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    About Us

    The Highest Specifications

    Our category leading dielectric footwear is used globally to protect high voltage workers and our Hazmax™ boots are used wherever people work with dangerous or aggressive chemicals.

    We have developed a new compound, Cryolite – a lightweight, environmentally friendly material for boots used in agriculture, food processing and general industry. Additionally our new Cryotuff compound delivers durable cut resistant footwear for longer life in tough environments. Cryotuff boots include a blown mid-sole for reduced weight and greater cushioning to reduce wearer fatigue.

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    Workmaster™ is a
    division of Respirex™

    A leading supplier of personal protective solutions, specialising in the design and manufacture of high-performance chemical, particulate and respiratory protective clothing.

    About Respirex





    Customers trust our brands for excellence and reliability.  People’s lives depend upon the integrity of our products.  So nothing matters more than quality and safety.


    Technical Expertise

    Our specialist expertise has developed over 50 years. You can depend upon our advice and experience to keep your workforce safe and well protected.




    For us the customer is King.  We can design and manufacture products that will exactly meet your needs, however challenging the requirements!


    Honest and Reliable

    We are open and honest in all our business dealings and ‘our word is our bond’. We’ll also admit our mistakes if things aren’t right.


    Workmaster™ boots are manufactured at our automated state of the art footwear factory based in Crawley (in the United Kingdom). The injection moulding manufacturing process guarantees a seamless, leak-free construction. This modern high-volume production facility enables the manufacture of different types and styles of boots within the same operating run, giving the flexibility to meet rapidly changing market demands.

    It is the policy of the Respirex Group to supply products and services complying with specified quality standards which satisfy customer requirements and expectations. The quality of the Company's products are designed and built in by utilising appropriate manufacturing methods and systems. These methods and systems constitute the Company's Quality Management System based on the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2015. The company has a chemical laboratory accredited by UKAS to EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for carrying out chemical permeation breakthrough and physical testing.

    Respirex has taken a leading, active and full role in the drafting of the new International and European standards on protective clothing and Safety Footwear over recent years, having representatives on the International European committees (ISO, CEN and CENELEC committees.) Company representatives also attend working groups within BSI and BSiF, for which we are members, for product development.




    How to find us



    Workmaster™ Footwear Factory
    Respirex International Limited
    Kemblok House
    Fleming Way
    RH10 9JY
    United Kingdom
    (For deliveries and pre-arranged visits only)

    How to find us

    From Gatwick Airport

    Head south on London Road/A23. At the Gatwick Road Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Gatwick Road. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Gatwick Road. Continue for half a mile and at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Fleming Way.  Kemblok House will be on your left opposite BOC distribution centre and next-door to Avensys.

    News & Events

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    CBRNe Convergence Asia 2024

    We will be exhibiting alongside Respirex International at CBRNe Convergence Asia in Singapore this January.
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    The Emergency Services Show 2023

    This September we will once again be returning to the Birmingham NEC for The Emergency Services Show 2023.
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    Why is leather footwear not suitable for live working?

    The standards that currently relate to footwear for live working are ASTM F1117 in the USA and EN 50321-1:2018 in Europe.

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