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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.
  • The site is available now for UK customers, with an international role out planned for later in the year. (Read More)

Why It Pays To Control Temperature, Whatever The Weather

As the sun continues to shine on the UK throughout June, July and likely into August, training specialist Develop Training Ltd (DTL) is reminding employers that it pays to ensure a comfortable working temperature, whatever the elements throw at us.

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)

hes aug 18 17Rittal Publishes UL Regulations Advice

Rittal embraces the need for a high degree of responsibility for the safety of users and the electrical equipment its enclosures are designed to protect.  As such the company has a policy of always being on the front foot when it comes to fully complying with international regulations.

In the USA and Canada, for example, a machine cannot be commissioned until approved by the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) to confirm compliance with the valid regulations, (Read More) 

hes aug 18 16Staving Off The Future

The innovative design of the HST (high speed turbo) compressor ensures that it runs at maximum energy efficiency through continuous upgrades – by retrofitting improved components as they become available. Mark Whitmore of BOGE explains.

There’s a term used by industrial suppliers that is guaranteed to make the blood boil for many of their potential buyers: ‘future-proofing’. The phrase is used – and, of course, mis-used – all too often. (Read More)

Dealing With Dust: The Effects Of Particulate Exposure

In a facility with many obvious industrial hazards, such as heavy plant and machinery, a bit of dust can seem innocuous.

It may be mandated that you wear some form of PPE to guard against this, but for many people it is still an irritant more than an active risk. As a result, protections against it can fall by the wayside and be ignored or improperly applied.

But while the impact of dust is not quite so obvious as a crush injury or amputation, the long term side effects can be severe. Silica dust, cleaning products and a variety of industrial chemicals can all impact on the condition of the lungs, causing permanent respiratory damage and an estimated 12,000 related deaths every year. Controlling this risk is simpler than you might think, and could save money as well as lives. (Read More)

hes aug 18 15Marstair and Ex-Machinery Explosion Proof Equipment Sign Partnership to Provide ATEX Air Conditioners for even the Harshest Environments

Ex-Machinery from the Netherlands and U.K. based Marstair, team up to serve the marine and oil & gas market with entirely new HVAC & refrigeration products.

Product release ATEX zone 1 condenser (Read More)

hes aug 18 14Corrosive Fume Extraction in the Water Treatment Process

To provide water that is safe for human consumption, there are a number of processes that the water treatment industry use.

Coagulation and flocculation are often the first steps in water treatment. Chemicals with a positive charge are added to the water. The positive charge of these chemicals neutralises the negative charge of dirt and other dissolved particles in the water. When this occurs, the particles bind with the chemicals  (Read More)

hes aug 18 13Manual Powder Processing Ignites Dust Cloud

A huge range of industrial processes are susceptible to electrostatic charge generation, creating a risk of fires and explosions in hazardous areas.

In one case a manual powder processing operation resulted in the ignition of a dust cloud, caused by the accumulation of static electricity, as evidenced by the results of a thorough investigation, summarised here. (Read More)

hes aug 18 12Empteezy Endeavour To Protect Remote Workers

With a variety of roles being carried out in the great outdoors involving fuels, lubricants, chemicals and agrochemicals, spill control and containment specialist Empteezy have expanded their range of portable eyewash solutions designed to protect those working without day-to-day facilities.

The need to have fast access to the right equipment to safeguard employees and the environment they are working in (Read More)

hes aug 18 11Hazardous Area Ex Personnel Competencies - All Described In IEC Standards

Hazardous area industries require competent people being active in all levels. Competency has to be shown both on theoretical and practical level. Competency is not just one-time exercise, it has to be refreshed in every 5 years to comply latest industry regulations and trends. Hazardous area competency (HAC) shall be the basis for both electrical and non-electrical explosion protection. HAC is an add on to one’s basic knowledge of being electrician or mechanical fitter (Read More)

hes aug 18 10Zone 1 Tablets - Android and Windows

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 aug 18 9New Methods Of Free Explosion Pressure Relief

Intelligent explosion safety does not necessarily have to be expensive or complicated. An innovative technology makes it possible to divert the shock wave and flames of an explosion in a controlled manner. The result being that the required safety area is reduced, and spaces that are freely available are increased. People and machines are protected in the best possible way. (Read More)

hes aug 18 8AUMA launches explosion-proof variable speed actuators

Electric actuator manufacturer AUMA has launched explosion-proof variable speed valve actuators for use in potentially hazardous environment.

The new SAVEx actuators for open-close duty and SARVEx multi-turn actuators for modulating duty, combined with intelligent ACVEx actuator controls, provide full control of the motor speed at any time. (Read More)

How to avoid to become an Ex manufacturer?

In any possible hazardous environment you may find Ex certified devices, installations or even systems. The formula is kind of simple – as long as we do install, operate, maintain and repair as it should be, device is still Ex, and there shall be not any modification even in terms of legal considerations.

What is an Ex product?

  • There is a manufacturer
  • Product is Ex certified either by 3rd party (ATEX Notified Body, etc.) or manufacturer
  • In case of ATEX Category 2 non-electrical devices there you might find a retention of documentation
  • There is a manual focusing on Ex integrity
  • List of Ex accaessories has been added
  • Declaration of Conformity (Read More)

hes aug 18 7Cortem Group new NAV, NEV series cable glands

Cortem Group presents NAV and NEV, the new generation of cable glands for armoured and non-armoured cables.

NAV and NEV series cable glands are suitable for use in hazardous areas with danger of explosion to enable direct insertion of armoured and non-armoured cables into explosion-proof junction boxes, lighting  fixtures, plugs and sockets, etc. Thanks to their structure, they are particularly suitable both in harsh application, such as marine one, (Read More)

hes aug 18 6R. STAHL offers a range of conventional and LED lighting, ranging from linear, tubular, hand lamps, pendent lighting, & floodlights.

LED-based models such as the EXLUX 6002 and 6402 lines from R. STAHL, serve as very energy-efficient general lighting solution in Ex zones 1/21 and 2/22.

One 52 W model can replace two standard 36 W fluorescent lamps while ensuring a much better life span of 100,000 operating hours. Given a high luminous flux of 5,800 lm, (Read More)

How emergency lighting could revolutionise fire safety

Emergency lighting is seen as a requirement for most businesses, but its implementation is spotty, and usage scenarios vary.

With lighting only enforced in areas and escape routes where existing illumination is not sufficient, it’s easy for emergency lighting solutions to fall by the wayside, and either be ignored or implemented in a basic fashion as supplementary to other systems.

New technologies however could see a reappraisal of emergency lighting, as well as other means of safely escaping from a facility. Intelligent, networked solutions using the Internet of Things could allow us to track the conditions in a facility with greater specificity, calculating a response that’s more dynamic and safer for everyone involved. (Read More)

hes aug 18 5Honeywell Releases Comprehensive Guide To Hand Protection Regulations And Standards

Honeywell has published a free technical guide to the key regulations and standards that health and safety professionals need to comply with to ensure that workers’ hands are protected.

‘Key Regulations and Standards To Look Out For When The Hands Need Protection’ pays special attention to recent and forthcoming regulatory changes to glove standards, particularly those related to chemical (Read More)

Timothy Taylor’s Brewery - Efficient Sanitation Methods For Timothy Taylor’s Brewery

SOCOTEC – the UK’s leading testing, inspection and compliance company - has been working alongside Timothy Taylor’s Brewery to support their brewing process with efficient sanitation methods.

In the food and beverage industry, outstanding hygiene standards are paramount for both quality and food safety, as well as ensuring optimum performance of all equipment and processes.

Based in Yorkshire, Timothy Taylor’s is an independent, family-run brewery with 160 years’ experience, using the finest ingredients to brew the best possible beers. Landlord, a brewery favourite, has won more awards than any other beer.

Fermentation vessels are an essential component to any brewery, (Read More) 

hes aug 18 4Cost-Effective, 24/7 Leak Detection Based On Thermal Imaging

To remove the labour-intensive job of monitoring the integrity of pipeline networks, the video analytics specialist, IntelliView has developed a smart camera solution, at the heart of which, is FLIR thermal imaging technology.

Corrosion, ageing pipes and fittings are the common causes of leaks with control valves, pig traps and receivers, meters and pressure gauges being especially susceptible. Although leaks often start small, (Read More)

hes aug 18 3Peppers Cable Glands Limited

Peppers are a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of Hazardous Area Connectivity Solutions for use within industries such as Oil, Gas, Marine, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical and Food.

The Peppers product range includes a vast array of Elastomeric Seal and Barrier Cable Glands for use with armoured, unarmoured and conduit systems. Gland accessories specifically made for use with Peppers glands include locknuts, sealing washers, (Read More)

hes aug 18 2SIL3 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)

9th ADDISBUILD (10-13 October 2018) - International Construction, Steel, Construction Machineries & Infrastructure Exhibition

Organized annually since 2010, Addisbuild is the longest standing construction event in East Africa. Due to the regular increase in exhibitor and visitor numbers, Addisbuild has a lot to offer for networking and finding business leads

Being just right in the action, the Addisbuild has always been the primary choice of international companies seeking to make business in Ethiopia.

In 2018, Addisbuild is going to be organized for the 9th time on 10-13 October. Join now and benefit the great trade and investment opportunities in Ethiopia and East Africa.

AddisBuild which has been held for 8 years in a row so far, which is the biggest construction (Read More)

hes aug 18 d1New Radio Remote Controls For Hoists And Cranes

J D Neuhaus (JDN), the world leader in air hoists, cranes, trolleys and monorail hoists, has further enhanced their remote control capabilities.

This innovation will bring exceptional ease-of-use and convenience to users across all industries. Three remote control models are now available, RC-X, RC S and RC-SP, each comprising of a transmitter and receiver and all can either be integrated in existing JDN solutions or directly combined with a new JDN hoist. (Read More) 

mayjune 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) 

mayjune 18 22GIS extends GP electric chain hoist series for industrial environments

In the year of its 60th anniversary, Swiss electric chain hoist manufacturer GIS AG has expanded the lifting capacity of its GP series of electric chain hoists with the launch of GP1000, the third model in its new generation for industrial applications.

The GP series was introduced at the start of 2017 with the successful launch of the GP250/500 models. GP models replace the previous GCH series with considerably increased (Read More)

mayjune 18 21Eriks Calls For Hands-On Approach To New PPE Gloves Regulations

Industrial solutions provider, ERIKS UK & Ireland, has welcomed the new regulations for PPE gloves, and is calling on industry to familiarise themselves with the changes to ensure PPE gloves are fit-for-purpose.

The PPE Directive 89/686/EEC, which has been in place since 1989, is set to be replaced on 21st April 2018 by Regulation (EU) 2016/425. The updated regulations will include a number of important changes (Read More)

mayjune 18 20‘Full PPE’ shouldn’t be a catch-all solution

When it comes to control measures for workplace risks, we know that there’s a clear hierarchy of responses. Once a risk assessment has highlighted hazards in your workplace, the first aim should always be to eliminate them.

If this is not possible, then you look to replace the risk factor, isolate it, or separate individuals from the risk through barriers and routines. In other words, you should always take the most comprehensive form of protection possible (Read More)

The new PPE Regulations – What you Don’t Know Could Hurt you

Arco sets out the responsibilities of purchasers under the new PPE Regulation

Arco, the UK’s leading safety company, is leading the way in helping buyers navigate the complicated waters of the new PPE Regulation with clear, expert guidance and an assurance that its own products will fully comply with the requirements of the new legislation by the required transition end date.

The new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 brings about the most significant changes to the rules on PPE, since the introduction of the first Directive over 20 years ago.  The changes are designed to ensure ongoing product safety and assurance and to better reflect the needs of those buying and using PPE to keep them safe at work.  

From 21st April 2018, (Read More)

Empteezy are delighted to announce the launch of our galvanised steel pallets range.

Although IBCs and drums are regarded as one of the safest ways of transporting liquids, accidents still happen. Bu housing your storage container on a spill pallet you reduce the risk and ensure compliance.

For drum and IBC storage applications where polyethylene spill pallets might not be suitable, we now offer four sizes of spill pallet manufactured from 2mm structural grade galvanised steel which are fully compliant with all current UK regulations in relation to sump capacities (not less than 110% of the largest container’s storage capacity or 25% of their aggregate storage capacity, whichever is the greater).

These are fitted with galvanised legs to make positioning by pallet truck or fork lift easy and to ensure the underside of the sump doesn’t come into contact the ground. (Read More)

mayjune 18 19Reid Lifting Wins Fourth Queen’s Award for International Trade

Chepstow, Wales-based Reid Lifting, a manufacturer of lightweight gantry and davit cranes, has claimed its fourth Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, this time for outstanding achievement in international trade over the last three years.

Reid, which has been trading since 2000, received an initial award for innovation six years after inauguration before a double success, in the same category in addition to recognition (Read More) 

mayjune 18 18Develop Training Limited (DTL) is running a series of free High Voltage awareness days in late May.

The events have been specially designed for authorising engineers, authorised persons and competent persons in the healthcare, facilities and utilities sectors as well as the MoD.

They are also open to managers and other personnel responsible for training people to work in HV settings. (Read More)

mayjune 18 17Panama Project Puts Mechan On Map In The Americas

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is expanding its export horizons and preparing to ship its very first order to the Americas.

The Sheffield-based manufacturer is supplying heavy lifting equipment to the Panama City Metro, as part of a major project to construct a second line in the republic’s capital.

Mechan is working with parent company, CIM Group, to deliver a set of 20 12-tonne lifting jacks, four turntables and 40 (Read More)

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