Fife College has modified engineering labs at its Glenrothes Campus to manufacture an initial 1,000 safety visors to support the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

The visors, created using 3D printers, will be delivered to hospitals and care homes in the coming days and will be used by front-line clinical and care staff in hospitals, health centres and care homes across the region in their brave efforts against the coronavirus pandemic. 

Manufactured by a small team comprising of a college engineering lecturer and engineering technician, the production of the visors follows the College’s recent donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to local healthcare providers.  

Hundreds of PPE items were gathered up from across the College’s campuses including face masks, gloves, aprons and hand sanitiser. The much-needed items were then delivered to NHS Fife and Fife Council. 

Nicky Inglis, Faculty Director for Engineering, Science, Technology and Built Environment at Fife College, said: “We are proud to play a part in the continued fight against COVID-19 in our region by manufacturing visors using our state of the art 3D printing equipment.

“The production of visors, and our recent PPE donation, are just a few small ways we have been able to support our valuable front-line health and social care workers as they continue their courageous work to keep us safe and protect the most vulnerable in our communities. Their amazing efforts are hugely appreciated by all of us at the College.”

Photograph:  Fife College Principal, Hugh Hall (left) and engineering lecturer, Vlastimil Hovan (right), are pictured at the College’s Glenrothes Campus.