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  • HSE UK offshore safety report for 2018

    05 March 2020

    The Offshore Statistics & Regulatory Activity Report for 2018 from the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has shown that most safety trends in offshore oil & gas and wind operations have continued to improve. 2018 was the second consecutive year without a fatality and the longer-term rolling reportable non-fatal injury rate continues to fall on the UK Continental Shelf....

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  • Key lessons from incidents during start-up operations

    05 March 2020

    Start-ups are non-routine, transient and sometimes quite cumbersome operations; these periods require intense activity and attention from the operators. In this Safety Lore written by the IChemE Safety Centre (ISC), key learning points from two start-up incidents are discussed and suggestions are made using the ISC framework to highlight what can be done to achieve good process safety outcomes....

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  • Selecting motors and drives for explosive atmospheres

    05 March 2020

    When selecting variable speed drives and motors for potentially explosive atmospheres, the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations must be followed, otherwise explosion protection measures will be compromised. ABB’s Luciano Santos and Andrew Bould share some advice....

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  • The benefits of an effective cable gland strategy

    05 March 2020

    In this article Matt Ogden, Cable Gland Product Specialist at Hawke International discusses why it is essential for companies working in harsh and hazardous environments to develop a proper cable gland strategy and the benefits one delivers....

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  • Robotic technology for nuclear decommissioning

    05 March 2020

    Automated robotics within the nuclear sector have historically been adopted to minimise operator exposure to harmful radiation and ease the difficulties associated with accessing critical parts and/or contaminated equipment within a nuclear facility....

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Alarming your tank farm 30 January 2020

Twenty-five years on from a major explosion at an oil refinery, what can we learn about alarm annunciation? Here, Gary Bradshaw, Director at alarm annunciator specialist Omniflex, explains why many sites that fall within the scope of the Control of Major Hazards (COMAH) regulations are in urgent need of physical alarm panels that emit light and sound in the event of imminent danger....

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Are you using outdated technology to protect the health of your workforce? 29 January 2020

Without real-time and continuous monitoring, applying accurate safety controls in hazardous environments is impossible, argues Glyn Jones, CEO, Trolex Group....

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All you need to know about the latest arc flash regulations 29 January 2020

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is widely acknowledged to be the last line of defence for workers, meaning that understanding the different standards governing PPE is of vital importance. Yet a study by ProGARM, arc flash protective clothing specialists, uncovered that 78% of industry workers were unfamiliar with the relevant legislation for arc flash protection....

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Head for safety: unlock the associated benefits of great head protection 29 January 2020

Our head and the brilliantly complex brain it protects are integral to everything we do – at home and at work. 100,000 miles of blood vessels and 100 billion neurons enable our brains to breathe, think, dream, retain memories, and make 35,000 decisions each and every day. That’s 2,000 decisions per hour. It’s therefore only right that our heads are given the very best possible protection, especially when working in potentially hazardous environments....

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Ensuring a specialist approach to fire safety 29 January 2020

In this article Rob Head, Specialist Product Business Manager, for global life safety manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, outlines best practice for duty-holders when addressing life safety in hazardous areas....

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