Expertly manufactured high quality stab proof vests are also commonly known as anti stab vests, body armour, or knife vests. They are essential to protect from harm and injury in countries where the threat of being shot is low. Many vests offer knife and bullet protection, though weight and comfort, not to mention the lifespan of a vest means stab only protection can be a good solution for many front line workers and members of the public.
Anti stab vests save lives, greatly reducing injury and risk of death associated with an edged or blunt weapon. Severe blunt trauma, non penetrating injuries and other attacks can also be controlled well through stab and trauma resistant armour. Certified and uncertified stab proof vests, impact and anti knife armour is used worldwide in dangerous environments like prisons and private security, even parking wardens and neighbourhood watch now wear stab proof vests.
Stab vests are used worldwide, especially by those living and working in high crime areas, or in high risk occupations like front line security, special policing duties (generally British police wear stab/ballistic armour), and in the prison service, where stabbings and assaults are more common than shootings. Stab proof vests protect you from knives, stabs, cuts, punches, kicks, needles, and a wide range of blunt trauma or sharp impact hazards. The UK Home Office certification knife protection levels KR1, KR2, KR3, and spike levels SP1, SP2, SP3 UK protection levels are the most well known testing methods used. The SP levels are not widely used, though they do have a purpose, for knife protection you do not need to worry about spike tests.
Stab vests offer stab resistance, with added benefits of blunt trauma, slash, cut and needle protection. Ask any armour supplier for specifications before buying armour. Wearing armour means you have the confidence of being well protected in key areas from a wide range of threats. Of course most stab vests can be defeated with enough force, so they are “stab resistant”, mostly to certified levels in the UK or U.S.A.
Expertly engineered stab proof vests using the right materials will protect you reasonable from knife and blunt trauma related injuries to the torso. Additional ballistic protection can be added to any kind of stab proof armour by adding multiple layers of Kevlar, Dyneema, or other similar bullet resistant materials.
The main market for stab protection is the UK and there is a big demand for UK body armour exports worldwide. Through regional distribution and manufacturing centres in the UK there are large stocks of the best quality body armour, which potentially could be shipped at any time.
Gun And Stab Protection
In the UK the need for protection from guns whilst useful, in terms of risk, most professionals would rather have stab than shot protection. Assault, stabbing, cutting, and impact related blunt trauma is more likely than being shot. Stab proof vests regularly benefit those who deal with danger on a regular basis, like door supervisors and prison officers. Some persons want protection from both guns and knives, ask us for details.
Anti Stab Vests
A large number of anti stab vests are expected to be sold in 2012. Vests are designed by a number of expert manufacturers to protect life and increase confidence, whilst being ultra comfortable and protective in the majority.
As with all armour you generally get what you pay for. People require stab proof vests for their own reasons. Stab resistant vests and body armour are most commonly known as “stab proof vests”. Anti stab armour is especially useful for front line professionals such as door supervisors and those working in high danger security roles.
For Door Supervisors
One of the greatest users of stab vests, door supervisors who work in troublesome night spots, and any other role. The message to door supervisors would be get a stab vest, they are essential bit of kit. When dealing with intoxicated and potentially violent customers at licensed premises knowing your torso is protected provides great reassurance, especially when starting out and gaining experience in this role. Protection against a punch, kick, glass, bite or even needle puncture to the upper torso during a hostile situation is we think essential for any door supervisor, whose job is extremely dangerous.
Health Care Workers
Special body armour for care workers is often worn. Generally lightweight thin and comfortable health care worker armour is worn by males and females in the care industry. It is especially useful for for care professionals to protect against kicks, punches, needles, pinches and grabs and bites. Potentially fatal injuries can be prevented with simple low cost and comfortable front only body armour, suited especially to care workers.
General Security Industry
In the security industry stab vests are vital pieces of equipment to promote a professional and effective image. Additional covers can be supplied, so one vest can be overt, covert, or any other style. With appropriate protective equipment a security worker can be well protected against a range of threats, and carry out their role more effectively and safely.
Olympic stab vests
The Olympics will see over 13,000 new front line job vacancies. A large number of security firms and individuals will be using armour, gloves and protective clothing for their work during this time. Stab vests may be provided to the security forces at the Olympics, though many bullet proof vests will also be worn, especially light weight covert vests. The Olympics is the main reason sales of stab vests for the Olympics from civilians and professionals are expected to substantially increase in 2012. Increased crime and social disorder are other factors.