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Epsom’s PPE Production Continues To Make a Difference

From the moment the Government announced the lockdown, teachers at the College mobilised to support those working on the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus. These efforts included sending supplies of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to keyworkers in need.

Mike Day, teacher of DT, and Christopher Telfer-Mason have been busy using the College’s supply of polypropylene and its laser-cutting equipment to produce protective visors that are in such short supply.

We have so far created 1100 visors, and upon delivery of further material this weekend, an additional 500 will be made. Demand for the equipment is showing no signs of slowing yet, and we are working as quickly as possible to fulfill requests. Recent deliveries include 160 to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Mark Falworth, from the RNOH, said: “I would like to thank the DT team for their hard work. The quality of the Acetate is very good which also allows us to use them when operating without any loss of clarity, which is obviously important. Not all PPE Visors are so clear. 

“The picture below is of me (on the left) and a consultant colleague (Mr Addie Majed) about to start a case, both wearing the visors and full PPE.  Whilst this is not unusual, Addie was delighted to wear it as he is an Old Epsomian and was in Carr between 1990-’95!  He therefore also extends his thanks.”