PPE and Safety Clothing Case Study


Aviator is a Scandinavian company which provides aviation services for airports all over Europe. Roles include passenger and baggage handling through to de-icing, cargo and full freight handling.

Due to the nature of the job, workers need to be properly protected from the elements and rigours of their day with hardwearing and high quality PPE and safety clothing.

Dave Brown is the Passenger Services and Baggage Hall Manager at Manchester Airport. His team of 120-150 workers in the ramp services department cover baggage handling and loading of aircraft.

Dave said he was finding the company he originally used to supply PPE and workwear often couldn’t meet the sometimes tight deadlines that were required and his staff were being left short.

After deciding to look for an alternative UK supplier which could offer greater efficiency, quicker turnaround times and worry-free ordering, he found Contego in 2016.

Following an initial site visit, our team was able to provide a wide range of workwear and protective clothing, such as ramp boots, cargo trousers, hi vis vests and hi vis shirts, t-shirts, jumpers, safety gloves, bump caps and hi-vis waterproof coats, as well as PPE which included permanent and disposable ear protection.

Samples were provided free of charge to ensure that items met the needs of every worker and no problems were reported whatsoever.

Dave said: “It stopped us having to worry about that element of the job. We have a really good relationship with the team at Contego and speak to them on a weekly basis.

“They are honest, knowledgeable and helpful. Any faults (which are rare) are quickly rectified and they always find a way around any problem, offering the best quality, lowest price and a service I can trust.”

The benefits of using Contego’s range of PPE and safety workwear for Dave and his team include the following:

  • Quick turnaround times
  • Worry free, easy online ordering
  • Workwear and PPE that’s up to standard
  • Best value for money
  • Excellent working relationship
  • Products delivered to site for use directly
  • If a product wasn’t in stock, alternatives would be found and delivered quickly

Dave added that the heavy-duty nature of the work done by his baggage handlers meant the need for hardwearing, high quality and safe work clothes.  After almost a year of working with Contego, he said he had not needed to replace one item yet, with no wear and tear or reduction in quality through regular washing reported.

He said: ”The quality of the clothing and embroidery is faultless, which I find is very few and far between these days. I’ve been extremely pleased with the service from Contego and can’t fault it in any way. It’s a no brainer.”

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