Bite Resistant Arm Guards Can Help Protect Mental Health Care Professionals

“Bites can cause both physical injury, risk of infection, soft tissue damage and psychological distress to mental health care professionals,” says Robert Kaiser, CEO of UK based PPSS Group.

Knaresborough, United Kingdom, March 31, 2012 --( Professionals working in mental health care facilities or schools specialised in severe learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, special needs or autism, will know that human bites are relatively frequent in their work environment.

Bite related injuries can of course become infected and mental health care professionals could subsequently be contaminated with pathogens. Transmissions of potentially life threatening viruses, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV are also a part of reality.

Looking at the potential and realistic consequences, especially following a human bite, we must look at all possible options in order to help protect mental health care professionals from such consequences, which in the worst case scenario can include death.

“I believe that recently developed bite resistant arm guards or sleeves can help protect these great professionals. They are, without question, a very effective approach to improve the individual safety of mental health care workers, drastically reducing the danger of infections,” Robert Kaiser claims.

Bite resistant arm guards have recently been issued to a number of mental health care nurses and specialised care workers in countries around the world.

It is also worth pointing out that according to PPSS Group, the majority of injuries found on police or security specialists can in fact be found on their forearms or hands. These injuries are classed as "defensive injuries" and are often the result of subconscious attempts of self defence.

However, Robert Kaiser is also honest enough to point out that bite resistant arm guards only reduce the danger of human teeth penetrating the other person’s skin, but will not eliminate the potentially painful impact due to the pressure and force of the human jaw: “The danger of infection will be eliminated, but the danger of bruising remains,” he commented.

PPSS is the global leader of bite resistant clothing and other protective clothing, with distribution in most European countries, the US and Australasia.

Should you have any questions in reference to bite resistant arm guards or clothing please feel free to contact PPSS Group on +44 (0) 845 5193 953 email or visit

PPSS Group is a UK based company, specialised in the design, development and manufacturing of high performance bite and cut resistant clothing and body armour. PPSS Group is also the company behind Cut-Tex® PRO, a groundbreaking and one of the world’s strongest cut, tear and abrasion resistant fabrics, now being used to manufacture cut resistant clothing for police, military, emergency services, prisons, mental health care and private security firms all over the world.

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group is a globally respected expert in body armour and known for his passion for personal protection and personal safety. He is frequently invited to speak in front of large audiences about the latest body armour developments within homeland security and domestic frontline services. He is acting as body armour consultant for a number of organisations, associations, unions and government departments.
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