Bath PPE

Between March 2020 and August 2020 we provided over 100,000 items of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) free of charge to healthcare workers for protection from Covid-19. The face shields were manufactured on campus at the University of Bath by volunteers. This project brought together people from all around the city of Bath, and we would particularly like to thank the following for their invaluable assistance:

  • Volunteers from across the University and beyond who clocked up countless hours making the PPE, as well as those who sourced and ordered materials, managed the finances, designed the PPE, kept the labs clean and safe, and delivered the PPE to the healthcare workers.
  • 3D Metal Printing who enabled the regulatory approval for the PPE, along with Santander who funded the testing.
  • All of the generous donations provided through The University of Bath Alumni Team which funded all of the PPE materials and without whom this project would have been impossible.
  • Local people and businesses, such as the Bertinet Bakery, who provided refreshments for the volunteers and kept moral high.

On this site you will find our PPE design (see link below) which is free for anyone to use (note: you need to organise your own regulatory approval), usage instructions and contact details.

Please note: The University accepts no liability for any risk, injury or damage caused by the use of this equipment, the user accepts all responsibility for using this safely. We recommend you only use 3 days or more after the date of production to reduce any cross-contamination risk.


Instructions for use

If you have received our PPE to use, please read through this guidance.

Manufacturing guidelines

Our PPE has been designed to be simple, functional and easy to manufacture using readily available tools. If you are not in Bath but require PPE, please use these guides to create your own.

About Us

We are a group of engineers from the University of Bath, keen to help protect our healthcare workers


Claverton Down, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

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