The crimp splice protection element (CSS) is a V-shaped metal sleeve designed to protect fiber optic fusion splices within fiber optic splice cassettes and enclosures. Unlike heat-shrink splice protectors that require curing time in an oven, the CSS can be applied by simply folding it over the connection point of the fused fibers. This mechanical process of protecting fiber splices provides the fastest and most convenient method of protecting fibers in the field. The elastic compound lining of the CSS, provides a cushioned protection of the fiber joint and prevents the splice from being affected by extreme environmental influences. The CSS can be used for optical fibers with an outer diameter up to 250 μm and when applied correctly, will not add any attenuation to the optical link. CSS sleeves are supplied in a purpose-made blister packaging for convenient handling and protection during transportation. Blister packs are also re-sealable in the case where not all sleeves in the package are required. One complete package contains 5 blister tape strips of 30 splice protection elements (including assembly instructions). The blister tape strip each consist of 5 groups of 6 crimp splice protection elements. These groups of 6 units can be separated at a pre-determined breaking point. This type of packaging ensures easy and safe removal of the splice protection elements. The CSS can be applied by inserting it into any purpose-made tool designed for crimp splice protection.