Plant & Works Engineering
Training Academy launched

BOFA International has announced it has launched what is thought to be the fume extraction industry’s first ever Training Academy.

Working clothes for the summer

SNICKERS says its new LITEWork clothing can help customers keep cool when working in sunny, warm and humid environments. The company says the ergonomic, body-mapping trousers, shirts, shorts, mid-layer jackets and windproofers have all the comfort and functionality of other Snickers Workwear stretch garments but give extra freedom of movement on site.

New protective clothing

SNICKERS WORKWEAR says its ProtecWork range has new additions to its protective wear garments including Class 1 and 2 hi-vis work trousers, tops and sweat shirts.

Safety footwear added to portfolio

The Hultafors Group’s PPE portfolio already includes market-leading tools, workwear and protective wear brands such as Snickers Workwear, Solid Gear and Toe Guard safety footwear, Hellberg Safety and Hultafors Tools.

SAFE face protection

HELLBERG says its SAFE face protection range offers visor solutions to suit a variety of different internal and external work environments. With a standard product design across all the products, the visors and carriers can be combined with hearing protectors and safety helmets for more complete solutions, or be used as individual visor solutions.

New stretch trousers

SNICKERS WORKWEAR says its hi-tech fabrics and body-mapping designs give plenty of scope for every professional craftsman and woman to stretch their performance on site comfortably. Designed for a wide variety of jobs on site, the company says these LiteWork 4-way stretch work trousers are the ideal choice if you’re working hard in warmer weather.

Catalogue celebrates 40 years

British manufacturer, COBA EUROPE, reports it has used A+A Dusseldorf to launch its brand new 2019/20 safety matting and flooring catalogue, and unveil some innovative new floor safety products to the health and safety sector.

Gloves for healthy hands

SNICKERS says there’s one thing that professional tradesmen and women can’t do without if they want to get their jobs done properly – healthy hands.

Insulated jackets and trousers

SNICKERS says street-smart, stylish looks and market-leading GORE-TEX and 37.5 fabric technology make these jackets and trousers a must for winter on site or for outdoor leisure activities.

Health and safety – keep compliant

MEWA Textile Management says for commercial garages and repair workshops leaks and spills are part of the working environment. For most, the cleaning and disposal of liquids like fuels, hydraulic fluid and lubricating oils involves little more than blue roll and drip trays. But is this safe, compliant, reliable and economical? 

Increasing protection through layers

SNICKERS WORKWEAR says this fully accredited and independently tested protective wear for heat, flame, electrical arc and chemical risk environments delivers market-leading risk-protection in a wide range of hazardous working environments.

Anti-fatigue matting

COBA EUROPE says its Orthomat anti-fatigue matting has been installed by Hotter at its Lancashire headquarters, considered to be one of the most advanced shoe-making facilities in the world.

Winter jackets and gilets

SNICKERS says these new ALLroundWork jackets and gilets are just what the name suggests – delivering a great all-round performance on site with a Ripstop water-resistant outer fabric and a coated inner fabric for extra durability.

The importance of human induced vibration

Any engineer working on a structure project, be that bridge or building, obviously need to ensure that it is safe and comfortable for use. Despite those images of swaying buildings (think the Millennium Bridge ‘wobble’ here), human footfall isn’t particularly likely to cause structure catastrophe, but it is, nonetheless, important for human induced vibration to be taken into account.

Comfort and safety for wearers

Part of the Hultafors Group UK’s portfolio of premium-branded workwear, tools, protective wear and safety footwear, the TOE GUARD range of shoes and boots is said to deliver great value safety footwear for all kinds of working environments and weather conditions.

Protecting the industrial environment

By Paresh Kansara, Rittal’s product manager for Industrial & Outdoor Enclosures

Brand-new environmental noise monitoring system

CASTLE says its latest innovation has made complicated environmental noise monitoring a thing of the past. With live data streamed directly to, solar panels and lithium battery options, the E-Box has all the bases covered with 3 options available, The LITE, POWER and LIVE.

Great value safety footwear

SOLID GEAR says combining maximum comfort and protection with a robust and durable design, the Onyx is available as a shoe or a boot and is ideal for different types of on-site work.

Portable appliance testing

MARTINDALE ELECTRIC says when it comes to testing portable appliances, its HPAT Series of portable appliance testers now includes the HPAT400 and new updates to its existing range, to enable both contractors and competent in-house personnel to quickly and safely verify the electrical safety of all types of appliances.

Ultimate choices in work trousers

SNICKERS WORKWEAR says September sees the next generation of work trouser choices from a premier brand of working clothes for professional tradesmen and women.

Electric Arc - understand the risks

SNICKERS says as working clothes on site go, there’s a big difference between conventional electrician’s workwear and specialist ProtecWork garments from Snickers Workwear, which includes protective wear for electricians.

Noise-activated warning signs

PULSAR INSTRUMENTS has announced that one of its most popular interactive noise warning signs, the Pulsar SafeEar, has now been reinvented to be weatherproof and dustproof. The company says this new SafeEar IP65 Weatherproof Noise-Activated Warning Sign works just like its original signs that light up when a pre-set noise level is reached to warn workers and visitors when they need to put on their hearing protection or when noise levels need to be kept down.

Safe radar system solution

PILZ says new to its safe sensor technology portfolio is the world's first safe complete radar solution for protection zone monitoring. It comprises the safe radar system "LBK System" from Inxpect S.p.A. and the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2. As radar technology is fundamentally insensitive to external influences such as dust, rain, light, sparks or even shock, the solution provides safe, economical monitoring even in the most rugged environments where optoelectronic sensors and technologies cannot guarantee availability.

Proximity switch for Ex zones 0/20

EGE says launching the IGEX20a inductive proximity switch, it presents a compact sensor with ignition protection type Ex m (encapsulation). The company says, observing the relevant installation standards and conditions, it can be used directly in zones 0/20 without any further switching amplifier.

Safe and hazardous area pressure transmitters

The AMO M10 is a new low cost industrial pressure transmitter designed for general purpose pressure measurement. This sensor is rugged and durable, and can provide accurate measurement even under harsh conditions, available in gauge, absolute and sealed gauge versions. The MPM489 model is the ATEX approved version certified to ATEX Exia IIC T4 Ga .

Plugging the low-risk safety gap

SICK has announced it has launched the first 2D LiDAR sensors safety-certified to PL b, specifically designed to plug a gap for lower-risk applications where safety-rated integration is needed in small, low-speed automated guided vehicles and carts, service robots or collaborative robots.

Interactive noise warning sign

How do your workers know when to wear hearing PPE and when it’s safe to remove it? Millions of workers are affected by high noise levels in their workplace loud enough to damage their hearing.

Protect employees from chemical exposure

CASELLA, air sampling, noise and vibration specialist, has announced it has launched its advanced and lightweight low flow pump, the VAPex Pro and says the elite low flow pump is the ideal solution for seamless reporting on employee’s levels of chemical exposure, saving occupational hygienists’ crucial time in their working day.

Safety & Health Expo 2019: courage and risk – a different perspective

Can you reduce human error and eliminate up to 95% of workplace injuries? Join Eddie the Eagle, former British Olympic Ski Jumper, and Larry Wilson, CEO and author of SafeStart International, at SHExpo this June for the answer. The safety duo will address the topic of courage and risk at this year’s Safety & Health Expo 2019, Wednesday 19th June, ExCeL London UK Keynote Theatre, 11:30 – 12:30.

Fatigue and human error: a financial risk to business

SAFESTART INTERNATIONAL, a leading safety training programme, is inviting companies to attend its latest discovery workshop. The event will take place in Leeds, The Queen’s Hotel, on the 14th May. Register free here.

Biodegradable nitrile glove

GLOBUS GROUPS says it has enhanced its market-leading single-use disposable gloves range with the introduction of the SHOWA 6110PF new biodegradable nitrile glove.

Escape and rescue equipment

British manufacturer of custom-made breathing escape respirators and respiratory protection systems, SEMMCO reports that its entire range of hooded life protection devices is fully compliant with the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425, ahead of the deadline in April 2019.

Don’t get caught out this winter

Three red weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office since 2011, two of which occurred between 28th February and the 2nd March 2018, making last winter one of the most severe in a decade. ARCO, a leading UK health and safety expert, says it wants to encourage individuals and business owners to prepare for the worst.

Sanding dust issue solved

Lyndon Design is a high-end designer and manufacturer of stylish furniture, typically supplying the hospitality and leisure industries. During the manufacturing processes, Lyndon manufactures parts in a range of hardwoods. An existing sanding booth was proving insufficient to cope with the dust generated during manual sanding processes and Lyndon approached AIRBENCH to provide a solution.

Safety boots to the rescue

SCRUFFS has announced the latest addition to its collection, mid-ankle safety boots equipped with composite toe and midplate for lightweight flexibility and protection from sole penetration – whatever the weather.

Protecting the workforce during the festive season

UK businesses have a legal responsibility of ensuring staff are not over the alcohol limit while at work, to support this, ARCO a leading UK health and safety expert, says it wants to encourage the use of breathalysers in the work place this festive season.

Reducing human error and eliminating up to 95% of workplace injuries

SAFESTART INTERNATIONAL, a leading 24/7 safety and performance training programme since 2009, is inviting companies to attend its latest discovery workshop on the 28th November, taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole between 10am – 3pm. Register free here.

Workshop maintenance

FIRST MATS says keeping a workshop well maintained not only ensures that all machinery is running at its best, but also reduces the chance of accidents happening. A poorly maintained workshop is a haven for trip and fall hazards, not to mention accidents that could occur from the use of poorly maintained tools and equipment.

Webinar: Is your organisation ready for Industry 4.0?

SAFESTART INTERNATIONAL has announced it will host a ‘Safety & Industry 4.0’ webinar on Tuesday 18th September at 10am to explore the role of human factors as we enter the 4th Industrial Age, an aspect often underestimated or forgotten by employers as they move towards a world shaped by big data and automation. This webinar will discuss the safety challenges that organisations and workers alike will face and address how they can prepare for the technologically enhanced landscape that is the future workplace. Register here:

Single use glove solutions

Global single use glove specialist UNIGLOVES, reports it has launched a new brochure bringing together its latest high performance, ground breaking hand protection solutions in one easy to use place.

Noise monitoring course returns

With an estimated 20,000 workers still suffering with work-related hearing problems in Great Britain, health and safety managers should have noise monitoring processes in place to help eliminate this preventable condition. Monitoring solutions expert CASELLA says its in demand noise monitoring course returns on September 18th at its headquarters in Bedford, ready to train people in noise at work risk assessment.

Queen’s Award hat-trick

FORTRESS INTERLOCKS, an expert in automation safety and interlock systems, reports it has been awarded its third Queen’s Award for International Trade, recognising the outstanding growth in overseas sales over the last three years. Fortress Interlocks says it is amongst 230 businesses nationwide recognised this year in categories that include sustainable development, promoting opportunities through social mobility, innovation and international trade. In 2007, the company won the Queen’s Award for Innovation and in 2008, the Queen’s Award for International Trade. Winners of the International Trade Award must demonstrate substantial growth in overseas earnings relative to business size and sector.

Protecting 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 says it has expanded its range of portable eyewash solutions designed to protect those working without day-to-day facilities.

CE Markings are no guarantee of safety

Lee Pickering, head of sector – manufacturing at Arco discusses the unseen risks for businesses and says although we enjoy the benefits of working in one of the safest places in the world, with the lowest incident rates of work related deaths in the EU, there’s a gap in the compliance process that is putting UK workers at risk of injury, even though they are using CE-marked PPE they believe will protect them.

Stay on top form this summer

Scruffs_Trade_Active_Polo.jpgSCRUFFS says it is committed to kitting out trade professionals in workwear that works as hard as they do. As the thermometer rises over the coming months, the company says it knows how important it is to stay cool and comfortable when working in a physically demanding profession and the latest addition to the Scruffs collection, the Trade Active Polo, is designed to be lightweight and quick-drying, and comes in two colours: black and graphite.

Gloves make the grade

ARCO, a leading UK safety expert, has launched its new range of cut protection safety gloves, and says they provide workers with the most comprehensive hand protection range to date, meeting the revised EN 388:2016 standard whilst educating employers about the changes to cut level testing.

Hygienic solution

Rittal_Hygienic_Solution_for_Large_Control_Systems.jpgRITTAL says its Hygienic Design System enclosures combine the features of its Hygienic Design Compact enclosures with a modular, bayable configuration.

Roadside air monitoring

Casella.jpgAhead of the UK’s Clean Air Day on 21st June 2018, Casella announced a tender win for an online monitoring system for city roadside dust, located in Shanghai, China.

If the cap fits

Scruffs_Work_Cap.jpgScruffs says it understands that it is important to be comfortable when working in the sun, as the heat can soon take its toll and that is why it has designed a new work cap which not only looks good but will keep you shaded from the sun throughout the day.

Confined space rescue

Semmco.jpgBritish engineering company SEMMCO has announced the launch of its latest HEAD30 solution, part of its life protection systems range. Semmco offers a range of breathing protection solutions for individuals who work in confined spaces and hazardous environments, where the breathable atmosphere may not be safe.