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Empteezy Ltd producing Type 1 Tested Face Masks with assistance from the RBS and in partnership with “Social Business”, Social Bite.

Empteezy Ltd has begun the production of “Schoeller Masks” branded Type 1 tested 4-ply disposable face masks. This comes during a time when they are more required than ever. “Rules” across the world are forever changing however face masks have become a mainstay of those rules and are now an essential tool for day-to-day living.

Empteezy’s 4-ply solution is designed to be an efficient, reliable and affordable option to serve the high demand with accountability and belief in a company with 30 years of experience in the environmental health and safety sector.

Solution to your containment needs when a standard spill pallet is impractical.

Empteezy Collapsible Bunds are unique bunds designed for the storage of drums, IBCs, plant, machinery or even vehicles.

Our new PVC Eezybund portable bunds, part of our collapsible bunds range, are easy to store, and transport while being quick to assemble. They are also compatible with hydrocarbons as well as a wide range of other chemicals (compatibility information available upon request). These portable bunds are the ideal solution to your containment needs when a standard spill pallet is impractical.

How does European Directive 89/656/CEE relate to safe working at height?

Falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. In the UK in 2019/20, falls from height accounted for 26% of all workplace deaths1. In France, each year, more than 10% of all accidents at work are due to falls from height2. While in Germany, from 2009 to 2016, they accounted 432 workplace deaths3.

Choosing an extreme temperature connector

How picking the right connector first time can make the difference 

When designing industrial equipment, the operating temperature of the product is often at the top of the list for design engineers. This makes sense, after all, you don’t want to keep replacing failed equipment. However, while engineers give a lot of thought to heat in the equipment itself, the performance of the connectors and cables that join different devices is often overlooked. Here, Jonathan Parry, Senior Vice President of Global Operations and European Managing Director at cables and connectors specialist PEI-Genesis, explains how to choose an extreme temperature connector.

For the average member of the public, choosing a connector is often as simple as deciding between a one or two metre USB cable, and we still get very annoyed when the connection starts to become unreliable.

For safety interlocks, look no further than ifm!

Safety interlocks in the new MN7XX series from ifm electronic use RFID technology in combination with unique actuator coding, which means that tampering and unauthorised operation are rendered virtually impossible.

Suitable for use in safety systems that meet the requirements for PL e to ISO 13849-1 or SIL CL3 to IEC 62061, up to 32 of the new interlocks can be connected in series without reducing the safety functionality.

New asbestos app could result in blacklisting warns Unite

An app which rates the performance of asbestos workers could potentially be used to blacklist and discriminate workers, Unite, the UK’s construction union, has warned.

The app was launched yesterday (September 1) by the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA).

However, after a close reading of how the app appears to work and in particular the way that contractors rate operatives, Unite is concerned that the app could be used to victimise and blacklist workers.

Unite has written to Jason Day, the chairman of ARCA raising its concerns.

Bürkert hygienic flowmeter achieves ATEX Zone 2 approval 

Bürkert’s FLOWave liquid flowmeter has received ATEX Zone 2 approval, opening use for OEMs, system integrators and end users in potentially explosive atmospheres for hygienic applications. 

The Type 8098 hygienic flowmeter has been tested and approved for use in ATEX Zone 2, a potentially explosive atmosphere where gas, vapour or mist may persist for a short period. This means that the Type 8098 FLOWave flowmeter can now be used to bring safety and reliability to potentially explosive atmospheres in the pharmaceutical, food & beverage, semiconductor, as well as paints & coatings industries.

Ametek Land Opens High-Temperature Infrared  Calibration And Service Centre In The GCC

AMETEK Land, one of the world leaders in non-contact temperature measurement and combustion and emissions monitoring equipment, has opened a high-temperature infrared calibration and service centre in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), adding to its expansive global service centre network. 

In partnership with AIMS (Analytical Instrumentation & Maintenance Systems), the AMETEK Land Middle East Service Centre, based in Abu Dhabi, offers inspection, calibration, certification, and repair of all manufacturers’ infrared pyrometers, scanners, and thermal imagers. It uses standards traceable to the AMETEK Land laboratory in the United Kingdom, which is accredited to the international standard ISO / IEC 17025:2017 (general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories), to offer a comprehensive preventative maintenance and calibration service. 

Explosion safety system wins the Red Dot Design Award for the first time

When it comes to the winners of design awards, most people think of futuristic automobiles, furnishings or everyday objects. However, for the first time, protective systems have now also received an award.

Two in-house developments from the German safety manufacturer REMBE, known as the world market leader in the explosion safety scene, have received the Red Dot Design Award: the Q-Bic extinguishing barrier and the design study for a new generation of the EXKOP quench valve, both products for explosion isolation. The REMBE engineers have thus demonstrated that, besides the highest standards of safety and reliability, they also have an eye for the visual.

Safe & Efficient Drum Handling In Hazardous Areas

Do you have a need to lift or move drums, de-palletise or just generally move drums around a workshop or factory site in Hazardous Areas.

The St Clare Engineering range of Grab-O-Matic ATEX fork attachment and pedestrian drum handlers will provide a safe and efficient solution for you.

The Grab-O-Matic DLR range of rim grip fork attachment drum handlers are suitable for all types of steel drums, plastic ‘L’ ring drums and most fibre drums. 

The extensive drum handling range includes the SC10 for lifting and rotating drums to dispense the contents, scissor grabs, base gripping units and waist grippers, the whole range can also be fitted to pedestrian stackers. Bespoke units can be manufactured to suit customer specification.