Supporters of charities connected with the construction industry are this month being invited to nominate their organisation to be considered for backing from an international firm.
Fhoss Technology plans to select the charity that will benefit the most from a connection with its new illuminated protective clothing system.
Andy Kimitri, executive chairman of Fhoss Technology, who invented the product, said: “We have recently launched our revolutionary new product, which allows equipment operators to see other workers in poorly lit conditions and in the dark when there’s no other light around.
“We aim to back one organisation that will become our overall ‘Charity of the Year’ and we are hoping people will write in and tell us who they feel would best benefit from our support and why.”
Kimitri, who used to run nightclubs in Weston-super-Mare, was originally looking for a way to be able to pick out security staff during any disturbances on the dance floor.
He explained: “As they say, necessity is the mother of invention, and from this initial need I have designed, created and patented a new illuminated clothing system that will be used to help drivers and equipment operators see workers in the dark.
“This is the next generation of personal protective equipment (PPE) and several steps on from the high visibility jackets, trousers and vests workers wear that have been around for more than 50 years and have hardly changed. This isn’t just reflective clothing. It is one step ahead, or even a giant leap forward.
“We have produced a light emitting reflective tape, which has been designed for use in professional environments where wearing a high visibility garment, such as a vest, is often mandatory due to ever growing health and safety regulations.”
Traditional high visibility reflective tapes work on the principle that they actively collect light and then reflect it back towards the light source.
Kimitri added: “We are looking to support a charity in connection with our line of work. We are particularly calling on charities connected with construction, highway and rail workers, as well as those who work within the emergency services, to nominate themselves.
“Any charity that is involved with saving lives like mountain rescue teams that might need our product would be good too.”
Once a charity has been selected Fhoss Technology will help by donating products, as well as assisting with fundraising initiatives wherever possible.
To nominate your chosen charity, please visit the company’s Facebook pages and Twitter account or email [email protected] The closing date for nominations is Sunday, July 1, 2012.
The chosen organisation and its nominees will be expected to take part in publicity and individuals can only vote once for their charity of choice.
Nominations are only accepted from people aged 18 and over and the company’s decision on the charity selected is final.
For more information about Fhoss Technology®, please visit www.fhoss.com or call 0845 519 2725.
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