Motorcycle Safety Clothing, Police etc


5-Ways are official suppliers to lots of professional organisations who require motorcycle clothing that meets specific Professional use (PPE) and CE safety standards. We also supply CE marked clothing to the general public.

We supply a range of products to meet standards such as EN 13595, EN13634 and EN13594. PPE directive 89/686/EEC / PPE regulation 2016/425, Proposed CE standard EN17092 Level AAA, AA and A. Our garments are manufactured by big names in the industry such as RST, Lindstrands, Arai, Shoei, Dainese, AlpineStar and Halvarssons Jofama. Names you can trust !

We supply our range of kit to an array of industry and emergency services personnel including Police motorcycle riders and Paramedics. We also supply private and public services and members of the general public that have a requirement for proven safety clothing. We are happy to provide an estimate, just call us on 01482 358600 now or for more information, you can contact us here .

One of our major suppliers is the Swedish brand Halvarssons. They have a range of garmets that are safety tested and are specificly designed to be emergency services motorcycle clothing. They have been developed in close co-operation with the European and British Police.

Our Contracts include:

  • Thames Valley Police
  • Northamptonshire Police
  • The Isle Of Mann
  • Humberside Police
  • Emergency Bikers (Channel 5)
  • West Midlands Police
  • Warwickshire Police
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service
  • BBC Casualty costume department

PPE Regulation 2016/425 (CE17092) - explained

PPE Regulation stands for European Personal Protective Equipment Regulation.  As of the 21st of April 2018 all normal motorcycle clothing will be categorised as Personal Protective Equipment and must be manufacturfed to meet one of the 3 standards (A, AA or AAA). AAA being the highest standard of protection. 

The regulation requires any clothing or personal equipment manufactured to provide protection from injury and to comply to the relevant  European standard, which in this case is CE (Conformité Européenne). EN17092. The clothing or gear will need to have a CE label permanently attached to it with the number of the standard it was tested to.

There are already many motorcycle garment manufacturers which have clothing tested by CE, but before April 2018 it’s not a requirement to have it. Much of the clothing that is currently tested with CE, however, isn’t certified as a whole garment. This could mean, for example, that only the armour or maybe the impact areas are CE certified, with the PPE Regulation 2016/425 all areas of the clothing will need to be tested and certified to either A, AA or AAA level. For clothing covering the body (Jackets and trousers), this will be known as CE17092

EN 13595 - explained

EN 13595-1 is is the standard for Protective clothing for professional motorcycle riders. Jackets, trousers and one piece or divided suits. Abrasion resistance level 1 or 2, Impact cut resistance level 1 or 2, Burst strength level 1 or 2 – Level 2 is more protective in all cases.

These garments have gone through rigorous tests and been approved to the EU standards EN 13595-1 to EN 13595-4.