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PPSS Group publishes body armour white paper


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U.K-based PPSS Group, a supplier of body armour and slash resistant clothing, recently published a white paper based on the results of an international body armour survey conducted by the firm.

The survey was taken by 729 security professionals across multiple countries during February and March of this year.

According to survey data, 39 per cent of participants said the information given to them about the body armour they are wearing was not sufficient. In addition, 45 per cent stated they were not aware that body armour performance levels in general are only being certified for a period of five years.

Additional findings from the survey include:

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  • 78% of those who took the survey stated that they have been assaulted on duty
  • 52% of respondents said they would benefit from further body armour training

“I believe it is absolutely essential that a security professional has a clear understanding of his or her body armour’s capabilities, limitations and life expectancy,” said the company’s CEO Robert Kaiser in a statement. “I equally believe it is of utmost importance for managers and procurement professionals, to share all available body armour performance related information with frontline staff, enabling these men and women to make the best possible decisions in accordance with the body armour’s protection levels and capabilities.”

The International Body Armour Survey Whitepaper can be downloaded from the company’s website.


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