Leading global retailer SafeGuard Clothing has made a second donation of protective clothing to our Public Services department, enabling us to further enhance the learning experience of our students.

The international body armour manufacturer and distributor has donated a premium bulletproof vest – the kind used by Police, MOD, Fire Service and Ambulance services – to give students a better understanding of how safety clothing works.

SafeGuard Clothing is a leader in the research and development of new materials to enhance the wearability of protective body armour for front line services. Our public services students will use the vest to study body armour build and design and to investigate how protection is offered against different threats.

This technical analysis will help in their learning about development of technology in the services, a core part of their course. It will also give them first-hand experience of handling the type of premium professional equipment they are likely to use in their future careers.

Thomas Bowman, Academic Communications Manager at SafeGuard commented: “We work very hard to implement an applied industry-based model in our manufacturing process to enhance the quality of our tactical vests. We are now sharing this knowledge with colleges like Reaseheath so students can make the best progress in advancing in their chosen fields.”

Curriculum Area Manager Greg Houghton said: “We are delighted to continue this partnership with Safeguard Clothing. The company has previously donated protective clothing to us, and this has allowed us to introduce a more real-life teaching method into our lectures.”

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