Over the past 25 years, Packexe® Ltd has committed to Protecting What Matters with their highest quality packaging products and an outstanding range of surface protection films, suitable for workplaces and homes, nationally and internationally, often seen on major television programmes.
In recent years, Packexe® Ltd has also been at the forefront of rescue innovation for the emergency services. Used by Fire Services across the UK and distributed in over 20 countries around the world, well-established Packexe® SMASH is now regarded by all who use it as an essential part of extrication kit. The Time Critical Glass Management product ensures that vehicle glass is managed while extrication is taking place. With the application of Packexe® SMASH, the glass is securely held, allowing emergency personnel to cut through vehicles without risk of injury from flying glass and protection for any trapped patients inside the vehicle.
While developing SMASH, Packexe’s CEO Andrew Orchard came across another issue with extrication where, as a result of extrication, cut ABC posts, broken car parts and so on left sharp hazards in the way of rescuers and patients, with only unreliable or inflexible solutions to neutralise them. There seemed to be no convenient and quick solution for this problem, so Andrew developed Packexe® Sharpswrap, a very thick, strong adhesive tape that could be quickly and flexibly used on the sharps, leaving no exposed edges. This allows emergency personnel to continue extrication without fear of tearing damaging any PPE and, more importantly, reducing the risk of sustaining any injury. This highly-portable, versatile product is produced in a high visibility colour and is an indispensable extrication item.
At Interschutz 2015, Packexe® will be exhibiting in Hall 26, Stand K37 and will be demonstrating the latest rescue innovation: The Edge – SMASH: a hand-held version of the SMASH roll and dispenser with all the existing benefits of SMASH, in a compact size. Perfect for those who have less than average equipment or rescue space, work on small vehicles, or who need extra portability from their products.
Packexe SMASH is not just for Fire and Rescue Services. In Sundsvall, Sweden, one of the Ambulance crew is also a Fire and Rescue operative and had used the film during extrication situations. Due to the product’s strength and adhesive qualities, the firefighter suggested replicating use inside the Ambulance in order to help reduce cross-contamination from highly infectious patients, and reduce clean up time. They can now cover an ambulance interior in 12 minutes, and have successfully used this method several times in the field since trialling it.
Also, Wessex Windows, glass and glazing specialists in the UK, have recently used Packexe SMASH to help reduce glass breakage during a refurbishment of a school’s very old doors and windows. Both the clear up time and the amount of glass dropped was significantly reduced, saving the company time and more importantly increasing safety on site.
To see The Edge, SMASH and Sharpswrap, visit the Packexe® Stand at Interschutz, Hall 26, Stand K37; or log on to www.packexe.co.uk, email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1392 438191 and find us on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
For further information, go to www.packexe.co.uk