Bilfinger responds to calls for PPE donations

April 14, 2020

Bilfinger Salamis UK has donated PPE to front line healthcare workers in Grampian and Norfolk to assist in addressing the critical shortages in the UK, particularly for medical masks.

Ambulance workers in Grampian have been gifted over 220 face masks by the company to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The masks are traditionally used by the firm for a range of fabric maintenance services, including painting and blasting on offshore assets in the North Sea. 

HSE Manager Ralph Hart commented: "The ambulance service staff are at the very front line of the pandemic in our local communities, entering the homes of those showing symptoms of Covid-19, and putting themselves at unimaginable risk every day. We are delighted to help these key health professionals do their job with the correct protective equipment at this critical time.

"We can’t thank the Scottish Ambulance Service enough for the critical work they do in caring for our employees, their loved ones and friends.”

In Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, our local office has donated masks, safety glasses and over 140 masks to care workers at Church Farm Residential Home.

Mrs Anne Morley, Church Farm Manager said: "Thank you so much for your amazing donation of PPE to our home. As you can imagine, we are having difficulty getting it through our normal channels.

"Although our staff are as worried as everyone about the pandemic, they are committed to caring for our elderly and frail residents. Your donation will provide them with the safety they deserve."