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How Stab Proof Vests Work

Stab Vest

In an ideal world nobody would have to get themselves in a situation whereby they risk getting stabbed. Unfortunately this isn’t an ideal world, and many people do have to rely on stab proof vests when negotiating dangerous situations. No armour protects against everything, and there is no absolute guarantee of safety, but Stab Vests do actively protect you against attack from a blade or a spike.

Stab Proof Vests: How They Work

 

They are made from a composite material similar to Kevlar. It’s one of the strongest materials in existence. This is used in both bullet proof vests and stab proof vests, however both of these vests are totally different. A bullet vest will offer no protection against stab attack and a stab vest will not offer you protection against bullet attack. Kevlar is a very strong fibre which when woven together become even stronger and this combined strength makes it very difficult for a blade to penetrate.

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A Pointer: When You Need a New Vest

 

Hopefully the person wearing the stab proof vest will be doing it out of precaution only and will not ever actually get stabbed. If, however, this does happen then the knife will be stopped by the weft of the fabric in the vest. The vest, however, will be damaged, as some of the fibres will be sliced. We strongly advise, therefore, that if your stab vest has been attacked once then it is prudent to get a new one as it will not offer the same level of protection second time around.

Make Sure Your Vest is Certified

 

The UK government rates the effectiveness of stab vests. The Home Office (HOSDB) sets standards for the amount of energy from a thrust that a body armour pack must withstand to come up to specification. You should always choose a stab vest that complies with the HOSDB publication guidelines. Doing so will mean that your staff are adequately protected. All of Keltic’s stab vests are CE marked and certified to KR1 and SP1 Home Office knife and spike resistance standards, including syringe and blunt trauma protection. Buying from us means piece of mind that your staff are as safe as possible.

You can see our range of stab vests here. Should you like to talk to one of our friendly staff members about your requirements, or if you would like to try out one of our vests for free, just call 08450 666699.

 

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How Effective is a Stab Vest Against Knife Attack?

The Home Office recommends KR1/SP1 as the level of protection for their police force and this offers a great level of protection against stab, spike, syringe and blunt trauma in a wide variety of situations. The Kr above stands for knife resistance and the SP for spike resistance. These are two quite different things, and can be the difference between serious injury and escaping without a graze. Now let’s take a step back and try to understand under what circumstances a stab vest is most and least effective.

 

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Congratulations to the winner of our Business Card Competition!

Some of our team recently attended the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Conference. A great day was had by all. We met a lot of new faces and got the opportunity to catch up with a lot of old ones too! As always we decided to make things a little interesting by organising our famous business card competition! All that you had to do was place your business card in a basket, and at the end of the day we’d pick one at random to win our ‘Summer Celebration Hamper’.

The Winner of our Business Card Competition

 

So… Who was the winner?? Well… this year, this lucky person was Jane Negus an ECCS Executive for the CTSI. Congratulations to her!  I hope you’ve got that Prosecco on ice!  A big thanks of course to all those that took part, after all, you’ve got to be in it to win it!

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Our Time in Bournemouth

 

We just want to say a huge thanks to the CTSI for having us again, we really did have a great time. To all of the friendly people who came over to see us on our stand, we look forward to speaking with you very soon. Bournemouth itself is lovely and the CTSI really couldn’t have picked a better week for it with the scorching temperatures we’ve had!

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More Information

 

If you didn’t get a chance to attend the conference and would like some information about us and what we do, then feel free to contact us on 08450 66 6699. Alternatively you can make an online enquiry here.

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Come and Say Hello at the CTSI Conference!

It’s hotting up  across the UK right now so as you can imagine we are delighted to be in the beautiful seaside town of Bournemouth this week. We are here as a part of the annual CTSI Conference, one of our favourite events of the year. This year’s conference is being hosted by the Bournemouth International Centre, happily right on the coast! We all had a great time at the event last year, and so we can’t wait to be back again. And what a bonus that it’s being held in a lovely seaside town during this great weather!

 

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NEW 10 Year Warranty on Stab Proof Vests!

We are thrilled to announce that we are now able to offer an amazing 10 year warranty on our stab proof vests!

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Our 10 Year Warranty

 

Conventional armour has the potential to break down when exposed to rain, sun, perspiration or if stored in potentially moist environments such as car boots. This is simply not possible with the superior quality body armour that Keltic offer. That’s why we are able to offer such an impressive warranty. After careful consultation with our raw material suppliers, and after rigorous age-testing, we upgraded the Warranty Period on our KR1/SP1 stab and spike protective vests to an amazing 10 years.

 

Save Money with our Stab Proof Vests

 

We are obviously very confident that our body armour will stand the test of time. What this means for you is that the regularity with which you’ll need to replace your staff’s uniform will be far more infrequent than if you were to buy a lesser garment. Clearly this is going to work in your favour when it comes to finances!

 

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What about HG1 Armour?

 

HG1 armour is a little different, but a 10 year warranty is still available! HG1 armour can be re-certified after 5 years, for a further 5 years (similar to an MOT on a car) to give a total life of 10 years. And we’re able to do this because just like our KR1/SP1 stab and spike protective vests, our HG1 body armour is made from high-end materials. For this reason it retains its protection levels when wet and when exposed to UV light.

Give Us a Call

 

We know that purchasing body armour may appear complicated or daunting. There’s lots of jargon to contend with and a wealth of options to choose from. But if you give us a call on 08450666699 we’ll talk you through everything and make your life as easy as possible. Now is a great time to call, as you’ll be able to take advantage of our Summer Special offer of free delivery and collection of samples! Would you rather make an online enquiry? No problem. You can do so here.

 

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The hottest products from our current range!

The hottest products from our current range!

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Road Safety Training with Hampshire School Children!

Having fun whilst learning – isn’t that just the best thing? That’s exactly what this lively bunch of Hampshire School Children got to recently at a brilliant road safety training event. The Junior Road Safety Officers Champion of Champions event took place on Wednesday 19th June at Eastleigh Fire Station. Eight local schools took part in the battle to be crowned champion. The event celebrates the fantastic work that JRSO’s do to promote Road Safety. Keltic’s contribution? School Crossing Patrol Sign lollipops, of course!

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School Crossing Patrol – Summer 2013 Products

Keltic's SCP Summer 2013 Products

Keltic’s School Crossing Patrol Summer 2013 Products

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Street Feet Kits now in stock!

street feet kits now in stock

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