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Lewis Banks and Sons (Engineers) Ltd, the catalyst
behind north London-based motorcycle protection brand, GBRacing,
has tooled up for production in an effort to help those who need
the protection offered by a face-guard the most, from store workers
to care workers — indeed anyone who could be endangered by the
deadly covid-19 virus.
With the 'Ventilator Challenge' and all other official means of
applying to assist the government apparently overwhelmed by the
response from British engineering firms, and frustrated by the slow
progress, LBS' managing director, Graham Banks, decided that it was
time to take action and, assisted by his daughter, Dr Charlotte
Banks (Phd, MEng), set about redesigning a simple headband-based
face-guard that would be both affordable and fast to produce as an
injection-moulded part. Son, Tim Banks, was tasked with logistics
including coming up with a new brand name and producing an
e-commerce website in just 48 hours — this has truly been a family
effort from the fifth generation family-run engineering company in
LBS has produced its own tooling and now has a CNC-machined
injection mould capable of producing up to 1,500 units per day. The
company is happy to supply tooling at cost to any other
injection-moulding firms up and down the
country looking to join
the national effort in keeping people safe. This project is about
people, not profit.
Due to complex regulations and lengthy approval programmes, the
current design is not NHS-approved as it has been designed to be
reused to reduce the cost to the end buyer/user — each component is
washable and is dishwasher-friendly. Just as we are being urged to
wash our hands, the same can be applied to this new face-guard.
This is a robust, multi-use product, not to be confused with
disposable items, such as 3D-printed products.
With the vast majority (84%) of care homes being privately owned,
and therefore liable for the cost of their own protective
equipment, the onus lies more and more with care home owners and
employers to provide hard-working staff with suitable equipment. Our
aim is that by producing high-quality, easy-to-use, and reusable
cost-effective equipment — at cost price — no employer will be
unable to afford to protect its staff.