ESC Apprentice Makes Protective Equipment for NHS
Published: 14 May 2020
We're extremely proud of one of our Mechanical Engineering Apprentices, Myles, who has been working at the University of Surrey to create protective visors for frontline workers during the Coronavirus crises.
Myles is currently in the second year of his Level 4 Apprenticeship, as a Mechanical Workshop Technician at the University. The University are working to supply around 9,000 items of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the fight against Covid-19, and Myles explained his involvement in the project:
"We have a large workshop on campus and when we heard that the local hospitals were running low we decided we would try and help by producing PPE for them. We have been working in shifts in order to minimise the amount of staff members having to travel to and from work at any one time. I was keen to do anything we possibly could in order to help the NHS because they are the main defence against this virus and the real heroes."
Myles has been setting up 3D printers, as a small scale production line, to create the visors and shields. Some of the visors are then going to the Royal Surrey County Hospital, and others to local care homes.
Well done to Myles, and all those working during these times.