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UTC help front line services during Covid-19 outbreak

By 2nd April 2020No Comments

UTC Warrington is working with other local Warrington schools and colleges to help support the fight against Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

The college has donated a range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including gloves and safety glasses, to Warrington Borough Council. They will then distribute to front line NHS and social care workers are working to prevent the spread of the virus and protect the vulnerable in the community.

In collaboration with other secondary schools and FE colleges in the local area, UTCW is working to support the supply chain of PPE, including plastic visors that protect the front line workers. In partnership with Beamont Collegiate Academy, the UTC is utilising 3D printers to help create manufactured parts for the visors.

In the past few weeks staff from 20 UTCs across the country, from Cumbria to Portsmouth, have turned their attention to supporting the NHS. As well as donating the specialist FFP3 masks, which protect NHS workers from coronavirus, and other much-needed gear, they have worked with local NHS trusts to 3D print the metal frames for protective visors to approved specifications.

Lord Baker Chair and Founder of the UTC movement said:

“It’s fantastic to see UTCs taking the initiative and using the specialist equipment to help others in a time of crisis. UTCs foster innovation and it’s great to staff using their technical skills and enterprising spirit for such a worthwhile cause. This is exactly what this country needs at the current time.”

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