field experience and the Database of Demining Accidents to inform me over what the
needs for protection really are - I have designed a range of
equipment over the years, almost all of which has been, broadly speaking, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
aim has been to produce low-cost and effective equipment that
can be manufactured near the point of use. I retain no commercial
interest in any of my designs and make them freely available
to appropriate groups on request.
demining apron body armour has been taken up and adapted by many others and has proved very
popular in the field. My original apron design (1996) is still
used, along with later armours and my designs of blast visors.
severity of injury caused by inappropriate tools indicates an ongoing need for improved tools - which I continue to
work on sporadically. Design engineers may like to work on this,
but I recommended that they spend hours actually using any tool
before blast-testing it or announcing its success.