Centurion partner with Fearsome to “reimagine above-the-neck PPE”

20. November 2017

Centurion are proud to announce that the Technology Strategy Board of Innovate UK have awarded the Design Foundations Grant. With this grant, a new and exciting strategic partnership with Fearsome, the product design and futuremaking innovation specialists has been formed.

This project is aimed at addressing known deficiencies in ‚above-the-neck‘ PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). Specifically, issues with user and work task compatibility. The approach to this partnership will provide a user centric approach to a range of products that end users will wear for prolonged periods of time.

Research confirms that there remains a  significant user dissatisfaction and discomfort leading to non-compliance in PPE. The project will generate a volume of conceptual proposals to bridge these gaps between users, work tasks and protection from their environment.

The partnership is a perfect one for Centurion. Chief Technical Officer and CEN TC158 European Head Protection Chair Dr Mandy Humphreys comments, “We are impressed with Fearsome’s human centric design process and skillset. It is absolutely congruent with Centurion’s values as problem solvers and pioneers in head safety. We would like to thank Fearsome and Innovate UK for the opportunity to help us lead the way in wearer insight and innovation.”

Alan Suttie, Managing Director, Fearsome commented, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Centurion to help them develop a strategic roadmap for their next generation of ‘above the neck’ PPE products. It’s always thrilling to be engaged with a market leading brand that continues to invest, explore and innovate to develop their world leading product range.”

This partnership represents an entirely new and exciting approach for Centurion in their clear vision as experts in total head safety at work.