In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a network of volunteers have combined their efforts to produce homemade face shields using 3D printers and coordinate the distribution of them to frontline workers who are not dealing with people suspected of having COVID-19.
It is intended that these homemade face shields are made to a common design, but they are made from various materials. Volunteers have taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity of the face shields being produced. However, the face shields are not manufactured to, nor meet any industry or medical required standard and are non-CE marked. NO REPRESENTATION, PROMISE, EXPRESS WARRANTY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY CONCERNING THE SUITABILITY OF THESE FACE SHIELDS FOR ANY MEDICAL OR PERSONAL PROTECTION USE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR EFFECTIVENESS TO FILTER, BLOCK OR PROTECT AGAINST ANY PATHOGEN OR PARTICLE, INCLUDING COVID-19.
Recipients of the face shields are responsible for using their own judgement before deciding to order, receive, distribute and use these homemade face shields in any setting. Face shields provided are NOT intended to be used by people that are in contact with patients that have tested positive for or are suspected to be suffering from COVID-19. Instead, they should only be used by other frontline staff to ensure the supply of medical grade, approved PPE devices to staff in contact with patients with COVID-19.
It is expected that these face shields will be used in conjunction with a face mask protecting the nose and mouth, in accordance with relevant guidelines. Face shields are not a replacement for or negate the need for users to continue to stringently follow the recommended hygiene practices or other relevant guidelines. Recipients of these face shields are required to provide a copy of this disclaimer to any third party before distributing these face shields.
Please follow guidance for construction and use.
The 3d printed head mount may be printed in a variety of colours (which have no significant meaning) and will have been made from one of two types of material: PETG (Maximum operating temperature 800C), PLA (Maximum operating temperature 500C).
|Step 1. Have the head mount with the recessed section facing upwards.
| Step 2. Align the 4 pre-cut holes of the clear flexible shield
with the pins on the head mount and push the film over
each of the 4 pins.
Step 3. The Face Shield is flexible and should fit comfortably
just above the ears. There is adequate spring in the head
mount to fit most people. If you require a more firm fixing
you can fit an elastic band around the “C” shaped ends of
the mask arm.
We do not take any responsibility for any misuse or infection whist using this item.
THESE ARE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE THANK YOU FOR THE HARD WORK THAT YOU ARE DOING TO PROTECT US