This month, supporters of construction-related charities are asked to nominate their group for support from a worldwide corporation.
Fhoss Technology intends to connect its revolutionary illuminated protective clothing system with the charity that will gain the most from this connection.
Andy Kimitri, executive chairman of Fhoss Technology, who designed the invention, 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 seeking for a means to be able to pick out security workers during any disruptions on the dance floor.
A new LED clothing system that would assist drivers and machine operators see workers in the dark was born out of his need, he said. “Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention.”
“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 apparel. A tremendous stride forward, to put it mildly.
“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.”
There are a number of different types of traditional high visibility reflective tape, all of which operate on the same basic principle: they actively collect and reflect light.
Kimitri went on to say, “We’re interested in supporting a charity that has some connection to what we do.” We are particularly asking on charities affiliated with construction, highway and rail employees, as well as those who work within the emergency services, to nominate themselves.
Mountain rescue teams, for example, that could benefit from our product, are one example of a suitable charity.
Once a charity has been picked Fhoss Technology will support by giving items, as well as assisting with fundraising campaigns whenever possible.
To nominate your favourite charity, please visit the company’s Facebook sites and Twitter account or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, July 1st, 2012.
The chosen group and its nominations will be expected to take part in publicity and individuals can only vote once for their charity of choice.
Nominations are only accepted from those aged 18 and older and the company’s decision on the charity picked is final.