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  • Is ‘COVID-safe’ guidance enough?

    17 February 2021

    It is clear that the Coronavirus pandemic will continue into 2021, with restrictions and guidelines still in place for Covid-secure work environments. But, in order for employees to resume work back at the physical office without worrying about spreading the virus, companies need to consider introducing additional protocols to ensure that the workplace is, in fact, safe....

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  • The importance of transportable lighting in hazardous areas

    15 February 2021

    In this article, Ken Eddleston, Senior Lighting Specialist at Chalmit, discusses why organisations working in harsh and hazardous industries cannot afford to overlook the importance of transportable lighting....

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  • The most important explosion safety systems at a glance

    12 February 2021

    Which protective system is the right one for my application? Depending on the results of the hazard and risk analysis, a number of proven precautions need to be taken. They are divided into explosion prevention and explosion protection....

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  • Which standards and documents does an ATEX professional need in Ireland?

    09 February 2021

    Any engineer or electrician working on the design or installation of electrical systems needs to be competent. This is especially true when working with potentially explosive atmospheres. For those operating in Ireland, it is expected that such an ATEX professional would maintain, or have access to, a reference library including IEC/NSAI standards....

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  • Digitisation in service and maintenance

    09 February 2021

    Mobile communication devices such as smartphones or tablets are increasingly important for the industry. Not only do they make data available in plants and industrial environments and facilitate communication between the control centre and the workers, they also support mobile workers in their daily tasks, thus ensuring optimised processes and reliable quality management....

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The importance of networking radiological protection equipment 03 February 2021

Arguably, there is no industry as highly regulated as the nuclear sector and none where mission-critical safety systems matter more. Here, Gary Bradshaw, Director of remote monitoring specialist Omniflex, explains how the nuclear sector can benefit by adopting new systems that save time and money while also improving plant safety....

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Compliance vs. Competence – what makes you safer? 02 February 2021

When doing ATEX presentations, Declan Barry, Managing Director of ATEX Explosion Hazards Ltd., is frequently asked which is more important; Compliance or Competence. His usual answer is: “people cause explosions, not plants”....

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An unmanned revolution in the oil and gas, energy and petrochemical industries 02 February 2021

The oil and gas industry is highly complex: asset management, environmental compliance and safety must all be addressed and guaranteed. Many organisations have invested heavily in deploying large oil pipeline infrastructure across an expansive geographic network, spanning countries and continents. Such infrastructure must be routinely inspected to ensure structural integrity and to monitor for potential trespassers....

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Understanding the compliance conundrum 01 February 2021

As an inherently hazardous industry, ‘being compliant’ has much deeper resonance and reverberations for the global oil and gas sector and goes way beyond a tick box exercise. Likewise, understanding perceptions of ‘compliance’ can differ, leaving stakeholders exposed to financial, technical and even reputational risk they may not be aware of. James Steven, Development and Innovation Manager Product Assurance at DNV GL, explores the quandaries....

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Hybrid RTLS technology for site wide tracking 01 February 2021

In this article, John Hartley, CEO of Extronics, talks about the next generation of site wide Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) using hybrid technology for improved worker safety and asset tracking....

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