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Date: 03/08/20

OxBox to the rescue!

We recently donated an Armorgard OxBox to the Helideck Responder team to be used in their 4x4 vehicle, which is currently acting as an NHS rescue equipment vehicle.

The vehicle is also used as a motorsport and adverse weather support unit, aiding the Welsh Ambulance Service in snow conditions and even for transporting key workers to hospitals.

Kym Godwin is a Helideck Responder for the NHS at the University Bristol and Weston Hospital Trust. He will be using the Armorgard OxBox in the vehicle to store valued tools and rescue equipment. We caught up with Kym to find out more about his work.

  • Please tell us a little about the work you and the team do?

I’m a Helideck Responder at the University Bristol and Weston Hospital Trust. My job role is an exciting but, at times, demanding job where time is of the essence as I have to land Helimed helicopters safely on site 365 days a year.

There is only a team of 3 for this so we are a close knit team working in shifts so that the deck is covered whilst open in all weathers, as we can land a helicopter in up to 50 knot winds.

  • What is the OxBox going to be used for?

I’m using the OxBox in the back of my 4x4 vehicle to secure some high value tools and rescue equipment that I carry. Unfortunately in the past, I have been a victim of crime and had vital rescue tools stolen. This will now give peace of mind that, when needed, the tools will still be there.

  • How will the OxBox be helping your work?

 As the 4x4 is a multi-role support unit, depending on the season, it will carry a range of tools. 

The vehicle could be out with myself as an adverse weather unit for the trust I work for, or helping the Welsh Ambulance Service in snow conditions, or getting doctors and key staff to a hospital. If I get free time once we gradually open up, the 4x4 becomes a Motorsport Support Unit as I’m a marshal, so it carries safety equipment. Again, having it all in the OxBox makes it handy - in one place, ready to go at a moment’s notice and above all, secure!

  • How important is it to have a secure, robust box to carry your equipment?

Above all, the OxBox gives peace of mind that if I open the door of the 4x4, the tools and rescue equipment will still be there 365 days a year, 24/7.

Thank you very much to Kym for taking the time to tell us about his work. We are delighted and privileged to be able to support the amazing work that Kym and his team do.

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