1 April 2020
John Crawford and Phil Hawkins from ISIS; Kristian Harder from the Particle Physics Department; Navid Ghorbanian and Chris Pulker from STFC's Technology department, and Angela Ashill and Reuben Chesterman from RAL Space at Penlon
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) technicians and engineers are part of a UK team producing simple ventilators for the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic. The STFC group is leading training for others to carry out testing and calibration of the new ventilators.
Highly-skilled STFC members of staff will train some 300 people from a range of organisations taking part in the project. The newly-trained testers will use their skills at the facility producing the new ventilators in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and other nearby locations before the simple device is deployed in hospitals.
Anna Orlowska, Director of Technology for STFC, has been organising this effort. She said: “I have been overwhelmed by the number of staff who are eager to help with this project, and it shows what a fantastic, skilled and enthusiastic workforce we have in the National Laboratories, who are keen to put their skills to use for such a good cause.”
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Last updated: 01 April 2020