A new type of product, slash resistant base layers, has been launched today by PPSS Group, after identifying that prison and correctional officers all over the world operate within an environment where such realistic and clear risks and threat have been identified.
According to their CEO Robert Kaiser, it is a well-known fact that the risk of a prison or correctional officer being slashed and suffering from immediate rapid blood loss is real and has been well documented over the recent years.
“One of my now closest friends survived one of the most brutal assaults on prison officers in the UK in 2010, which resulted in his Axillary Artery being slashed, leading to irreparable physical injuries and permanent psychological distress.”
“My team and I have spent countless hours communicating with more than 100 frontline professionals within prison and correctional institutions in countries around the world to identify exactly what type of protective equipment or clothing these professionals demand or require.”
When discussing the detailed operational requirements with these frontline professionals PPSS Group was made aware of it right from the start that their ultimate protective garment had to be breathable, lightweight, thin, 100% concealable and of course cost effective.
Robert Kaiser believes these new slash resistant base layers are the answers to the prayers of many officers who sometimes fear for their lives or are anxious every day they go to work.
“This new piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is entirely focussing on the protection of the key arteries. We came to the conclusion that any stabbing injury could only be prevented by stab resistant armour and the issuing of such equipment was something that was perceived by almost everyone we discussed this matter with as too confrontational, aggressive and authoritative.”