How Uniform Manufacturers Can Benefit from Cut Resistant Fabric
Written by: Robert Kaiser
Cut and slash resistant fabric has been developed following thousands of cut and slash related injuries at all sorts of different workplaces around the world.
One particular group of men and women at risk are the ones who protect and serve our countries, and this include especially all homeland security professionals, such as law enforcement and correctional officers.
For many years leather was accepted as a good level of protection against cut related injuries, but a real need for much better protection called for specially engineered fabrics offering the wearer a high level of dexterity.
The objective of UK based PPSS Group was not just to create a fabric which protects a person but also to allows him or her to continue to do the work they are doing with a minimum of discomfort and mobility restriction.
“Following extensive research and testing, Cut-Tex® PRO, a tested and certified ISO 13997:1999 blade cut resistance level 5 (the highest possible) and ASTM F-1790 blade cut resistance level 4 fabric was introduced to the public about two years ago”, Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group states.
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“With an incredible blade cut resistance of 27.8 Newton, and a truly exceptionally high level of tear and abrasion resistance, Cut-Tex® PRO cut and slash resistant fabric became the new benchmark.”
Offering this cut and slash resistant fabric to textile manufacturers, means enabling them to incorporate this high performance material into tactical clothing and uniforms, especially vulnerable areas that really require such level of protection. This would effectively help protect the wearer from potentially horrendous cut injuries.
Robert Kaiser continues by saying: “In my professional opinion all homeland security professionals, dealing regularly with potentially aggressive, hostile and intoxicated members of the public operate in a reasonably high risk environment. The risk of workplace violence related cut and slash injuries is real!”
He strongly believes that especially the following four areas and arteries require such level of added protection from edged weapon:
Effective health and safety training and the highlighting of operational risks and threats to the workforce is of great importance.
The matter of fact is though, that injuries will always occur as long as human beings exist.
According to Robert Kaiser, the focus or concentration of any professional can be compromised by a number of variables e.g. personal circumstances, such amount of sleep, health and even how much an individual enjoys their job role.
Cut-Tex® PRO can act as a safety net when the concentration of such professional is compromised, or when he is faced by a hostile member of the public.
Cut-Tex® PRO is now being manufactured under strict ISO 9001:2008 at a strictly confidential manufacturing facility in the heart of England. The fabric is used for numerous applications, the newest being CutPRO®. CutPRO® cut resistant workwear was created for those who work in the glass and metal industries in need of durable and quality protection from accidental cuts.