It’s apparent that walking round urban UK is becoming hazardous to our health.
The police have lost control over knife crime and are struggling to cope with the latest craze of chucking corrosives around.
So is PPE becoming the latest ‘must have’ for the concerned?
I think that might be coming to that, only what?
A stab vest can stop center mass blows but it does nothing to protect the face and extremities. I’m adding slash proof gloves to the list as some injuries I’ve seen involved grabbing the knife. Carrying a bottle of water for flushing off chemicals, and wearing wrap round safety glasses would be sensible.
Problem I’ve got is selling this thought to the boss (SWMBO).
Mainly because of the cost. Approximately £100-£150 per person.
(Note I never buy 2nd user PPE so army surplus is not an option.)
You could say that it’s a small price to pay to stop being knifed but I can see her ‘contra’ argument carrying weight.
We’re on a fixed income so £200-£300 is not something we can afford.