PPE Face Shields – Features & Benefits

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NHS staff and essential healthcare workers in the UK are at constant risk of the occupational transmission of COVID-19. Contact precautions by means of PPE face shields can reduce this risk.

Until a vaccine can be secured the need to prevent airborne coronavirus droplets from entering the eyes, nose and mouth is key to helping the nations fight back against Covid-19.

The challenge of supplying essential PPE face shields for healthcare workers and frontline NHS staff has been laid out. A host of manufacturing companies have answered the call for help to help, including Senior Aerospace BWT.

BWT is recognised as a global leader in the design and manufacture of lightweight low-pressure air distribution ducting systems. They are established as a preferred supplier to the aerospace industry worldwide across all market sectors.

BWT sought to utilise its extensive engineering, 3D printing and manufacturing capabilities to aid the nations fight against Covid-19. Established near Manchester in 1836 and being a division of Senior plc with circa 500 employees, few companies are as well placed as BWT to step up to the plate.

Introducing the Senior BWT face shield. A seed of an idea that in a few short weeks is now an NHS approved, UK manufactured CE marked face shield.

The Senior BWT face shield provides safety, comfort and unimpeded vision and more importantly covers all the portals of entry for Covid-19: the eyes, the nose, and the mouth.

This article explores some of the features and benefits 150+ years of engineering excellence can deliver when called upon.

UK Commercial Director Nick Parr explains his companies thought process behind the design, prototyping and subsequent manufacture of the BWT Face Shield.

“Protecting our frontline healthcare workers was key. We wanted an easy to use, durable, low cost PPE face shields solution that could be manufactured and delivered extremely quickly.”

“An ultra-lightweight, comfortable and a securely fitting solution was also key so healthcare workers do not feel the need to adjust or remove and risk compromising the safety of themselves and others.”

  • Full face visor protection
  • Anti Fog coating ensures optically clear visor with space for glasses and respiratory masks
  • No breathing resistance
  • Simple and easy to fit
  • Certified

Don’t just take our word for it. NHS Trusts have already taken delivery of the Senior BWT face shield and the feedback has proven positive.

“A high quality CE Certified face shield that can be used over long periods of time. It is easy to assemble and does not have a foam band which helps reduce sweating.”

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