At Able Safety, we specialise in the hire, sales and service of confined space safety equipment, encompassing all aspects of gas detection, fall arrest and breathing apparatus. Established in 2010, we provide customers within the industry a better and more informed choice, highly competitive rates and excellent customer service.
A company with a wealth of experience, we are committed to ensuring our customer’s needs are met with efficiency, professionalism and at the best prices available.
We pride ourselves on getting the best all round solution for our customers. We focus on providing a quality service at the least cost in time and money, making us able to plan ahead and tailor our business around the needs of our customers.
The Metal Drum Company is a family business, founded by T.G. Rawle. His daughter is now the majority shareholder and she, her husband and son are all actively involved in the company.
In 1961 the company bought the engineering workshops of Chilton colliery in County Durham and installed production lines to manufacture large steel barrels.
In 1966 we widened our range by purchasing a drum manufacturing company in Hull. This factory has since moved sites but is still making smaller containers up to 14 inches in diameter to this day.
Our size, flexibility and independence means that we’re able to respond quickly to a diverse range of customer requirements.
In recent years, many companies in our industry have ceased trading, but we’ve been able to maintain a strong operation in a competitive marketplace due to the quality of our products and service.