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EMMA Safety Footwear Will Improve Your Carbon Footprint

Safety Footwear that’s a step ahead in taking the environment seriously.

EMMA is a socially responsible brand that delivers a 100% circular footwear offering that is set to change the way we buy and use safety footwear.

Businesses from all industry sectors, from construction to manufacturing, to logistics, warehousing, office and retail, are making huge strides in sustainability and making bold public commitments to improving their social impact and encouraging their supply chains to do the same. 

CHAS partners with University of Nottingham Rights Lab to tackle modern slavery in construction supply chains

CHAS, the supply chain risk management expert, has partnered with the University of Nottingham Rights Lab to undertake a research project around the risk of modern slavery within construction supply chains, with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

The project, which will begin in April 2021, will assess the risk of modern slavery in construction supply chains and seek to establish how construction businesses can effectively tackle the issue.

Hellberg Launch New Safety Eyewear 

Find Focus with Hellberg’s range of all-new specialist safety glasses and goggles.

Renowned for its hi-spec PPE that includes advanced hearing protection products, face protection and communication solutions, Hellberg Safety is launching a new range safety eyewear.

With a wide range of street-smart styles, from basic to premium - the new range ensures a consistently clear line of sight and safe vision for professional tradesmen and women wherever they’re working on site.

Snickers Workwear High-Performance Jackets

Workwear – Protectivewear  - Performancewear – Leisurewear.

With street-smart designs for men and women, all Snickers Workwear jackets include must-have features that focus on fit and freedom of movement as well as using innovative fabrics that deliver long lasting protection and stretch comfort. 

Whatever you need – if it’s for work, play or protection against hazards – Snickers Workwear has Jackets that will work on site, are ideal for leisure, always ensuring optimal performance, comfort, good looks and visibility.

Hultafors Group completes the acquisition of Fristads, Kansas and Leijona Workwear

They join Snickers Workwear in Europe’s market-leading portfolio of Protective Wear and PPE brands.

The Hultafors Group has completed the acquisition of the Fristads, Kansas and Leijona protective wear brands following approval by the relevant competition authorities. 

Peter Dumigan, managing director of the Hultafors Group UK, says, ‘All three are well-known brands in professional workwear with well-established market positions in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and will complement the Snickers Workwear brand throughout the European market very well indeed’.

Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd Announce the Launch of Denso Bore-Wrap™

Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd are delighted to introduce a new addition to the Denso product line – Denso Bore-Wrap™.

Denso Bore-Wrap is an Abrasion Resistant Outerwrap (ARO) which has outstanding performance against impact, gouge, abrasion, and fracture. Denso Bore-Wrap creates a superior sacrificial outer laminate layer, which protects both pre-approved field joint coatings and mainline coatings (such as, liquid epoxy coatings, heat shrink sleeves, 3LPE, 3LPP and FBE coatings) from damage during pipeline installations, in difficult terrain or by means of trenchless installation methods, such as directional drilling, HDD or boring. 

Seized nut? Enerpac has a Splitter for that

The new Hydraulic Nut Splitters from Enerpac are ideal for removing seized and corroded nuts, eradicating the need for unsafe grinding and flame cutting. With 21 tools in all, the efficiency, durability, and ergonomic design of the nut splitters gives maintenance engineers the ability to remove the toughest seized nuts.

The Enerpac nut splitter portfolio includes: NC Series Nut Cutter, NSH Series Nut Splitter and NSPH Series Nut Splitter Power Head tools. When it comes to efficiency, the tools have an optimised cutting head geometry ideal for the industry application. For example, the Enerpac NSH and NSPH Series tools are designed for the oil and gas market and the cutting heads specially designed to tackle bolted pipeline flange joints. Another efficient feature is the dual blade design found on several models. As nuts can be split from two sides in one action, this saves the operator valuable time. 

The Common Assessment Standard from CHAS: What you need to know 

The rollout of a new data-sharing agreement between the Common Assessment Standard providers means the benefits of qualifying for and specifying the scheme are greater than ever. CHAS, Managing Director Ian McKinnon explains more.

What is the Common Assessment Standard?

Since its launch in 2019, the Common Assessment Standard has fast become the construction industry’s gold standard for pre-qualification.

Fitness-for-purpose assessment EN/IEC 60079-17

What do you do when you find an item of electrical or non-electrical equipment in a Zoned area with no label or appropriate certificate? 

Where no verifiable and/or correct certificate of conformity is available, EN/IEC 60079-17 states that a fitness-for-purpose assessment must be undertaken. Usually this will require a full assessment of the equipment including: 

UKCA Ex Certification problems and solutions

Now that we have started to issue UKCA ‘Ex’ Certication, some of the problems facing equipment manufacturers are starting to be raised and addressed. 

One of the first issues that was apparent was the use of ATEX (only) certified parts within or as part of a UKCA Certification, for example, ATEX Ex e terminals within and UKCA Ex e Junction Box. The solution to this is a ‘time limited certification!