The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Busi­nesses prove PPE can be com­fort­able

- BY MICHELLE HEN­DER­SON

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.”

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