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New standard for traffic safety barrier systems

BSI, the business standards company, has published Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 13, Code of practice for safety barriers used in traffic management within workplace environments with test methods for safety barrier impact resilience.

According to Health and Safety Executive statistics approximately 50 people are killed each year, and ...
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The rise of teleoperation

Positioning accuracy has always been one of the most important aspects of ...
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New safety alert protocol

A Safety Alert Protocol has been developed by the Strategic Forum Plant ...
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Improving cable management

When igus approached Kasen Cranes with an alternative solution for cable ...
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ATEX lift trucks

Manufacturer Witton Chemicals has selected Pyroban to provide explosion ...
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Tackling low productivity

Improving management and leadership performance remains one of the biggest ...
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Accurate inductive sensors

The European Southern Observatory based in Garching, Germany, is relying ...
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Changing times

It’s time to think seriously about joining the Fourth Industrial Revolution before UK manufacturers get left behind by more progressive nations, warns Chris Beck

Every January, the picturesque Swiss ski resort of Davos hosts the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The world’s great and good (and questionable) attend the five-day ...
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Keeping guard

When it comes to machine safety, failure to adhere to regulations can be an expensive business, but compliance need not be such an onerous task, as Mark Venables explains
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Under pressure

Chris Beck learns how, when it comes to compressed air savings, even a small change can make a big difference
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On the meter

In the ongoing drive for business to increase efficiency, understanding exactly what energy is being used where is at the heart of any solution, as Mark Venables discovers
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