Posted on 07 February 2019
Our Public Services department recently received a new donation from SafeGuard Clothing, the international manufacturer and distributor of premium body armour. The donation of one of their industry-leading bulletproof vests will allow our students to learn about the newest in safety equipment technology that is becoming increasingly common in the UK, and its intended uses.
Thomas Bowman, speaking on behalf of SafeGuard Clothing, said his company is working with colleges across the UK to enhance the in-class experience students in Public Service courses are receiving. “We brought students the most recent body armour so they can be up to date with their safety training" he said. "When they hit the streets, they will already have had their hands on the most technically-advanced protective equipment out there. We want to make sure we are doing our part to promote the industry."
"The donation means that Merrist Wood College students are able to work with the cutting-edge technology, and they are able to get the industry standard now, in college, and get an advantage over even some of the public service officials that were here a few years ago," he said. "We are in such a high-need field in body armour, and it is such a benefit to Merrist Wood College to get these donations that allow students to have that type of advantage."
This donation from SafeGuard will give our students first-hand experience with modern body armour, better preparing them for their future line of work. By having access to the latest developments in the field of public safety, our students will know how to stay safe in their line of work for the public services. SafeGuard Armour and Clothing is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of body armour and is involved in research and development for new materials to enhance the wearability of protective body armour for front line services. To find out more about our Public Services programmes, please visit our subject area pages.