9 June 2020
As part of our ongoing support for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), we’ve been using 3D printers to help alleviate the shortage of safety equipment for front-line workers. In addition to using our in-house printer and a printer purchased with staff donations, our employees have also stepped up and used their own personally-owned printers at home.
We received the call for safety equipment directly from the NHS, and we’re proud to have sent two shipments of surgical ear masks and visors to local hospitals in Somerset where they are most in demand. The Surgical Mask Ear Guards are designed to prevent the rubbing and sores behind the ears that traditional surgical mask straps often cause.
Nick Williams, a graduate naval engineer said:
“Putting our printers to good use and helping the NHS in these extraordinary times is the least we can do. It’s really rewarding to hear that they’re helping improve the comfort and safety of both patients and front line staff”
The printers have been operating for over 1080 hours so far and have now printed over 200 visors – taking over 4 hours each to print each one, and 447 Surgical Mask Ear Guards (and counting!).
Jake Rigby, Research and Development Lead said:
"I’d like to say a massive thank you to all those in BMT who are helping to print these items. We understand that printing is slow, so we can only provide a very small number of items to the overall cause, but every little bit helps and together we can help the UK to be prepared for the crisis."
7 July 2020
Each year, Maritime Safety Week marks the UK government’s recognition of the excellent safety work that goes on across the maritime sector. Now in its third year, it provides a valuable opportunity to focus on specific safety challenges and what is being done to tackle them, as well as helping to share knowledge, experience and best practice and to deliver key safety messages.
6 July 2020
As part of IMarEST’s two-week long virtual conference, BMT’s Phaedra Gibson, Head of Training Services, will be presenting on Humans and Autonomy and the future of the maritime workforce.
18 June 2020
He joins BMT as the organisation pivots to capture a bigger portion of Australia’s vast and growing expenditure on defence. Strategic advice to strengthen BMT’s regional portfolio, as the business looks to expand its footprint in the defence and security industry, and multiply wins led by an influx of investment by multinationals/primes.
27 May 2020
BMT stands ready with Harland & Wolff and Navantia to offer a modern approach to the FSS program that will contribute to sovereign shipbuilding and prosperity for the United Kingdom for years to come.