The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Businesses prove PPE can be comfortable
Two Highland companies have combined their skills to design a new safety visor which they say will both offer protection and be comfortable to wear.
Aseptium and 4C Engineering rapidly brought out the Corran I visor prototype in just one week following concerns the devices were badly needed to protect staff at Raigmore Hospital’s intensive care unit.
The prototype was generated from materials readily available in lockdown to produce a simple, standardised design.
More than 7,500 visors were created following the establishment of an assembly line and with the help of grants from local bodies.
The success of the initiative has now given the companies grounds to develop a new and improved model.
The entire design is ultra-light – weighing less than 25kg – with each screen made from a clear material. The visor features a wide flexible band that sits naturally on the head, making it comfortable for extended wear, whilst being easily assembled.
Pawel de Sternberg Stojalowski, of Aseptium, said: “Corran II proves that even PPE can be designed for comfort.”