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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Are you using outdated technology to protect the health of your workforce? 29 January 2020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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The role of supervisor coaching in preventing serious injuries and fatalities 17 January 2020

Capable, respected, and influential supervisors are necessary for addressing behavioural lapses in safety processes....

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The consequences of leaving minor incidents unreported 16 January 2020

Recording minor accidents in the workplace can be an effective strategy to prevent major incidents....

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