A West Midlands high school design and technology department has been praised for designing and producing personal protective equipment (PPE), which it has donated to Dolphin Lifts Midlands.
The PPE designed by Leasowes High School near Dudley will be used by the Dolphin Lifts Midlands team when installing and servicing stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, hoists and through-the-floor lifts.
During the coronavirus pandemic there has been a significant shortage of PPE, with frontline healthcare workers sometimes forced to work without facemasks.
Dolphin Lifts Midlands managing director Lee Farrington commented: “We are incredibly grateful to Stuart Chatterton, the design & technology curriculum manager at the school, along with his colleagues for this incredibly generous donation.
“During these extremely challenging times, we take the safety of our customers and staff very seriously and have been having trouble sourcing additional PPE equipment so this donation is fantastic.”
Chatterton and four colleagues manufactured over 400 visors in three days. These have been distributed to local healthcare services in addition to Dolphin.
The school has unfortunately announced it is running out of polypropylene sheet material and is asking for donations. See the Leasowes High School Facebook page for more information.
Dolphin Lifts Midlands is an independent, family-run business that was founded over three decades ago.