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Health & Safety Update | NOVEMBER 2020

Industry News - Safety & Security - PPE - Tools & Equipment

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Contents

Health & Safety Update | NOVEMBER 2020

Industry News - Safety & Security - PPE - Tools & Equipment

44 EVO EVO VISTA VISTA ®

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EVO®VISTA™ is a next generation feature-rich EVO®VISTA™ a nextongeneration safety helmetisbased JSP’s provenfeature-rich Evolution® head safety helmet based onThe JSP’shelmet provenincorporates Evolution® head protection technology. a protection technology. incorporates a fully retractable opticalThe classhelmet 1 faceshield or overspec. fully to retractable opticaland classmaintain, 1 faceshield or overspec. Easy deploy, adjust ensuring Easy to deploy, and maintain, protection is onadjust hand whenever it is ensuring required. Conforms to EN397 & EN166 protection is on hand whenever it is required.

EVO®VISTAshield™

EVO®VISTAlens™

Conforms to EN397 & EN166

EVO®VISTAshield™

EVO®VISTAlens™

SAFETY CELL SAFETY CELL

High performance safety eyewear always on hand High performance safety eyewear always on hand Individual wearers prescription eyewear compatible Individual wearers prescription eyewear compatible Safety cell protects wearer from ricocheting debris Safety cell protects wearer from ricocheting debris

The safety cell concept prevents ricocheting debris travelling up the The safety cell concept prevents eyewear anddebris impacting the scalp. ricocheting travelling up the eyewear and impacting the scalp.

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What’s the real cost of pressure vessel repair?

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N - ANTI-MIST

K - ANTI-SCRATCH

UV 2C-1.2

OPTICAL CLASS 1

N - ANTI-MIST

K - ANTI-SCRATCH

UV 2C-1.2

IMPACT (EVO®VISTAshield™ ONLY)

IMPACT

(EVO®VISTAshield™ ONLY)

KM 579403 BS EN 397

MM - MOLTEN METAL MM - MOLTEN METAL

LD - LATERAL DEFORMATION LD - LATERAL DEFORMATION

-40°C TESTED -40°C TESTED

EN50365 ELECTRICAL INSULATION EN50365 ELECTRICAL AC 1000V or DC 1500V INSULATION AC 1000V or DC 1500V

www.jspsafety.com sales@jspsafety.com Tel: +44 (0)1993 826050 www.jspsafety.com sales@jspsafety.com Tel: +44 (0)1993 826050

KM 579403 BS EN 397

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Fireco celebrates one millionth sale of Dorgard

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INDUSTRY NEWS In this short blog Leigh Bryan, national consultant specialist at heat transfer specialist Fulton, looks at the costs associated with shell and tube steam boiler pressure vessel repair (and asks whether you really should be questioning its cost or the value of your peace of mind).

What’s the Real Cost of Pressure Vessel Repair? Whether you’re looking at a multiple tube repair or furnace section replacement (the infamous D Patch Repair), the costs associated with pressure vessel repair can quickly and easily begin to spiral. The actual cost of a repair can run into tens of thousands, with certified materials, coded welders, insurer-appointed NDT inspectors and, in the case of D patch repairs to conventional 3-pass boilers, refractory replacement. The time taken to carry out repairs may also mean a hire boiler is needed to maintain delivery of steam to the site and/or process. Another cost that can run into thousands of pounds. Let’s also not forget about the potential financial, environmental and health & safety impacts of an acid clean. Here, specialist teams using often-expensive solvent- or alkalinebased treatments are required, which means the solutions used must then be stored or neutralised and disposed of in a safe manner that can also be potentially expensive.


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INDUSTRY NEWS

Additionally, there’s the financial impact from the boiler/process downtime, which can lead to the loss of services or product. In fact, in many cases the cost of repair is insignificant compared to the cost of several days without steam while a repair is carried out or a replacement hire boiler is delivered, installed and commissioned. So, if you’re specifying steam raising plant for a new project or even replacing ageing steam boilers, don’t just consider the initial capital costs but look at the bigger picture, such as the design of a steam boiler and the potential risks from boiler/ process downtime. Unlike conventional vertical and horizontal shell and tube steam boilers – containing long steel tubes through which hot gasses from a furnace pass and around which the water to be converted to steam circulates – the design of Fulton’s radical VSRT utilises a floating, self-compensating heat exchanger design that eliminates the risk of thermal shock. Factor in no tubes (so a minimum 9.6mm material thickness) and NO refractory and the probability of a costly repair is greatly reduced. The VSRT is also backed by an industry-defining, 10-year pressure vessel warranty. So, perhaps the question you should really ask isn’t what the cost of steam pressure vessel repair is, but what is the value of your peace of mind?

For further information contact Carl Knight Fulton Limited, Fernhurst Road, Bristol, BS5 7FG Tel: 0117 972 3322 Fax: 0117 972 3358 E-mail: sales@fulton.co.uk

www.fulton.co.uk


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Fireco celebrates one millionth sale of innovative product Innovative business Fireco is celebrating selling its one millionth Dorgard – a product which holds doors open and then automatically closes when it hears a fire alarm – following 25 years of success and a recent quick reaction to market needs during the pandemic. The door retainer was designed to replace door wedges, which keep doors open but fail to protect the premises or people inside in case of fire. Now the invention has found even greater popularity as businesses look to find safe ways to keep doors open so that staff no longer need to touch doorknobs or handles, spreading germs in the process. Fireco founder Neil Purssey originally dreamt up Dorgard 25 years ago after watching a ‘dancing daisy’ which would dance when there was a sound near it. This got him thinking - what other items would be useful if they were sound activated? Since then Fireco has designed and released another eight products in its range, with more to come, and what was once a small business born in Brighton has expanded to sell its products worldwide. Chief Executive Officer Michelle Bussey said: “The last 6 months have been challenging for businesses across the country, so we feel extremely grateful that we have something so positive to celebrate. We are proud to say we have supplied our Millionth Dorgard unit.

Dorgard

“Over the last 25 years, Fireco has worked tirelessly on the development and manufacture of innovative products that help keep premises fire safe and help save lives. When COVID-19 hit our business we reacted quickly and recognized the huge importance of Dorgard not only as a fire safety product but as a product that can assist with a premises germ control strategy. “Since then we have shifted our focus on how we can help and have been pleased to have donated products and services to those in most need. Our team has relished the challenge and we have been privileged in supporting the NHS and other organisations in their fight against COVID-19. “Manufacturing in our new premises in Sussex, we are proud to continue investing in engineering and manufacturing in the UK and the local area, together with being an active exporter into Europe and the rest of the world.” Now the company has taken its offering a step further by, in the space of just three months, designing and launching Germgard, a smart sanitising system. Germgard uses digital signage to alert users to sanitise their hands before gaining entry. This system can be used stand-alone or can be integrated with access control, automatic doors and electronic door locks, making the use of hand sanitiser a requirement before access is allowed.

To find out more about Fireco and their product range, visit www.fireco.uk


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To alleviate the very real problems of noise, keeping sound and air pollution outside, Vectaire has three new models in its vertical whole house heat recovery range. The Midi, Maxi and Maxi Plus are now available with integral acoustic attenuation - lined with superior sound deadening materials for really low sound levels and tested by BRE. Sound pressure levels are down to <5.0, <5.0 and 6.9 dBA respectively. They are easy to install – nothing extra is required other than the unit itself – they are the quietest, lightest and smallest on the market. Efficiency, performance and economy remain the same as the standard models. “BY-AT” models incorporate summer bypass and frost protection, and commissioning is via an integral LCD. Windows can be kept firmly closed while these MVHRs provide energy efficient ventilation and a comfortable environment. Products are SAP PCDB Listed and manufactured in our own factory in the UK to ISO 9001. Vectaire offers a design service ensuring units are installed in the best possible way to provide efficient, effective, low energy and very economic ventilation. Vectaire can also organise installation, commissioning and maintenance of these products and can supply all necessary accessories. All Vectaire’s residential ventilation is detailed in the latest Low Energy Catalogue.

You can have it all with Speedheat Creating an airy, open space for living calls for clean lines and minimum fuss – but you also need to keep cosy. Speedheat electric underfloor heating can help to achieve it all. Installed with minimum disruption and no noticeable build up in floor height, Speedheat’s system is invisible under your choice of final floor finish. It is ideal for new build, renovation and redesign projects and comes complete with state of the art, unobtrusive controls. Speedheat spells the end to ugly radiators or trailing cables, with nothing to spoil the view. info@speedheat.co.uk


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FLIR Introduces Elara FR-345-EST for Rapid and Accurate Elevated Skin Temperature Screening Features an Automatic On-Edge Guide to the Inner-Canthus for Improved Temperature Reading Accuracy and People Flow Through Screening Checkpoints

As employees continue returning to the office, travelers start flying again, and fans slowly return to stadiums, technology that focuses on maintaining health and safety in semi-public and private venues remains crucial to slowing the spread of COVID-19. In response, FLIR Systems today announced the FLIR Elara™ FR-345-EST, a fixed-mount radiometric thermal security camera that measures elevated skin temperature (EST) accurately without contact or the need for a reference temperature source. This system provides a safe and effective environment at high-traffic airports, stadiums, commercial buildings, and manufacturing facilities to quickly asses skin temperature at access control points. The Elara FR-345-EST automatically guides to the part of the body that most closely correlates to core body temperature: the inner-canthus—or the inner eye of a human face—without sacrificing accuracy or the ability to maintain social distancing guidelines. The Elara FR-345-EST camera can serve as a stand-alone system without the need for desktop software or as part of a broader access control program designed to improve people flow for elevated skin temperature screening while simultaneously improving the accuracy of finding the inner-canthus, balancing the needs of personal safety and convenience. It also integrates with a variety of thirdparty video management systems (VMS), including FLIR United VMS, to enable fast integration within the existing security infrastructure to avoid adding risk to network IT security.

Improved Speed and Accuracy Through the use of integrated algorithms and a convolutional neural network (CNN), as individuals pass through the screening process the interactive on-screen


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prompts assist with eyewear identification, proper pose, positioning, and head orientation. This enables the camera’s on-edge artificial intelligence to automatically locate and measure the temperature at the inner canthus within an accuracy of +/- 0.5° C (+/- 0.9° F).

a smart monitor with a web browser to view a live user interface. While the camera removes the need for a dedicated operator specific to EST frontline screening**, integrators, customers and their staff can still expect a seamless user experience.

The improved AI capabilities with the on-camera software also improves the screening assessment time to an average of one-second-per-individual (after the subject is in a stationary position in front of the camera and once eyewear has been removed), helping to keep lines of workers, spectators, guests, students, and patients moving and to eliminate any potential crowding at checkpoints*. The self-screening operation provides instant go/no-go feedback and the adaptive alarm threshold feature can be used to minimize false alarms to account for natural body temperature fluctuations throughout the day.

The camera can also be customized to meet specific integrator or customer needs. In addition, FLIR offers extended training and support for customers and users to properly setup, operate and maintain the system.

The Elara FR-345-EST reduces setup time and calibration while improving real-time operator decisionmaking with on-edge analytics. Now the user has the ability to simply self-start by connecting the camera to

**FLIR EST screening solutions should be considered as one component of a broader health and safety screening program. FLIR EST cameras are not medical devices and a second screening by a medical profession is always recommended.

The Elara FR-345-EST is available globally starting today through authorized dealers, with shipments expected to begin in Q4. To learn more please visit www.flir.com/fr-345-est. *For the most accurate temperature readings, FLIR EST cameras detect heat and do not require any saving personally identifiable information during the screening process.


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nickers Workwear jackets are well known for delivering performance and comfort at work integral features of this new range of Windproof Jackets. Sharp, stylish looks and market-leading GORE® WINDSTOPPER® and stretch CORDURA® fabric technology to make this jacket a must for winter on site or outdoor leisurewear. This great-looking jacket has a fleece-lined interior for warmth and climate control fabric to keep your body warm or comfortably cool when you most need it. With a water-repellent fabric, it can be worn on its own or combined with Snickers’ Mid and Base Layer garments. Fashionable and functional, this jacket has long arm cuffs with thumb grips for warm comfort and a high collar that delvers extra wind protection. It’s also got stretchable side panels in for comfort and flexibility with stretch CORDURA®reinforced elbows for durability.

Dress For Windy Weather with Snickers Workwear’s GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Jackets Delivering great wind protection and efficient ventilation.

With street-smart, contemporary designs, all Snickers Workwear Jackets are packed with must-have features that focus on fit, comfort and freedom of movement as well as using innovative fabrics that deliver long lasting protection. For more information on Snickers Workwear Jackets, call the Hultafors Group UK Helpline on 01484 854788, email sales@hultaforsgroup.co.uk, or checkout the website and download a digital catalogue at www.snickersworkwear.co.uk


COVID SECURE Online Ordering for Prescription Protective Eyewear Our fully digital EyeTicket programme is a market leading, online ordering solution. It cuts out face-to-face interaction and the transfer of paper order forms between employees when raising a prescription eyewear order. This will not only reduce any risk of spreading the virus but also allow your organisation to function as normal when employees require their new safety glasses. Whether you’re working from the office or at home, you can issue EyeTickets directly to your employees with the reassurance that their eyesight isn’t being compromised. All you

need is your employee’s name, mobile phone number or email address and postcode (to find their local optician) and within seconds their EyeTicket will be delivered directly to them. In addition, we know we can reduce your administration and save you time managing a corporate safety eyecare program. At the same

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The U-Power Red Over Safety Boot Tops Them All Italian safety footwear manufacturer U-Power has just introduced its newest and finest-ever safety footwear line, the Red Over, a range that incorporates all of U-Power’s marketleading technologies in one boot. The soft leather Red Over develops U-Power’s already extensive range of safety boots and shoes that feature an ultra-thin Gore-Tex® membrane, making them outstandingly waterproof, while simultaneously letting the foot breathe and allowing perspiration to escape, providing day-long wellbeing for the wearer. As well as supreme protection and matchless comfort, the innovative Red Over boasts high visibility and flexibility, offering total protection in every weather situation and in the most adverse conditions imaginable, such as while working in the emergency services, roadside maintenance, refuse collection or any job that entails operating outside, or where people are on their feet all day. The Red Over features U-Power’s revolutionary new midsole with Infinergy®, one of the most exciting developments ever to take place in the safety footwear industry. Infinergy®’s patented technology returns more than 55% of positive energy to the wearer because the insert springs back into its original shape immediately after impact, so helping to maintain the user’s energy for longer periods than conventional safety footwear, dramatically reducing stress, pressure, fatigue, backache and other musculoskeletal disorders and increasing wellbeing and performance.

Many of the styles in the Red Over collection also include Hypertex Putek® technology, a breathable and water-repellent material 20 times more abrasion-resistant than traditional materials. In addition to its roll-call of excellent attributes, the Red Over also provides very high slipresistance, exceeding the European standards, as well as featuring rubber outsoles that provide heat resistance up to 300 degrees C, rendering them ideal for use in all industries. U-Power’s Managing Director, Stuart Thorne, said:

“These Red Over safety boots are unbelievable. You will never wear a more comfortable boot than these. They are fantastic for use in the harshest of environments, keeping your feet totally dry and comfortable at all times. “Their waterproof quality, breathability, extreme abrasion resistance, high visibility and superior heat resistance – it’s the combination of all these features that make these boots so special. The U-Power Red Over is the most beautiful and comfortable footwear we have ever produced.”

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Regional experts advise on PLC deal for Occupational Health Specialists, Black and Banton Corporate Finance and Legal experts from two leading North East independent businesses have helped Black and Banton to join forces with Marlowe PLC, the UK leader in specialist occupational health provision.

Steve Plaskitt, Corporate Finance Partner at MHA Tait Walker, introduced the sellers to the buyer and worked with them throughout negotiations to the ensure the deal progressed smoothly. MHA Tait Walker also provided taxation advice to the vendors in readiness for the sale.

Established in 2001, Black and Banton provides occupational health services to businesses in the North of England and Scotland. Black and Banton’s occupational health services has joined those of Marlowe plc, ensuring both parties gain from and contribute to a wider national service.

David Black, managing director of Black and Banton, said: “We were carefully guided through the acquisition process which by nature is highly complex. Both MHA Tait Walker and Muckle LLP provided an extremely professional service and have consistently promoted our best interests.

Marlowe currently provides services to more than 15 per cent of Britain’s commercial premises, with clients including thousands of SMEs, local authorities, facilities management providers, multi-site NHS trusts and FTSE 100 companies.

“We have benefited from a variety of specialist expertise, overseen by Steve Plaskitt’s diligent and personalised project management. The legal assessment and negotiation of the SPA, led by Anthony Evans, was extremely thorough and realistic. The tax analysis was invaluable, and the ultimate outcome is one we are very happy with.

Following March lockdown, Black and Banton is busy returning to its usual wide range of services and is also assisting with the Covid-19 crisis by providing customers with vital antigen and antibody testing.

“We are now very much looking forward to this new episode with its new challenges and anticipated success.”

Steve Plaskitt said: “It is great for David and Claire Black to be able to sell their shares and to see the company they founded many years ago become part of Marlowe plc, one of the largest and dynamic occupational health providers in the UK.” Anthony Evans, Hayden Richards and Kate Newman from Muckle LLP advised David and Claire on the legal aspects of their sale. Anthony Evans from Muckle added: “David and Claire have built an impressive business, a real leader in occupational and physical health services. It’s been great to work with them as they pass on ownership to Marlowe. I am sure the business has a very bright future with Marlowe.”


IS YOUR FLAT ROOF ESTATE...

AN ASSET OR A LIABILITY? The Government’s response to the Naylor Review acknowledged the importance of the collection of data to support strategic estate planning and stated:

reducing backlog maintenance not only provides a safer and higher quality estate but reduces running costs in the longer term.

A roof is a significant ‘out-of-sight’ asset and when its condition is unknown, often issues can develop over time. Easily accessible data is a crucial element in managing any estate. Without reliable data, any long-term strategic approach is unattainable and the management of the estate budget is rendered a purely reactive one.

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HOW TO ENSURE A ROBUST AND SAFE FLAT ROOF SYSTEM SPECIFICATION The White Paper, supported by Zurich, covers: Regulations, Broof(t4) classification, fire performance materials, the risk of non-compliance and specifying the correct system.


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A GUIDE TO FIRE SAFE ROOF SPECIFICATIONS Here, Daren Fraser, Head of Technical at Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd, explains the fire classification that is required to comply with current Building Regulations and offers advice on how to ensure a safe and durable flat roof specification, which can be trusted to resist the spread of fire. Since the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, the Government has published its draft ‘Building Safety Bill’ (July:2020) incorporating elements from Dame Judith Hackitt’s review. The changes to requirements have been vast, with a predominant focus on building safety standards. These changes have been described by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, as the “biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years.” Occupant safety is of vital importance, and the bill will look to entitle powers to the Building Safety Regulator, that will highlight failures in breaching compliance to Building Regulations.

resistance of building materials based on this distance. Compliant classification The external fire performance of a roofing material can be identified by European classification test standards BS EN13501-5, which classify roof systems into five categories based on their performance. Broof, Croof, Droof, Eroof and Froof, with B the highest fire resistant rating. Further to this, testing is carried out to meet individual legislative requirements for each country - t1 for Germany, t2 for Scandinavia, t3 for France and t4 specific to the UK.

Understanding Approved Document B Approved Document B (Fire Safety) of the Building Regulations is a vital reference document and should be used for guidance in mitigating fire risks in all areas of the building in line with Building Regulations. Section B4 ‘External Fire Spread’ focuses specifically on ‘resisting fire spread from one building to another’ and details the associated hazards. For roofs, one risk is that airborne material or heat from a nearby fire may cause the roof to ignite. To improve safety, Approved Document B (Edition 2019) states the minimum distances between buildings and the required fire

The specified test for the UK has two stages designed to meet the stricter requirements demanded by UK regulations. If the system passes the required criteria, it receives Broof(t4) classification. A Broof(t4) classified system is referred to as ‘unrestricted’ or ‘low vulnerability’ and therefore has no minimum distance requirement between adjacent buildings. Whereas specific guidance in relation to different building types might provide an opportunity to specify a roofing system with a lower fire rating than Broof(t4), this is not recommended. The distances stated in the regulations are designed to protect the roof and building from the risk of fire spreading from other structures but do not account for any other ignition sources that may be closer to the building. Anything less than a system that meets the Broof(t4) classification means that the building or buildings are more susceptible to fire risks. System Approach Another factor to consider is that fire resistance classifications apply to the whole roof system, rather than

individual components. This means that, if the system has only been tested and passed with a specific type and thickness of insulation, for example, it is dangerous to assume that that system will still perform as expected if the insulation type or thickness differs from that tested - this applies to any of the components that make up the system. A particular risk is that the substituted components are more combustible than the ones tested and therefore pose a significant fire risk if installed. Independent Certification Once a system has been specified for a new or refurbishment project, Facilities Managers can review the considered solution, on whether it is safe and compliant, through documentation supplied by the manufacturer/supplier. This should include details of independent certification, such as BBA certification, or a fire test certificate via the fire testing organisation. These will detail whether the system has Broof(t4) classification and whether the components specified match those detailed within the independent certification. If not, it may mean the system is not compliant to current Building Regulations. Fire safety is a crucial consideration when selecting a flat roof system. Specifications incorporating components that have been fully tested as part of a system will ensure peace of mind that the flat roof solution is safe and compliant. Langley is a 100% Hackitt Supporter. Further information on Approved Document B and safe and durable flat roof specifications, attend their CPD webinar titled ‘Mitigating Fire in Flat Roofing’. It is delivered live and can be booked via www.langley.co.uk/cpdpresentations

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Experience the Vicaima heartbeat with new video for tomorrow’s world • Video shows Vicaima’s values and the multitude of product applications set to a rhythm for tomorrow. • A brand in tune with safety, comfort and innovative design for a new world

If music be the food of love, then this new video demonstrates just how deep the love for doors exists and how it plays in perfect harmony with nature. Crafted with sophisticated design and accompanied with a melody that strikes a chord for the future. As one of the largest European players in the design and production of quality interior timber door solutions, technical doorsets, wardrobes, panels and even furniture; this communication reinforces the Vicaima brand values. With its recognizable signature “Unexpected Harmony”, the video embodies aesthetics and emotional inspiration. This modern video reiterates the fundamental pillars of the Vicaima brand, taking the audience through varying scenarios and unusual situations, with beauty, safety, comfort and an unpredictable and bold design, capable of projecting with a universal language. A video with music and imagery that reveals the constant heartbeat of Vicaima.

This audio visual content has enormous significance for Vicaima, as it represents a path, where the future approaches the present and is seen in infinite possibilities, representing continuity and hope, the latter symbolized by childhood, nature and sustainability. “It is a great pride to present a work with this visual quality and an author’s music that definitely shows the rhythm and beat of what Vicaima is, a company with a futuristic and avant-garde vision, whose creation of trends is in its genesis. This moment seemed ideal for the launch of this video, which is inspired by such important themes and which register our reality, such as sustainability and concern for well-being and safety anywhere. Our motto “Unexpected Harmony” is also the basis of this creation, because harmony, combined with the surprise element, are the fundamentals that have projected and elevated us over more than 60 years of evolution ”, says Antonio Moutinho, Director at Vicaima Group..

Staying true to its role of inspiring customers and partners around the world, Vicaima once again highlights its leading position in the field of innovation and creating trends. Visit the Vicaima website www.vicaima.com.



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HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE 21

The future of health and safety training for the construction industry We’ve sat down for a Q&A with SAMS Limited Operations and training Director Lee Sadd to see how his health and safety training company have dealt with educating people and companies on a variety of courses. Q: Hi Lee, Thank you for taking the time to chat with us. Our first question is how are things going for SAMS since we’ve come out of lockdown and people have gone back to work.

A: It was a very difficult period from March to May when we were at the height of lockdown. I had to make the decision to furlough all of my employees like many other businesses. Since then we have adapted our training outlay and opposed to clients coming into our offices we’ve taken quick and decisive action to go online for 7 of our most prominent courses which in include CITB, IOSH and NEBOSH training. Luckily after May and the introduction of online training we have had a positive upturn in business.

Q: What lead you to moving the course online as we know previously CITB was only a faceto-face option?

A: The great news for us was that CITB made the decision to move their courses online, which was crucial to SAMS. I think this was a major step in the right direction

and massively helped us to sustain custom over lockdown. With our clients a majority of them are in the construction industry and continued to work even when other sectors were on hold. So the training requirement was still there and we actually saw an increase after May as sadly many people who’s jobs had been lost due to the pandemic moved into our industry, as it was still vibrant. Another successful course, which we are proud to offer, is our mental health first aid training. With the current situation it has left a lot of people needing assistance so we were so pleased to help guide companies and people through this.

Q: How do your clients find the online training?

A: They love it! It’s great for them as they can learn from us in the comfort of their own homes. I’ve noticed that people are more willing to speak up through the course online as opposed to in person. It also really helps the UK as no travel is required. What’s been great for us is we can now train people all over Great Britain. We’ve had clients from as far as Scotland attend our courses. I do miss the faceto-face interaction

but over the last few months we have successfully made a safe and covid secure workspace, which will mean from October 1st we can welcome people back to our HQ in Manston.

Q: Do you think Zoom training for this sector is here to stay?

A: In short, I don’t know. I think the CITB have been fantastic in how they have allowed the training to be completed remotely so that students can earn the qualifications required to carry out their role. The feedback we have from people has been brilliant and that cannot be ignored. However at the same time if awarding bodies decide faceto-face is the best way to be educated they will revert. In my personal opinion I think it will stay as the last 6 months have show that it works. From a business perspective we find the online course very fruitful as we have a much larger reach of people that we can train. We’re looking forward to January 2021 as we resume our classroom NEBOSH training that is a great course for aspiring safety professionals. For more information on the online training course offered by SAMS Ltd please visit www.samsltd.co.uk or call 01843 821406.


Built on hard work since 1960 Celebrating 60 years in business we are proud to supply Safety Footwear, Workwear & PPE to our valued customers from our Sheffield Distribution Centre. Ever since John Topham established the business in 1960 we have remained a Family owned business with third generation family members in the team. We continue to sucessfully hold the JCB Workwear License after 11 years. The Safety Footwear & Workwear range has evolved over the years to encapsulate a hardwearing, style conscious collection.

Area Sales Representatives We have a team of 7 Area Sales Representitives and 1 Telephone Account Manager who cover the UK & Ireland.

Bespoke Branding Service

We have the design capabilities in house to create artwork for bespoke branded clothing, helmet stickers and safety signage. We can brand clothing using our in-house heat seal department or our embroidery service.

Wearer Pack Service Our Wearer Pack service is available to all customers who need to issue clothing and footwear to their employees. We pack the required items for each employee in individual packs.

Mobile Sales Unit Our dedicated mobile sales unit can come to your premises wih a selection of products which is ideal for footwear or uniform issues.

Next Day Delivery From our 45,000 sq ft warehouse in Sheffield we can ship any product anywhere in the UK and guarentee it will be with you the very next day.

Omnichannel Experience Purchases can be made through our excellent customer service team, area sales representitives, online and instore.


Retail Store: Our Sheffield Store is open to the trade and public. We stock a vast amount of Snickers Workwear making us a Snickers Centre of Excellence. Other brands in store include JCB, Dickies, Helly Hansen, Worktough, Dr Martens & more. Our staff in store are on hand to offer help and advice on your workwear needs!

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Over 5,000 people die in the UK each year due to asbestos related diseases. It is a legal requirement that all who may come across asbestos in their day to day work have been provided with the relevant asbestos training. Asbestos can be found in many products used in building materials and may also be present in soils and surrounding grounds.

Have you received asbestos training? UK Asbestos Training Association “UKATA” sets standards in asbestos training and ensures that its members meet those standards. Book with a UKATA Approved asbestos training provider using the nationwide directory online at www.ukata.org.uk or call 01246 824 437.

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SBES Space-Bit the Social Distancing Wrist Band Introducing the SBES Space-Bit, the wristband which alerts and traces if workers get in each other’s safe-space. It is perfect for all work environments. Should two wearers become closer than 2 metres the SBES Space-Bit will vibrate and has an LED to alert the users to separate. Each SBES Space-Bit will automatically store the ID and contact dates of each alert. It has a rechargeable lithium battery and a full charge lasts up to 72 hours. The SBES Space-Bit is IP67 Waterproof and dust resistant plus CE, FCC and FDA Certified. Contact Tracking • Each wristband has a unique MAC address • It records every person wearing an SBES Space-Bit who comes into close contact • Up to 20,000 Contact records stored • Transfer contact records storage to APP via Bluetooth® BLE 5.0

For more information, simply visit www.sbes.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1737 226622


Health & Safety Update Recommended Suppliers

SBS

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Vicaima unexpected harmony Established in 1959, Vicaima have been supplying quality interior timber doors and door assemblies to the UK market for over 25 years. From its European HQ in Portugal, products are sent to be enhanced and distributed by the Vicaima Limited manufacturing and warehouse facility in Swindon, Wiltshire to developers, merchants and clients nationwide.

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