Automotive design company is first to design culturally appropriate PPE - The Leamington Observer

Automotive design company is first to design culturally appropriate PPE

Leamington Editorial 16th May, 2021   0

AN AUTOMOTIVE design company which answered government’s call to provide PPE for healthcare workers has gone one step further and is now creating culturally appropriate designs.

Warwick-based Contechs Medical has PPE headwear in the form of hijabs and a multi-hairstyle hat.

Both products are single use but made with reusable material and fully recyclable.

The company says testing has now been completely with positive feedback for both items. They will now be sent to all NHS trusts within the West Midlands before being distributed nationally, along with the protective products they already supply including gowns, shrouds, masks, and face shields.

Managing director Pete Jarvis said: “We quickly identified culturally appropriate PPE wasn’t available to those with religious or cultural beliefs. This isn’t just limited to medical environments, it’s the same for any situation where hair has to be covered such as scientific research labs and food preparation areas.

“We’re proud to be supplying Britain’s brave key workers and medical staff with high-quality culturally appropriate protective equipment during their fight against the epidemic, making their working lives easier and making those with cultural or religious requirements to feel more comfortable.”

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