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A major fine for Tata Steel shows the serious business consequences of failing to get to grips with safety in the industrial workplace.

Simon Duddy
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The Health & Safety Event 2018
The Health & Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Facilities Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Fire Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2018
Safety & Health Excellence Awards
VOX, Birmingham
11th April 2018
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018

AIR USER 2017 - 2018

Air User 2017 - 2018

MM Guide 2017 - 2018

Maintenance Management Guide 2017 - 2018




Tata Steel fined £1.4m after health and safety failings lead to death of worker

A steel producer has been fined after the death of 26-year-old maintenance electrician, Thomas Standerline.

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Adopting Industry 4.0 white paper

Bosch Rexroth has unveiled a detailed guide to Industry 4.0 adoption that avoids a negative impact on current production.

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Manufacturing challenges

Manufacturing output may have fallen since the heyday of the 1970s but it still accounts for 11 per cent of economic contribution compared to 12 per cent for the financial and professional sector.

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What happened to trade in 2017

The ONS published international trade data for December so this is the right occasion to talk about how trade figures changed in 2017 compared to the previous year, says EEF, the manufacturers' organisation.

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Intelligence squared

Industry 4.0 has received a lot of hype, but while this is usually off-putting, that doesn't mean it won't have a real impact on manufacturing and its supply chain, logistics and material handling challenges. Simon Duddy reports.

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APPG launches inquiry into workplace falls from height

The newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Working at Height, sponsored by PASMA and chaired by Glasgow Central MP, Alison Thewlis, has launched its first inquiry into the numbers of serious injuries and fatalities which occur because of a fall from height and falling objects.

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First keynote speaker announced for UKIVA machine vision conference

The first keynote presentation for the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition will be delivered by Henry Harris-Burland, VP Marketing from Starship Technologies, creator of self-driving delivery robots.

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Manufacturing celebrates its stars at national award ceremony

Dynamic manufacturers and talented apprentices from across the UK were recognised as national manufacturing champions at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards held in London recently.

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DIN-Plus compression springs from Lee Spring

Standards and specials manufacturer Lee Spring offers an expanded range of DIN size compression springs.

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Easily identify electrical panels with just one printer

The BSP41 Wire & Panel Identification Printer can efficiently identify electrical panels because it can print rigid identification tags for all major terminal block and component brands. The new printer enables you to quickly offer insight into how an electrical panel is connected for future maintenance and improvement projects.

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Precision torque testing system specified

Mecmesin supplied a Helixa-i precision torque testing system to a global manufacturer and distributor of component parts.

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New guide explains how to achieve a healthy measurement system

Top tips for accurate and reliable measurement revealed by new 'How to' guide.

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Chicago Pneumatic Screwdrivers - A Wicked Invention!

When the producers of the pop science TV series 'Wicked Inventions' sought a company that looks at the way items are invented, manufactured, and used to change the world around us, they approached Chicago Pneumatic.

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ACI Cable and Wire Driers

Driving productivity in wire and cable products requires consideration of best practice in process drying.

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Rittal's new laser machining centre to revolutionise control panel production at engineering firm

In a "UK first", Runcorn and Ewloe-based electrical engineering firm, LCA Controls, has switched its control panel operations from manual production to laser-machining. The move is expected to transform its productivity and efficiency.

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Leading retailers join the UK's big plastics debate

Coca Cola, Co-Op, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Iceland will come together under one roof for the first time at Packaging Innovations 2018, to talk about the UK's hottest topic - plastics in packaging. These leading brands will form a panel, as part of the show's Big Plastics Debate, discussing the road ahead for packaging professionals and new approaches to plastic packaging.

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