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5 considerations for storing and maintaining your PPE

Nearly every workplace holds potential hazards for employees. And, when you’re working in an environment or job role that involves a heightened level of danger, such as working at height or with chemicals, personal protective equipment (PPE) can be the last line of defence should your primary risk management measures fail.
However, your responsibilities as an employer don’t end after you’ve identified, sourced, and introduced suitable PPE to your workforce. You need to make sure that your equipment is both stored and maintained properly to ensure it’s always in good condition and ready to use. Below, we’ve listed five considerations you need to make to ensure this happens.
Assign responsibility to a suitably trained individual
As part of your risk assessment strategy, you should already have considered who to appoint as a competent person — (Read More)

hes dec 18 29Hoist Trolleys Provide Safe Load Movement

When specifying a hoist for use in industrial applications that demand beam-traversing motion, attention should also be paid to the trolley on to which the hoist hooks.

According to JD Neuhaus (JDN), the world’s leading manufacturer of hoist solutions, trolley factors such as carrying capacity, ease of installation, explosion protection and ability to negotiate curves, must all be considered if the application is to be optimised. (Read More)

hes dec 18 28Zonegreen Assures Worker Safety At Willesden Depot

Rail depot safety specialist, Zonegreen, is using its flagship technology to help staff maintaining London’s overground fleet avoid accidents when working at height.
The Sheffield-based engineers have installed an interlocking system that prevents personnel and equipment entering dangerous areas and coming into contact with overhead lines at Bombardier’s Willesden depot in Harlesden. (Read More)

hes dec 18 27Multipoint Flow Meters Support Continuous Air FlowHVAC Systems for Hazardous Area Safety

Ideal for Oil/Gas Refineries, Chemical Plants, Offshore Rigs, Vessels and Laboratories

Wherever toxic and combustible gases are a potential hazardous threat to employees and facilities, those responsible for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems will find the MT100 Series Multipoint Thermal Mass Flow Meters from Fluid Components International (FCI) (Read More)

Training Specialist DTL Braced For ‘Black Friday’ Rush As Smets2 Deadline Looms

Industry leading training provider Develop Training Ltd (DTL) is bracing itself for a Black Friday-style stampede ahead of the looming deadline for smart meters.
Some smaller firms are already installing the new SMETS2 devices, and on December 6, the big providers will be required to follow suit as they will no longer be allowed to fit SMETS1 technology.

The technology is due to be rolled out to all households nationwide in the next two years, and training for installation engineers will be a legal requirement. In anticipation of the likely demand, DTL has developed a one-day course that is available at its seven training centres nationwide.

Lee Morgan, a senior energy lecturer at DTL, said: (Read More) 

hes dec 18 26ExVeritas launch new ‘Ex’ Training centre

ExVeritas has launched a new centre to develop its explosion safety training, which is run by more experienced and certified instructors than any other ‘Ex’ training centre in the world.

The milestone also sees ExVeritas, which is also an ATEX Notified Body and IECEx Certification Body, expand their CompEx and specialist training to become one of the most world’s most advanced training providers in this field. (Read More)

hes dec 18 25Building your safety strategy

According to research by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), manufacturing is statistically one of the highest risk industrial sectors to work in. With more than 3,000 major injuries and nine fatalities occurring every year in the UK, can more be done to protect the health and safety of those working in industrial environments? Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of industrial obsolete parts supplier, EU Automation, explains what goes into making a workplace safety strategy. (Read More)

hes dec 18 24CSA Group UK’s 2018/19 training programme is available to book! See our latest training offers below

Our courses cover the latest legislative requirements for the Ex market - 95% of attendees have said they would recommend a CSA Group training course to their colleagues. Hazardous Engineering Solution readers’ discount of 10% - quote HES 10 when booking our open courses*

Hazardous Areas Basic Principles course (3 days) (Read More)

hes dec 18 23Opgal’s Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras Gain Mass Market Appeal

It is a well-known fact that many of the most sophisticated electronic, communications, and surveillance systems currently adopted by the mass market had their origins in the military.

The Internet is a case in point. This sensible approach to rolling out innovative technologies ensures that all the necessary checks and balances have been conducted before the public is presented with a robust product or service. (Read More)

hes dec 18 22SIL3 Certification for the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller

Bifold is pleased to announce that the Partial Stroke Function of the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller is now SIL3 Certified according to IEC 61508 : 2010 Parts 1-7 and meets requirements providing a level of integrity to: Systematic Integrity: SIL3 Capable. (Read More)

hes dec 18 21Investing In Infrared For Electrical Inspection? … Resolution Matters Most

Data centre systems’ failures are costly, not just in terms of revenue loss, but also company reputation and shareholder value.  So, it’s critical that any electrical fault is spotted in its infancy before it has the potential to compromise service.

A popular method for detecting these faults is thermal imaging.  It’s a technology that has become mainstream in the last decade whose cost has fallen substantially thanks to its scope of application (Read More)

hes dec 18 19AirBench celebrates 25 years

In September 2018, AirBench Ltd are proud to celebrate 25 years in business. Since beginning operations as WorkPoint Environments Ltd, we have supplied in excess of 10,000 dust and fume extraction units to customers across the UK, EU, and Worldwide.
 The AirBench Ltd name change came into effect in February 2011 and since then the AirBench brand has been the Go-To name for downdraught dust and fume extraction. (Read More)

hes dec 18 18Introducing the innovative Restricted Breathing Test Kit

The purpose of JCE Group’s new Restricted Breathing Test Kit is to carry out routine maintenance on all Ex nR equipment (as defined in IEC60079-0, IEC60079-15 & IEC60079-28).

It has a compact design with a vacuum gauge mounted on a standalone plate and a velcro hand strap should space not be available. The hand pump attaches to the plate and the vacuum line to the enclosure and it is used to create the correct vacuum, in accordance with the supplied instructions. (Read More)

hes dec 18 17ATEX Compliant Fume Extraction: Landfill Case Study

Landfill gas is a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic materials which are put into landfill. The gas is composed of roughly 50% methane (CH4) and 50% carbon dioxide (CO2) and a small amount of non-methane organic compounds. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and harmful to the environment  (Read More)

hes dec 18 16Gardner Denver’s Ultima compressor still sets benchmark in oil-free technology

For those seeking a best-in-class oil-free system, Gardner Denver’s CompAir Ultima compressor sets a benchmark in performance, operational efficiencies and for meeting the highest possible air quality standards. (Read More)

hes dec 18 15Improving the efficiency of compressed air systems

Compressed air production is troubled by inefficiencies; however, by taking closer control of the process and by monitoring the effectiveness, it is possible to improve compressor efficiency and make substantial savings, as BOGE’s Carl Sharpe, Sales Manager UK & Ireland reports.

Compressed air system controls are designed to match supply with demand and while there are several commonly used methods of achieving this, they may be far from efficient. (Read More) 

hes dec 18 14Lightpath Ex: 100% Safe Light Source

LIGHTPATH Ex is a fibre illumination system that projects a continuous line of light carrying no electrical power, making it 100% safe for the user and the work environment.

This fibre lighting system comprises of optical fibre, a JCE Group patented fibre lighting unit (FLU) and an explosion proof enclosure, with or without battery back-up, (Read More) 

hes dec 18 13Cortem Group strengthens its presence in Middle East

New exclusive contract signed with the SPF company for the assembly, production and distribution in Saudi Arabia and new management in charge for the Sister Company in Dubai
Cortem Group consolidates its presence in Saudi territory by signing an exclusive contract with SPF, Safety and Protection Factory, already a Group’s commercial partner for many years. (Read More)

hes dec 18 12Top flight names land at Farnborough for Southern Manufacturing 2019

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Farnborough from February 5th to 7th 2019. Now firmly settled into its new permanent venue, the show is moving into its third decade as arguably the most popular annual engineering exhibition in the UK. (Read More)

hes dec 18 11Vibration Risk and Control in the Workplace

Vibration in the workplace is increasingly making the headlines as the consequences of years of unmanaged exposure come to the fore in terms of life-changing injuries and compensation pay-outs.

The UK is regulated by the Control of Vibration at Work 2005. The law requires employers to make sure risks from vibration are controlled; provide information and training to employees on the risks and actions being taken; (Read More) 

hes dec 18 10NEW: ATEX certification of our mechanical tachometer family

After an intensive period of 12 months, the complete RHEINTACHO family of eddy current tachometers including an optional gearbox, has now been approved by our notifying body CML according to Annex II of the Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Directive 2014/34/EU for all EU countries and the UK. (Read More)

hes dec 18 9Safe is safe, right? Factors that should be considered beyond the usual characteristics when selecting safety devices

The safety characteristics of the products (for example, the KSt value or Pmax) and the plant-specific marginal conditions (volume/design strength) may influence the selection of the proper safety device. (Read More)

hes dec 18 84 IN 1 PROTECTION

The PowerCap® Infinity® is the very latest in Powered Air Purifying Respiratory technology offering 4 in 1 fully integrated protection to the head, eye/face, hearing and respiratory protection in one intuitive lightweight head mounted unit. (Read More)

hes dec 18 7HMT-1Z1 Zone 1 Head Mounted Tablet

The requirements of modern sites has seen a huge upturn in the demand for safe and reliable technology which can be taken into operational hazardous areas for the purpose of inspection or modification.

Many project and maintenance schedules now demand work to be done whilst processes are still live where possible with many sites no longer having traditional shutdown and overhaul periods. (Read More)

hes dec 18 6Explosion Proof Air Conditioner for Harsh and Corrosive Environments

Ex-Machinery Explosion Proof Equipment B.V. launches a split air conditioning system for use in highly corrosive environments.
Applications are off-shore platforms and refineries in coastal areas and chemical plants. Copper tubing with copper fins prevents galvanic corrosion of the condenser. The outdoor unit casing is made of AISI316 stainless steel. The A/C system is suitable for extreme ambient temperatures up to 55°C. (Read More)

hes dec 18 5Changes for lift trucks operating in the “Angel’s Share” of distilleries

Distilleries have been affected by the update to the EN1755:2015 standard, which has changed how ATEX compliant lift trucks are built and managed.

“The storage of high volumes of casks of maturing scotch whisky presents explosion risks classified in the same league as the petrochemical industry,” says Rob Vesty of safety company Pyroban®. (Read More) 

Progarm Protects Against The Great British Weather

Garments designed with the wearer’s safety, comfort and convenience in mind highlight ProGARM’s commitment to industry safety

ProGARM, the UK’s leading specialist in Arc Flash protection understands the need for clothing that is comfortable, warm and importantly waterproof during the winter months.  

While those across the UK at risk of an Arc Flash are already encouraged to wear full protective PPE throughout the year, workers crucially want to be comfortable and dry once inclement weather becomes an almost daily occurrence throughout the UK. Unfortunately, a lot of PPE clothing deemed weather proof, can lose its effect after hours of exposure and may only be able to protect against rain to a limited extent. A lack of protection in areas like zips, seams and pockets is also commonplace, making many workers turn to their own waterproofs for protection against the elements. (Read More)

hes dec 18 4Grounding multiple components in powder processing – Protection from static hazards

Powder processing operations can generate vast quantities of electrostatic charge via the movement of powder.

The standard method of charging on powder processing operations is due to tribo-electrification, which is basically the contact and separation of the powder with processing equipment, the powder itself or other factors that can cause charging, like surface contaminants. (Read More) 

hes dec 18 3Compact field mounting indicators awarded North American certification

BEKA associates have received US and Canadian intrinsic safety and nonincendive certification for their recently introduced compact BA304G and BA324G 4/20mA loop powered, field mounting indicators.

These instruments, which already have IECEx and ATEX approval, feature a robust, IP66 impact resistant GRP enclosure with an 8mm thick armoured glass window, (Read More) 

hes dec 18 2Hybrid Power System
Looking for a portable power source that can cope in any climate, is cost effective, environmentally friendly and low maintenance?
JCE Group has the solution with the innovative Hybrid Power System (HPS), which is robust enough to cope in any weather condition, climate or hard to access location and supplies reliable energy output 365 days of the year. (Read More)
The HPS consists of solar panels, a wind turbine, battery system, control panel and distribution board to create a fully autonomous energy system, generating power from sunlight and wind which is stored in the battery.
JCE Group can customise the design and manufacture of the HPS specific to your power requirements as there is a variety of voltages and loads available. We can also certify the HPS for whatever environment it’s used in, including marine duty and EX rated for hazardous areas.
Once the Hybrid Power System is complete, it can be carefully packed away into a containerised unit for easy transportation and optimal protection. We can arrange for the complete package to be delivered across the globe through various means of transport. The HPS is an ideal solution for any industry or project in a remote location where power supply is in demand, including jungles, deserts, marine applications and unmanned platforms.
After the stand-alone unit arrives on site, unpacking and installation requires minimal time and effort as it is designed to eradicate any need for external wiring. The HPS can be assembled and ready for use within hours. Our specialised team of electrical engineers can even be on hand to ensure a seamless installation and initiation of the system on site.
Multiple applications can be used in conjunction with the Hybrid Power System, including bird scaring devices, navaids, lights and security cameras, which are all supplied by JCE Group. We can also add our intelligent telemetry system to the HPS, allowing you to monitor your asset from a distant location, ensuring performances remain at optimum levels.
The HPS offers significant reductions in operational expenditure from other power supply solutions, as it requires minimal supervision and maintenance to continue peak performance. With a lifespan of 25-30 Years JCE Group’s Hybrid Power System can be a long term solution to your power and energy needs.
For more information visit:
www.jcegroup.com

hes dec 18 1Hart’s first order for Oman

Hart Door Systems has recently begun work on its first order from Oman for four highly specialist ‘ATEX’ shutters for compliance with regulations relating to environments with a risk of explosion.

John Loftus, Manager of International Estimations at Hart, commented: “ATEX doors are designed to eliminate all sources of ignition when in operation, allowing safe use in hazardous environments. (Read More)

oct 18 26SIL3 Certification for the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller

Bifold is pleased to announce that the Partial Stroke Function of the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller is now SIL3 Certified according to IEC 61508 : 2010 Parts 1-7 and meets requirements providing a level of integrity to: Systematic Integrity: SIL3 Capable. (Read More)

Box Hill Accident Highlights Gap In Crane Safety

Thanks to the internet, we’re able to hear about stories that would never have otherwise crossed our periphery.

One such piece of news in the construction industry this week was an accident in Melbourne, Australia this past week on a run-of-the-mill construction site. A kibble full of fresh concrete fell from a crane, submerging three workers and leaving one dead, with another fighting for his life.

The cause of the incident is still being explored, although initial reports point to a mechanical failure of the wedge socket, with the hook on the crane coming loose on only its first operation. In response, Aussie authorities have ordered more than 60 other Raimondi cranes supplied by the same company to cease work until the investigation is completed. (Read More)

oct 18 25Robust Well-Specified Hoists For General Industry

In an era when the industrial world is becoming ever-larger, there is a growing responsibility on equipment suppliers to make sure the market has everything it requires to function safely, reliably, efficiently and cost effectively.

With this notion in mind, J D Neuhaus (JDN) has always had a policy of continuous investment in its class-leading range of hoists and cranes for the general industrial marketplace. (Read More)

oct 18 24The cost of Arc Flash protection

Comments by Mark Lant, technical expert at ProGARM, a specialist in Arc Flash protection.

With the current economic climate, most budget holders are under extreme pressure to keep spending to a minimum but how is it possible to determine what seems like an expensive purchase now but one that will save money in the long term? (Read More)

oct 18 23New DuPont™ Tychem® Garments Offer Improved Hazard Protection and Comfort

DuPont  has added more innovations to its protective garment range with enhanced design features that offer improved personal protection while ensuring comfort and ease of movement for the wearer.

Made from proven Tychem® fabric, the new garments provide a reliable barrier against many of the organic and highly concentrated inorganic chemicals and biohazards encountered in industrial, (Read More) 

oct 18 22Arc Flash clothing specialist appoints Technical Sales Manager to help increase awareness across electrical industry

ProGARM, the UK’s number one supplier of Arc Flash garments, has recently appointed a new Technical Sales Manager, as part of its mission to increase global awareness across the electrical sector around the life changing dangers of Arc Flash - a relatively misunderstood, but extremely common type of electrical explosion. (Read More)

oct 18 21New Eguide From Honeywell Explains How To Select Chemical Protective Gloves In Six Steps

Honeywell has published the first in a two part series of eGuides to help workers and health and safety professionals choose the right chemical protective gloves.

. ‘A Guide To Selecting Chemical Protective Gloves – Part 1’ offers a simple six-step method for glove selection that can be used to ensure a worker’s hands are fully protected in a range of applications involving chemicals. (Read More)

Don’t get burned by buying the wrong PPE

Comments by Mark Lant, technical expert at ProGARM, a specialist in Arc Flash protection.

While many could be forgiven for thinking that flame retardant PPE can also help to protect against burns in an Arc Flash incident, what many don’t realise is that these burns aren’t caused by fire, but by thermal energy, and protecting yourself and your team against an arc flash incident requires more specialist garments.

What is an Arc Flash?

Hotter than the sun and louder than a bullet, an Arc Flash is when an arcing fault releases dangerous levels of radiant energy, which vaporizes metal that spews from the arc. The air is super-heated causing pressure waves that can throw individuals across rooms and create a deadly molten shrapnel. (Read More)

oct 18 20Managing Static Electricity Risk during Mixing and Blending Processes

Static electricity is generated silently and unintentionally by virtually all operations and processes involving movement – for example product transfer, mixing and size reduction.

Industries where powders and solvents are used in key processes are at particular risk due to the hazardous nature of the materials.  Fires and explosions can occur as a result of uncontrolled static discharge from plant, people and materials, and these commonly result in civilian (Read More) 

How To Work In Hazardous Environments

Engineering solutions provider, Boulting Ltd has released an informative infographic explaining its top tips for contractors working in hazardous environments. The infographic details key considerations, including how to identify zones, use of correct equipment and relevant regulations.

There are many scenarios which can result in an area being classified as a hazardous environment, such as flammable gases in process industries and flour dust in bakeries. To prevent an incident from occurring it is vital that precautions are taken when constructing, installing and using apparatus within the defined area.

A well-planned project should ensure the working environment incorporates extensive safety precautions, that all equipment is fit for purpose and rigorously tested and correct, quality components are used. These steps can reduce the risk of an incident such as a catastrophic explosion. (Read More)

oct 18 19How to build an ATEX forklift

To comply with European legislation, forklifts operating in potentially explosive atmospheres require special conversion to reduce the risk of ignition. Pyroban explains.

Regulations

Explosion protection conversion company Pyroban modifies forklift trucks to meet ATEX 2014/34/EU* requirements, and standards such as EN1755:2015*, for operations that need to comply with ATEX 1999/92/EC. (Read More)

Leading equipment testing specialist switches to RFID system

One of Ireland’s leading testing and inspection specialists for lifting equipment has switched to a new RFID system to improve safety and efficiency.

Cork based Anderco Lifting is using CoreRFID’s CheckedOK system for its on-site reports.

CheckedOK offers equipment safety testing and inventory reports enabling users to pull all data together in one place and send it directly to clients. Its RFID based system can reduce reporting times from a couple of days to a matter of minutes. It can be integrated into users’ IT systems and customised for specific client needs such as adding new equipment categories.

Anderco, which is well-established in the Irish utilities, chemicals, construction and petroleum industries, is planning to offer a new training service for its CheckedOK users. (Read More) 

oct 18 18ATEX safety for LANXESS Urethanes’ lift truck fleet

Chemical manufacturer LANXESS Urethanes UK Ltd. has received a new generation of Pyroban® protected lift trucks for its operation in Baxenden, UK. The company handles large volumes of flammable material and relies on active explosion protection to alert the drivers if flammable material is present. (Read More)

oct 18 17Quantifit - The Fastest Fit-Testing Method on the Market

The Quantifit Respirator Fit Tester is the industry breakthrough in portable mask-fit technology which uses Controlled Negative Pressure (CNP) instead of traditional aerosol particle counting.

Virtually maintenance-free with no wicks, no candles, no incense or any other consumables, Quantifit is the simplest and most cost-effective fit testing system available in the UK and Ireland. (Read More)

oct 18 16BSRIA Instrument Solutions adds the TSI Quest range of products to their Sales and Hire portfolio.

With the demand for the measurement and monitoring of plant, process and people increasing across the globe BSRIA Instrument Solutions is pleased to announce that it has added the TSI Quest range of sound level meters, noise dosimeters and heat stress monitors to its Sales and Hire portfolio. (Read More)

oct 18 15Leica Geosystems Selects Getac’s ZX70 Tablet To Power New Zeno GG04 Plus Tablet Solution

Getac’s fully rugged tablet together with Leica’s Zeno Mobile software and GG04 plus smart antenna provides highly accurate data collection in all conditions.

Getac today announced that Leica Geosystems has selected its fully rugged ZX70 Android tablet as hardware of choice for the new Leica Zeno GG04 plus Tablet Solution. The new partnership will allow Leica Geosystems to bring comprehensive (Read More)

oct 18 14Multi-purpose pioneer among LED tubular light fittings

Waldenburg – With its handy 6036 series LED tubular light fittings, R. STAHL is offering an extremely universal, low-maintenance and energy-efficient lighting solution.

This results in significant savings for customers in terms of installation, maintenance and energy costs. These long-lasting products can achieve an operating life of up to 100,000 hours even under extreme conditions and are designed for an exceptionally large temperature range (Read More)

FFE Acquires LAN Control Systems Ltd to Further Bolster its Fire Safety Offering

Global design and world-class detection products manufacturer, FFE, has acquired fire compliance and software company, LAN Control Systems Ltd (LCS). The deal will see FFE strengthening its position in the fire safety, innovation and compliance field.

Led by its founder Adam Welton, LCS, a small company based in Nottingham UK, will be joining forces with Hitchin based FFE and will work collaboratively to accelerate the growth of the business.

LCS, provides an innovative cloud based system, ‘Nimbus’, to monitor fire systems and to enable facility managers and maintenance companies to manage compliance. The solution eliminates the need to manually monitor the systems, giving facilities managers control wherever they are. Users are able to access Nimbus through any desktop or mobile internet connection. (Read More)

oct 18 13New 3345 Zone 0 - Sense and Sustainability

The Peli™ 3345 Zone 0 with Automatic Light Sensor is the first safety torch that automatically adjusts the brightness.

The Automatic Light Sensor in the Peli™ 3345Z0 assesses the ambient light/proximity and instantly adjusts the lumens to the most effective level.  Ideal for reading pressure gauges close up or throwing light in the distance - without the hassle of manual power settings. (Read More)

oct 18 12ATEX Infra-Red Beam added to the GJD product range

GJD, an award winning manufacturer and designer of smart electronic perimeter detection and high performance LED illumination equipment, today announced the availability of its external ATEX approved Infra-Red beam set (GS100).

The ATEX approved Infra-Red beam provides versatile detection solutions, which allows engineers to reliably protect hazardous areas. (Read More)

At Last! Affordable Condition Monitoring For Hazardous Areas…

Historically, Intrinsically Safe condition monitoring equipment has disappointed

Condition based monitoring (CBM) equipment in hazardous atmospheres has always presented something of a problem. The very high cost and relatively low functionality of the available vibration data collectors has certainly not helped in this respect. Whilst it has now become common practice to use vibration data collectors on equipment in safe areas, their use in hazardous areas has not yet matched this level of usage. Yet if anything, equipment in hazardous areas requires even more monitoring given the possible catastrophic consequences of its unexpected failure. The safety aspects alone make sudden failure a potentially nightmarish scenario but even if tragedy is avoided, the cost of the required remedial work in hazardous areas can still be very damaging. (Read More)

oct 18 11Explosion Risk from Hand Pallet Trucks

Businesses may be unaware that hand pallet trucks operating in potentially explosive atmospheres have the potential to cause ignition, warns safety company Pyroban.

Many types of diesel or electric powered materials handling equipment, such as lift trucks, frequently undergo specialist explosion protection conversion by Pyroban for use in ATEX* classified Zone 1, 2, 21 or 22 areas. (Read More)

oct 18 10BEKA indicators installed in polyurethane manufacturing plant

Positive Weighing Solutions Ltd have recently installed BEKA BA304G field mounting loop powered indicators in a Midlands polyurethane manufacturing plant.

The indicators, which have ATEX and IECEx intrinsic safety certification, display process temperatures and are working alongside Dini Argeo weighing monitors supplied by Positive Weighing Solutions. (Read More)

oct 18 9Explosion Safety in recycling plants - Immark is exploring new horizons

Everyone is talking about Explosion Safety and the associated effects in conventional production plants.  It’s also an important issue in other areas. One of them is the recycling industry where, during the separation, shredding and processing of combustible materials explosion-prone dusts are created.  

The following will provide you with details for an Explosion Safety concept in a recycling plant for printer toners, (Read More)

How well do you know your WELs? EH40 Third Edition is now in force

In 2005 the first version of EH40 was launched giving a comprehensive list of workplace exposure limits for use with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.  

On 21 August 2018, the European Commission’s fourth Directive on Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (2017/164/EU) was implemented in Great Britain and Northern Ireland and is reflected in the 3rd Edition of EH40. (Read More)

oct 18 8How To Prevent Slips And Trips In The Workplace

By Stuart Thorne, Managing Director of premium safety footwear brand U-Power

Slips and trips are the leading cause of major injuries in the British workplace, comprising almost one in three of injuries reported under RIDDOR, and forming a significant part of the workplace-injury cost to the country of £5.3billion a year.1 (Read More)

oct 18 7RedLion Safety Footwear – Maximum Slip-Resistance for Maximum Safety

U-Power’s new RedLion range of safety footwear is one of the most slip-resistant on the market.

Because the workplace floor cannot always be relied on to be non-slip and may be contaminated with water, oil, grease, food or other residues, anti-slip safety shoes are essential in many industries such as construction, food manufacturing. offshore oil and gas and utilities. (Read More)

High Density Foam Anti-Fatigue Mats now available from First Mats

A new generation of anti-fatigue mats to improve safety in the workplace, that are easy to handle and can be cut to size are now available in the UK from distributor First Mats Ltd. The PinnacleMat represents a step forward in industrial health and safety at an affordable price.

PinnacleMat is a new innovation in anti-fatigue matting, which has been designed specifically for underfoot safety and comfort in locations prone to oil, water or chemical spillage, but can also be used in dry environments. The first of its type and a finalist in Tomorrow’s Health and Safety Awards, it is a high density foam anti-fatigue mat with a unique flame-retardant outer layer. This outer layer is manufactured from a ground-breaking PolyNit material which totally encapsulates and seals the soft foam inner. It is this outer ‘skin’ that provides the ultimate protective barrier, with tapered, heat-sealed edges. (Read More)

The biggest ‘slip, trip and fall’ hazard is complacency

Slips, trips and falls are in the news. As I write this, it’s National Fall Prevention Awareness Week in the US.

In the UK meanwhile, the NHS has just revealed that it paid out £35 million in compensation last year, with a large proportion going to slip, trip and fall related accidents in its hospitals.

The HSE’s statistics for 2016/17 ranked slips, trips and falls as the most common cause of workplace injuries, making up 29% of the 609,000 reported accidents. They are united by the damage they can do in almost any setting: in hospitals, elderly and injured people are particularly vulnerable. On a building site, you run the risk of tripping while at height; in a factory or production environment, meanwhile, you risk stumbling into active machinery. (Read More)

oct 18 6Don’t Slip Up: Protecting Against Slips And Trips

We’ve all done it. You’re running where you shouldn’t be, you aren’t paying attention to the environment around you, or you’ve opted to wear a new, slightly too slick pair of shoes. Suddenly the floor gives out beneath you, you lollop around like a newborn giraffe, and you try not to fall over. (Read More)

oct 18 5How To Reduce Injuries On Sharp Edges Or Blunt Impact

Contact with sharp edges is routine in many engineering and construction jobs. Personnel injuries such as; severe cuts and blunt impacts are common:

  1. For employees working offshore or onboard seagoing vessels;
  2. for maintenance personnel involved in the heavy duty industries;
  3. for people involved in handling sheet or strip metal;
  4. while working at presses, where metal with sharp edges (Read More) 

oct 18 4New XLFE series low and medium intensity LED aircraft warning lighting fixtures

XLFE series low and medium intensity lighting fixtures are suitable to be installed on towers or high buildings as obstacle signaling devices thanks to the high power and luminous efficiency light source developed by Cortem Group making full use of the experience gained in the world of LED lighting in the recent years. (Read More)

DTL Showcases Energy Training Capabilities

Leading utilities and construction training specialist Develop Training Limited (DTL) recently opened the doors of its Midlands and Scottish training centres to showcase the company’s energy training capabilities.

The open days at Derby and Linlithgow near Edinburgh attracted delegates from a number of major utility firms and private organisations.

Representatives from DTL’s energy department demonstrated the company’s facilities and outlined the training it offers including ACS gas, smart metering and mechanical.

With smart metering currently rolling out nationwide in residential properties, the energy department is already providing training for major utility companies to help to address the shortage of skilled installers. It also offers smart meter and ACS Gas training courses for commercial facilities. (Read More)

oct 18 3Storage Of Hazardous Substances

The management at DSC has a background steeped in the evaluation, design, manufacture and supply of equipment required for the storage of hazardous substances.

Developed out of necessity to solve customer problems, identified in some of the most sophisticated Hazardous Risk Assessments.

Working hand in hand with our customer base, we have been able to develop a very unique way of thinking (Read More)

oct 18 2SVANTEK LAUNCHES SV 200A ALL IN ONE NOISE MONITORING STATION

Latest model offers four built in microphones for noise directivity detection making it ideal for construction site monitoring

Svantek, a leading manufacturer of noise and vibration instrumentation for occupational health and environmental monitoring applications – has launched the SV 200A all in one noise monitoring station with four built in microphones for noise directivity detection. (Read More) 

oct 18 1Ion Science Partners With Blackline Safety To Change North American Voc Detector Landscape Forever

Exciting new supply agreement allows Blackline to add Ion Science photoionisation detector to G7 sensor portfolio through revenue-sharing rental service

Ion Science (www.ionscience.com) – global leader in the manufacture of gas detection instrumentation for occupational health and environmental monitoring applications – has signed a supply and revenue-sharing agreement (Read More)

hes aug 18 18Scotload Streamline Product Supply With New Online Store

  • Scotload launch their new online store; http://www.scotload-direct.com allowing customers to easily purchase a wide range of stock at the click of a button.
  • The secure and user-friendly platform will streamline the buying process and provide access to exclusive product offers.
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Many people are aware there is a minimum working temperature indoors (usually 16C, or 13C where the work being done is strenuous) but that there is no equivalent statutory level for how hot a workplace can be. However, that doesn’t mean employers can ignore soaring temperatures on days when the sun shines or in hot workplaces.

The Health and Safety Executive states that for indoor working, employers must provide: (Read More)

Training Is Key As Firms Face Dash To Comply With New Electrical Wiring Regs

Industry leading training provider, Develop Training Ltd (DTL), is warning that firms will face a dash for compliance when new electrical wiring regulations are released next month.

DTL says many firms will be caught unawares by the scope of the changes in the new British Standard requirements for electrical installations.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, which form the basis of the updated BS7671:2018, will require significant retraining for all UK electricians. It is due for publication in July but the major changes to the previous edition have already been announced, and they look set to have a big impact on the UK’s 265,000 electricians and electrical fitters as well as the organisations that employ them. (Read More)

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