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East Midlands Railway colleagues have been working hard to keep the railway moving for key workers as well as going the extra mile behind the scenes. A number of EMR staff have taken to 3D printing to help create mask straps and face shields for NHS workers.
Train Driver Jeff Bannister saw a link online on how to create face mask straps that help lift pressure on the ears for NHS workers during the Coronavirus crisis.
So far, Jeff has donated over eighty to a friend who works for the Ambulance service and over one hundred to other friends and family.
Jeff is not the only one supporting the front line workers – other employees at EMR are also creating items on their own 3D printers.
Reservations Controller, Dean Myers, has been making face shield frames.
Stuart Howe IT Service Delivery Manager is also making plastic straps for medical masks using his 3D set up in his garden shed.
For more information about 3D printing, visit https://national3dprintingsociety.co.uk/ and http://www.3dcrowd.uk
What did the officials say?
Jeff Bannister said
“A few of my colleagues had sent me a link to an article on how to make them so I tried it and realised I could help, I am trying to create as many as possible to donate.
“I am currently running three printers, one making four at a time, one making ten and the other one making sixteen.
“Without the plastic straps, the masks can become very uncomfortable after wearing them for long periods of time, which all of the key workers on the front line are doing so hopefully these will help relieve some of the pressure on the ears.”
Will Rogers, Managing Director for EMR said:
“A huge well done and thank you to Jeff, Dean and Stuart for your generosity, we appreciate everything that you’re doing to help our NHS and front line workers”.
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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