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Film urges people to listen to advice about hearing damage

Honeywell has created a new video to raise awareness of the life-changing consequences of hearing damage. ‘Take Care of your Hearing’ is part of a package …

Hearing protection trends: From apps to earplugs

Even a low level of noise can be hazardous to the human ear and may have serious consequences such as loss of hearing. Earplugs and other devices can prevent …

Remote sensor can be installed where gas leaks are most likely to happen

In response to an industry-wide drive towards improved worker safety and reducing maintenance downtime, toxic gas detection expert Crowcon has developed a …

Life in the tunnels

The biggest wastewater tunnel ever to be built in Scotland, Glasgow’s £100 million Shieldhall tunnel is due for completion in the Summer of 2017. It …

Waste collection workers trial wearable technology at Wolverhampton site

A couple of innovative pilot schemes aimed at improving employee safety and wellbeing are being trialed by Amey. One of these uses the latest ‘wearable’ …

180-degree ‘Wide Eye’ camera system designed to save lives in waste and recycling

Wolverhampton-based Spillard Safety Systems has unveiled its Optronics Wide Eye Camera System, which uses a fish eye 180-degree view angle camera that will …

Fall protection strategy for water treatment plant

A manufacturer of fall protection equipment, 3M Fall Protection, formerly Capital Safety, has worked with the Union of Water and Sanitation Alsace Moselle in …

Scraper bridges installed quickly and safely at London Tideway

A&J Fabtech has been commended for developing a new safer, quicker and lower cost method of installing rotating full-bridge suction lift scrapers, a …

Board director achieves NEBOSH distinction to support safety culture

A board director from drainage service provider Lanes Group has taken the unusual step of achieved a nationally-recognised health and safety qualification …

Wireless monitor extends benefits of real-time safety to a wider audience

Honeywell has introduced the MicroRAE gas monitor, said to be the industry’s first wireless four-gas monitor that operates with all major wireless …

Storms, floods, fires – league table highlights biggest threats to business continuity in 2016 so far

Whether it was a fire that brought a halt to a bustling city centre, structural damage to a bridge that diverted 80,000 commuters daily or a 106-mph storm that …

London firm gets £40k fine for unguarded opening

A London based construction company has been fined for safety failings. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how RS Construction UK (London) Limited was …

When asbestos removal goes wrong

UKATA explains what to do when the best laid plans fail In the light of several cases where asbestos has been incorrectly removed, or improperly disposed of, …

Camera systems improve safety and track performance of food waste collection service

New additions to Midlothian Council’s fleet of vehicles have recently been installed with camera systems to assist in the efficient day-to-day operations of …

Topsides event to focus on ‘saving money safely’

A new, interactive oil and gas conference and exhibition, taking place at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on 16 and 17 March, will address safe …

Helping the workforce learn to manage asbestos

SGS UK, a company focused on inspection, verification, testing and certification, is offering training to help employees avoid exposure to asbestos to and …

Demystifying the myths behind working at height

Test your knowledge and make sure you know what the real threats are, suggests Stuart Linnitt, Global Engineered Systems Manager at Capital Safety, a 3M …

New sentencing guidelines mean a hike in fines for health and safety breaches

From 1 February 2016 Crown Courts and Magistrates Courts in England and Wales will be bound by tough new guidelines when sentencing offenders who have been …

Moray Council first to make health & safety commitment

Moray Council has become the first resource management team in Scotland to sign up to a national commitment to prioritise health and safety it was announced on …

BSIF outlines impact of new health and safety sentencing guidelines on businesses

Alan Murray, CEO of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) reflects on the new health and safety sentencing guidelines and how these may affect UK …

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