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20 September 2017

OnGrade has signed a new contract to supply its Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) proximity warning systems, SiteZone EasyFit and SiteZone iNstant, on plant and delivery vehicles used on London Underground’s Four Lines Modernisation Programme.

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19 September 2017

Kee Systems has recently provided Sunderland Royal Hospital with several bespoke access platforms to allow safe access to plant and equipment situated on the new Emergency Department’s roof. 

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19 September 2017

The Schmersal Group will exhibit safety systems for complete plants and complex machinery at this year’s Motek ( 9th to 12th October 2017, Stuttgart, Germany, Hall 7, Stand 7103).

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18 September 2017

Protecting the workforce and environment through ever-tightening health and safety rules has a double edge. Of course, it’s in everyone’s best interests but for those whose job it is to evaluate the suitability of hazard-labelled products against process needs and company policy, tougher legislation means a lot more work.

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29 August 2017

It is estimated nearly two million people in the UK are at risk of developing Hand Arm Vibration, commonly referred to as HAV syndrome.

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11 September 2017

When it comes to machine safety, Aventics focuses on three pillars: high-quality components, the use of sensors and networked systems, and support from developers. A typical example is the LU6 locking unit for static locking and dynamic braking.

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01 September 2017

Svantek will be showing a wide range of high performance noise and vibration monitoring instrumentation at Health & Safety North 2017, including its SV103 personal vibration dosimeter and ATEX and IECEx Intrinsically Safe (IS) SV104 personal noise dosimeter for use in potentially explosive work environments.

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21 July 2017

A-Gas UK has unveiled a new refrigerant recovery service to help engineers and end-users transform the way they tackle the job.

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20 July 2017

Pilz is expanding its range of services for international compliance: the automation company can now also support its customers en route to NR-12-compliant machinery, thus opening up access to the Brazilian market to machine builders and users all over the world.

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20 July 2017

Kee Safety, a leading global supplier of safety railing systems, has adjusted the design of its Kee Gate range to satisfy the requirements of BS EN ISO 14122-3:2016 Safety of Machinery – Permanent means of access to machinery – Part 3: Stairs, Stepladders and guard-rails.

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19 July 2017

For years electrical switching devices for hazardous areas have been a focus for Pepperl+Fuchs. For Hannover Fair the portfolio for electrical explosion protection has been expanded and updated.

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19 July 2017

​Specialist distributor, Aspen Electronics, has been selected to represent APM Technologies (Dongguan), a high-tech enterprise that specialises in the R&D, production and distribution of programmable power supplies, on which Aspen will major, promises the company.

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18 July 2017

Ensuring a safer working environment in food and pharmaceutical processing plants, Wet-In-Place (WIP) functionality has been added to Piab’s popular piFLOWp vacuum conveyors. WIP spray nozzles are now available for inclusion/retrofitting in new and existing piFLOWp conveying systems.  

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21 July 2017

The Master Lock Company has launched the new Master Lock S856 and S866 retractable cable lockout devices. 

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18 July 2017

The Schmersal Group has launched a new generation of position switches. The new PS product range offers varied applications, as all the position switches can be used both as complete devices and as modular units.

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21 July 2017

A demolition contractor has taken a proactive lead on anti-collision safety by specifying the use of OnGrade’s proximity warning system, SiteZone, in its health and safety enforcement on site.  

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18 July 2017

Brick, block and tile manufacturing plants are notorious for their dusty, arduous environments and high-vibration machinery. This plays havoc with traditional safety interlocks, routinely causing tripping faults.

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26 June 2017

Following on from the recent buy-out of Eurolec Instrumentation Ltd, the company has already unveiled its new-look website.

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04 September 2017

Safety technology is a major topic in the automation industry.

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02 June 2017

Global sensor manufacturer SICK 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, 270o field of view with high levels of reliability.

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FEATURES

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18 September 2017

Unintended movement of plant machinery occurs when inadvertent operation of a control such as a switch, lever or pedal occurs, causing unintended machine movement which can potentially cause serious injuries and fatalities. HSM explores a new publication which has been developed in conjunction with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), in a bid to prevent this from happening.

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18 September 2017

John Ingram, global product manager at Kee Safety, explains why contractors should be paying attention to the BSI Standard for ‘Safety of Machinery – Permanent means of access to machinery’ and specifying self-closing safety gates.

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01 March 2017

A cobot or co-robot (from collaborative robot) is a robot intended to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace such as a warehouse. This is in contrast with other industrial robots, designed to operate autonomously or with limited guidance.

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07 December 2016

Liesbet De Soomer, marketing manager for EMEA, Newell Brands (DYMO) believes it's up to employers to have a basic understanding of why labelling is important to ensure their staff are kept safe and are well looked after in the workplace on a day to day basis.

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07 December 2016

Simon Nash, CEO of Cresatech, reveals how new technology is helping to alleviate the human and operational costs of copper theft.

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07 December 2016

Every year, a significant number of people are killed by accidents involving mobile plant in the workplace, and many more are injured. For safe workplaces Keith Dunbar, SHEQ manager at MRS Training & Rescue, says there should be more emphasis on site design and preventing pedestrians coming within the area of operation of mobile plant.

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27 October 2016

Like most industries, the health and safety sector is adapting when it comes to advances in technology. Companies are constantly competing for the most viable method of incorporating technology into smaller, more affordable devices in an attempt to stay ahead of the curve. HSM asks Andy Mee, technical director at HAVi why many health and safety service providers are looking at ways to properly take advantage of this ‘technological revolution’.

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19 September 2016

John Shelton, managing director at Svantek examines recent developments in the assessment of hand-arm vibration exposure from the operation of plant and machinery.

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14 July 2016

The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016, also known as the EMF Regulations, have been published and came into force on 1 July 2016. Employers now need to be aware of a new requirement to carry out an EMF Risk Assessment, warns North East legislation analysts Cedrec.

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24 August 2016

Amy Lyons of Seaward looks at the measures needed to maintain electrical safety in the workplace.

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05 October 2015

Smaller assembly tools, such as nutrunners, pose just as great a health and safety risk as hammer tools when it comes to industrial noise and vibration, says Bill Harrison, technical manager at calibration specialist Trescal UK.

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24 June 2015

Safety product specialists, Dan Rossek and Richard Wilkins of Omron examine how safety can be an enabler for increased productivity and reduced total cost of ownership.

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01 June 2015

Facilities managers, property managers and employers often ask health and safety professionals whether they should clean their ductwork. Craig Booth, technical sales manager and founding chairman of the UK Ventilation Hygiene branch of the Building and Engineering Services Association, describes the legislative and standards background to cleaning ductwork.

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14 November 2013

Machine guards can only provide protection if they are properly designed, manufactured, installed and remain in position but the requirements in this area can be confusing and are often misinterpreted. Jeremy Procter offers some clarification.

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10 May 2013

The regulations regarding employers’ responsibility towards electricity in the workplace are notoriously vague. But when the risks of not complying could be fatal it is important that firms are not made liable for any misdemeanours.

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29 April 2013

Machinery safety is one of the most significant trends driving automation, and the integration of technologies is key to advances in this area. Nigel Dawson surveys the developments making life easier for those charged with the specification, control or day-to-day management of automation machinery

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29 April 2013

Arc flash accidents are not as rare as is often imagined and the hazards they create are severe. In wind turbines, these hazards are further magnified. Stuart Greenwood looks at how they can be minimised

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23 January 2013

Jim Wallace of Seaward explains how test technology is
helping to maintain the safety of electrical appliances in
the workplace and offers some pointers on how to select
a PAT tester that is right for the job


The dang

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23 January 2013

In August 2010 the Code of practice for the British
Standard 6626 governing the maintenance of electrical
switchgear and control gear was revised replacing the
version issued in 1985.Tony Hill discusses the implications

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24 September 2013

Industrial metalwork platforms & Gantries

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25 November 2016

Lift heights between 4.03m – 16.7m

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25 August 2016

14.2m Van Mounted Boom Lift

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 10.00m - 43.15m

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08 January 2014

Optoelectronic safety device are used as entry, danger point or danger zone guards.

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17 June 2013

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07 July 2016

The Skipper magnetic support brackets hold the Skipper unit in place without the need for a cone or post.

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06 January 2016

Fronius offer solar solutions that last. For decades of sunrises to come.

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02 October 2013

Manual & pneumatic for top loading tanker access

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25 August 2016

70m Truck Mounted Platform

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 13.00m - 23.00m

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01 April 2016

Extremely strong product for high intensity impact areas, offering protection and segregation.

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08 January 2014

Safety switches with separate actuators are suitable for sliding, hinged and particularly removable safety guards,

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04 April 2016

Pedestrian +3 iFlex Barrier will segregate pedestrians from work vehicles and clearly define walkways from traffic routes.

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02 October 2013

for all-round edge protection at height

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