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62 INDUSTRY UPDATE See more like this online at: www.hsmsearch.com WEIGHTLIFTING AT WORK A health and safety organisation – which introduced the mechanics of Olympic weightlifting to its workplace training – is sponsoring a team of talented British athletes to attend the World Weightlifting Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan this November. Founded in 1996 by former weightlifting world record-holder Davy Snowdon, Pristine Condition delivers bespoke training programmes using Olympic weightlifting and anatomical principles. “By funding the men’s squad at this year’s World Weightlifting Championships, we hope to not only build on the success of the Commonwealth Games and increase awareness of the sport on a world stage, but use the event as an opportunity to educate the business community about how the mechanics of weightlifting can be applied to the working environment to reduce manual handling related accidents,” Snowdon said. Tel: 01491 414464 LONE WORKER SAFETY APP Guardian24, the UK’s lone worker supplier of the year, has released its lone worker protection app on the Google Play Store. Installing the app directly from the play store provides users with a quicker and easier download of the app. It also gives the user automatic MACHINERY SAFETY SUPPORT CUSTOMER RELATIONS ROLE Spectrum Industrial, the Centurion Europe brand specialising in the design and manufacture of signs and safety products, has appointed Danielle Morris as customer relations manager. The new role is entirely customer focused and will allow Spectrum to develop both its products and services entirely in line with customer needs. With a background in customer service, Danielle was most recently in a business development manager role which included customer liaison and project management. She has also previously worked at NuTool. Danielle said: “This is a great opportunity to develop business. Spectrum is a progressive company and my appointment further reflects its commitment to providing a great experience for the customer.” Tel: 01302 788700 Smith Flow Control (SFC), specialist in mechanical valve control equipment and valve management systems, has joined the Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for UK companies that supply capital goods and services to the energy industries worldwide. The EIC has a membership base of more than 700 UK companies across the energy supply chain. Its mission is to support members in marketing and selling their energy products and services in the UK and overseas.   Mike Fynes, SFC sales and marketing director, said: “We are pleased to be joining the EIC and look forward to unlocking opportunities and identifying new prospective business over the coming year.” Tel: 01376 517 901 NEW NAME IN HYGIENE Connect Hygiene Products and Peter Grant Paper will officially trade as Northwood Hygiene Products with effect from 1st November 2014. The two companies have been operating separately until now whilst the results of considerable investment in a new back office support system and IT infrastructure have been implemented. Satisfied that any potential disruption in customer service has been minimised, the new company will continue to trade from its two existing facilities at Telford in Shropshire and Penygroes in North Wales. Customers will, with rare exception, continue to be serviced from whichever of the two sites they used previously.  The Leonardo brand will continue as before, while a rebranded Essentials range of every day products will be generally available. A new range of wiping products will be launched soon under the Perform brand. Tel: 01663 762 701 notifications when a new version of the app is released or when an upgrade is available. Guardian24 is a Lone Worker Safety service used to protect staff when lone working, traveling to and from work, visiting clients in their homes and businesses and when working in isolation on remote sites.  To download Guardian24 for Android, visit the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d etails?id=co.uk.guardian24  To download Guardian24 for iOS, visit the App Store: https://itunes.app le.com/gb/app/guardian24/id743843 078?mt=8  Tel: 0207 118 8247 ENERGY OPPORTUNITY TÜV SÜD Product Service, the UK market leader in machinery safety, has entered a partnership to provide on-site and online advice on machinery safety and legislation to the clients and brokers of Mitsui Sumitomo at Lloyd’s. Lynsey Jones at Mitsui Sumitomo at Lloyd’s said: “We have a unique reputation for providing brokers and clients with innovative and pragmatic underwriting solutions, a quality claims service and risk engineering support. As a Notified Body, TÜV SÜD has a TOP ACCREDITATION Cynergi Cleaning & Support Services has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. Employing 275 people, Cynergi is principally involved in the contract cleaning and support service sector, specialising in commercial premises and manufacturing industries, with a £3 million turnover.  Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal. Tel: 01279 718841 proven pedigree of unrivalled machinery safety expertise, which will help us to deliver the practical help our clients need to minimise liability risk in their businesses.” Paul Laidler at TÜV SÜD Product Service added: “We can support Mitsui Sumitomo clients to ensure that their machinery fulfils the necessary quality, health and safety legislation, but with minimal downtime, high productivity and efficient resource usage.”  Tel: 01489 558100


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