Bureau Veritas calls for greater focus on ‘dropped object prevention’ amid escalating danger

With new statistics revealing the stark danger presented by falling objects, an issue which is being amplified by the UK’s increasingly extreme weather, Bureau Veritas is calling on the construction industry to ensure they have a robust object prevention strategy in place. While much health & safety focus is placed on mitigating the risk of falling at height, the reality…

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Martindale’s new HPATs simplify Portable Appliance Testing

When it comes to testing portable appliances, the HPAT Series of portable appliance testers from Martindale Electric – one of the most trusted brands in electrical safety – now includes the HPAT400 and new updates to its existing range, to enable both contractors and competent in-house personnel to quickly and safely verify the electrical safety of all types of appliances. Designed to perform safety checks…

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IDEXX Legiolert® Receives NF Validation Certification by AFNOR for Legionella pneumophila Testing

IDEXX, the global experts in water microbiology, has announced that the Legiolert® test, used for the rapid, confirmed enumeration of Legionella pneumophila in hot and cold sanitary water and cooling tower water, has been granted the NF Validation by AFNOR Certification, under the reference No IDX 33/06 – 06/19.  The AFNOR Certification follows a study that was carried by independent expert laboratories. The performance of the…

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How ProEconomy’s Advanced Water Treatment and Management Service Is Revolutionising Hotel Legionella Control

Used for food production, drinking, showering, cleaning, laundry, air conditioning and for guest facilities such as pools and hot tubs, water can be found almost everywhere in the everyday running of hotels and holiday resorts. As a result, water safety and compliance are vital for hotels to maintain their reputation and keep staff and visitors safe. This is where ProEconomy come…

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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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