Bite Resistant Arm Guards Offering Outstanding Scratch Protection
Written by: Robert Kaiser
BitePRO® Scratch & Bite Resistant Arm Guards help protect special educational needs teachers, mental health care professionals as well as nursing and care staff from injuries associated to dealing with autism spectrum disorder or challenging behaviour i.e. scratching, punching or biting.
“Human bites have been shown to transmit hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes simplex virus (HSV), syphilis, tuberculosis, actinomycosis, and tetanus.”
Another delegate, Suzanne Nantcurvis, a geography teacher also from Wales, said she knew members who had been forced to pay for protective equipment themselves:
“Scratching and biting is quite a big issue in special schools and when risk assessments are completed it is usual to put in the control measure of bite resistant arm guards or similar protective clothing.”
Debbie Townsend, Physical Intervention Training Manager of the Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust (UK) says:
“Human bites can cause both physical injury, risk of infection, soft tissue damage and psychological distress to staff. Whilst our staff teams are usually aware of the potential for bites from records of previous incidents and preventative steps are taken, additional measure such as bite resistant arm guards may be beneficial.”
The time for makeshift arm guards is over. Too many professionals have historically used improvised protection that we deem inadequate. They are offering inferior protection, they are uncomfortable or too cumbersome or heavy, and most certainly not appropriate for the job.
User friendly and comfortable scratch, pinch and bite resistant arm guards have lately been issued to a number of professionals in countries around the world, successfully reducing the risk of workplace violence related injuries, severe, infections and bruising.
BitePRO is the global leader in this market. Our ‘VERSION 3’ Arm Guards are in our opinion the most popular and the most suitable design, backed up with countless of positive customer feedback.
Please also note, that in the rare, but sometimes essential event of having to lawfully restrain a person, the mental health care, nursing, general care or special educational needs professional will be exposed to a higher level of risk of being scratched, pinched or bitten.
There is no question about it… protective clothing will significantly decrease the risk of injuries and subsequently reduce the risk of infections and cross contamination.
“In my field of helping people with disabilities, we often face daily challenges but with the peace of mind that our staff are well protected, we are able to attend to the needs of the clients without having to worry about becoming injured. So far through daily use of BitePRO Bite Resistant Arm Guards, my staff have not been injured on their arms while wearing the sleeve guards and are completely satisfied with the high quality products.” – Sterling Barbosa – Valley Achievement Center, California, USA
If you feel this subject is of interest to you, please feel free and contact us.
We are more than happy to explore together with you how we can best help protect you and your co-workers.
Take good care of yourself
Robert Kaiser, CEO