Plant & Works Engineering
Phone as a convenient access card

System integrator Visma Megaflex has just introduced a powerful new convenience in its systems: the option to use mobile phones to enter.

High level lighting controls

CP ELECTRONICS says its new family of high bay presence detectors provide enhanced energy savings through precise light control and long range detection capability. Available with multi pyro detection components, specifically positioned in combination with a multi-faceted lens design ensures a vast detection range.

Online academy for work lighting

TYRI, an industry leader in work lighting, has launched an online knowledge platform – TYRI Light Academy. The company says the aim is to spread knowledge about what makes great work lighting and how both productivity as well as work environment can improve with the right lighting in place.

Formation of first global mezzanine company

UK’s number 1 mezzanine supplier, Mezzanine International Ltd, owned by MiTek, has announced it is cementing its position within the MiTek family of brands – along with sister companies, Mezzanine Europe GmbH in Germany and Cubic Designs Inc in the US – to form the first global mezzanine company: MiTek Mezzanine Systems.

100% Achilles Audit

Following a rigorous 2-day assessment, TC Facilities Management (TCFM) has announced it has once again successfully completed its “Achilles” annual audit for the fourth consecutive year. The audit saw a score of 100% being awarded in all four key areas that the audit measures: corporate social responsibility, health and safety, environment, and quality.

inSYNC with all property needs

MSL PROPERTY CARE SERVICES, a leading property maintenance provider, reports it has launched its new inSYNC suite of facilities management tools to enhance both customer and supply partner experience. The company says the in-house developed web-based inSYNC integrated FM system provides greater functionality, transparency whilst making the end to end job process more time and cost efficient.

Thermal and fire insulation

PROMAT UK says growing customer demand for traceability and long term assurance in products which are designed to offer protection against heat and fire has driven its investment in new manufacturing equipment and capabilities.

Understanding grey fleets

2530344_336cacd3.jpgDoes your business require being on the road in order to complete your work, then it could mean that you are responsible for grey fleet drivers. Even if your business requires employees to use their own vehicles to carry out daily work related activities, then you could also be responsible for grey fleet drivers.

Static welfare cabins

Niall_Wordsworth_Duncan_Wordsworth_Matthew_Wordsworth_.jpgBOSS CABINS has announced it has launched a range of static welfare units to meet high industry demand, with the aim of becoming the number one market supplier over the next 12 months. The company says the introduction of this new range comes on the back of Boss Cabins securing its position as the UK market leader in the design and manufacture of mobile welfare cabins. The business was initially built from selling to small-to-medium sized regional hire companies. Today, it also supplies to a range of national hire firms.

Waterproof thermometer

im_Untitled.jpgThe waterproof MM2008 thermometer from UK manufacturer, TME, is said to be helping premises and facilities managers streamline the raft of essential heating and hot water checks required for the prevention of Legionnaires’ disease.

Emergency planning service

watkins_hire_tceps_image_09.02.16.jpgWATKINS HIRE reports it has introduced its Temperature Control Emergency Planning Service (TCEPS). The company says TCEPS has been introduced to assist all organisations that rely on steam, heating, hot water or cooling for uninterrupted business continuity. Watkins says its three levels of plan can be tailored to the individual requirements of clients.

When one sweeper won’t do

Nilfisk.jpgNILFISK says personnel tasked with keeping a busy site clean are often faced with the same dilemma - how best to clean a large facility with a myriad of different cleaning requirements coupled with time, labour and budget constraints?

Keeping costs under control

AmbiRad_SmartCom_3.jpgTo meet today’s stringent requirements, heating control systems should be capable of increasing internal comfort conditions while effecting real fuel cost savings. Ideally, they should also be very straightforward and secure to use, with a wide range of energy-optimising features.

Facility management contract

Cofely.jpgCOFELY reports it has secured an Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) contract with Molson Coors UK. The five year contract covers a comprehensive range of IFM services.

The environmental impact of floor paint


Bin encourages recycling

leafield.jpg“Given a stimulus to ‘stop and think’, most people would prefer to recycle rather than commit waste to landfill.” Based on this concept, LEAFIELD ENVIRONMENTAL, in partnership with the University of Greenwich, reports it has produced the Meridian Envirobin designed to encourage users to segregate recyclables from non-recyclable waste at source.

All weather telephones

phones_IMG_4265.jpgAVIANNEGREEN.COM LTD has launched a new range of environmental and all weather telephones. The company says under the Avicom brand the Kusaidia range offers a wide selection of features and functions to cover all aspects of emergency and help point telephony requirements. With a choice of three colours with one button, three button and key pad hands free speaker phone to CB hot line, three button and key pad with handset there are 72 variants to choose from.

Electrical safety testers

clare_instruments.jpgSignificant time and cost saving benefits are said to be provided by the new Sentinel series of bench-top Hipot/flash testers from CLARE, which can deliver improved type testing during product development or enhanced compliance testing in a laboratory environment.

Non-toxic weed removal

nilfisk.jpgRochdale Council are utilising a NILFISK City Ranger outdoor machine for non-toxic weed ripping with reported excellent results. The liveried 4 wheel drive, 35 HP City Ranger 2250 is used almost exclusively for weed ripping that was previously carried out manually.

Preparation is key

cedrec.jpgAs winter's icy grip tightens, Neil Howe, senior legal author with online safety specialists CEDREC, is urging industrial employers to be mindful of their responsibilities to keep workers safe during the long cold, dark days. Cedrec says no-one can predict exactly what the weather's going to be like over this winter but it is at least possible for companies to be ready when things take a turn for the worse.

Irish office expanded

emaint.pngeMaint EMEA Ltd, a leader in computerised maintenance management software (CMMS), has moved its international headquarters to a larger space at the Digital Hub in Dublin, Ireland.

Project delivered on time

Portakabin_Jaguar_Land_Rover_6977-10.jpgPORTAKABIN reports it has delivered a 3,500m² interim office complex for Jaguar Land Rover, overcoming challenging weather conditions to deliver the building on time.

Portakabin delivers major interim office project on time despite challenging conditions

Portakabin_Jaguar_Land_Rover_6977-101.jpgPortakabin has delivered a 3500m² interim office complex for Jaguar Land Rover, overcoming challenging weather conditions to deliver the building on time.

Winner in SCA student competition

SCA_portable_toilet_paper_dispenser.jpgAs SCA and its brands prepare to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race, the company challenged industrial design students all over the world to develop a solution to keep toilet paper dry in very wet environments.

Volvo Ocean Race

Team_SCA_small__in_the_Volvo_Ocean_Race.jpgGlobal hygiene company SCA and its brands, including the global B2B brand Tork, has announced it will participate in the 2014-2015 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race – the toughest open ocean sailing regatta in the world. The extreme environment and conditions of the race will provide extreme challenges, for example when it comes to hygiene, the core business of Tork.

Comprehensive selection

jangro.jpgJANGRO, a UK network of independent janitorial supply companies, is offering a comprehensive selection of paper products and hot air dryers, paper roll towels and individual hand towels

Five-star rating

Portakabin_.jpgThe PORTAKABIN GROUP has announced it has been accredited to the highest level in its fifth annual Achilles Building Confidence audit – its best ever performance.

Safe access for staff

KEE SYSTEMS, a leading supplier of Kee Klamp fittings, has provided Bradfield College in Berkshire with a permanent safety solution to allow staff members to safely access the roof and eliminate any possibility of slips, trips and falls.

Testing concrete pipes

BBMV has implemented Safetrak on the major Crossrail project to keep up-to-date with their equipment inspections and reportingSafetrak, is a digital system which helps plan, inspect and report and has been used for monitoring and testing pressurised concrete pipe systems at the C510 Liverpool Street and Whitechapel Station Tunnels project.

Advanced performance

enersys.jpgCleaning machine operators and OEMs can achieve significant operational benefits and cost savings with reduced CO2 emissions by specifying Hawker XFC, powerbloc or powerbloc dry batteries from ENERSYS in their sweepers, scrubber driers and other floorcare equipment.

Breaking new ground in gas detection

Gas detection specialist CROWCON recently celebrated the official ground breaking for its new 40,000 square foot facility at the prestigious Milton Park in Didcot, UK.

Sustainability award success

The PORTAKABIN GROUP has been awarded its third accolade this year in recognition of its commitment to sustainability. It has succeeded in achieving a Gold Award in the Business in the Community Environment Index 2013. It is reported this puts the Group among the UK’s highest performing businesses for environmental management.

Boilers supplied to Heathrow

When facilities management company, Inviron, needed emergency hot water boilers during a system upgrade at Terminal 1, Heathrow Airport it called upon KINGS’S BOILER HIRE. The requirement was for two temporary 8MW hot water boilers and a 41,000Litre capacity bunded fuel storage tank, all of which King’s said it could supply from stock.

Conduit systems protect against attack

When power or communications cables are installed in rural areas there is a risk of attack from rodents. Protection is therefore required to limit the risk of damage. Traps, poisons or sonic deterrents can be ineffective, but electrical conduit manufacturer, ADAPTAFLEX, says it has a solution.