STALSEN donate safety gloves to Emergency Services in Ukraine

News, Ukraine

In late 2020, EASST was introduced to Patrick Tydeman, the Director of STALSEN, by our long-term corporate partner, Kier Group.

STALSEN is a specialist glove manufacturer that prioritises safety and has spent the last eight years working to eradicate hand injuries in the workplace. Patrick had heard about EASST’s Donations Programme and our work to pass on surplus UK safety equipment to our EASST partners to support their vital road safety projects and wanted to find out how STALSEN could help.

STALSEN had over 500 pairs of brand-new high-quality prototype safety gloves that were surplus to requirements in the UK and they wanted to donate these to our work. EASST were delighted to accept the gloves and have been working with our partner, Impact NGO, in Ukraine to get the gloves distributed to emergency service personnel in need of suitable protective equipment.

Impact NGO contacted several organisations with which they have close links and assessed their needs.  After discussions, the gloves were shared between the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service in the Lviv region, the Road Police in Lviv and the Fire Service in the city of Korosten, Zhytomyr region.

The gloves have not only provided vital safety equipment to these teams but also reinforced Impact’s positive relationship with these organisations. The donations have built upon their previous work with our sister NGO, FIRE AID, to help improve post-crash response with the Fire Service in Korosten as well as Impact’s current project working on children’s road safety supported by the Road Police in Lviv.

Impact’s Founder, Oksana Romanukha said:

“Such gloves are in great demand in the daily life of a Ukrainian rescuer. Specialist equipment to protect rescuers when they arrive at the scene of a road crash can be limited. These gloves will ensure that over 500 emergency service workers will now be safer when they go to the aid of road crash victims. We are grateful to STALSEN for providing this precious equipment to Ukraine.”

Patrick Tydeman said:

“As a business, STALSEN is very pleased to have the opportunity to support such a worthy cause. The work and outreach of EASST is remarkable and we’re just grateful to contribute to keeping hands safe in all of your efforts.”

EASST is hopeful that this will be the start of a long-term relationship with STALSEN which will enable us to ensure the safety of many more emergency service workers in post-crash response.  Indeed, we are already working with STALSEN to allocate a second generous donation of a further 3000 pairs of safety gloves which will be split between EASST and FIRE AID projects.  We are excited to find the next batch of gloves good homes – watch out for further details of the projects that they go to.