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2018 Noise Monitoring Course

Following high industry demand, CASELLA has announced its popular noise monitoring course returns on 6th February at its headquarters in Bedford. The company says attending the one-day course enables individuals to gain key knowledge of the Noise at Work Regulations, measure noise exposure sources and gain the skills needed to start monitoring noise in their workplace. The course can save businesses time and money, as attendees learn useful information on occupational noise monitoring in the workplace.

Head protection range

Worker safety specialist ALPHA SOLWAY, part of Globus Group says Europe’s multi award-winning range of safety helmets by ENHA are now available in the UK and Ireland. The company says as a well established and respected innovator in head protection across mainland Europe with a reputation for quality and performance, ENHA’s extensive range of safety helmets has been designed to provide protection for workers across multiple sectors including construction, utilities, manufacturing, engineering, metal working and forestry.

New training drive

One of Scotland’s leading engineering groups has announced a company-wide commitment to enhanced safety standards. AJT ENGINEERING says it has upgraded its 5S culture to 6S – adding in safety as a key element. The initiative is being carried out across the firm’s four divisions in Aberdeen, Port Glasgow and East Kilbride. Over 40 members of AJT’s 111-strong workforce are participating in the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) “Working Safely” course.

New matting catalogue

COBA EUROPE reports it has published a new catalogue to promote its latest range of floor safety products and it includes a wide choice of anti-fatigue and slip-resistant matting options, as well as GRP sheets, stair treads and nosing, and PVC strip curtains.

Multi-beam protection

SICK says it has set new standards in the use of multiple light beams to safeguard the area surrounding hazardous machinery with the launch of the deTem Core family of safety light curtains for applications up to SIL3 / PL ‘e’ (Type 4).

Safe sliding gate

In 2016 HERAS says it decided to improve its existing sliding gate so that it would not only be one of the safest on the market, but also would be easy to install, and extremely reliable giving end users many years of trouble free operation. ‘Safety is at the heart of everything we do and it is especially important for automated gates and barriers.’ says Geoff Miles, national sales director at Heras in the UK.

New categories for Big Book

ARCO, a leading UK safety company, has launched its 2017-18 Big Book catalogue offering the best choice in personal protective equipment (PPE) and workwear. Arco says as well as the new products, the Big Book also features three new categories: First Aid, Storage and Materials Handling, and Maintenance and Facility supplies.

Breathing safety

FERCELL says it was asked to assist the English National Opera with a fume extraction problem within the costumes department. A huge element of opera are the elaborate costumes, of which many are made at the London Coliseum. They required a new fume extraction system that would extract solvent fume from the gluing process associated with creating intricate masks and clothing.

Saying goodbye to dust

The Natural History Museum has not only been updating the main hall with the replacement to the 112 year old exhibit Dippy, but also the maintenance workshops have had a full upgrade with new dust extraction and centralised ducting systems.

Outdoor collection

Footwear brand DR. MARTENS says its new modern outdoor range has been specifically designed to offer workers immediate work boot comfort and allow for a seamless transition when replacing boots.

How will tackling hazardous waste impact construction?

Complying with legislation can be a real challenge, trying to keep up with the ever-growing number of rules and regulations. RECONOMY, a specialist in waste management and mini skip hire, offers advice as to how hazardous waste should be removed and why it is an important consideration within the construction industry.

Controlling the risk of explosions caused by dust

A new case study which describes a solution created by MICHELL INSTRUMENTS to mitigate the risks caused by dust explosions in a sewage plant is now available to download. Michell says storing, transporting or mixing large quantities of dust creates a risk of explosion. Because the dust particles are small, they can easily ignite in the presence of oxygen and cause a potentially devastating explosion due to the sudden release of energy.

Improved user experience

Respiratory protection expert SCOTT SAFETY reports it has enhanced its Phantom Vision power assisted respirator using proven modern technology offering an improved user experience. The company says delivering clean filtered air in accordance with the latest European best practice for asbestos removal, Phantom Vision provides a virtually unrestricted field of view, simplified decontamination, cleaning and maintenance, and low through life costs.

Call for increased vigilance

Two years on from raising concerns that some safety footwear with EC type approval and CE marking is not fit for purpose ARCO, a leading UK safety company, reports it has found further evidence of CE marked PPE products failing to meet required standards.

Anti-static safety boot

SCRUFFS reports it has introduced the new Victory boot and says this high spec anti-static safety boot features a VIBRAM outsole, delivering lightweight durability and sure-footed comfort from one of the world’s leading outsole manufacturers.

Collision and detection warning

Global sensor manufacturer SICK reports it has combined its technology-leading expertise in laser scanning and machinery safety to develop a next-level outdoor collision and detection warning system which achieves up to 80m-wide, 270 o field of view with high levels of reliability.

Intrinsically Safe approval for Apex2

Following a rigorous testing process, CASELLA has announced Intrinsically Safe approval for its Apex2 personal sampling pump range, with class leading performance and capability. Instruments supplied for application in atmospheres where there is a risk of explosion must be designed with the appropriate safety requirement critical in achieving IS approval; protecting the equipment and ensuring it is safe to use. Casella says achieving the IS certification for the Apex2 range ensures that monitoring and analysis of dust exposure can be carried out safely and effectively in these areas.

Protecting staff

ARCO, a leading UK safety expert, says it is urging businesses to do more to protect employees against the dangers of the sun this summer, following a recent survey that suggested only 5% of workers receive UV protection from their employers. Following the survey, commissioned by Deb, Arco says it has launched its annual sun protection campaign, to educate employers about the danger of UV rays and the steps they can take to protect outdoor workers, including providing appropriate sun cream.

Reusable gas monitor

SCOTT SAFETY, a leader in innovative personal protective equipment and safety devices, reports it has introduced the Protégé SG, a versatile new reusable single gas monitor that is configurable to detect 13 different gases. The company says the Protégé SG is a truly universal portable gas detector with advanced features, such as smart plug and play sensors and a replaceable lithium battery that provides unlimited life. The swappable sensors are equipped with a smart sensor board that automatically recognises sensor type and updates the gas label on the LCD display while automatically downloading the necessary calibration parameters.

Instant security solution

SECURITY CAGES DIRECT has announced its new innovation - the new RackCage-SCD, designed to hold full depth pallets, and says it can simply be placed into position inside any type of existing racking. The company says the RackCage is supplied flat-packed in panels for easy on site assembly, and is made up by: front double doors; 2 x side panels; 1 x back panel; top roof panel; set of 10 - Nyloc assembly bolts and set of 3 - 10mm floor anchor bolts. The company says the unique design means that there is no requirement to attach the cage to the existing frame which might affect the integrity of racking and it is simply secured by bolting to the floor through the base frame of the 2 side panels and back panel.

New era in protective eyewear

GLOBUS says it is creating a new era in protective eyewear with the launch of Riley - a brand new range of high performance safety glasses and goggles designed to deliver the perfect combination of comfort, protection and style. Created by a dedicated team of safety eyewear experts with decades of experience, the company says the launch of Riley represents a completely fresh approach to eye protection, engineered using the latest safety eyewear technology, innovative designs and new performance features, Riley is ideally suited to a wide range of industrial applications.

Original icon transferred

DR. MARTENS says it has championed safety and worker welfare since 1960, when the first pair of 1460 boots rolled off the production line at its original Cobbs Lane factory in Northamptonshire. The company says drawing on over half a century of shoe-making expertise, and in celebration of its 57th birthday, it has unveiled a modern update to the original Icon 7B10 work boot –the brand new HYTEN S1P, designed for men and women who want to look good and work hard and able to provide all day comfort and protection; the boots are constructed with soft milled leather uppers and engineered with an internal steel toe cap.

Modern day slavery

ARCO, a leading UK safety company, has announced it has made a call to businesses urging them to ask their suppliers about their ethical assurance measures, in particular about due diligence processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking in their business and supply chains. Arco says latest figures show that there are more than 45.8 million people in a form of modern slavery across 167 countries and says it takes its ethical responsibility seriously and was the first distributor within the industry to become a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI).

Training for ex-forklift engineers

Safety company PYROBAN says it is advising companies that their forklift engineers may need new training ahead of the introduction of the updated EN1755:2015 standard for explosion protected forklifts in November 2017. “To remain effective and safe, explosion protected forklift trucks must be serviced and maintained by trained engineers,” explains Darren Boiling, group after sales manager. “All engineers responsible for Pyroban explosion protected equipment in the field must first be trained to ensure they are qualified to work on the specific systems, and then regularly retrained to ensure their knowledge is in line with current product standards and legislation.”

Half mask respiratory protection

Scott Safety, a leader in the design and manufacture of respirators and personal protective equipment, reports the new AVIVA is its latest innovative half mask. The company says ensuring worker’s wellbeing is priority; its low-profile head harness offers greater stability and compatibility with safety helmets and eye protection.

Industrial workers risking safety

More than half of industrial workers are washing their workwear and protective clothing at home and potentially risking their safety, new research claims.

Dropped object prevention

WESTMARK BV says its new website promotes safety to prevent dropped object accidents. The company says this online platform does not guard against bird droppings, comets or asteroids falling from the sky, but instead focuses on accidents arising from items that fall from multi-level worksites. Dropped object risks account for a significant number of severe accidents in the offshore and other labour intensive industries and Westmark says its new website offers simple and affordable solutions to prevent such accidents and improve safety.

Arc flash testing

ARCO, a leading UK safety company, reports it recently brought Thermo-Man, a life-size thermal burn injury evaluation system, on its first visit to the UK. In a series of educational seminars for customers, held at the Humberside Fire Service’s Headquarters, Hessle and Linlithgow,

Powered air respirator

Respiratory expert SCOTT SAFETY reports it has introduced Duraflow, a lightweight and ergonomically designed powered air respirator with sophisticated real-time air flow control technology.

Partnership goes from strength to strength

RRC says its partnership with Birmingham based safety and environmental training provider British Safety Services (BSS) started in April this year and is proving hugely successful for both RRC & BSS’s customers and after many years of informal collaboration RRC & BSS are both now working together under the same roof in Birmingham.

Interlocking floor tiles

As part of the Rolls-Royce Production System the company has updated 10 of the Team Centres at the facility in Bristol. In accordance with Lean Manufacturing principles the focus was on safety and efficiency through visual management and Andrew Tromans, manufacturing improvement leader, realised that the floor was an under used resource.

Cold showers

EMPTEEZY says if customers are about to take a cold shower it recommends that they don’t.The company says ANSI Z358.1-2014 establishes universal minimum performance and use requirements for Emergency Eyewash and Drench Shower equipment used for the treatment of the eyes, face, and/or body of a person who has been exposed to hazardous materials and/or chemicals.

Online community for CMSE

PILZ says since 2013 it has been working with TÜV Nord to offer the CMSE - Certified Machinery Safety Expert qualification. Pilz says more than 1,800 experts in over 40 countries have passed the corresponding examination and now they can all use www.cmse.com to network, with access to exclusive, practical content.

Health and safety assessment scheme

ALCUMUS a market leader in compliance risk management, certification and accreditation, has announced it will be demonstrating how it supports businesses to manage exposure to risk and comply with the latest legislation at this year’s Safety & Health Expo, London.

Women’s hi-vis hazardwear

ARCO, a leading UK safety company, says it is set to debut the industry’s first ever full range of women’s hi-vis hazardwear at Safety & Health Expo 2016 (stand M2050-M2100). Models will take to the runway donning garments specifically contoured to both fit the female form, and keep women safe at work with meticulously specified and placed reflective bands around the chest, arms or legs.

Workplace accidents

A-SAFE, a manufacturer and inventor of fixed, flexible safety barriers that protect people, property, profits and performance in industrial environments reports that while some costs of a workplace accident are obvious, it can often be the hidden costs that are the most damaging.

New safety switch

PILZ has announced it is adding PSENmlock to its range of safety switches. PSENmlock offers safety gate monitoring (also known as interlocking) and safe guard locking for the protection of personnel and processes to the highest levels up to PL e (of EN ISO 13849) in one device. It fully satisfies the requirements of the latest interlocking standard EN ISO 14119. Pilz says the slimline yet robust design and the many different installation options make PSENmlock both flexible to use and easy to install.

Plant & worker safety

ION SCIENCE has announced the launch of its Falco series of fixed continuous VOC (volatile organic compound) monitors for the on-going protection of workers operating in potentially hazardous industrial environments, such as refineries, petrochemical plants and laboratories. Incorporating first of a kind ‘typhoon’ technology for added reliability, Falco is specially designed to work in condensing atmospheres and extreme weather conditions.

Distinctive shield badge

JSP says the millions of people who wear its industrial safety helmets worldwide know and instantly recognise the highly distinctive ‘shield’ shape on the front, which gives them reassurance that they are the genuine article.

New waterproof safety boot

A new Lightyear Waterproof Safety Boot has just been launched by PK SAFETY, a personal protective equipment specialist based in South Wales. The model BX-700 Voyager Boot is said to provide total water protection and can be ideal for environments where a worker may be exposed to excessively wet and muddy environments such as in industries including recycling, waste, utilities and those where workers spend a great deal of time outdoors.

Winter covered from head to toe

DICKIES, an internationally renowned workwear brand, says it has an excellent range of workwear designed for warmth, with thermal clothing often the product of choice on exceptionally cold days or freezing weather conditions.

Every day work trousers

DICKIES reports it has recently launched its new ED24/7 trousers saying they are not only practical for the everyday working environment but are also comfortable and stylish while 245gsm fabric ensures they are tough but light enough to retain agility.

Online induction software

induct.me, says it specialises in innovative online induction software - designed to save companies time and money inducting their workforce quickly and consistently, and minimising the health and safety risk.

Record breaking year

P K SAFETY reports it is celebrating a record 2014-15 with the highest value of orders for a single day secured on 30th March 2014, a month for March 2015 and for the Financial Year.

New hearing check kiosk

ARCO says hearing damage caused by exposure to noise at work is irreversible and can have a devastating impact on lives. In order to help businesses identify and prevent employee hearing loss, Arco, a leading UK safety company, has developed, in conjunction with CluisTROM Ltd, its own Hearing Check Kiosk.

Leading safety upwards

Over a third of all injuries reported annually are said to be caused as a result of a slip or trip at the workplace. SKYHOOK GB LTD, established in 2004, reports it has come up with a revolutionary product specifically designed to prevent these unfortunate mishaps.

New performers introduced

BOFA, says with nearly 30 years’ experience in providing fume extraction systems that protect people and production processes, it has introduced two new performers to its range of units for the electronics, laser, and printing industries, featuring its revolutionary iQ operating system.

Keeping people safe at the O2

ARCO, a leading UK safety company, has signed an agreement with AEG Europe to become official safety equipment partner of The O2 and Up at The O2, the iconic London venue that attracts 9 million visitors each year from around the globe.

First aid – a matter of life or death

Every year in the UK, thousands of people die in situations where basic first aid could have saved their lives. A survey carried out in 2012 by St John’s Ambulance revealed that only 18 % of people know basic first aid, yet all businesses are required by law to provide the appropriate first-aid arrangements, including the provision of trained first aiders.

New gloves range

ARCO says the UK is currently the 11th largest manufacturing nation in the world; with manufacturing making up 54% of UK exports and directly employing 2.6 million people. With UK manufacturing remaining a key industrial sector and precision assembly increasingly required, the company says it is important that hands are suitably protected.