Over six in 10 businesses struggle to obtain PPE – new survey finds
Over six in 10 engineering services businesses (63%) are having ‘sustained difficulty’ in obtaining suitable face masks (FFP3) for use on site, according to a new survey from ECA, BESA, SELECT, SNIPEF, LEIA and the CICV Forum. Of these businesses struggling to obtain FFP3 masks, 15% said their situation was ‘impossible’, and 36% said it […]Read More
OFTEC donates PPE to food bank charity
OFTEC has donated 1,000 items of personal protective equipment to help support a food bank charity during the coronavirus outbreak The disposable gloves have been given to Ipswich based Families in Need (FIND) which delivers thousands of parcels each year to people in crisis and has seen demand for its services soar during the pandemic. […]Read More
Baxi Heating makes protective face masks for frontline NHS workers
It’s well publicised that the NHS is crying out for personal protective equipment (PPE) for its frontline workers who are dealing with victims of the coronavirus pandemic. On hearing this news, design engineers at the Preston-based site of boiler manufacturer Baxi Heating have taken up the baton, swapping the use of their 3D printers from […]Read More
Kingfisher plc (which includes B&Q and Screwfix) provides £1 million worth of vital PPE equipment and funding for health services across Europe.
Kingfisher, the home improvement retailer whose businesses include B&Q and Screwfix, is committed to supporting communities and governments to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is critical for frontline healthcare workers. There is a global peak in demand, but by ringfencing stock and using our international supply chain, we can help bring essential PPE […]Read More