ALS Safety named IPAF Training Centre of the year

ALS Safety wins International Award for Powered Access (IAPA) Award recognises exceptional IPAF Training Centre Judges impressed by growth, investment in facilities and innovative training methods including use of virtual reality simulation. ALS Safety, Riwal UK’s training division, has been named IPAF Training Centre of the Year at the 2019 International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA). The award was announced…

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Heightsafe Announce Partnership with Fallprotec

Heightsafe are delighted to announce a partnership with innovative European Work at Height specialists, Fallprotec. Craig Diable, Estimating Director at Heightsafe commented on the partnership: “As a company we have long been admirers of quality engineered safety systems, and are delighted to have entered into a strategic partnership with Fallprotec and their highly skilled team of engineers and designers.” “Already…

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Chubb Systems Achieves New International Health and Safety Standard

One of first to qualify for the distinction Chubb Systems Limited has achieved the ISO 45001, a new global standard for occupational health and safety (H&S), designed to increase safety, prevent work-related injuries and improve employee health and well-being at work. After an extensive audit conducted by Alcumus Isoquar, which is governed by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, Chubb received official certification. Chubb,…

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Legionella: warmer weather, greater risk?

The effects of climate change continue to hit the headlines as we move into our fourth month of above average temperatures, with predictions of an Indian summer being reported. Warm weather and hot summer holidays, quite naturally, see an increased use of many water applications. Air conditioning units and associated cooling towers, for example, are in greater demand in the…

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Preparing for the health and safety challenges ahead

10th Annual Conference 2018 – Health and safety in uncertain times 14 November 2018 One of the major events in the health & safety calendar is fast approaching. The British Safety Council is holding its 10th Annual Conference ‘Health and safety in uncertain times’ on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 at Congress Centre, London. This year’s conference speakers will prepare delegates…

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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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Celebrating health and safety heroes

Health and Safety Champions, Employee Wellbeing Initiatives and Health and Safety Innovations are shortlisted for International Safety Awards 2018 Recognising individual contributions to keeping workers and workplaces healthy and safe every day, the British Safety Council will be presenting two special individual awards at the Gala Dinner of the International Safety Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on…

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RoboGrit and dilemmas in digitisation

Facilities management won’t escape the rise of the robots, but the experts at winter maintenance specialists GRITIT are actively working towards a future where man and machine will work together in harmony. It’s a few hours before dawn on a crisp clear morning. The car park lies in low valley and, even though a frost hadn’t been predicted by the…

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Gripple Presents Next Generation of Wire Rope Suspension Solutions

The construction products innovator, Gripple has developed in-house a complete solution for the installation, in all applications, of HVAC, mechanical and plumbing services, also delivering increased speed, higher load performance and easier adjustment. Replacing the Gripple Trapeze and Trapeze Plus products, the UniGrip combines their functionality and best features and adds to them. With three models, UniGrip boasts an increased…

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