Oldjohnw wrote: Mick F wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:The lanyard didn't have a breakpoint: it was inherently unsafe, not just from offenders with bad intent but also accident.
Mrs Mick F has a lanyard for her part-time job. ID card in a plastic thingy to hand round her neck.
The lanyard doesn't have a clip at all. It's one complete loop of nylon webbing.
But does she work in a prison?!!
She works - worked - for a local taxi/private hire company and was a personal assistant for the "problem" children needing to be escorted to school, and for the "problem" adults going to centres etc. Any one one of the children or adults could have thrown a hissy fit and become aggressive.
She was a teaching assistant at the local primary school until she retired, plus was the local lollipop lady in the village.
Each job, she had ID on a lanyard.
When I was in the RN, we wore ID externally latterly. Again on a lanyard, but no release clips, just a loop of nylon strapping.
This issue about helmets has legs IMHO. The story and the problems will run and run, and I personally won't let it lie down.
People like Mum's Net and websites like that need informing of the problem.
This is on top of the same issue with adult's helmets.
Why should children have release mechanism, when adults don't?????
I reckon this issue isn't widely known at all and needs (desperately) to be publicised.
Mick F. Cornwall