For one security guard recently his stab vest resulted in a saved life, stab vests are cheap, long lasting and worthwhile. Covert is the new overt and no longer does wearing a stab vest mean wearing an inch thick restrictive and sweaty tin can. Modern armour made using armour grade polycarbonate is the answer to your dreams. A stab and knife proof vest is a wise purchase for any front line professional.
In an ideal world all security firms would provide stab proof vests as standard equipment, though this is just an ideal. In reality it is the security guard who buys the vest, and sometimes his employer will contribute. Whoever buys it, as an employer or worker the KR1 is the recommended level to go for. Designed to protect against improvised and manufactured weapons which security professionals are now facing on a regular basis.
Back in early OCTOBER, the 10th to be exact, at Royal Blackburn Hospital a security guard attacked. The hospital security guard was stabbed in an unprovoked attack.
The 29-year-old security guard had met a man at around 00:10 BST whilst he was patrolling in the Royal Blackburn Hospital.
The security guard was then stabbed after he asked the man if he needed any help.
The security guards stab vest saved him, and that was the only thing that prevented him from being seriously hurt.
Being a security guard, doorman, in-fact any profession where you have to protect people or property is a tough job, and body armour helps greatly when it comes to reducing, significantly, the chance of serious injury or death when faced with a violent person.
Many security professionals are now begging their employers to help them buy a stab proof vest, and injuries are not uncommon, and death is always a very real possibility.