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AMA Research have published the 5th edition of the report 'Health and Safety Products Market Report – UK 2015-2019 Analysis'. The report reviews developments within the industry, with emphasis on both qualitative and quantitative market assessment and recent trends, key influencing factors and forecasts of future developments are assessed in detail.

Key areas covered:

• Detailed assessment of the market- market sizes, product mixes, key trends and issues affecting the market.


• Analysis by product group - PPE, Hygiene, First aid, Safety signs and Fire safety.


• Review of the supply and distribution structure - and profiles of leading manufacturers and distributors.


• Forecasts of market developments - to 2019.


The health & safety products market (in non-domestic applications) comprises personal protection equipment (PPE), hygiene products, first aid products, safety signs and fire safety products. Performance of the market is heavily reliant on replacement purchases and on new or revised legislation, as well as construction and manufacturing activity levels. This is a mature market, though market performance has been more positive in 2014/15, reflecting a stronger manufacturing and construction market. Market conditions are set to improve as the economy continues to recover, with the market forecast to achieve low but steady growth over the 2015-2019 period.



Key areas of insight include:

• Analysis of market performance - growing requirement for some products in the workplace underpins the market.


• Review of the key influencing factors affecting the market in 2014/15.


• Product group analysis - market sizes, product mixes, influences and trends.


• Review of key suppliers - shares of major players in each product sector.


• Review of key distribution channels - industrial product distributors, health & safety specialists etc.


• Forecasts of market performance to 2019 - prospects and market drivers.


Some of the companies included:

3M, Ansell (UK), Arco, BM Polyco, Brammer, Buck & Hickman, Bunzl Group, Capital Safety, Cederroth First Aid, Centurion Safety Products, Connect Hygiene Products, Crest Medical, Cromwell Tools, Deb, Dupont, Eriks Industrial Services, FWB Products, Globus Gloves, Gojo Industries Europe, Grafton, Greenham Trading, Hayley Group, HC Slingsby, Honeywell Safety Products, HSS Hire, Impacto, JCB, JSP, Key Industrial Equipment, Kimberly-Clark, Kwintet, Lifting Gear Products, Metsa Tissue, Microgard, Moldex, Monks and Crane Industrial Group, MSA, Oregon, Pal International, Parker Merchanting, Praybourne, Protec, Reliance Medical, RS Components, Safety First Aid, Saint Gobain, SCA Hygiene, Scott Health and Safety, Screwfix Direct, Seton, Sioen Group, Spartan Safety, Speedy Hire, Stoko Skin Care, Sundström Safety, Swift Industrial Supplies, The Ashtead Group, The Viking Rubber Company, Travis Perkins, Uvex, Wallace Cameron, Wolseley.

Key areas covered in the report include:

MARKET OVERVIEW

• UK health & safety products market – market definition, size and factors underpinning demand and restricting growth.


• Overall market size in value terms from 2009-2014, with forecasts through to 2019, recent performance and future prospects in the market.


• 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 2009-2019.


• Estimated shares of main product groups within overall market in 2014.


• Product group analysis – definition, product mix and market sizes, with forecasts to 2019.


• 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 2014 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

• Forecast 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 2019.

The UK health and safety products market within non-domestic applications is mature and, as a consequence, is heavily reliant on activity and output in construction and manufacturing, as well as a strong economy and steady employment. The market declined in value terms between 2011 and 2013 but saw low level growth in 2014. The market is strongly price driven, which constrains value growth, and this has also helped drive penetration of low cost imports.

Personal protection equipment dominates the market in value terms, with a share of around over 40% in 2014. The sector covers a 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 account for significant shares of this market, however, these sectors are characterised by comparatively low value refill items, intense price competition and a strong presence of unbranded products, which have restricted market growth.

Key factors that have driven positive growth in the review period include new legislation/updates to existing legislation, as well as regular initiatives by the HSE focusing on specific industries or activities – such as the construction sector – and targeting poor standards and unsafe working practices as part of a nationwide drive. Periodic health scares, such as the 2014 Ebola crisis, also drive sales and stockpiling of equipment by the public sector and essential services, although the influence is generally temporary. They also tend to refocus attention on the importance of handwashing and other anti-contamination measures, particularly in hospitals and public places.

The use of reusable products, where possible, has become a permanent feature of the market, driven in part by cost but also by convenience and the need to avoid contamination and the spread of infection. Product development continues to focus on value added features to sustain value growth.

In the short term, demand will be sustained by the current positive economic trends, with growth in construction and services driving recovery. In the medium term, the outlook for construction remains fairly positive, with growth in residential output underpinned by the revival of new housebuilding activity. Changes to legislation are ongoing and the outlook for employment is also positive. Price competition will remain intense, particularly in terms of low-value products and disposables, and this will constrain value growth, with the cost of compliance a relatively heavy burden, particularly for SMEs. The market, which began to recover in 2014 is forecast to continue on this comparatively buoyant path, with the annual rate of growth peaking in 2016/17 at around 4%.

Table Of Contents

Health and Safety Products Market Report - UK 2015-2019 Analysis
1. INTRODUCTION 7
1.1 BACKGROUND 7
1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY and FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
2.1 SUMMARY 9
2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 10
3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 12
3.1 GDP 12
3.2 INFLATION and INTEREST RATES 13
3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 14
3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 15
3.5 HOUSING and CONSTRUCTION 15
3.6 STERLING 17
3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 18
3.8 CONCLUSIONS 18
4. THE HEALTH and SAFETY PRODUCTS MARKET 20
4.1 DEFINITION 20
4.2 MARKET SIZE and TRENDS 20
4.3 MARKET INFLUENCES 23
4.3.1 Legislation 23
4.3.2 Employment 25
4.3.3 Construction Output 27
4.3.4 Manufacturing Output 29
5. HEALTH and SAFETY PRODUCTS 31
5.1 PRODUCT MIX 31
5.2 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) 32
5.2.1 Market Definition and Size 32
5.2.2 Product Mix 34
5.3 HYGIENE PRODUCTS 39
5.3.1 Market Definition and Size 39
5.3.2 Product Mix 41
5.4 FIRST AID PRODUCTS 43
5.4.1 Market Definition and Size 43
5.4.2 Product Mix 45
5.5 SAFETY SIGNS 46
5.5.1 Market Definition and Size 46
5.5.2 Product Mix 48
5.6 FIRE SAFETY PRODUCTS 49
5.6.1 Market Definition and Size 49
5.6.2 Product Mix 51
6. SUPPLY 53
6.1 OVERVIEW 53
6.2 PPE 53
6.2.1 Market Shares 53
6.2.2 Company Profiles 55
6.3 HYGIENE PRODUCTS 59
6.3.1 Market Shares 59
6.3.2 Company Profiles 60
6.4 FIRST AID PRODUCTS 61
6.5 SAFETY SIGNS 62
6.6 FIRE SAFETY PRODUCTS 63
7. DISTRIBUTION 64
7.1 DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL SHARES 64
7.2 DISTRIBUTOR SHARES 65
7.3 INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTORS AND HEALTH and SAFETY SPECIALISTS 66
7.4 OTHER SUPPLIERS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY PRODUCTS 70

CHART 1
UK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRODUCTS MARKET AND FORECASTS 2009-2019 BY VALUE (£M MSP) 9
TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2012-2014 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 12
CHART 3 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2019 14
CHART 4 PDI and SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2019 15
TABLE 5 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2009-2015 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 17
TABLE 6 UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY PRODUCTS 2009-2019 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 21
TABLE 7 UK WORKFORCE BY INDUSTRY SECTOR (THOUSANDS, SIC 2007) - 2008 TO 2014 26
CHART 8 UK CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT BY SECTOR (HOUSEBUILDING, INFRASTRUCTURE, COMMERCIAL ETC) - ANNUAL TOTALS (INDEX 2002 = 100) 28
CHART 9 INDEX OF OUTPUT OF THE PRODUCTION INDUSTRIES (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) 2011-2014 (2011=100) 29
CHART 10 MIX OF HEALTH AND SAFETY PRODUCTS BY VALUE (2014) - PPE, HYGIENE, FIRST AID, SAFETY SIGNS AND FIRE SAFETY 31
CHART 11 UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR PPE BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2009-2019 33
CHART 12 PRODUCT MIX OF PPE BY VALUE IN 2014 - CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR, EAR, HEAD, HAND, EYE/FACE, RESPIRATORY, FALL ETC 34
CHART 13 UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR HYGIENE PRODUCTS BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2009-2019 40
CHART 14 PRODUCT MIX OF HYGIENE PRODUCTS BY VALUE IN 2014 - WASHROOM AND SKIN CARE 41
CHART 15 UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR FIRST AID PRODUCTS BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2009-2019 43
CHART 16 PRODUCT MIX OF FIRST AID PRODUCTS BY VALUE IN 2014 (KITS, REFILLS, SPECIAL PURPOSE KITS) 45
CHART 17 UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR SAFETY SIGNS BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2009-2019 47
CHART 18 PRODUCT MIX OF SAFETY SIGNS BY VALUE IN 2014 (HAZARD WARNING, SAFE CONDITION, FIRE, MANDATORY, PROHIBITION ETC) 48
CHART 19 SAFETY SIGNS BY MATERIAL BY VALUE 2014 (SAV, PVC/RP, OTHER) 49
CHART 20 UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR FIRE SAFETY BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2009-2019 50
CHART 21 PRODUCT MIX OF FIRE SAFETY PRODUCTS BY VALUE IN 2014 (EXTINGUISHERS, STANDS/CABINETS, BUCKETS/HOSES ETC) 52
TABLE 22 PPE - SUPPLIER MARKET SHARES BY VALUE IN 2014 (SHARES BY PRODUCT GROUP - HAND PROTECTION, EAR, EYE/FACE, HEAD, RESPIRATORY, FALL ETC)) 54
TABLE 23 SKIN CARE PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS - MARKET SHARE BY VALUE IN 2014 59
TABLE 24 WASHROOM PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS - MARKET SHARE BY VALUE IN 2014 60
CHART 25 ESTIMATED % MIX OF DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY PRODUCTS BY VALUE - 2014 AT DSP (HandS SPECIALISTS, INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTORS, OTHER DISTRIBUTORS, INTERNET ETC) 64
TABLE 26 UK HEALTH and SAFETY PRODUCTS -INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTORS AND HEALTH and SAFETY SPECIALIST CHANNELS MARKET SHARES BY % VALUE IN 2014 AT DSP 66

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