Packaging and container business Swanline has delivered 1,000 face shields to equipment supplier Bobst UK & Ireland in order to protect field service engineers.

The field service engineers are classed as essential workers and are visiting sites in order to fix breakdowns.

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The Swanline visors are made from the company’s Cygnus Eco Board and was developed alongside NHS consultants. They are eco-friendly and available in plain white or an NHS rainbow design.

According to Swanline, the visors feature an adjustable headband, are spectacle-friendly, and provide a good field of vision and eye protection above the eye line.

Bobst UK & Ireland technical service manager Allan Pinfold said: ““Whilst site visits are being kept to an absolute minimum at present in order to respect the government directives and help prevent spread of the virus, only attending where there are no other means of supporting our customers, these visors are providing extra protection to both Bobst employees and our customers. We are extremely thankful to Swanline for designing and developing this equipment for us.”

Swanline Paper & Board managing director Ross Griffin said: “Working in collaboration with NHS professionals, we have developed the face shields for use by health workers in care homes, as well as any other sector where employees need to be protected in the course of their work.”