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Using assisted reality to maximise safety and worker productivity 04 August 2021

According to the HSE, 142 workers were killed in work accidents in the UK in 2020/2021. Such a sobering statistic is another reminder for organisations across all industries to continue to focus on health and safety measures in the workplace. Increasingly, organisations are looking for ‘fit for purpose’ technology to enhance worker safety and productivity....

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Safeguarding lone workers with technology 04 August 2021

Communication amongst teams is an essential part of conducting an efficient, effective and safe business. But when it comes to selecting a communications device to appropriately safeguard the lone workforce, with a growing number of options, choosing the right solution that addresses the needs of employees and the business as a whole, can be challenging....

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ABB launches virtual technical assistance support service 04 August 2021

ABB has launched a Virtual Assistance support service which uses a virtual platform to provide fast access to expert support to help solve technical queries and issues face to face, reducing downtime and increasing productivity....

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Update to Android 11 for intrinsically safe smartphone Smart-Ex® 02 from ECOM now available 27 July 2021

Smart-Ex® 02 users can now independently update the intrinsically safe smartphone by the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM Instruments to Android 11. Users can benefit from the numerous advantages and brand-new functions of the cutting-edge operating system....

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No more paper: efficient mobile access management with tablets for hazardous areas 15 July 2021

As part of a digitisation offensive, a petrochemical company in East Asia has adopted ECOM Instruments’ Tab-Ex® tablet series for hazardous areas to help speed up its processes....

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Rescue robot developed for disaster recovery in hazardous environments 28 June 2021

A remotely-operated rescue robot built to help with disaster recovery in hazardous industrial environments has been developed by an engineering firm for Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria. In the event of an incident the robot, developed by UK-based company Forth, can be sent in remotely and operated at a safe distance from a command and control centre....

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New research shines light on technology’s role in lone worker safety 01 June 2021

New research amongst over 120 health and safety specialists has highlighted the rising importance of technology to help prevent, manage and respond to workplace risks and adapt to changing working practices. The report, published by Peoplesafe, documents how COVID has created a rise in employee safety requirements and lone working for more than three quarters (77%) of businesses, accelerating technology adoption....

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Improved safety of people and machinery in the industrial workplace 27 May 2021

People working in and around machinery in industrial, engineering and maintenance sectors can be protected and better managed using an innovative real-time location system from Salunda Limited....

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Peoplesafe lone worker protection solution now available on Cat rugged smartphones 13 May 2021

Peoplesafe has entered into a strategic partnership with Bullitt Group, the global licensee for Cat® phones, to offer a lone worker service in the UK that better protects workers in harsh and unforgiving environments....

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CNOOC builds China's first smart offshore gas field cluster 13 May 2021

On April 29, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) announced the completion of China's first offshore intelligent gas field group. The Dongfang Gas Field Group consists of 10 offshore production platforms, one land processing terminal and several subsea oil and gas pipelines. It is currently the largest self-operated gas field group in the western South China Sea....

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