A team of JCB volunteers has delivered PPE to hospitals and NHS workers in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.
The manufacturer reopened its Innovation Centre in Rocester so that tooling and moulding engineers Joe Mumby and Joe Bagley could make medical grade visors on the company’s 3D rapid prototype machines.
Fellow JCB employees, Blood Bikers Mike Poxon and Steve Hawkes, volunteered to make deliveries of the visors to The Royal Stoke University Hospital, the Haywood Hospital in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, and to a team of 16 district nurses in Leek. The Derby Royal Hospital has also received a quantity after contacting JCB.
JCB revealed it is now awaiting the delivery of more medical-grade acetate so hundreds more of the visors can be completed.