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Fire fighting and design

The mainstay product design teaching team went fighting fires on Wednesday at the University’s fire warden training day. Tim is shown here fighting a loosing battle with the CO2 extinguisher. Apart from the obvious health and safety content of the course, one of the biggest thing noted was how bad the ergonomics are on some of the fire extinguishers, in particular the handling options for the CO2 model, lending itself to frozen hands and awkward positioning…definately some work to do on that one!  The team included (from left) Des Covill, Mark Milne, Tim Katz and Richard Morris, and we’re now firewardens!

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