Survived Prison Officer Craig Wylde Recommends Cut Resistant Tops After Surviving Outrageous Assault
A prison officer, who has survived one of the most outrageous attacks on prison staff in the UK, is now recommending cut and slash resistant tops to help protect his colleagues.
Knaresborough (I-Newswire) June 26, 2012 - Craig Wylde, who was brutally assaulted at Frankland High Security Prison on 13th March 2010 , strongly believes that the severity of his injury would have been significantly reduced if he would have been issued with cut and slash resistant t-shirts.
Craig was left with a severed artery in his left arm after the incident, and is currently taking 30 tablets per day to cope with the physical and psychological pains. Craig has also been diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
He is now very keen to campaign for an improvement of the personal safety of fellow prison and correctional officers around the world, suggesting that cut and slash resistant tops are a real option to help reduce workplace violence related cut injuries within this sector.
UK based PPSS Group are the world’s leading manufacturer of such type protective clothing.
Their CEO Robert Kaiser, his very passionate team and many prison and correctional officers from a number of countries say it without question that such type of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) makes unquestionable operational sense and would not restrict the wearer’s movement or restrict him in his duties.
“There is no doubt in my mind, concealable cut and slash resistant t-shirts, comfortably worn underneath a prison officers shirt, and not aggressive looking at all, will help reduce the risk of workplace violence related injuries within prison facilities”, claims Robert Kaiser.
He continues by saying: “What has happened to Craig Wylde has now happened. He knows only too well that we cannot turn back the time. However, we both feel very strongly that something must be done, otherwise we will soon look at another fatality within this sector, which could be prevented by the issuing of the right type of PPE”.
Robert Kaiser’s recent blog on this subject, titled ‘Prison officer recommends cut resistant t-shirts after surviving outrageous attack’ also features a product test video and survey link, and without doubt will start many new discussions on this subject.
PPE in general is not about eliminating the risk of workplace violence related injuries. It is all about reducing the risk within an environment where a risk has been identified.
Robert Kaiser and Craig Wylde are now both highlighting the risks prison and correctional officers are facing every day they go to work. They seem to be determined to ensure that the request by these professionals to be issued with correct PPE will not be ignored and not forgotten.
PPSS Group is a UK based manufacturer of certified covert bullet proof vests, stab proof vests and the company behind Cut-Tex® PRO. This groundbreaking fabric is one of the world's strongest cut resistant fabrics and is now being used to manufacture cut and slash resistant clothing for law enforcement, military, prisons and other homeland security agencies all over the world.
Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group is globally respected expert in body armour and known for his passion for personal protection and personal safety. He is frequently invited to speak in front of large audiences about the latest body armour developments within homeland security and domestic frontline services. He is acting as body armour consultant for a number of organisations, associations, unions and government departments.
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Published On:June 26, 2012
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