About Ricardo-assembled PPE

About Ricardo-assembled PPE

To support front line workers who are caring for us during the global COVID-19 pandemic, Ricardo custom designed protective face shields and donated the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to local care homes and NHS trusts.

The protective face shields are made to a bespoke Ricardo design and benefit from the company’s experience of high value, rapid response assembly and supply chain management. Local NHS doctors assisted the Ricardo design team by testing the new face shield for enhanced comfort and wearability over extended periods.

Although the requirement for the face shields was urgent, Ricardo followed the usual industry standards and best practice for testing. Ricardo worked with the industry-leading test provider SATRA to secure fast-tracked testing of its protective face shield to EN166. Crucially, this testing enables the PPE to be NHS approved for Covid-19 emergency use.

To ensure that the face shields reach care home and NHS staff as quickly as possible, facilities at Ricardo’s Technical Centres at Shoreham by Sea in West Sussex and Leamington Spa were repurposed as assembly lines and logistics centres so that this much needed PPE could be delivered directly to NHS trusts and care homes local to the Ricardo sites at which it was assembled.

Does your NHS trust or care home require PPE?

If you work for the NHS or a care home in West Sussex and need PPE, please contact our colleagues at Sussex Health and Care: [email protected]