Ciara wins at Young Scientists Exhibition

Congratulations to Desmond College student Ciara Brouder who was the winner of the Portwest Workplace Safety Award at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which was held at the RDS in Dublin last week. Ciara impressed judges with her project which was ‘A Safety Harness Attachment to Prevent Suspension Trauma’. Ciara’s safety attachment can be deployed in the case of an arrested fall and used to relieve pressure from the worker’s legs and chest, decreasing the risk of fainting and cardiac arrest, both of which can severely impair the worker’s rescue. The safety attachment is a simple but effective ergonomically placed device which can be activated using one hand movement. See page 10.