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Public Services course at BSix benefits from Industry donation

BSix Public Service course students benefit from professional industry equipment and demonstrations


Safeguard Clothing donated one of its premium bullet resistant vests to BSix College. The company donated safety equipment in the form of a bulletproof carrier from its own range.

The donation was made as part of SafeGuard’s initiative to partner with local and regional colleges to promote education and awareness of safety. The leading manufacturer of premium body armour has made it a mission to improve the education base of institutions and help them offer better practical experience to students enrolled in Public Service courses.

“This donation is highly appreciated and will help keep our students informed of the threats they may encounter in certain Public Service roles, such as the Police force,” commented Melona Headley, lead Public Services teacher at BSix College. “We are grateful for the donation and thank SafeGuard Clothing for their support.”

BSix College is the latest education institution in the line of many to receive a donation from SafeGuard Clothing. The donated bullet resistant vest puts the focus on the importance of safety and protecting the lives of law enforcement and military operatives. In the light of the increasing number of terrorist attacks, urban crime, random assaults and shooting incidents, it’s becoming necessary to educate students at college level on the importance and use of body armour. Vital information that can improve safety awareness and survival rates among Public Service officials includes knowledge of new materials used in the design of bullet resistant vests, correct size and carrier type selection and fit, and updated NIJ standards.

Thomas Bowman of SafeGuard Clothing said, “We value our strong relationship with British colleges and are proud to contribute to the awareness for the importance of safety among Public Service course students.” The company has donated bullet resistant vests to hundreds of colleges across Britain and Europe — giving students another way to learn about safety and threats.”

Rebekah Westgate, Assistant Principal Student Recruitment at BSix highlighted the fact that, “Such partnerships are greatly beneficial to our students as they provide access to an industry leader’s expertise and technology advancement, enriching their learning experience. The use of SafeGuard’s bullet proof vest in BSix College’s Public Service course demonstrates the working mechanics behind staying safe in the line of work that involves daily risks.”