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hes aug 18 18Scotload Streamline Product Supply With New Online Store

  • Scotload launch their new online store; http://www.scotload-direct.com allowing customers to easily purchase a wide range of stock at the click of a button.
  • The secure and user-friendly platform will streamline the buying process and provide access to exclusive product offers.
  • The site is available now for UK customers, with an international role out planned for later in the year. (Read More)

Why It Pays To Control Temperature, Whatever The Weather

As the sun continues to shine on the UK throughout June, July and likely into August, training specialist Develop Training Ltd (DTL) is reminding employers that it pays to ensure a comfortable working temperature, whatever the elements throw at us.

Many people are aware there is a minimum working temperature indoors (usually 16C, or 13C where the work being done is strenuous) but that there is no equivalent statutory level for how hot a workplace can be. However, that doesn’t mean employers can ignore soaring temperatures on days when the sun shines or in hot workplaces.

The Health and Safety Executive states that for indoor working, employers must provide: (Read More)

Training Is Key As Firms Face Dash To Comply With New Electrical Wiring Regs

Industry leading training provider, Develop Training Ltd (DTL), is warning that firms will face a dash for compliance when new electrical wiring regulations are released next month.

DTL says many firms will be caught unawares by the scope of the changes in the new British Standard requirements for electrical installations.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, which form the basis of the updated BS7671:2018, will require significant retraining for all UK electricians. It is due for publication in July but the major changes to the previous edition have already been announced, and they look set to have a big impact on the UK’s 265,000 electricians and electrical fitters as well as the organisations that employ them. (Read More)

hes aug 18 17Rittal Publishes UL Regulations Advice

Rittal embraces the need for a high degree of responsibility for the safety of users and the electrical equipment its enclosures are designed to protect.  As such the company has a policy of always being on the front foot when it comes to fully complying with international regulations.

In the USA and Canada, for example, a machine cannot be commissioned until approved by the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) to confirm compliance with the valid regulations, (Read More) 

hes aug 18 16Staving Off The Future

The innovative design of the HST (high speed turbo) compressor ensures that it runs at maximum energy efficiency through continuous upgrades – by retrofitting improved components as they become available. Mark Whitmore of BOGE explains.

There’s a term used by industrial suppliers that is guaranteed to make the blood boil for many of their potential buyers: ‘future-proofing’. The phrase is used – and, of course, mis-used – all too often. (Read More)

Dealing With Dust: The Effects Of Particulate Exposure

In a facility with many obvious industrial hazards, such as heavy plant and machinery, a bit of dust can seem innocuous.

It may be mandated that you wear some form of PPE to guard against this, but for many people it is still an irritant more than an active risk. As a result, protections against it can fall by the wayside and be ignored or improperly applied.

But while the impact of dust is not quite so obvious as a crush injury or amputation, the long term side effects can be severe. Silica dust, cleaning products and a variety of industrial chemicals can all impact on the condition of the lungs, causing permanent respiratory damage and an estimated 12,000 related deaths every year. Controlling this risk is simpler than you might think, and could save money as well as lives. (Read More)

hes aug 18 15Marstair and Ex-Machinery Explosion Proof Equipment Sign Partnership to Provide ATEX Air Conditioners for even the Harshest Environments

Ex-Machinery from the Netherlands and U.K. based Marstair, team up to serve the marine and oil & gas market with entirely new HVAC & refrigeration products.

Product release ATEX zone 1 condenser (Read More)

hes aug 18 14Corrosive Fume Extraction in the Water Treatment Process

To provide water that is safe for human consumption, there are a number of processes that the water treatment industry use.

Coagulation and flocculation are often the first steps in water treatment. Chemicals with a positive charge are added to the water. The positive charge of these chemicals neutralises the negative charge of dirt and other dissolved particles in the water. When this occurs, the particles bind with the chemicals  (Read More)

hes aug 18 13Manual Powder Processing Ignites Dust Cloud

A huge range of industrial processes are susceptible to electrostatic charge generation, creating a risk of fires and explosions in hazardous areas.

In one case a manual powder processing operation resulted in the ignition of a dust cloud, caused by the accumulation of static electricity, as evidenced by the results of a thorough investigation, summarised here. (Read More)

hes aug 18 12Empteezy Endeavour To Protect Remote Workers

With a variety of roles being carried out in the great outdoors involving fuels, lubricants, chemicals and agrochemicals, spill control and containment specialist Empteezy have expanded their range of portable eyewash solutions designed to protect those working without day-to-day facilities.

The need to have fast access to the right equipment to safeguard employees and the environment they are working in (Read More)

hes aug 18 11Hazardous Area Ex Personnel Competencies - All Described In IEC Standards

Hazardous area industries require competent people being active in all levels. Competency has to be shown both on theoretical and practical level. Competency is not just one-time exercise, it has to be refreshed in every 5 years to comply latest industry regulations and trends. Hazardous area competency (HAC) shall be the basis for both electrical and non-electrical explosion protection. HAC is an add on to one’s basic knowledge of being electrician or mechanical fitter (Read More)

hes aug 18 10Zone 1 Tablets - Android and Windows

The requirements of modern sites has seen a huge upturn in the demand for safe and reliable technology which can be taken into operational hazardous areas for the purpose of inspection or modification.

Many project and maintenance schedules now demand work to be done whilst processes are still live where possible with many sites no longer having traditional shutdown and overhaul periods. (Read More)

hes aug 18 9New Methods Of Free Explosion Pressure Relief

Intelligent explosion safety does not necessarily have to be expensive or complicated. An innovative technology makes it possible to divert the shock wave and flames of an explosion in a controlled manner. The result being that the required safety area is reduced, and spaces that are freely available are increased. People and machines are protected in the best possible way. (Read More)

hes aug 18 8AUMA launches explosion-proof variable speed actuators

Electric actuator manufacturer AUMA has launched explosion-proof variable speed valve actuators for use in potentially hazardous environment.

The new SAVEx actuators for open-close duty and SARVEx multi-turn actuators for modulating duty, combined with intelligent ACVEx actuator controls, provide full control of the motor speed at any time. (Read More)

How to avoid to become an Ex manufacturer?

In any possible hazardous environment you may find Ex certified devices, installations or even systems. The formula is kind of simple – as long as we do install, operate, maintain and repair as it should be, device is still Ex, and there shall be not any modification even in terms of legal considerations.

What is an Ex product?

  • There is a manufacturer
  • Product is Ex certified either by 3rd party (ATEX Notified Body, etc.) or manufacturer
  • In case of ATEX Category 2 non-electrical devices there you might find a retention of documentation
  • There is a manual focusing on Ex integrity
  • List of Ex accaessories has been added
  • Declaration of Conformity (Read More)

hes aug 18 7Cortem Group new NAV, NEV series cable glands

Cortem Group presents NAV and NEV, the new generation of cable glands for armoured and non-armoured cables.

NAV and NEV series cable glands are suitable for use in hazardous areas with danger of explosion to enable direct insertion of armoured and non-armoured cables into explosion-proof junction boxes, lighting  fixtures, plugs and sockets, etc. Thanks to their structure, they are particularly suitable both in harsh application, such as marine one, (Read More)

hes aug 18 6R. STAHL offers a range of conventional and LED lighting, ranging from linear, tubular, hand lamps, pendent lighting, & floodlights.

LED-based models such as the EXLUX 6002 and 6402 lines from R. STAHL, serve as very energy-efficient general lighting solution in Ex zones 1/21 and 2/22.

One 52 W model can replace two standard 36 W fluorescent lamps while ensuring a much better life span of 100,000 operating hours. Given a high luminous flux of 5,800 lm, (Read More)

How emergency lighting could revolutionise fire safety

Emergency lighting is seen as a requirement for most businesses, but its implementation is spotty, and usage scenarios vary.

With lighting only enforced in areas and escape routes where existing illumination is not sufficient, it’s easy for emergency lighting solutions to fall by the wayside, and either be ignored or implemented in a basic fashion as supplementary to other systems.

New technologies however could see a reappraisal of emergency lighting, as well as other means of safely escaping from a facility. Intelligent, networked solutions using the Internet of Things could allow us to track the conditions in a facility with greater specificity, calculating a response that’s more dynamic and safer for everyone involved. (Read More)

hes aug 18 5Honeywell Releases Comprehensive Guide To Hand Protection Regulations And Standards

Honeywell has published a free technical guide to the key regulations and standards that health and safety professionals need to comply with to ensure that workers’ hands are protected.

‘Key Regulations and Standards To Look Out For When The Hands Need Protection’ pays special attention to recent and forthcoming regulatory changes to glove standards, particularly those related to chemical (Read More)

Timothy Taylor’s Brewery - Efficient Sanitation Methods For Timothy Taylor’s Brewery

SOCOTEC – the UK’s leading testing, inspection and compliance company - has been working alongside Timothy Taylor’s Brewery to support their brewing process with efficient sanitation methods.

In the food and beverage industry, outstanding hygiene standards are paramount for both quality and food safety, as well as ensuring optimum performance of all equipment and processes.

Based in Yorkshire, Timothy Taylor’s is an independent, family-run brewery with 160 years’ experience, using the finest ingredients to brew the best possible beers. Landlord, a brewery favourite, has won more awards than any other beer.

Fermentation vessels are an essential component to any brewery, (Read More) 

hes aug 18 4Cost-Effective, 24/7 Leak Detection Based On Thermal Imaging

To remove the labour-intensive job of monitoring the integrity of pipeline networks, the video analytics specialist, IntelliView has developed a smart camera solution, at the heart of which, is FLIR thermal imaging technology.

Corrosion, ageing pipes and fittings are the common causes of leaks with control valves, pig traps and receivers, meters and pressure gauges being especially susceptible. Although leaks often start small, (Read More)

hes aug 18 3Peppers Cable Glands Limited

Peppers are a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of Hazardous Area Connectivity Solutions for use within industries such as Oil, Gas, Marine, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical and Food.

The Peppers product range includes a vast array of Elastomeric Seal and Barrier Cable Glands for use with armoured, unarmoured and conduit systems. Gland accessories specifically made for use with Peppers glands include locknuts, sealing washers, (Read More)

hes aug 18 2SIL3 Certification for the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller

Bifold is pleased to announce that the Partial Stroke Function of the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller is now SIL3 Certified according to IEC 61508 : 2010 Parts 1-7 and meets requirements providing a level of integrity to: Systematic Integrity: SIL3 Capable. (Read More)

9th ADDISBUILD (10-13 October 2018) - International Construction, Steel, Construction Machineries & Infrastructure Exhibition

Organized annually since 2010, Addisbuild is the longest standing construction event in East Africa. Due to the regular increase in exhibitor and visitor numbers, Addisbuild has a lot to offer for networking and finding business leads

Being just right in the action, the Addisbuild has always been the primary choice of international companies seeking to make business in Ethiopia.

In 2018, Addisbuild is going to be organized for the 9th time on 10-13 October. Join now and benefit the great trade and investment opportunities in Ethiopia and East Africa.

AddisBuild which has been held for 8 years in a row so far, which is the biggest construction (Read More)

hes aug 18 d1New Radio Remote Controls For Hoists And Cranes

J D Neuhaus (JDN), the world leader in air hoists, cranes, trolleys and monorail hoists, has further enhanced their remote control capabilities.

This innovation will bring exceptional ease-of-use and convenience to users across all industries. Three remote control models are now available, RC-X, RC S and RC-SP, each comprising of a transmitter and receiver and all can either be integrated in existing JDN solutions or directly combined with a new JDN hoist. (Read More) 

mayjune 18 23Opgal’s Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras Gain Mass Market Appeal

It is a well-known fact that many of the most sophisticated electronic, communications, and surveillance systems currently adopted by the mass market had their origins in the military.

The Internet is a case in point. This sensible approach to rolling out innovative technologies ensures that all the necessary checks and balances have been conducted before the public is presented with a robust product or service. (Read More) 

mayjune 18 22GIS extends GP electric chain hoist series for industrial environments

In the year of its 60th anniversary, Swiss electric chain hoist manufacturer GIS AG has expanded the lifting capacity of its GP series of electric chain hoists with the launch of GP1000, the third model in its new generation for industrial applications.

The GP series was introduced at the start of 2017 with the successful launch of the GP250/500 models. GP models replace the previous GCH series with considerably increased (Read More)

mayjune 18 21Eriks Calls For Hands-On Approach To New PPE Gloves Regulations

Industrial solutions provider, ERIKS UK & Ireland, has welcomed the new regulations for PPE gloves, and is calling on industry to familiarise themselves with the changes to ensure PPE gloves are fit-for-purpose.

The PPE Directive 89/686/EEC, which has been in place since 1989, is set to be replaced on 21st April 2018 by Regulation (EU) 2016/425. The updated regulations will include a number of important changes (Read More)

mayjune 18 20‘Full PPE’ shouldn’t be a catch-all solution

When it comes to control measures for workplace risks, we know that there’s a clear hierarchy of responses. Once a risk assessment has highlighted hazards in your workplace, the first aim should always be to eliminate them.

If this is not possible, then you look to replace the risk factor, isolate it, or separate individuals from the risk through barriers and routines. In other words, you should always take the most comprehensive form of protection possible (Read More)

The new PPE Regulations – What you Don’t Know Could Hurt you

Arco sets out the responsibilities of purchasers under the new PPE Regulation

Arco, the UK’s leading safety company, is leading the way in helping buyers navigate the complicated waters of the new PPE Regulation with clear, expert guidance and an assurance that its own products will fully comply with the requirements of the new legislation by the required transition end date.

The new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 brings about the most significant changes to the rules on PPE, since the introduction of the first Directive over 20 years ago.  The changes are designed to ensure ongoing product safety and assurance and to better reflect the needs of those buying and using PPE to keep them safe at work.  

From 21st April 2018, (Read More)

Empteezy are delighted to announce the launch of our galvanised steel pallets range.

Although IBCs and drums are regarded as one of the safest ways of transporting liquids, accidents still happen. Bu housing your storage container on a spill pallet you reduce the risk and ensure compliance.

For drum and IBC storage applications where polyethylene spill pallets might not be suitable, we now offer four sizes of spill pallet manufactured from 2mm structural grade galvanised steel which are fully compliant with all current UK regulations in relation to sump capacities (not less than 110% of the largest container’s storage capacity or 25% of their aggregate storage capacity, whichever is the greater).

These are fitted with galvanised legs to make positioning by pallet truck or fork lift easy and to ensure the underside of the sump doesn’t come into contact the ground. (Read More)

mayjune 18 19Reid Lifting Wins Fourth Queen’s Award for International Trade

Chepstow, Wales-based Reid Lifting, a manufacturer of lightweight gantry and davit cranes, has claimed its fourth Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, this time for outstanding achievement in international trade over the last three years.

Reid, which has been trading since 2000, received an initial award for innovation six years after inauguration before a double success, in the same category in addition to recognition (Read More) 

mayjune 18 18Develop Training Limited (DTL) is running a series of free High Voltage awareness days in late May.

The events have been specially designed for authorising engineers, authorised persons and competent persons in the healthcare, facilities and utilities sectors as well as the MoD.

They are also open to managers and other personnel responsible for training people to work in HV settings. (Read More)

mayjune 18 17Panama Project Puts Mechan On Map In The Americas

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is expanding its export horizons and preparing to ship its very first order to the Americas.

The Sheffield-based manufacturer is supplying heavy lifting equipment to the Panama City Metro, as part of a major project to construct a second line in the republic’s capital.

Mechan is working with parent company, CIM Group, to deliver a set of 20 12-tonne lifting jacks, four turntables and 40 (Read More)

mayjune 18 16Don’t Slip Up: Protecting Against Slips And Trips

We’ve all done it. You’re running where you shouldn’t be, you aren’t paying attention to the environment around you, or you’ve opted to wear a new, slightly too slick pair of shoes. Suddenly the floor gives out beneath you, you lollop around like a newborn giraffe, and you try not to fall over.

Yet taken together, slips, trips and falls were the most common cause of non-fatal injuries in the workplace in 2016/17, (Read More)

Watch Your Step: Protecting Against Slips, Trips And Falls

Slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work, causing 29% of all non-fatal injuries to employees.

Slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work, causing 29% of all non-fatal injuries to employees . Despite this, slip and trip accidents tend to be seen as an avoidable, reasonable risk, something to expected throughout the everyday working routine. With 70,116 non-fatal employee injuries under RIDDOR last year… that equate to more than 20,333 injuries by slips, trips and falls, does this sound simple and avoidable to you?  

Wearing the right type of protective footwear could be the key to decreasing these figures. (Read More)

mayjune 18 15Straightpoint Offers Two-Year Warranty as Standard

Straightpoint (SP) is offering a two-year warranty as standard on its full range of load cells and other force measurement equipment, effective 1 April 2018.

SP customers could previously extend their warranty from one to two years if they completed a registration form upon purchase of a product, but the 24-month term is now honoured as standard across the catalogue of products, from the best-selling Radiolink plus load cell to its latest innovation, (Read More)

mayjune 18 14New Kalrez® 7375 Range Of FFKM Sealing Products Offer Outstanding Properties & Performance

The new DuPont™ Kalrez® 7375 innovative FFKM sealing products provide high temperature as well as broad chemical and water/steam resistance properties.

Sealing performance, reliability and safety are ensured for applications in the most demanding industrial, chemical and general industrial fields of operation. These high performance perfluoroelastomer O-ring components (Read More)

mayjune 18 13Svantek Launches Low Cost SV 307 Noise Monitoring Terminal

Designed for permanent noise monitoring and featuring an integrated Class 1 sound level meter with GSM modem in removable waterproof casing

Svantek UK one of the leading manufacturers of noise and vibration instrumentation for environmental and occupational health monitoring applications - has launched the SV 307 integrated Noise Monitoring Terminal (NMT) designed for permanent noise monitoring applications. (Read More)

mayjune 18 12Cortem Group: new LED lighting fixtures and floodlights for Zone 2 EVNL and EVNL-B series

Cortem Group is pleased to present the new EVNL and EVNL-B series lighting fixtures and floodlights suitable for plants in Zone 2 (Gas) and Zone (21), 22 (Dusts), keeping cost reductions at the foreground, improving the product quality and increasing the lighting features.

As the Product Manager, Gianpaolo Scanferlini, explains: “Among the features on which Cortem Group aims to stand out (Read More) 

mayjune 18 11Glamox launches LED navigation lights with estimated service life of 100,000-plus hours

Lighting solutions specialist Glamox has launched the Aqua Signal Series 60 and Series 61, two long-life LED navigation lights with integrated countdown systems.

Navigation lights are all about safety. Glamox has developed Series 60 and 61 to eliminate any concerns about failing lanterns. Series 60 and 61 navigation lights are designed to last for 100,000 hours at (Read More) 

Top Considerations For Design And Build In Hazardous Environments

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79, the citizens of Pompeii were not prepared for the devastation that followed. Having lain dormant for the last 71 years, the Italian authorities continue to prepare for the next eruption from one of the most dangerous active volcanos in the world.

Here, Paul Mannion, project engineer at engineering solutions provider Boulting Group, explains the considerations that should be made when designing for builds in hazardous environments.

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002 (DSEAR), defines a hazardous area as “any place in which an explosive atmosphere may occur in quantities such as to require special precautions to protect the safety of workers”. It is vital that precautions are taken when constructing, installing and using apparatus in areas that have been defined as hazardous. (Read More)

mayjune 18 10The Connected Worker Gas Detection and Personnel Tracking Combined

Gas detection has evolved through many iterations from the birth of the Davy Lamp in the 19th Century through to the 4 gas monitors of today the goal has been the same; keeping people safe from potentially life threatening exposures, asphyxiation or explosion.  

With each evolution there has come new methodologies and with a recognition of risk there has often been a (Read More)

mayjune 18 9Welcome To The Leading Oil & Gas Event Within Iraq Borders; 8Th Iraq Oil & Gas - Basra Show

7th Iraq Oil & Gas Basra Show (5-7 December 2017) was a glittering occasion with the participation of His Excellency Jabbar Ali Hussain Allibi, Minister of Oil of the Republic of Iraq and His Excellency Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Iraq is indisputably one of the most attractive regions in the world having the immense oil & gas reserves and production potential. (Read More)

mayjune 18 8New Explosion Proof Blancett B3100 Flow Monitor

The B3100 flow monitor from US manufacturer Blancett, features advanced application options with user-friendly “thru-glass” operation, utilising finger proximity detecting buttons and is now available from Bell Flow Systems Ltd.

Data logging, remote data access and programming are available, without the need to open the enclosure - ensuring application integrity in demanding installations. The B3100 is explosion-proof in accordance with ATEX, IECEx, FM and CSA c-us. (Read More)

mayjune 18 7Static Earthing Protection for Vacuum Tankers

Vacuum tankers provide a wide range of services to the hazardous process industries, ranging from storage tank cleaning to the recovery of combustible materials resulting from leaks and spills. A key feature of this type of service is the recovery of materials in locations with potentially combustible atmospheres.

Static electricity is a well-known ignition source within the hazardous process industries and because the (Read More)

mayjune 18 6AUTOMATIC THERMAL IMAGE ENHANCEMENT Greater Situational Awareness, Improved Safety, Better Outcomes

Thermal imaging cameras such as the FLIR K55 and K65 are proving invaluable tools for firefighters but there is one feature in particular that makes these models stand out from the crowd.  

It’s called Flexible Scene Enhancement – FSX™ - which comes into its own where there are minimal differences in scene temperatures, conditions that can hinder firefighters (Read More)

mayjune 18 5Ion Science Launches World’s First PID Fire Investigation Kit

Featuring well proven handheld Tiger or TigerLT instruments and accessories for reliable detection of VOCs at sites of suspected arson-related incidents

Ion Science (www.ionscience.com) leading manufacturer of gas detection instrumentation for global environmental and occupational health monitoring applications – has launched the world’s first fire investigation kit featuring its well-proven, handheld Tiger or TigerLT (Read More) 

mayjune 18 4SICK’s ReLy Safety Relays: “New Tricks” from an Old Friend

WHEN it comes to choosing the right safety relay, identifying the smallest performance improvements can result in big productivity gains.  

That’s why SICK has developed its ReLy safety relays to achieve a 10 ms response time with a class-leading, long and durable product lifecycle.
In a range of just four products, the SICK ReLy safety relays meet most needs for monitoring safety functions or safety sensors up to PL e (Read More)

mayjune 18 3Bifold’s Circuit Designer – Modular solutions with drag and drop system

The Bifold Circuit Designer allows you to design a bespoke modular solution or tubed valve circuit comprising a series of valves in any order or orientation (where applicable) using a schematic drag and drop system.  

The completed system can then be bought as a modular solution or as a list of separate valves from Bifold. (Read More)

mayjune 18 2Clariant introduces new range of low foaming label-free emulsifiers for metal working fluids

New range of low foaming non-ionic emulsifiers free of human or environmental hazard labeling
Multifunctional additives with emulsification, lime soap dispersing, low foaming properties and excellent lubrication performance
Suitable for increasing fluid application pressures(Read More)

mayjune 18 1Nicky Moffat CBE Announced as Safety & Health Expo 2018’s First Inspirational Speaker

Safety & Health Expo is proud to welcome Nicky Moffat CBE, formerly the British Army’s highest ranking female officer, to deliver a fascinating and highly practical talk titled, ‘What Good Leadership Looks Like’.

As Europe’s most dedicated health and safety event, Safety & Health Expo 2018 is proud to continue its heritage of attracting inspirational speakers to change perceptions, (Read More)

hes april 18 33SP Load Cells Integral to Floating Crane Software Package

Polish marine electronics integration specialist Navinord has installed a state-of-the-art software package that includes four Straightpoint (SP) load cells on a 440t capacity floating crane, which is currently based near the Third Millennium John Paul II Bridge spanning the Martwa Wisła River in Gdansk, Poland.

Its new owner renovated the crane, originally named “Consulado De Bilbao Dos” when it was built in Bilbao, Spain in 1971, (Read More)

hes april 18 32CompEx Training – Official Opening of New Training Centre

C&P Engineering Services and Gower College Swansea are delighted to announce that after a successful licensing visit on the 23rd February 2018, the newly built CompEx training facility, situated at Gower College Swansea’s Tycoch Campus is officially now open. (Read More)

What will wellbeing look like in a workplace dominated by insecurity, gig work and intelligent machines?

British Safety Council says our understanding of changing risks to health, safety and wellbeing needs to improve, in a new report about the future of work

The public debate on the future of work has centred so far on the likely shape of the workplace and its implications for both employers and employees. There has been far less focus on what this might mean for workers’ health, safety and wellbeing. When wellbeing has been considered, the discussion has centred on the present, rather than preparing us for the challenges of the future. Yet, the impact of automation on the workplace will be more fundamental than is commonly understood, with 11 million jobs predicted to be lost in the next 20 years in the UK. As we are already seeing with some ‘gig’ working, (Read More)

hes april 18 31No Excuses, Bump It

Today’s gas detection technology offers better protection than ever before but one often-overlooked issue in the industry is the regular bump testing of instruments and, crucially, how many users are unaware of the importance of this simple procedure or unsure how to do it.

In simple terms, the usual recommendation is that gas detection instruments are serviced and calibrated at least once a year, depending on the technology and the manufacturer. (Read More) 

hes april 18 30New Filtermist acquisitions make MACH debuts

Telford based industrial air extraction and filtration specialist Filtermist will be showcasing the wide range of products and services available through its newly acquired divisions Multi Fan Systems and Dustcheck Ltd, on Stand H17-430 at MACH 2018.

Filtermist’s own brand of oil mist filters are well-known amongst UK manufacturers, but perhaps less well-known are the company’s additional capabilities, as Managing Director (Read More)

hes april 18 29Impressive Efficiencies in Fume Extraction

A common control within laboratories for the prevention of explosive and hazardous substances is by using a fume extraction system. The most commonly used fan for hazardous fume extraction is a centrifugal fan. This is large due to the fact they can generate large differences in pressure and can produce air flows against considerable resistance.

Axair Fans has a wide range of corrosion resistant polypropylene fans for use within industrial, (Read More)

hes april 18 28Fraser Anti-Static secure additional ATEX certification

Fraser Anti-Static, one of the world’s leading experts in static elimination and management, has secured additional ATEX dust certification for its latest generation of EX1250 static elimination bars.

Although the current EX1250 bar has had an ATEX gas rating for a number of years, this additional certification gives what Fraser CEO, Bruce Clothier, describes as “market leading performance and flexibility.” (Read More)

hes april 18 27Is Your Dust And Fume Control Supplier Fit For Purpose

The selection, design,  installation, maintenance and testing of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems requires a high level of competence in order to ensure that all  are done correctly.

Until now there has been little to ensure or  to demonstrate,  the competency of those carrying out this type of work, however, the introduction of the competency card by the Institute of Local Exhaust and Ventilation Engineers (ILEVE) (Read More) 

hes april 18 26Breathe Safe International Launch Sentry 4 Life Support Respiratory System to Meet New PPE Regulation

Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) specialists Breathe Safe International has launched the Sentry 4 Inert Entry Life Support System after a rigorous 3 year redevelopment and testing programme, to meet the most up to date and current PPE directives and regulations.

The Sentry 4 System has been certified and approved in line with the new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Read More)

hes april 18 25Robust Lone Worker Procedures Can Help Save Unconscious Employees

As a safety conscious organisation, one of ANT Telecom’s long-standing customers of over ten years has many initiatives in place that prevent accidents from happening. To support these measures, and to go one step further, it implemented a robust solution to protect workers should a health and safety incident occur. (Read More)

hes april 18 24Calor Gas: Protecting Lone Workers In Hazardous Environments With Safe Hub

Calor Gas, the UK’s leading supplier of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) has selected Lone Worker Solution’s (LWS) Safe Hub platform to protect their lone working engineers.

Around half of Calor’s 1,500 employees work at least some of their time in the field alone or out-of-sight of colleagues. One key issue for the company is the safety of employees who handle LPG. (Read More)

hes april 18 23Employers Face Increased Enforcement Levels Over Risks Associated With Lone Workers

The number of people considered to be lone workers in the UK is estimated to be up to 8million and employers face increasing levels of enforcement over their legal obligations to ensure their safety.

A good definition of a lone worker is an employee that carries out an activity in isolation from other workers without close or direct supervision, (Read More)

hes april 18 22Wireless X IECEx & ATEX Zone 1 Access Point

BARTEC PIXAVI has been the leader within wireless technology for hazardous areas for the last 18 years.

Now are introducing the Wireless X – the worlds smartest, smallest and lightest IECEx and ATEX Zone 1 wireless access point ever made. Based on both clever engineering, cutting edge material science and state of the art wireless infrastructure, we are now eliminating the need for bulky and heavy enclosures and external antennas. (Read More) 

hes april 18 21Zone 1 Tablets - Android and Windows

The requirements of modern sites has seen a huge upturn in the demand for safe and reliable technology which can be taken into operational hazardous areas for the purpose of inspection or modification.

Many project and maintenance schedules now demand work to be done whilst processes are still live where possible with many sites no longer having traditional shutdown and overhaul periods. (Read More)

hes april 18 20Ergonomic Actuators, Usable In All Climate Zones

R. STAHL offers a versatile range of actuators for designing explosion-protected control boxes used in systems and machines. The flexible product range includes push-, mushroom-head, key-operated mushroom, locking mushroom, double-push and illuminated pushbuttons.

The option of equipping a single actuator with up to four contact elements is extremely useful and more practical, in comparison to other products in the market. (Read More)

hes april 18 19AR-050: Artidor’s new Zone 1 air conditioner

“Let’s not waste time on systems with different functionalities, but direct all our attention on an air conditioner that meets the most important market demands.” That was the development assignment that Artidor gave itself. The end result is the explosion-safe AR-050 air conditioner: corrosion resistant, suitable for high ambient temperatures, ATEX zone 1 certified with both cooling and heating modes. (Read More)

hes april 18 18Flameproof Enclosures & Exd Custom Solutions

Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leading developer and manufacturer of electronic sensors and interface components for the global process automation market.

Our  process automation portfolio includes, isolated barriers, fieldbus infrastructure solutions, remote I/O systems, purge panels, hazardous area enclosures, industrial monitors & HMI solutions and hazardous area mobile devices. (Read More)

hes april 18 17Explosion Safety

Everything you need to know about how an explosion arise and how to protect your plant

An explosion is based on the availability of oxygen from the air, a source of ignition and a combustible substance. In the event of a dust explosion, the distribution of dust is another factor.

However, not every dust-air mixture is explosive. What matters is the mixing ratio. Specific explosion limits have been identified for every common type of dust, and within those limits you can expect an explosive mixing ratio. (Read More)

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