Deenside Protective Equipment

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Authors
  1. Tylko, S.
Corporate Authors
Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN);Biokinetics and Associates Ltd, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Protective equipment manufactured by Deenside Ltd. was evaluated on the basis of hazards and conditions likely to be encountered by riot police. Two vests were tested. Vest 1 was constructed of 1/2" polyethylene foam and provides upper thoracic protection. Vest 2 is a combination of 1/4" polyethylene foam within a 1/8" polyethylene shell. It too provides upper thoracic protection but has additional arm and leg protection available. The equipment offers reasonable energy absorption at low energy levels but poor penetration protection. The materials were resistant to low and high velocity impacts with virtually no observable or lasting traces. The vests offer good range of motion but this is at the expense of coverage. Heat retention may contribute to discomfort, but this may not be a great concern. Vest 1 appears to offer poor impact protection from blunt or sharp objects. Vest 2 offers improved protection form small diameter impacts at low velocities, but not from high speed and high energy impacts.
Keywords
Body armor -- Testing;Police -- Equipment and supplies -- Evaluation
Report Number
TR-02-1995E;HV7936.E7;TR-02-95 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Sep 1994
Number of Pages
26
DSTKIM No
CA031308
CANDIS No
530012
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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