product development, employment numbers, key end-use markets including construction and manufacturing base. Impact of economic climate.
  • Overview of key suppliers and distribution channels - dominance of industrial products distributors and health & safety specialists in product distribution.

Products

  • Product groups reviewed - PPE, hygiene products, first aid products, safety signs and fire safety products - market sizes and forecasts 2012-2021.
  • Estimated shares of main product group within overall market - 2016.
  • Product group analysis - definition, product mix and market sizes, with forecasts to 2021.
  • Product sectors - review of products within sector, including recent trends and factors affecting sector. Supply structure for each product, including market shares of leading manufacturers.

Suppliers and Distribution

  • Profiles of leading manufacturers of health & safety products - market shares of leading players by sector, company structure, product profiles and turnovers etc. Recent acquisitions.
  • Review of distribution - estimated channel shares in 2016 including general industrial distributors, health & safety specialists and equipment hire companies etc.
  • Profiles of leading distributors - estimated shares of leading general industrial distributors and health & safety specialists. Review of key distributors including company structure, product profiles and turnovers.

Future Prospects

  • Forecasts of market development in the short, medium and long term.
  • Positive and negative factors affecting market growth - performance of UK economy, employment levels, housebuilding, construction and manufacturing, consumer visits to retail outlets, leisure establishments & public offices and regulations.
  • Outlook for the health and safety products market through to 2021.

Report Summary

The UK health and safety products market, in non-domestic applications, has been in positive growth since 2014, driven by significant improvements in construction output (particularly in terms of housebuilding), a stronger manufacturing sector, ongoing changes or updates to legislation and higher levels of awareness and compliance. The maturity of the market, and heavy reliance on construction and manufacturing activity and output, also means that it is reliant on public and private sector confidence, levels of spending and investment, and employment growth.

Simplification of health and safety legislation has led to a substantial fall in the number of health and safety inspections carried out in Britain. At the same time, there has been a progressive rise in the value of fines levied - particularly since the introduction of new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences, which came into force on 1 February 2016. Innovation and new product development is focused on higher levels of comfort and improved wearability - both of which boost compliance, still a significant problem in the health and safety products market. Handwashing and hand decontamination is also a particularly strong area of product development.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) dominates the health and safety products market, accounting for a value share of around 42% in 2016. The sector covers a very wide range of products including head, face, eye, hearing and respiratory products, as well as clothing, gloves, safety footwear and fall protection equipment. Hygiene products and first aid products also make up significant segments of the market. For consumables, users tend to opt for lower cost products that meet the minimum required standard, and there is also a strong presence of unbranded products, something which has constrained market growth to some extent in these sectors.

In value terms, growth is likely to remain steady in 2017, at around 4%, however given the uncertainties in the wider economy and the potential for a slowing of both economic growth and the labour market, we expect the rate of growth to decline slightly 2018-2021. The impact of Brexit and, more importantly, the discussions and speculation surrounding it will, however, certainly impact business sentiment and levels of investment. Changes to legislation, and the imposition of stricter limits and higher penalties for non-compliance are also factors driving changes in demand.


List of Report Contents

Contents Listing

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  2. 1.1 BACKGROUND 7
  3. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  4. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
  5. 2.1 SUMMARY 9
  6. 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 10
  7. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 12
  8. 3.1 GDP 12
  9. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 14
  10. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 15
  11. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 15
  12. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 16
  13. 3.6 STERLING 17
  14. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 17
  15. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 18
  16. 4. THE HEALTH & SAFETY PRODUCTS MARKET 19
  17. 4.1 DEFINITION 19
  18. 4.2 MARKET SIZE & TRENDS 20
  19. 4.3 MARKET INFLUENCES 22
  20. 4.3.1 Legislation 22
  21. 4.3.2 Employment 24
  22. 4.3.3 Construction Output 25
  23. 4.3.4 Manufacturing Output 26
  24. 5. HEALTH & SAFETY PRODUCTS 28
  25. 5.1 PRODUCT MIX 28
  26. 5.2 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) 29
  27. 5.2.1 Market Definition & Size 29
  28. 5.2.2 Product Mix 30
  29. 5.3 HYGIENE PRODUCTS 35
  30. 5.3.1 Market Definition & Size 35
  31. 5.3.2 Product Mix 36
  32. 5.4 FIRST AID PRODUCTS 38
  33. 5.4.1 Market Definition & Size 38
  34. 5.4.2 Product Mix 40
  35. 5.5 SAFETY SIGNS 40
  36. 5.5.1 Market Definition & Size 40
  37. 5.5.2 Product Mix 42
  38. 5.6 FIRE SAFETY PRODUCTS 43
  39. 5.6.1 Market Definition & Size 43
  40. 5.6.2 Product Mix 46
  41. 6. SUPPLY 47
  42. 6.1 OVERVIEW 47
  43. 6.2 PPE 48
  44. 6.2.1 Market Shares 48
  45. 6.2.2 Company Profiles 49
  46. 6.3 HYGIENE PRODUCTS 52
  47. 6.3.1 Market Shares 52
  48. 6.3.2 Company Profiles 53
  49. 6.4 FIRST AID PRODUCTS 54
  50. 6.5 SAFETY SIGNS 55
  51. 6.6 FIRE SAFETY PRODUCTS 55
  52. 7. DISTRIBUTION 56
  53. 7.1 DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL SHARES 56
  54. 7.2 DISTRIBUTOR SHARES 57
  55. 7.3 INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTORS AND HEALTH & SAFETY SPECIALISTS 58
  56. 7.4 OTHER SUPPLIERS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY PRODUCTS 60

Tables & Charts

  1. CHART 1: UK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRODUCTS MARKET AND FORECASTS 2011-2021 BY VALUE (£M MSP) 9
  2. TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2013-2016 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 13
  3. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2021 14
  4. CHART 4: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2021 16
  5. TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2012-2019 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 17
  6. TABLE 6: UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY PRODUCTS 2012-2021 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 20
  7. TABLE 7: UK WORKFORCE BY INDUSTRY SECTOR (THOUSANDS, SIC 2007) - 2012 TO 2016 24
  8. CHART 8: UK CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT BY SECTOR (HOUSEBUILDING, INFRASTRUCTURE, COMMERCIAL ETC) - ANNUAL TOTALS (INDEX 2010 = 100) 25
  9. CHART 9: INDEX OF OUTPUT OF THE PRODUCTION INDUSTRIES (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) 2013-2016 (2013=100) 26
  10. CHART 10: MIX OF HEALTH AND SAFETY PRODUCTS BY VALUE (2016) - PPE, HYGIENE, FIRST AID, SAFETY SIGNS AND FIRE SAFETY 28
  11. CHART 11: UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR PPE BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012-2021 29
  12. CHART 12: PRODUCT MIX OF PPE BY VALUE IN 2016 - CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR, EAR, HEAD, HAND, EYE/FACE, RESPIRATORY, FALL ETC 31
  13. CHART 13: UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR HYGIENE PRODUCTS BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012-2021 35
  14. CHART 14: PRODUCT MIX OF HYGIENE PRODUCTS BY VALUE IN 2016 - WASHROOM AND SKIN CARE 37
  15. CHART 15: UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR FIRST AID PRODUCTS BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012-2021 38
  16. CHART 16: PRODUCT MIX OF FIRST AID PRODUCTS BY VALUE IN 2016 (KITS, REFILLS, SPECIAL PURPOSE KITS) 40
  17. CHART 17: UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR SAFETY SIGNS BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012-2021 41
  18. CHART 18: PRODUCT MIX OF SAFETY SIGNS BY VALUE IN 2016 (HAZARD WARNING, SAFE CONDITION, FIRE, MANDATORY, PROHIBITION ETC) 42
  19. CHART 19: SAFETY SIGNS BY MATERIAL BY VALUE 2014 (SAV, PVC/RP, OTHER) 43
  20. CHART 20: UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR FIRE SAFETY BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012 -2021 44
  21. CHART 21: PRODUCT MIX OF FIRE SAFETY PRODUCTS BY VALUE IN 2016 (EXTINGUISHERS, STANDS/CABINETS, BUCKETS/HOSES ETC) 46
  22. TABLE 22: PPE - SUPPLIER MARKET SHARES BY PRODUCT GROUP BY VALUE 2016 (HAND PROTECTION, EAR, EYE/FACE, HEAD, RESPIRATORY, FALL ETC.) 48
  23. TABLE 23: SKIN CARE PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS - MARKET SHARE BY VALUE IN 2016 52
  24. TABLE 24: WASHROOM PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS - MARKET SHARE BY VALUE IN 2016 53
  25. CHART 25: DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL MIX FOR HEALTH & SAFETY PRODUCTS BY VALUE (%) - 2016 AT DSP (H&S SPECIALISTS, INDUSTRIAL / OTHER DISTRIBUTORS, INTERNET ETC.) 56
  26. TABLE 26: UK HEALTH & SAFETY PRODUCTS -INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTORS AND HEALTH & SAFETY SPECIALIST CHANNELS MARKET SHARES BY % VALUE IN 2016 AT DSP 57

The 'Health and Safety Products Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis' costs £795+VAT (if applicable) for a PDF version.

Other formats are available - click here  for a information about available report formats. All AMA reports are sold with a single user licence as standard. For more information about AMA licences click here  .