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by msecadm4921

Manufacturers PPSS have now launched a series of high visibility stab vests, demonstrating, according to their CEO Robert Kaiser, that body armour does not have to look confrontational or aggressive.

He says: “Front line employees dealing with the public should be doing their utmost to express themselves as peaceful ambassadors within their line of work, and our high visibility stab vests allow them do express themselves peacefully and appear approachable.”

People dealing with potentially hostile members of the public should be able to use their positive personality, diplomacy and negotiation skills to defuse a situation, and certain types of overt body armour can certainly send the wrong signal and make professionals appear like ‘Rambo’ or ‘Robocop’, the firm suggests. Covert body armour or stab vests on the other hand can at times be very impractical as not all security people are required to wear body armour all the time whilst on duty. Many security people simply prefer the idea of over body armour as they can easily be taken off when driving or reporting back in the office. They appreciate the occasional opportunity to unzip the body armour and let the body breath for a few minutes especially during the hot summer months.

Bu, PPSS adds, the problem with some over body armour however is that they can of course look quite aggressive, hence many security and health and safety managers have been looking for ‘peaceful’ or none-aggressive looking overt body armour. Robert Kaiser says: “Perception is without a doubt one of the most important factors within personal safety and personal protective equipment. This is why we believe our new high visibility stab vests series offers a great solution.”

PPSS high visibility stab vests offer UK Home Office certified KR1 stab protection and confirm with the European EN 471:2003 high visibility standard. They are available in ‘body armour’, ‘jacket’ and ‘vest’ styles and come in a number of sizes, ranging from XS to XXXL. Bespoke sizes are also available on request. Contact PPSS Group on +44 (0) 845 5193 95; email [email protected] or visit –

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