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28 March 2018

Suitable for use as a first line indicator to identify potentially unsafe installations and wiring faults, socket testers offer a fast and effective solution. The CP501 Check Plug and BZ101Buzz-It are said to be the UK’s favourite socket testers designed for easy verification of wall socket wiring

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22 March 2018

The Preparation Group, an expert in environmentally friendly solutions for surface preparation, polishing, cleaning and dust containment, has launched the MSS150 Multi-Surface Stripper.

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21 March 2018

The Schmersal Group is extending its range of control panels with the new BDF 200-SD model. This product variant now has a built-in SD interface. The BDF 200-SD is also fitted with an emergency stop function with electronic OSSD outputs and can be fitted with up to three operational command and alarm devices, such as illuminated push-buttons, illuminated alarms, selector switches and key switches.

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14 March 2018

Arco Hose Division, the UK safety experts and one of the country’s largest industrial hose distributors, has recently launched its new hose catalogue, designed to ensure companies are equipped with the latest and most compliant hose solutions.

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12 March 2018

Martindale's CP501 Check Plug and BZ101Buzz-It socket testers are designed for easy verification of wall socket wiring.

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28 March 2018

Pilz has produced a poster of the European Harmonised Standards associated with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, the main legislation governing health and safety requirements for machines across Europe.

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02 March 2018

Hultafors aims to deliver just about anything a professional craftsman might need for measuring, levelling and marking; striking, cutting and chopping; even prying and wrecking.

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02 March 2018

SICK has expanded its next-generation microScan3 family with the addition of EtherNet/IPTM and PROFINET compatible variants to enable easy integration of safety laser scanners into a safe network.

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07 February 2018

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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07 February 2018

Safe isolation procedures are in place to ensure that workers on site are not exposed to danger when working on or near live electrical systems and equipment. 

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07 February 2018

Pilz Automation Technology has set the dates for its range of machinery safety training courses and seminars for 2018.

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30 January 2018

New to Henkel’s Loctite Universal Structural Bonding range is Loctite HY 4060 GY, a five-minute-curing, general-purpose repair adhesive for a wide variety of metals, plastics, wood and rubber materials.

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30 January 2018

Quirepace have designed and installed six central vacuum cleaning and bulk removal systems for one of the largest biomass projects in a UK power station conversion.

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30 January 2018

Zipp Group has launched a new range of high power air tools for grinding applications.

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30 January 2018

Big Foot Systems has supplied custom frame non-penetrative systems to support and secure rooftop plant at a new, state-of-the-art leisure centre.

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23 January 2018

ZoneSafe (Avonwood Developments) has released a rechargeable pedestrian safety proximity tag.

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30 January 2018

The new Wiha L-keys unite, in a nine-piece set,  several practical benefits in a single element thanks to the colour-coded product design and practical ball end shape.

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30 January 2018

Light curtains are commonplace in today’s manufacturing and packaging facilities. They fall into the category of ESPE (Electro Sensitive Protective Equipment). They use AOPD (Active Opto-electronic Protection Devices) for safeguarding persons when interacting with machinery.

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30 January 2018

Castell, a leader in trapped key interlocking technology, has launched what is claimed to be the world's first digital key exchange box.

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23 January 2018

A diamond blade has been produced that is up to 16 times quieter than competitors.

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FEATURES

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13 March 2018

The manufacturing industry is going through a period of significant change with automation, nanotechnology and changing work patterns all playing a part. At The Health & Safety Event, the British Safety Council will host an educational session centred around its new thought leadership paper, which features expert opinion on a number of the issues affecting the manufacturing sector now and in the future. Here, it provides a sneak preview of some of the key themes

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11 December 2017

Portable appliance use is widespread across all industries, from a small-scale office to a large construction site. There is a clear business need for expertise in how often and how much Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is necessary; to gain the benefit of that equipment while avoiding unnecessary cost.

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11 December 2017

Managing director of Derbyshire-based Thermal Fluid Solutions (TFS), Richard Franklin, explains why companies with hazardous work conditions need to adopt a continuous risk assessment and management programme, and how doing so can save money as well as lives.

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09 November 2017

Arc Flash Protection specialist, ProGARM, in conjunction with the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), has commissioned a new study into electrical safety across UK industry in a bid to shine a spotlight on the potentially life changing and threatening risks of Arc Flash. Alarmingly, it reveals not only a lack of awareness at every level to current safety standards governing Arc Flash, but an apparent failure from employers to properly educate staff about this high-risk threat.

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30 October 2017

Casella, a new member of the Federation, reduces occupational health and environmental risks through a core competence in dust, noise and vibration monitoring instrumentation.

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 15.45m - 47.70m

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01 April 2016

The RackGuard fixes to leg racking and offers unbeatable protection and reinforcement for these vital structures.

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02 October 2013

High end staircases, balustrade & architectural metalwork

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02 October 2013

Manual & pneumatic for top loading tanker access

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08 January 2014

The magnetic safety sensors serve to monitor the position of sliding, hinged and removable safety guards.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 4.20m - 10.00m

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25 August 2016

11.96m Scissor Lift

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25 August 2016

14.2m Van Mounted Boom Lift

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.0m - 47.7m

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05 March 2018

Handle-Tech Hose & Pipe Safety Handles are an innovative tool designed to improve safety and efficiency for manual handling of hose and pipe.

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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

Traffic Double-Rail iFlex Barriers offer robust protection and strong segregation of people and workplace vehicles.

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25 August 2016

13.3m Diesel Articulated Truck Mounted Platform

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07 July 2016

This environmentally friendly road light is a multifunctional LED warning light that is fully rechargeable.

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24 September 2013

For industrial protection in any environment

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