College manufactures safety visors to help local health and social care workers

4th May

Fife College has modified engineering labs at its Glenrothes Campus to manufacture an initial 1,000 safety visors to support the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

The visors, created using 3D printers, will be delivered to NHS Fife, NHS Tayside and Fife Council in the coming days to help health and social care workers in their brave efforts against the coronavirus pandemic.

Produced by a small team comprising of a college engineering lecturer and engineering technician, the visors will be used by frontline clinical and care staff in hospitals, health centre and care homes across the region.

The production of the visors follows the College’s recent donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to local healthcare providers.

Hundreds of PPE items were gathered up from across the College’s campuses including face masks, gloves, aprons and hand sanitiser. The much-needed items were then delivered to NHS Fife and Fife Council.

Nicky Inglis, Faculty Director for Engineering, Science, Technology and Built Environment at Fife College, said: “We are proud to play a part in the continued fight against COVID-19 in our region by manufacturing visors at the Glenrothes Campus using our 3D printing equipment.

“The production of visors, and our recent PPE donation, are just a few small ways we have been able to support our valuable front-line health and social care workers as they continue their courageous work to keep us safe and protect the most vulnerable in our communities. Their amazing efforts our hugely appreciated by all of us at the College.”

For the latest information and advice about the coronavirus outbreak for Fife College students and staff visit www.fife.ac.uk/coronavirus-update.

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