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  • Welcome to PPTex!

    31 July 2018

    This, the first PPTex supplement within Hazardex, will bring you the latest intelligence on a sector that is seeing runaway growth and is likely to change the way humans operate within hazardous areas and extreme work environments....

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  • Workplace fatal injuries in Great Britain 2018

    06 July 2018

    The latest Health & Safety Executive fatal injury statistics show that 144  workers were killed in the UK over 2017/18.  This compares with 274 twenty years ago (1997/98) and 495 in 1981. These statistics are from RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations....

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  • Hazardex announces the launch of PPTex supplement – July 2018

    09 May 2018

    Why we focus on PPT not PPE in general?   ...

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  • South African mining companies agree $400m compensation for silicosis

    04 May 2018

    Mining companies have agreed a 5bn rand ($400m) compensation deal for tens of thousands of South African miners who contracted deadly lung diseases while working underground. The miners contracted silicosis, an incurable lung disease caused by inhaling dust from gold-bearing rocks. ...

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  • UK company fined after DSEAR failures badly injure worker

    23 April 2018

    A company specialising in spray foam insulation services has been fined after an inexperienced worker suffered severe burns while attempting to refuel petrol powered equipment. Greenseal Insulation Ltd of Birmingham pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6 of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002 and was fined £40,000 with costs of £11,779....

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ExVeritas Wins Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise - Ex Certification Body receives highest UK business accolade 23 April 2018

Her Majesty The Queen has selected the ExVeritas as winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. The Queen’s Awards are regarded as the most prestigious business awards in the country and recognise ExVeritas as one of the very best businesses within its field. ...

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European chlor-alkali industry safety improvement trend levels off 03 April 2018

The latest figures from the Euro Chlor industry association show a levelling off in the safety performance of the chlor-alkali industry in Europe. In 2016, Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) for member company personnel increased slightly from 1.9 to 2.0 compared to 2015, whilst the LTI figure for contractor staff improved from 2.1 to 1.8....

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CSA Group UK’s 2018 training programme is available to book! See our latest training offers below 19 March 2018

Our courses cover the latest legislative requirements for the Ex market - 95% of attendees have said they would recommend a CSA Group training course to their colleagues. There is a Hazardex readers’ discount of 10% - quote HAZARDEX 2018 when booking on our 2018 open courses*...

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Hazardex 2018 Conference - Many thanks to our speakers for a varied and interesting set of presentations 03 March 2018

The Hazardex 2018 hazardous area operations and process safety conference took place at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on February 28 and March 1. In addition to the comprehensive explosion risk and functional safety coverage, an additional focus for this edition was Cybersecurity and Industry 4.0, with a keynote from senior HSE and National Cybersecurity Centre figures....

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JT Limited launches new CompEx module 09 February 2018

A new module for the CompEx Scheme has been launched by JT Limited, part of the JTL Group, in response to feedback from the industry. That feedback indicated to the CompEx Scheme Committee that there is a gap in skills between the Foundation Unit and the CompEx core competency validation practical units for the Gas & Vapour modules Ex01-04, specifically in the area of installing cable glands and terminating cables. ...

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