Rail Industry Experience

Keeping The Railways Running With Rail Compliant Workwear And PPE

Clad Safety supply a comprehensive range of high visibility workwear and PPE to the rail industry.

A trusted supplier to Network Rail and a number of subsidiary networks; we understand the PPE requirements of those facing the daily hazards and risks that go hand-in-hand with operating, maintaining and renewing the UK’s national infrastructure.

Respected for the quality of our products, our commitment to outstanding service and excellent customer support we offer bespoke solutions for your workwear needs. Challenges are identified before they become problems to ensure we keep you and your trackside needs on track.

Visibly Better Arc Flash Protection

Our specialist Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV) rated clothing will provide the varying degrees of Arc Flash protection required to satisfy most incident energy analyses. These range from flame resistant to flame retardant coveralls, trousers, tops and base layers that deliver a superior level of performance.

For hand, head and face protection we offer a wide range of gloves, balaclavas, flash helmets and visors that conform to all relevant industry standards whilst still delivering excellent value for money.

To view our full range of Arc Flash PPE and high-visibility clothing please click on the following link:

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From humble beginnings…

Railway systems have come a long way since the introduction of the first steam passenger  train in 1830.  From the humble beginnings of George Stephenson’s Locomotion No 1 all the way through to the present day build of HS2, one of the most demanding and exciting transport projects in Europe, teams of workers have strived to maintain our network system.

Records dating back to the 1800’s show that rail workers mostly equipped themselves with their own PPE during those earlier years. It wasn’t uncommon for employees using grindstones in the workshops to sport wet rags over their mouths and noses to try and reduce the number of particles breathed in. Those lucky enough to be supplied goggles found these early incarnations impractical and uncomfortable and more often than not would cast them aside so they could carry out their job more effectively.

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HS2 Proposed Design

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Thankfully, there have been significant changes to the provision of welfare measures over the years and the industry’s perspective to safety has shifted. Responsibility for the provision of protective equipment has transferred from the employee to the employer with increased consideration given to ensuring personnel return home in one piece.  In the 1960’s high visibility clothing was introduced to the country’s railways, which despite the initial reluctance by wearers to be seen in such ‘unmanly’ items, has now become embedded as an integral part of PPE Regulations.

In similar fashion to our country’s railway systems, Clad Safety has also evolved from its own humble beginnings over 30 years ago to become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of workwear, uniforms and PPE. An industry leader, the company has developed and expanded its range to embrace new, innovative clothing and products that support safer working practices whilst still adhering to comfort and durability.

Safety Footwear Designed for the rail industry

Oslo Bau Gore II


Titanium Waterproof High Leg Boots


Slate Lace Up Boot



Design, Manufacturing and Branding Expertise

Delivering high performance, durable, protective workwear for the rail industry requires precision and meticulous attention to quality. From fabric grade to stitch type, Clad Safety’s hands on approach to contract manufacturing and delivering bespoke workwear solutions ensures that every garment supplied is 100% fit for purpose.

The rail industry is continuously evolving and emphasis on durable and sustainable workwear, uniform and PPE continues to grow. This is presenting even more challenges for the industry where safety must remain the top priority. Clad Safety understands the environmental and technical demands presented by the rail industry and works closely with the sector from the initial stages, where core specifications are analysed, through to development and delivery of the most appropriate workwear and PPE solutions.

With access to both national and international supply chains, we are able to source from the widest range of products however if it is a bespoke solution you require, our in-house design and development team are on hand to help.

   Rapid response times | Fabric and product samples | Design concepts | Logo placement trials | Full garment and equipment sourcing | Finishing    

Modern In-House Facilities 

Cutting-edge facilities and machinery enable Clad Safety to offer a rapid response service to our rail industry clients. The innovative branding methods we have on hand include the ability to embroider 52 million stitches per week whilst our Heat Seal Transfer applications are at the very forefront of branding technology.

Clad Safety has a dedicated design solutions team committed to providing solutions that go above and beyond meeting basic workwear requirements. We thrive on challenges and are renowned problem solvers. Our breadth of technical design and rail industry knowledge is what sets us apart from others in our field.

Further information


Clad Safety is committed to delivering high quality, fit for purpose workwear, uniform and PPE to a wide range of industry sectors including the Emergency Services, Construction, Healthcare, Rail and Utilities. The company is proud to hold accreditations that demonstrate its commitment to industry, ethical trading, safety standards and sustainability. 


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Clad Safety has been operating for over 30 years and takes pride in the excellent service that we offer to our customers.

To find out more on how Clad Safety can support your Rail Industry Workwear, Uniform and PPE requirements please contact our Customer Service Team on 0800 161 3661 or email [email protected] 

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