Health & Safety Update - August 2021

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Health & Safety Update | AUGUST 2021

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

PETZL LIGHTING SOLUTIONS

PETZL LIGHTING SOLUTIONS When the specialists from the SAS Michel Besson Company dig underground galleries, they know they can count on Petzl’s advanced headlamp technology to provide lighting that is best adapted to their work. Also featured this issue....


PETZL HELMETS, CHOOSING EXCELLENCE

Helmets provide efficient and effective impact protection both in the event of a fall or from a falling object. For Petzl, head protection represents more than simply wearing a helmet. We work tirelessly so that professionals have comfortable helmets that fit well, as well as an entire range of accessories to address the needs of all professionals in any situation. When you have to wear a helmet all day long, perfect comfort and fit are essential. This is why all our professional helmets feature the CENTREFIT headband adjustment system for perfect centering, and the FLIP & FIT system that immediately

positions the headband in a low position for a secure fit. In addition the headband folds into the shell for easy storage and transport.

These accessories are compatible with all VERTEX and STRATO helmets and take just a few seconds to install.

Professionals who work at height or on the ground understand that head protection goes well beyond simply wearing a helmet. This is why Petzl have developed a full line of modular accessories for you to customise your helmet for the specific needs of the task at hand. Eye shields, face shields, nametag holders, neck protectors, headlamps, etc.

With the DUAL chinstrap feature, Petzl goes a step further: the clip has two positions for two different uses, allowing workers to modify chinstrap resistance according to the needs of each work environment: work at height (EN12492) and on the ground (EN397).


VERTEX® - Comfortable helmet The VERTEX helmet is very comfortable, thanks to its sixpoint textile suspension and CENTERFIT and FLIP&FIT systems, which guarantee that the helmet fits securely on the head. The adjustable-strength chinstrap makes it ideal for both work at height and on the ground. The unventilated outer shell protects against electrical hazards, molten metal splash and flames with vented and hi-viz versions available. With its potential for integration of a Petzl headlamp, hearing protection, and multiple accessories, it is an entirely modular helmet, thus meeting the specific additional needs of professionals. STRATO® - Lightweight and comfortable helmet The STRATO helmet is very lightweight and comfortable, thanks

VERTEX

to its CENTERFIT and FLIP&FIT systems, which guarantee that the helmet fits securely on the head. The adjustable-strength chinstrap makes it ideal for both work at height and on the ground. The VENT version has ventilation holes that allow airflow through the helmet. With its potential for integration of a Petzl headlamp, hearing protection, and multiple accessories, it is an entirely modular helmet, thus responding to the specific additional needs of professionals. The high visibility version features a fluorescent outer shell with phosphorescent clips and reflective bands, for optimal visibility of the worker, day or night. More information on Petzl helmets can be found here.

STRATO


© 2019 - Petzl Distribution - Rémi Flament - SAS Michel Besson

PETZL LIGHTING SOLUTIONS When the specialists from the SAS Michel Besson Company dig underground galleries, they know they can count on Petzl’s advanced headlamp technology to provide lighting that is best adapted to their work.

The Petzl headlamp range covers the full spectrum of professional needs, from intensive to occasional use, and for different work environments that require varying degrees of brightness. www.petzl.com


© 2019 - Petzl Distribution - Rémi Flament - SAS Michel Besson

© 2019 - Petzl Distribution - Rémi Flament - SAS Michel Besson

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Health & Safety Update | AUGUST 2021

PETZL LIGHTING PETZL LIGHTING SOLUTIONS SOLUTIONS Industry News - Safety & Security - PPE - Tools & Equipment

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When the specialists from the SAS Michel Besson Company dig underground galleries, they know they can count on Petzl’s advanced headlamp technology to provide lighting that is best adapted to their work.

When the specialists from the SAS Michel Besson Company dig underground galleries, they know they can count on Petzl’s advanced headlamp technology to provide lighting that is best adapted to their work.

The Petzl headlamp range covers the full spectrum of professional needs, from intensive to occasional use, and for different work environments that require varying degrees of brightness. www.petzl.com

The Petzl headlamp range covers the full spectrum of professional needs, from intensive to occasional use, and for different work environments that require varying degrees of brightness. www.petzl.com

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Snickers Workwear

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The Petzl headlamp range covers the full spectrum of professional needs, from intensive to occasional use, and for different work environments that require varying degrees of brightness. www.petzl.com

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High Vis ‘Super Stretch’ Comfort From Engel Workwear A new range of high visibility, flexible workwear which stretches to follow the movements of the body giving maximum comfort in any work situation has been introduced by Danish workwear specialists ENGEL. Called ‘Safety - Super-Stretch’ the collection consists of a wide variety of garments with elastic fibres woven into a polyester and cotton mix; the strong yet extreme flexibility of the material allows each garment to return to its original shape thereby retaining all the inherent advantages of their design and style. Comfort as much as durable practicality is important to any wearer as not only does the high visibility workwear provide protection throughout the day or night, it helps reduce tiredness, further minimising the risk of accidents. The ‘Super-Stretch’ collection, which includes high-vis ‘Safety’ work jackets, trousers, shorts and bib-overalls is also being offered during 2021 in an Environmentally friendly, ‘Sustainable-Safety’ version

which incorporates 50% regenerated polyester fibres made from recycled plastic bottles; This method of yarn production with the brand name of ‘REPREVE©’ has been developed by Unifi, one of the world’s most advanced recycling centres; waterproofs, T-shirts, sweatshirts and a zipped hoodie using the same material are also due to be added. For more details contact Gareth Bladen at gbl@f-engel.com Telephone +44 (0) 7759 520034 or visit www.engel.eu/en & ENGEL Workwear - Catalogue (f-engel.com) Click here for more information. https://youtu.be/nc2se7xKKlE


Engel Workwear Experts in Textile Solutions

For more details contact Gareth Bladen at gbl@f-engel.com Telephone +44 (0) 7759 520034 or visit www.engel.eu/en & ENGEL Workwear - Catalogue (f-engel.com) Click here for more information.



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50 Year old product makes dramatic comeback to help beat the virus When the Melaphone Speech Unit was

the UK have had these screens installed with

at British Rail stations, nobody could have

screens are individually made and every

predicted that half a century later it would

component is of the highest quality, giving a

suddenly be in such high demand.

clean, sleek and professional appearance in any

considerable success and approval. The

health-care environment. The current Corona Virus Pandemic had created an urgent need for all protective

The Melaphone is still available as a stand-

equipment – both for personal use and in the

alone unit for installation into walls, glass or

working environment. This is the reason the

plastic screens, windows or doors. I can easily

Melaphone has come into its own again. Its unique design, with its resonating membrane

requires no special skill to install. The range

and air-sealed constructions, make it the

has been expanded to meet the growing

ideal device to install in any situation where

demand for the units. In addition to the original

face-to-face communication occurs. It not only

brushed aluminium model there is a stainless

offers protection from air-borne viruses and

steel model, a white powder-coated aluminium model and the newest and highly successful Himacs acrylic-resin model, which is at a very

through a screen. Its protective credentials

popular price. is very easy to keep clean and safe with an antiseptic wipe.

All of these models are available from stock and can be purchased from Melaphone VisAudio.

and designers for use in hospitals, laboratories and cleanrooms or anywhere hygiene is of

The Melaphone has now been built into the

paramount importance. It is a simple but

new Defender Virus Screens produced by the

Even after 50 years, we’re proud to still be

really ingenious invention which requires no

company and numerous doctors’ surgeries,

able to say ‘MADE IN THE UK’ at our London

servicing, wiring or electrical supply. And it

medical centres, clinics and pharmacies in

production facility.

WEBSITE: WWW.MELAPHONE.CO.UK


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DispenserONE®:

The ‘Fit and Forget’ sanitizer system

After 18 months during which hand hygiene was thrust into the spotlight like never before, SEKO’s groundbreaking DispenserONE® sanitizer system – purpose-designed in response to coronavirus – has transformed the way building managers deliver hand hygiene. But disposable and conventional light-duty sanitizer systems have been on the market for decades, so why the need to replace them? Such systems were adequate in the pre-COVID world, with their basic pump mechanism and low capacity capable of meeting low demand which was limited to hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and other healthcare sites. However, when COVID arrived and the need for hand sanitizer systems increased, these light-duty devices were expected to deal with constant, widespread use despite their limitations. The sight of a pelican pump, usually placed on a countertop or small table at a building entrance, has become common during the pandemic as managers attempt to deliver COVID-secure arrangements. As well as being unhygienic due to their manual operation, pump-action devices are messy, unsightly and unsafe as they leak and leave sanitizer dripping onto the surface and floor where they may create a slip hazard. An alternative to disposable dispensers are lightduty refillable systems mounted to walls and stands, which also splash and leak due to their primitive pump design. These units require regular repair and, ultimately, replacement after around six months on average. For building operators, this results in constant cleaning, refilling, repairing and replacement of dispensers – increasing staff workload and incurring hidden costs. From these limitations, the DispenserONE® range was born, as the SEKO R&D team worked to create a series of “fit and forget” systems to provide hassle-free, yet highly-effective infection control in any building. Built around an ultra-reliable motor-driven pump, DispenserONE® provides a consistently smooth, soft flow of sanitizer and because residual product remains within the mechanism once dosing is completed, the system is completely leak-free. The high-capacity DispenserONE® is an operator’s dream in that it requires zero maintenance during opening hours, with the only requirements an occasional out-of-hours refill and, in the case of the battery-powered models, recharge.

This means that, once installed, DispenserONE® can be left in service without the need to constantly refill or clean around the unit, its presence offering reassurance not only to the user, but to the building manager who can have complete faith in their hand hygiene arrangements. SEKO’s range covers every building requirement for hand hygiene, ensuring devices are properly sized with a capacity suited to footfall, starting with DispenserONE® Mini which offers a super-slim profile and minimal footprint that make it ideal for convenience stores, beauty salons and other sites where space is at a premium. For the largest sites including international airports, conference centre and sports stadia there’s the original DispenserONE®, a high-capacity, mainspowered unit delivering up to 25,000 doses between refills and an optional 17” multimedia screen. Recognizing the ever-changing coronavirus restrictions around the world, SEKO has also developed DispenserONE® Thermoscan, which allows building managers to control entry depending on combinations of criteria such as sanitizer use, body temperature and face covering. As well as providing peace of mind to the operator over infection control, this model gives residents, staff and visitors confidence at a time when many are anxious over the lifting of restrictions. Adding to this the system’s IoT-enabled remote connectivity, customizability and optional multimedia screen, DispenserONE® earns its place as the ultimate hand-hygiene product for 2021 and beyond.


DispenserONE®

DispenserONE® Applications Airports

Conference centres

Hospitals

Shopping malls

Sports stadiums

Supermarkets

Transport hubs

Post offices

Cruise ships

Libraries

Cinemas

Car dealerships

Banks

Education

Gyms

Vets

Offices

Restaurants

Sanitizer dripping from a grubby pelican pump - surely your customers deserve better than that? It’s time to upgrade to DispenserONE®, the sanitizer system that says “We care” •

3,000 to 25,000 doses between refi lls

Motor-powered pump for ultra-reliable dosing

Mains power or rechargeable battery delivers continuous touch-free dispensing

Smartphone app facilitates maintenance

Unlock advertising revenue with 17” screen model

Small site? Choose the slimline DispenserONE® Mini

Customizable with your company colours and logo

www.dispenserone.com


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KEEP YOUR HANDS COMFORTABLE AND PROTECTED Work Gloves for Healthy Hands that deliver Precision and Protection Snickers Workwear now has an extensive collection of Work Glove styles in a wide range of sizes, developed for different workplaces and tasks - designed for dexterity, durability, comfort and precision. With advanced features and material combinations, there’s something to suit a wide variety of trades, and workplaces, weather conditions and hazardous environments. Added to which the advanced ergonomic designs ensure strong, secure grips while sophisticated patterns, vents and ribs combined with durable materials deliver cut-protection, ventilation, waterproofing and insulation. What’s more, for specialist use where health and safety standards are key requirements, the Gloves are EN certified for performance and protection in hazardous and foul weather environments. Getting more information on the Snickers Workwear Gloves Range is easy. You can call the Helpline on 01484 854788; check out www.snickersworkwear.co.uk/ products/109 and download a digital catalogue or email sales@hultaforsgroup.co.uk



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Industry Expert Casella Launches Most Technologically Advanced High Flow Pump in the Air Sampling Market Asbestos-related diseases take the lives of 20 tradespeople every week.[1] Despite being banned in the UK, asbestos can still be found in older homes and industrial properties built between the 1950s and 70s, posing a threat to anyone who disturbs the dangerous material. Global occupational hygiene and workplace hazard monitoring expert Casella has launched the Vortex3, the most innovative high flow pump on the market, designed to simplify asbestos and air sampling. Continuing to fulfil its mission to improve health in the workplace and community with life-changing monitoring technology, the high flow pump offers a flow accuracy better than +/-5%, ensuring consultants, contractors and specialists have confidence in results. Using Casella’s patent-pending, interlocking design, the Vortex3 has an ergonomically comfortable handle and weighs just 2.17kg, allowing users to carry multiple units in one hand with ease. The Vortex3 has an IP65 rating, providing protection from dust and water ingress. Casella’s ergonomic design has ensured the high flow pump’s smooth body finish is free from small crevices that could hold fine airborne asbestos fibres, allowing for safer decontamination and cleaning. Built to impeccable standards, the Vortex3’s two and a half hour runtime at 12L/min with a typical filter ensures continuous performance. Available in two versions, the Vortex3 Pro model is compatible with Casella’s innovative Airwave App and Bluetooth connectivity, enabling users to remotely start, pause or stop a measurement run, monitor battery life and memory capacity and check measurement progress direct from a mobile device. Data can be emailed alongside photos and site details, adding context to the sampling and further simplifying the reporting process. This remote access facility makes monitoring and data collection easier and faster, while providing additional traceability.

“Casella has a long history of manufacturing air sampling pumps and the Vortex3 completes the family,” says Tim Turney, Casella Global Marketing Manager. “The Vortex3 brings genuine innovation in terms of new technology and ease of use, designed to save time for those working onsite with air sampling pumps.”

www.casellasolutions.com


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GEZE wins NHS contract GEZE UK has been successful in securing a five year contract in conjunction with NHS UK Property Services. The collaboration between NHS UK Property Services and GEZE UK is believed to be one of the largest contracts of its kind. Providing a service to more than 1,000 sites and 5,000 assets, GEZE UK is the industry choice to deliver a first class service to the NHS. The majority of sites provide regional healthcare and fall into one of the following categories: •

Health centres and GP surgeries

Hospitals and hospital-related properties

Offices

GEZE Service has recently launched a recruitment drive to provide the necessary support for a contract of this magnitude and is recruiting for Key Account Managers, Account Administrators and Service Technicians for automatic and industrial doors.

Said service director Adam Presdee, “GEZE Service is delighted to be given the opportunity to work on such a prestigious project, we are confident that this contract will provide job security and opportunity for years to come. An exciting relationship ahead, GEZE is looking forward to working with the NHS in maintaining and improving the publics’ experiences and prolonging the life cycles of its assets” The total NHS Property Services portfolio consists of more than 3,000 sites – worth over 3 billion pounds. To find out more about GEZE Service email info.uk@geze.com or to find out about GEZE UK’s comprehensive range of automatic and manual door closers visit www.geze.co.uk


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SUSTAINABILITY – STRETCH – SIZING – THE HALLMARKS OF MODERN WORKWEAR Snickers Workwear = Comfort = Wellbeing and Improved Performance.

Combining hi-tech fabric technology with verifiable sustainability, Snickers Workwear delivers market-leading workwear solutions for a wide range of working environments and weather conditions. With organisations increasingly focused on environmentally responsible corporate activities, Snickers Workwear’s eco-friendly garment solutions could prove to be the right ‘sustainable choice’ for you and your business. For example, with government legislation on the horizon, employing the Snickers Workwear garments made from recycled polyester, organic cotton and muelsing-free fabrics as well as the ‘100% Circularity’ in EMMA safety footwear, will deliver peace of mind and compliance in an increasingly demanding corporate world. This socially responsible approach to kitting out a workforce is complimented by the brands’ well-established hallmarks of comfort and functionality. They’re delivered through the use of stretch fabrics and a comprehensive sizing system which ensures that whatever the size of your workforce, there’s a product to fit each individual perfectly – for improved wellbeing and performance at work. Getting more information on the Snickers Workwear clothing range is easy. You can call the Helpline on 01484 854788; check out www.snickersworkwear.co.uk and download a digital catalogue or email sales@hultaforsgroup.co.uk



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PPE EXPERTISE WHEN IT MATTERS MOST SATRA offers a comprehensive PPE assessment package including ISO 17025 accredited testing to European and international standards. We also offer CE certification through our EU Notified Body and UKCA certification through our UK Approved Body.

ppe@satra.com www.satra.com/ppe tel: 01536 410 000


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MILWAUKEE ® Delivers a New Way to Light the Site with the MX FUEL™ Tower Light Milwaukee Tool is proud to announce the most portable and highest output battery-powered light on the market.

Delivering up to 27,000 lumens of task and area lighting, can withstand up to 55 km/h winds and is protected from rain, wind, and dust.

Part of the new MX FUEL™ Equipment System*, the MX FUEL™ Tower Light is the most portable 3.1 M light for inside or outside use. Delivering up to 27,000 lumens of task and area lighting, the light can be set up in seconds, features outriggers for leveling, and withstands the harshest jobsite environments. “For years high output task lighting options have always been tethered to a cord, forcing users to spend valuable time setting up generators in remote applications and deal with products that are difficult to move around in jobsite environments,” said Sendi Spoljaric, Group Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “With the introduction of the MX FUEL ™ Tower Light, part of the MX FUEL ™ Equipment System, we now offer the additional battery capacity to quickly provide a high amount of light without requiring access to AC power. In areas with access to AC power, we’ve also integrated the MX FUEL ™ Charger into the light that acts as a battery backup solution or an onsite MX FUEL ™ battery charger for additional jobsite value. Not only are we bringing cordless technology into a space where it’s

relatively unavailable, but we are solving the problems of portability and stability in these environments as well.” Built with all-terrain wheels MX FUEL ™ Tower Light requires little effort to move across uneven ground – whether it’s rolled across rough terrain during early phase construction or across pan decking for early morning concrete pours. The telescopic lighting tower can be set up in seconds to a maximum height of 3.1 m with a motorised mast and collapses back down to 1.2 m for easy transportation and storage. Once it is in place, 4 outriggers can be quickly deployed to provide more stability on uneven surfaces. The four multidirectional LED light heads can cast up to 27,000 lumens of TRUEVIEW ™ High Definition Output when plugged into AC power*. When equipped with an MX FUEL ™ REDLITHIUM ™ XC406 battery, the tower light runs for 3 hours on high at 20,000 lumens or up to 10 hours on its lowest setting of a single charge. It can also be plugged into an extension cord for all-day operation, as well as charge any MX FUEL ™ REDLITHIUM ™ battery pack.


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While deployed, the light can withstand up to 35 mph (55 km/h) winds and is protected from rain, wind, and dust. As an added benefit, users can customise, track, manage, and secure the light from their mobile device through ONE- KEY ™*** the industry’s largest Bluetooth ®**** community tracking network. If the light tower is ever lost or stolen, ONE-KEY ™ provides the ability to prevent tampering with remote lockout capability. Committed to its focus on the user and investment in game-changing technology, MILWAUKEE ® will continue to design and develop lighting solutions with the ability to adapt, perform and survive the demands of professional use. *The MX FUEL ™ Equipment System: This groundbreaking cordless system revolutionises the light equipment market by delivering the performance, run time, and durability demanded by the trades without the hazards associated with emissions, noise, vibration, and the frustrations of petrol maintenance. Each of the solutions on the MX FUEL ™ system go beyond the limitations of petrol and power-cord units and operate off one completely compatible system all on the same battery. This is Equipment Redefined. **TRUEVIEW ™ Technology and optical design delivers a consistent beam, optimised colour temperature, and true representation of colours and detail leading to a more productive work area. ***ONE-KEY ™ is the first digital platform for tools and equipment. By integrating industry-leading tool electronics with a custom-built cloud-based program, ONE-KEY ™ provides a new level of control and access to information that revolutionises the way work gets done. The ability to customise, track, and manage through ONE-KEY ™ fundamentally changes the way users interact with their tools.

****The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by TTI is under licence. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

Specifications MX FUEL ™ Tower Light (MXFTL-601) • Battery type: Lithium-ion • Battery system: MX FUEL ™ • Max. Lumens (AC): 27,000 • Max. Lumens (DC): 20,000 • Collapsed height: 1.2 m • Extended height: 3.1 m • Weight with battery pack: 48.0 kg • Ingress rating: IP55 • Equipment warranty: 1+1 year • Battery warranty: 1+1 year • ONE-KEY ™ compatible: Yes • Integrated charger: Yes • Push button activation: Yes


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