From London to Manchester and Essex to Yorkshire, WSP employees have voluntarily joined different collaborations to design, manufacture and deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to public sector services. This has involved communicating with a number of clients to locate and direct hauliers containing equipment to NHS teams, as well as sourcing the necessary technology to produce the equipment being distributed, such as face masks.
Peter Townsend, BIM Model Manager at WSP, is producing face masks using 3D printers to contribute around 500 face masks to the cause that are already being sent to the NHS. Peter said: “Knowing that there was a demand for essential supplies and being in a fortunate position to have the equipment solution at hand, as engineers, it is in our DNA to help in times of need which is why I didn’t hesitate to offer my support, however small. Meryl and Denzel (the printer’s names) are more than happy to help, too, even if it does mean an 18 hour day for them!”