Altrad’s Peter Mudie volunteers at James Cook University Hospital

Altrad’s Peter Mudie volunteers at James Cook University Hospital

Peter Mudie has worked here at Altrad for over fourteen years. Peter is an Operations Support Co-ordinator and provides our teams with training and safety inductions across the North East region.

Since receiving a call to support the STRIVE centre at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, Peter has been attending the hospital each week-day to support the hospital staff to ensure their masks are fitted properly, to avoid the risk of them contracting the virus.

For those who are unaware, face-fit testing is carried out for anyone who requires RPE to complete a task in a safe manner, in this case it is to stop hospital staff from coming in to contact with the COVID-19 virus. The tests are a method for checking that a tight-fitting facepiece matches the person’s facial features and seals adequately to the wearer’s face. It helps to ensure that incorrectly fitting facepieces are not selected for use.

Upon receipt of that initial call for support, Peter immediately offered his services as he had the equipment and had completed the necessary training to use it. Peter commenced at the hospital on 2 April and will continue to help until the hospital no longer require his assistance.

In response to his volunteering efforts, Peter said, “Any help we can provide the NHS at this time of need is invaluable, I do not see myself as a superhero for doing this, but those I am testing and helping to make safe are the real heroes, as they put themselves in the firing line every day. Please stay safe and support the NHS in their fight to protect us.”

At Altrad, we support critical human infrastructure assets, that provide power, fuel and other essential services to our communities. We are part of these communities and are proud to support them, when they need us most.