May 2020

Following the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak across the world, RRC has temporarily suspended classroom courses for the safety of learners and RRC staff. To help learners progress their studies in these difficult times RRC says it has created a new course delivery option that blends the dynamic of classroom based learning with RRC’s highly regarded Online Learning. RRC will be offering Live Online courses for a select number of courses starting with the 2019 Syllabus NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety, NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management and IOSH Managing Safely courses will also be available very soon. Live Online courses will run on scheduled dates just like a classroom course. t | 020 8944 3100 e | w | Live online courses “First class” loading solution UK logistics giant Wincanton has become among the latest organisations to benefit from the delivery of a THORWORLD INDUSTRIES Lightweight Platform for the loading and unloading of vehicles. The customer focused warehousing and transport firm which manages more than 200 sites across the country, recently structured a facility relocation – transferring one of its operations to a new, ground level warehouse. Site preparation for the new premises had to meet with Wincanton’s exacting operating standards and be complete within a tight logistical timescale of just six weeks. To help keep to the schedule and deliver effective loading and unloading practice – whilst maintaining the safety and protection of both employees and goods - Wincanton’s warehouse team, headed by general manager, Ian Broomhead, had to source a suitable, easily manoeuvrable solution at speed: “We were looking for a lightweight platform that could be manufactured and delivered within just a few weeks,” Ian explains. “Having experienced first class results from a previous Thorworld loading equipment installation at our Portbury Depot, I got back in touch to explain our latest requirements. I was put in contact with James Corfield from Darmax UK, an agent for Thorworld Industries.” The proposed platform solution – which included safety barriers and handrails as standard -could easily be positioned directly behind a vehicle’s container to provide a solid platform on which pallets could be placed. From here a pallet could be safely lifted to the ground using a forklift truck. “James’ input was first class and the schedule he presented was well-timed,” Ian continues. “The platform scheme met all our loading requirements and would work exactly as we needed it to.” t | 01246 260981 w | . PEMAC Assets CMMS contains a customisable form design module enabling paperless working practices - supporting businesses as they aim to maintain social distancing. Using this software allows customers to remove the requirement for paper completely across all business functions, and increase visitor and contractor tracking by embedding new COVID-19 forms within not only contractor management workflows – but all workflows. PEMAC says it has seen increased demand for this product over the last few weeks and is working with companies now integrating this software across all operations - as well as the engineering and manufacturing departments. This software can exist without the CMMS, or can embed into the normal CMMS and health & safety functions maintaining and improving tracking and auditing requirements. t | 0044 161 5092492 e | w | Enhanced form design SNICKERS WORKWEAR says fabric, functionality and fit are its hallmarks and it is the innovation and fabric technology in the design of the new stretchsShorts for men and women that really set these new garments apart. The company says these new AllroundWork and FLEXIWork shorts are great for working in the warmer months and delivering superior flexibility and comfort, these lightweight work shorts come in a body-mapping design and a range of new colours including Hi-vis options. Made from a self-ventilating stretch fabric with Cordura reinforcements for all-round mobility and durability, they’re packed with comfort and functionality and specially designed for the fast- paced professional who’s always on the go for delivering top class work on site. t | 01484 854788 e | w | New work shorts To address the unique food safety requirements posed by the protein and dairy sectors, SPARC SYSTEMS has announced it has designed a unique pipeline x-ray solution to detect contaminants in vacuum filled and pumped products. The company says combining accuracy and reliability, the hygienic Iris inspection system remains a top choice for food manufacturers worldwide. Utilising x-ray technology, the Iris Pipeline inspection system is capable of identifying a variety of different physical hazards including bones, teeth, metal, glass, ceramics, and high-density plastic in muscle meats, slurries, semi solids, and fluids. The company says the high resolution of the 0.4mm X-ray sensor allows it to detect foreign materials with sensitivity levels that outperform any current technology. Depending on the application, the Iris Pipeline can detect metal down to 0.4mm. w | Pipeline x-ray system 34 | Plant & Works Engineering May 2020 Health & Safety