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  • Proactive risk management using wearable digital technologies

    02 November 2021

    Too often safety professionals may feel as if they’re holding the parcel when the music stops. Despite best efforts, things still go wrong and the HSEQ team are left to manage the consequences as best they can. But what if it didn’t need to be this way? What if you had earlier warning of the changing risk picture? Action could be taken before the incident happens, enabling more proactive ways of working....

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  • Harnessing the power of data will realise true potential of inspection technologies

    02 November 2021

    The previous PPTex Supplement in Hazardex August contained very informative articles on Augmented Reality, wearables, robots and the growing adoption of mobile working for lone workers. These innovative technologies have a common thread in that they are all reliant upon data, documents and models which are complete, consistent and connected....

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  • The next industrial revolution

    02 November 2021

    The next development within industry won’t come through just technology, but from the operator and the skills they have. Skills management and knowledge sharing will re-invent plant floor operations and create the next most sought-after industrial asset, the connected worker....

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  • The Hazardex Awards for Excellence

    14 September 2021

    The Hazardex awards programme has long been a benchmark for those supplying products, services and systems within hazardous areas. The awards offer Hazardex readers the ability to play their part in raising awareness and standards across the sector by nominating a company, product or service, entering their vote, and encouraging colleagues to do likewise....

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  • Finland based Aava Mobile Oy joins German based Pepperl+Fuchs Group

    02 September 2021

    All shares of Finland based Aava Mobile Oy – specialist for the Design and Manufacturing of latest technology industrial ruggedised smartphones and tablet computers – were sold to Germany based Pepperl+Fuchs Group....

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Emergency evacuations – ensuring efficient and reliable roll calls 24 August 2021

The fire drill has been a familiar event throughout the lives of most people. From termly practice runs at school through to the regular office drills, we’ve all experienced the scheduled interruption to the day to file out in an orderly fashion and assemble at a designated meeting point....

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How mobile tech is reducing risk in hazardous environments 04 August 2021

Keeping employees healthy and safe is a challenge for many employers – perhaps none more so than those whose staff work in hazardous environments. Fortunately for these organisations – many of which are now responsible for a higher number of lone workers – safety technology is evolving rapidly, with mobile solutions now providing a high level of protection for workers in even the most hazardous of workplaces....

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Augmented Reality drives real change in remote training and safety 04 August 2021

Augmented reality technology is allowing field engineers to connect directly to off-site experts for more efficient maintenance, data collection, training and safety, as Kim Fenrich, global AR/VR and digital services product manager, ABB Process Automation, explains....

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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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