The Specialist Buyers Guide for the Power Generation and Distribution Industry


The Pionér® Spirit Delivers Outstanding Workwear Protection


As the product of over 100 years’ experience of keeping workers safe and comfortable, Pionér® protective workwear has forged an enviable reputation for the quality of its design and materials. Today, the Pionér brand offers an outstanding range of specialist flame-retardant and multi-hazard garments that are designed to help overcome the hazardous and challenging nature of the conditions power generation workers face on a daily basis.

The Pionér® range is designed and manufactured by Ballyclare –a British designer, manufacturer and distributor of high quality, functional workwear, protective clothing and specialist personal protective equipment. With extensive experience in supplying to many different industries, Ballyclare is ideally placed to support the power generation sector where the Pionér® range now sets the standard for workwear and protective clothing.

The Pionér® garments are the result of a unique combination of cutting-edge and thoroughly proven manufacturing methods, the very best quality materials available,meticulous attention to detail and many years of industry expertise.They are specifically designed to be worn over long periods spent working in arduous conditions, no matter whether the wearer is subjected to biting cold or stifling heat. The rugged, heat-resistant and flame-retardant nature of the garments makes them ideal for those working with heavy machinery, or in dangerous, flammable conditions and this allows the power industry worker to create a bespoke combination of Pionér®garments that is ideally suited to their particular requirements.

Included in the range are a variety of next-to-skin base layers, complemented by a comprehensive selection of jackets, trousers, coveralls and salopettes. Garments are offered in a number of different flame retardant, anti-static,multi-hazard and multi-protect options and the availability of different colour ways, including hi vis, allows wearers to tailor their Pionér®protective solution to meet the demands of any specific application.

Ballyclare places great emphasis on quality at every stage of the Pionér®design and manufacturing process, so it comes as no surprise that the range also includes garments such as coveralls, trousers and jackets that comply with the requirements of Article 11B. This externally-audited accreditation system is a requirement of theEuropean Union Directive89/686/EEC that covers personal protective equipment and involves a detailed monitoring process which ensures the consistent and compliant manufacture of complex, lifesavingPPE. This reassures customers that Pionér® Article 11B garments have been manufactured under an approved quality-control system that requires detailed auditing of the Ballyclare system documentation,technical files and production sites,as well as the company’s head office and design premises.

As a Ballyclare brand, the Pionér®range is also supported by the additional services that the company offers. Garments can be personalised with individual logos or corporate branding and also kept fit-for-purpose by Ballyclare’s managed service option. This provides a complete turnkey solution covering all aspects of testing, sizing, fitting and supplying a customer’s workforce with the correct workwear. Ballyclare then handles all the necessary laundry, maintenance and repair requirements throughout the service life of each garment,ensuring that the customer is always able to provide their staff with the very best workwear solution available.

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