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09 March 2017

LoneALERT (Advance IT Solutions) has given away 30 Man Down devices - worth £250 each - to two charities as part of the LoneALERT In The Community campaign to keep charity volunteers safe.

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09 March 2017

Edina has chosen a SoloProtect lone worker solution to help protect mobile workers, and to assist with job completion reporting. SoloProtect supplies the fully-managed, BS 8484:2016 approved solution, featuring dedicated lone worker device Identicom.

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27 March 2017

The prestigious Kitemark, one of the most recognised global symbols of quality, integrity and safety, demonstrates that JSP personal protection meets the applicable British, European, International and other recognised standards for quality, safety, performance and reliability.

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09 March 2017

Industrial and environmental noise control manufacturer Wakefield Acoustics has achieved the latest internationally recognised health and safety and environmental accreditations.

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09 March 2017

Spill containment and spill control industry expert Empteezy has proof positive from three independent tests that its emergency tank shower (SE-VTS-1 tank shower) meets the rigorous standards set out by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the three European Standardisation Organisations (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI).

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09 March 2017

On Thursday 23rd February storm Doris rolled across the UK. With gale force winds of up to 95mph, many faced disruption as trees blocked rail lines and thousands were left without power. 

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08 March 2017

Curious about dust and chemical exposure? Interested in air sampling? Why not come along to SKC's Open Day to meet members of the team and learn about the principles behind air sampling.

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08 March 2017

With Wi-Fi as standard in all dBAir Sound Meters, Castle has had much success since the launch. Now, with the introduction of Castle’s new trade in offer, you can upgrade to a new dBAir Sound Meter with WiFi at a discounted rate.

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09 March 2017

Long Range Systems (LRS) has developed an emergency call button that is said to be extremely rugged and is waterproof. Once the 'call button’ on the front of the unit is pressed, the unit can page an individual or a group of people to respond to the emergency situation.

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07 March 2017

Stanley Security provides a range of lone worker safety solutions for organisations that need to minimise the risks faced by the many different groups of staff that may have to work alone in a diverse range of environments.

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07 March 2017

Slingsby says that it offers great choice, value and expertise in the supply of workplace equipment. 

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07 March 2017

Birmingham based Evac + Chair International describes itself as the world’s leading supplier and original manufacturer of evacuation chairs.

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07 March 2017

At The Health & Safety Event, Svantek will be showing a wide range of high performance noise and vibration monitoring instrumentation, 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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07 March 2017

One of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK, the Wates Group, has confirmed its commitment to deploy defibrillators throughout its organisation.

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09 March 2017

A two-way radio is a critical communications tool in a variety of scenarios: construction, engineering, schools, hospitals and large public gatherings. But while everyone may be used to using their mobile phones – where there are no rules to worry about – it’s important to ensure staff are familiar with the etiquette of two-way radio communications.

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01 March 2017

On 24th February 2017, Alcumus, the provider of technology-enabled business assurance and compliance risk management solutions, was honoured to have His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales officially opening its new Cardiff head office at Axys House, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff.

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27 February 2017

Noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research are debuting the new doseBadge5 at this year’s Health & Safety Event at the Birmingham NEC, March 20-22.

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01 March 2017

Intrinsic safety has long been a recognised term in gas detection. However, affordable IS technology is now available for other detection applications. 

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07 February 2017

Intertec has launched a range of enclosed emergency safety showers for use in harsh outdoor environments.

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06 February 2017

Chemical Permeation tests on chemical suit fabric are conducted at 23oC. Yet permeation rate increases with temperature. So if the real-world temperature is higher than 23oC, the permeation rate will be higher than indicated by the test and any test-based calculation of safe use time will be wrong, explains Lakeland Industries Europe.

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FEATURES

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08 March 2017

Hearing Protection remains one of the most challenging issues for health and safety managers today. With no obvious sign of injury until irreversible damage is done, protecting workers requires a multi-level approach. Chris Shaw looks at some of the key issues facing safety managers.

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07 March 2017

Trading Standards has launched a National Project investigating leather gloves sold as personal protective equipment, looking for the banned substances Chromium VI and Azo Dyes.

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01 March 2017

All employers have a Duty of Care to keep their staff properly trained and comfortable at work. But when it comes to lone working there’s still many grey areas, says LoneALERT sales & marketing manager, Mathew Colley.

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01 March 2017

Simon Field, a technical specialist at science-based technology company 3M, offers some sound advice for protecting workers against hazardous noises.

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24 November 2016

Each issue HSM speaks to a member of the BOHS about the challenges and rewards of working as an occupational hygienist. This issue we talk to Julian Dowson, director of Peritus Health Management.

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06 February 2017

When the HSE recently published its annual statistics there was little surprise that construction remained an industry with a "statistically significantly higher" than average workplace injury rate. With around 6% of the nation's workforce but almost one third of work related fatalities, enforcement in the sector remains a key HSE priority. But, asks Rhian Greaves, Clyde & Co's SHE regulatory head of compliance & strategic support, how is this working in practice and what are the effects on a po

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03 November 2016

Fleet managers are being bombarded with so many different messages about how to make their fleets and drivers safer that it is causing confusion in the marketplace, according to Chris Horbowyj of GreenRoad Technologies.

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27 October 2016

Many of us work in environments where noise is a daily hazard. Although changes in work patterns and the use of quieter and more efficient machinery have reduced noise levels in recent decades, HSM asks James Tingay, product development at Cirrus Research why it’s still a major occupational hazard that is attracting the attention of litigation lawyers.

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26 October 2016

The issues facing international freight haulers are getting worse by the day. While measures such as the ‘big wall’ are being put in place, the understandably desperate attempts by the 10,000 or so migrants in Calais to enter the UK are unlikely to go away. HSM asks David Thompson, managing partner at Moore Blatch Solicitors where this situation leaves directors with regards to the duty they owe their drivers.

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19 September 2016

The design and building company behind Wales’ biggest trampoline arena needed to provide a bespoke mains lighting, emergency lighting and fire alarm solution. With aesthetics, comfort and energy efficiency crucial considerations, the company needed to reach new heights in safety.

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19 September 2016

New research reveals that 45% of van drivers knowingly overload their vehicles, while nearly half of businesses don’t monitor gross vehicle weights. Road safety, fines and maintenance issues are the heavy cost of overloading to UK businesses but Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has some advice on the dangers of overloading vehicles.

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07 October 2016

Over 500 people are injured on the UK’s roads every year and it’s thought that approximately one third of these involve someone driving on business. In addition, millions of vehicles being driven for work are involved in collisions that cause damage to the vehicle or property. But how much of this is avoidable?

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03 August 2016

Health and safety management systems are only as effective as the culture they are applied in. John Southall, co-founder of health and safety consultancy, Southalls, looks at what characterises a positive safety culture and the steps that can be taken to engage employees throughout an organisation.

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14 July 2016

Mathew Colley, sales & marketing manager at LoneAlert, discusses how GPS can protect lone workers - but why some staff still have their doubts.

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03 August 2016

Safety consulting is moving into psychology and enterprise risk. Mieke Jacobs, global practice leader operational risk management & employee safety at DuPont Sustainable Solutions, explores these new operational risk strategies.

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07 April 2016

Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, explores driver eyecare the power of the employer.

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13 April 2016

A revision to the EN388 standard for gloves giving protection from mechanical risks, including cuts, will increase the accuracy and reliability of cutting tests on higher resistance materials. The revision, which is likely to be published around the middle of 2016, has been welcomed by DSM Dyneema.

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08 March 2016

Refrigerants, while crucial to the efficient operation of modern day cold store systems, can pose a significant threat to the environment and an even greater hazard to the health and safety of workers if a leak occurs. Faced with such risks and increasingly stringent legislation, Shaun Evers, managing director of Stonegate Instruments, believes companies across a broad range of sectors are placing an increased focus on reducing gas leaks to ensure the safety of their employees.

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03 March 2016

Chris Shaw talks to Mathew Colley, sales & marketing manager at LoneALERT, about the current - and future - lone worker protection industry.

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03 February 2016

NEBOSH development manager Barry Wilkes looks at how the new Sentencing Council guidelines for health and safety offences, in force from 1 February 2016, could further motivate organisations to ensure that they are compliant with health and safety laws.

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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13 May 2016

The SVAN 971 is Svantek’s smallest Class 1 IEC 61672 sound level meter with 1/1 & 1/3 octave analyser and maximum functionality in compact design.

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25 August 2016

14.2m Van Mounted Boom Lift

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17 September 2015

Simple operation

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23 September 2015

Personal and area monitoring applications

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11 July 2016

Understand your risk better by trusting Cardinus to carry out your insurance risk surveys with our nationwide team of surveyors.

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09 February 2016

Large goal post barrier designed to protect doorways from impacts.

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11 July 2016

Reduce the risk to your fleet with in-vehicle driver awareness training sessions. These sessions are the most effective way to reduce driver-related collisions and incidents.

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01 April 2016

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

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23 September 2015

Gas detection heads and control panels

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17 September 2015

Long term unattended monitoring of noise and dust levels

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11 July 2016

We offer a complete solution to help you manage all elements of Display Screen Equipment compliance programme across your organisation.

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17 September 2015

Simple 3 button operation

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11 July 2016

Our on-site or public DSE assessor training courses will give you the expertise to start carrying out DSE risk assessments for your organisation.

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08 March 2013

• Improve workflow • Identify spare capacity • Track waiting parts • Allocate work to technicians

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25 November 2016

CITB Site Safety Plus Training

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