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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Counterfeit PPE is a growing problem in the UK

Despite several warnings recently about counterfeit and inferior personal protective equipment (PPE) finding its way into UK workplaces, the problem appears to be growing according to workplace equipment supplier Slingsby.  The company is warning businesses to be extra vigilant when purchasing PPE and says it welcomes proposed legislation that would make retailers and distributors responsible […]

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