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Slash Resistant Neck Protectors by SlashPRO®

Written by: Robert Kaiser

SlashPRO® Slash Resistant Neck Protectors have now been launched to offer reliable, certified and field-tested cut protection to public facing professionals around the world.

We must understand that the side of the neck and throat contains the Jugular Vein and the Carotid Artery, and if any of those two is cut the attacked person will bleed to death very rapidly. The Carotid is approximately 4cm below the skin and following such cut a person would suffer form shock, become unconscious in approximately 5-15 seconds and die shortly after.

Due to several well publicised incidents, we at PPSS Group can now identify a clear increase in the demand for such product.

Most incoming enquiries are coming from homeland security agencies, such as prison, police, immigration, customs, border forces and other government agencies. Having said that individual taxi drivers and security guards are joined second.

Colin MacKinnon, ex Police Officer within one of the UK’s Counter Terror Units and now Senior Body Armour Consultant here at PPSS Group said:

“The neck is a vulnerable and exposed target area which needs to be protected. The arteries are close to the surface of the skin and are easily cut leading to rapid blood loss and death. Slash resistant neck protectors offer a truly great solution against such an attack. No matter what role you currently undertake, think long and hard about the potentially lifesaving properties of cut resistant neck guards and similar available products. With my experience in the Police and Counter Terrorism I can think of several areas this product could have been used within, such as Method of Entry Teams, Arrest Teams, Public Order Details, Firearms Teams and Covert Teams. Look outside the box of what you currently use because this quick to put on, simple piece of equipment, could prevent a life-threatening injury.”

Slash resistant neck protectors have now started to be issued to prison and correctional facilities worldwide. I believe this type of PPE will significantly improve the personal safety of many public facing professionals.

Many injured and killed individuals have been attacked from behind because they either trusted the attacker to a reasonable level, or because the prisoner put himself intentionally into such position in order to cause max injury or even death.

Many prisoners or inmates spend hours ‘designing’ self-made’ edged weapons made out broken pieces of glass, mirror or ceramic tiles, simple razor blades or box cutters.

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However, there are many other public facing professionals at risk, and slash resistant neck protectors are of equal importance to them.  Do you remember the when a taxi driver was attacked by a thug with a knife near Manchester a few years back?  He needed 14 stitches to a deep cut beneath his chin. This is a picture of his injury following surgery:

SlashPRO® Slash Resistant Clothing is a range of protective garments, most of which are either 100% covert or overt garments.  All garments offer substantial levels of field tested and certified cut protection.

You can make a purchase via our online shop or contact us via email if you wish to have a confidential conversation about your operational risks, threats and duties and how SlashPRO® can potentially be of help.

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