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EDUCATION & TRAINING


FOCUS ON: THE HEALTH & SAFETY PRODUCTS MARKET


MARKET PERFORMANCE The UK health and safety products market in non-domestic applications was estimated to be worth over £700million at manufacturers’ selling prices in 2012.


This is a mature market that is heavily reliant on economic performance, a wide customer base and replacement purchases.


Key influences on the market include changes to regulations, employment levels, construction and manufacturing output, new business start-ups and price competition. Exceptional circumstances, such as occasional outbreaks of infection, tend to provide a temporary boost to the market.


Personal protection equipment accounts for over 40% share of the market and comprises head, eye, face, hearing and respiratory products and clothing, gloves, safety footwear and fall protection equipment. Clothing and footwear dominate the sector, accounting for just under half the market value.


Hygiene products also account for over 40% share of the market and include skin care and washroom products. The sector benefits from a growing priority placed on cleanliness and hygiene.


First aid products have a high level of penetration within the workplace and the sector is heavily dependent on replacement purchases of these.


Distribution within the health and safety products market is fragmented, which reflects the wide range of end-user groups.


Health & Safety Products Market 2008-2017 by Value (£m MSP)


660 680 700 720 740 760 780 800 820


2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Est


2013 Fcst


Year Mix of Health & Safety Products by Value in 2012


Fire & Safety 8%


Hygiene Products 44%


Safety Signs 2%


First Aid Products 11%


2014 Fcst


2015 Fcst


2016 Fcst


2017 Fcst


PPE 43%


Product Mix of PPE by Value in 2012


Clothing 26%


Ear 8%


Eye & Face 9%


Hand 20%


Footwear 19%


Fall 5%


Head 6%


Respiratory 12%


FUTURE PROSPECTS Any forecasts of the health and safety products market performance in the short to medium term are subject to the short-term impact of unexpected events which can impact on demand for specific products.


Extracted from “Health and Safety Products Market – UK 2013-2017” Contact sales@amaresearch.co.uk or see www. amaresearch.co.uk for more details.


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Epidemiologic diseases, such as swine flu, bird flu and ‘super bugs’ (such as MRSA) will continue to be a threat in the longer term and can always have a short term impact on market performance in any given year.


Price competition is likely to remain intense. Disposable products are likely to continue gaining market share in response to the perceived hygiene benefits.


Product development is likely to continue providing value growth through the development of added features. Recovery of the health and safety products market is forecast from 2015 and it is expected that there will be growth in all product sectors from this time. The market is forecast to be worth over £800million by 2017.


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