New manhole safety device could save lives

Independent waste management group CSG, whose business includes a major off-mains drainage maintenance operation, plans to deploy a new “potentially life-saving” device specifically designed to prevent falls into open septic tank manholes. The Manhole Safety Barrier (MSB) has been devised in-house by the company’s health & safety manager Kevin Mooney who said early trials of the device carried out by…

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Ansell introduces world’s thinnest chemical resistant disposable glove

Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, announces the introduction of Microflex® 93-260, the thinnest chemical resistant, single use glove available on the market today. This breakthrough solution offers tough protection against a broad range of chemicals, while still providing the dexterity and tactility of a thin, disposable glove. Traditional disposable gloves are designed to provide protection against chemicals for…

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Low cost solution to slippery decking

Wooden decking can become hazardous in damp and slippery conditions, creating the possible threat of a slips or falls for anyone walking across the surface. Outside areas where people gather need to be made safe so FibreGrid has come up with a solution to this problem with the development of Anti Slip Standard GRP Decking Strips, part of their affordable …

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Taking a stand for public health – Bulk soap is a proven risk

Washroom hygiene has come a long way in recent years, helped by advances in technology and design. Mike Sullivan, Managing Director for GOJO Industries-Europe, explains how the latest systems can help achieve even higher hygiene standards. Advances in terms of technology and materials have the power to change many aspects of our lives. History is littered with landmark moments when…

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Not all PPE Equipment is created equal

Neil Hewitt, Divisional Director Quality and Technical Standards at Arco discusses the issues of non-compliant, CE marked, Personal Protective Equipment and the steps the industry can take to minimise the risk of these products entering into the European market. Despite Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) having the required EC type approval and CE mark, recent tests have indicated that some of…

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