About Us

Howsafe is a leading supplier of workwear & PPE. Our family-run business was established in 1978 in Peterborough. Buy online, visit the Workwear Store safety shop or use our unique mobile showroom and delivery service. Howsafe offer personal protective equipment, protective clothing, safety gloves, safety equipment & safety wear solutions for all industries at competitive prices.
Howsafe Large Stocks
Large Stocks
We carry huge amounts of stock in one location, enabling us to normally supply off-the-shelf and despatch orders without moving stock from depot to depot. The bottom line is that you get your orders FASTER.
Howsafe Quality Products
Quality Products
Howsafe stick to tried and tested good quality products from the top manufacturers. Our company policy is not to go out and source the cheapest products we can find, but the best quality products that offer the best value for money for the customer.
Howsafe Loyalty & Experience
Loyalty & Experience
Howsafe has not only earned great customer loyalty with thousands of happy customers serviced, but also employee loyalty too. Our ranks are filled with experienced team members.

Company History

Howsafe is Founded
Howsafe is Founded
When Howsafe's first iconic mobile shop first took to the road in 1978, Grease was enjoying a theatrical run at Peterborough's ABC Cinema on Broadway and Peterborough Power Station was still standing at the site that would later become Rivergate. Planning permission had been granted for the Queensgate shopping centre, but the complex would not open for another 4 years.
Our First Premises
Our First Premises
Howsafe's first premises was a back bedroom in a bungalow in Stanground, before rapidly growing stocks necessitated a move to our first commercial property on Eastfield Road in Peterborough. The location, just off Padholme Road and close to the city centre proved to be ideal for serving the city's thriving business community.
1983 Expansion
In 1983 the company once again outgrew its home and moved to a larger premises on Queens Drive West (formerly a bakery), a premises nestled between Aspect Photography and the Queens Drive Infant's School. A 110m² retail showroom space and massively increased warehousing capacity allowed Howsafe to increase its product portfolio and workforce to cope with the growing demand for PPE and expanding customer base.
Our Current Premises
Our Current Premises
As the business became busier so did footfall and parking at Queens Drive West became a real issue for the company and for residents. In 2007 the old site at Queens Drive West was redeveloped, and the old bakery was demolished and replaced with a residential development. At this time Peterborough's Eastern Industry was expanding quickly. New trading estates were being built, attracting new and established businesses.

Retail Showroom

Howsafe’s Workwear Store is open to the public. From rugged branded workwear and warm outerwear to the area’s largest display of safety footwear, thousands of products are waiting to be snapped up and wrapped up. Avoid the queues in town and park right outside the door at Units 18-20 Challenger Way, Edgerley Business Park, PE1 5EX.

You will be able to browse and try on our full range of workwear, safety equipment and safety footwear. Changing room facilities are available.

We are open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Mobile Showroom

If your business is located within a 25 mile radius of Peterborough you can take advantage of our industry-unique Mobile Showroom service. With vehicles kitted-out with a range of commonly purchased products our sales team is able to supply, demonstrate and fit your workforce on your own doorstep to save you time and money.

Your Account Manager is our unique selling point - there job is help make your life easy by handling size exchanges, bringing out samples for consideration and taking care of any returns, plus handling all of your deliveries. This ensures that your order gets to the correct location within your company every time.

Embroidery & Printing

Embroidery & Printing

Howsafe was the first local workwear company to bring embroidery in-house. We use on-site, state-of-the-art embroidery and printing machinery to provide a superb finish to all logo’s. Adding your company logo to your workwear adds a professional image to your company, it also advertises your company and helps give your customers peace of mind that they are dealing with a reputable organisation. We are always looking to reinvest in our systems, equipment and staff to achieve better branding for your company.

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Embroidery & Printing

Safety Footwear

Howsafe are the largest independent stockists of Cofra Safety Footwear in the UK . As a specialist in the supply of protective footwear we have offered the Cofra range for many years and over this time the shoes and boots have proved themselves to offer the best combination of durability, comfort and price.

Our safety footwear is laid out in pairs in our showroom, therefore making selection much easier for you, we stock over 60 different styles, all of which are available from our website and from our Showroom.

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Certified System ISO 9001, JAS-ANZ

Quality Assured Service

Howsafe have been an ISO9000 registered company since 1994, ensuring that the service you a receive a consistent and reliable service. Our internal systems are improvement led, meaning we are constantly measuring our performance and exploring areas for improvement.