Reducing H&S risks with fall protection systems

Risks are inherent in many occupations, but for those working at height, the stakes are significantly higher. Berenice Northcott, Managing Director of rope access specialist Access North Structures, explores why fall protection systems are invaluable for enhancing safety standards. Health and safety is of utmost importance within any industry. But for those employed within the construction and maintenance sector, elevated…

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Advanced Protection for National Rail College

A key driver in the successful delivery of the UK’s £42.6 billion HS2 project, the new National College for High Speed Rail, is now protected by industry-leading fire panels from Advanced. Located in Doncaster, a town historically known for its prominent role in rail engineering and maintenance, the college occupies 76,000 sq ft of teaching and workshop space, with specialist…

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ICEE cuts plastic and metal ‘Tommy Soldier’ profiles by waterjet

Using a powerful and accurate waterjet machine tool, manufacturing subcontractor ICEE Managed Services is cutting a range of commemorative World War 1 ‘Tommy Soldier’ profiles and outlines from acrylic plastic and mild steel materials. The work is being done for ICEE’s customer Littlehampton Welding Ltd., a leading UK maker and installer of architectural metalwork and public realm artworks. Littlehampton Welding’s customer is in turn Remembered, a…

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Arts appreciation open to all

Scotland’s first purpose-built Arts Centre is continuing its pioneering tradition by becoming the first such venue in the region to open its doors fully to people with disabilities, and their carers. Macrobert Arts Centre, at the heart of University of Stirling, has opened a Changing Places toilet, supplied and installed by Closomat. It is believed to be the first Arts…

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Smarter approaches for sustainable buildings

By Daniela Pandrea, Director of Connected Services, Honeywell Buildings Solutions Europe  Smart buildings are becoming increasingly popular, gaining attention from facility managers who are under pressure to find new ways of reducing operational costs, improving the experience of the building and meeting sustainability goals. Much of this attention is fuelled by the Internet of Things (IoT) and the growing popularity…

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Keeping Students Safe at University

University campus buildings and student accommodation facilities are complex infrastructures and, with so many security requirements, it can be difficult to keep on top of them and the challenges they impose. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant for Allegion UK, discusses how to ensure the security and safety of the students of today and tomorrow. Many UK universities treat safety and security…

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£534,000 contract covers the refurbishment of the Pathology Laboratory at the Tameside General Hospital

SPIE UK has been awarded a contract with Tameside Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, at Tameside General Hospital. The work involves the strip out and refurbishment of the Pathology laboratory in New Fountain House and incorporates all new flooring, ceilings, decoration, joinery, fixed furniture, sanitary fittings and mechanical and electrical installations. The contract is worth £534,000, and will take place…

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GRITIT celebrates national public sector Framework status

Award winning firm GRITIT has secured a valuable public sector framework award for the provision of Winter Gritting, Snow Clearance and Grounds Maintenance services. Following a competitive tender process, GRITIT has been awarded a place on the YPO 827 Winter Maintenance Products and Services Framework for Lot 4 – Winter Gritting, Snow Clearance and Grounds Maintenance Services. YPO is a…

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ErP – We Are Ready

Warm Air, Radiant and Heating Products are now affected by European Regulations. Warm air heaters are subject to Lot 21 of the directive and radiant heaters Lot 20. Minimum efficiencies for warm air is now 72% and radiant heaters is now 74%. Crucially, these minimum criteria are applicable for both new installations and when replacing existing products. As a result,…

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Healthcare Estates 2018: Static Systems highlights latest investment in product development and continued commitment to industry collaboration

Specialist provider of healthcare communication and bedhead services solutions for the acute healthcare sector, Static Systems Group, will use Healthcare Estates (9 – 10 October) as a platform to highlight its latest investment in product development and commitment to improving healthcare outcomes for all via greater industry collaboration. Visitors to Static Systems’ stand (C3) will be able to find out…

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