Jon Whitehouse

Loctite help to ensure you don't slip up on safety

by Jon Whitehouse

‘It’s okay – I only tripped up.’ ‘I slipped but it’s nothing.’ ‘I fell over at work.’ Now imagine hearing that over 217,000 times in one year. That’s approximately the number of times slips, trips and falls were reported as causes of non-fatal injuries in the workplace, in the latest HSE statistics*. And those avoidable accidents led to an incredible 11.25 million lost working days in the same year. Clearly it’s time to take steps to stop slips.

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Keeping your brands reputation 'stainless'

by Jon Whitehouse

It can’t be bought, it can only be grown. It takes years to create, yet can be destroyed in minutes. It’s your brand’s reputation, of course. In the food or pharmacy sectors, just one safety incident and product recall can do untold reputational damage. But a significant step towards protecting your most valuable brand asset is – literally – in your hands.

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Need a fast, cost-effective belt repair? Unique Polymer Systems deliver...

by Jon Whitehouse

A belt that holds up your trousers or skirt is a good thing. A belt that holds up production isn’t. Conveyor belt problems are common but – thanks to a unique rubber repair solution – lengthy downtime, lost productivity and expensive emergency belt replacements can be avoided.

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A lightbulb moment (now that Halogens are banned)

by Jon Whitehouse

It’s going to affect you at work and at home. And there’s a good chance you haven’t heard anything about it. But the sale of halogen lightbulbs (or halogen ‘lamps’ as they’re called in the industry) are now banned in the UK from September this year. Do you know what happens now?

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Threadlockers blow wind of change in the renewables sector

by Jon Whitehouse

Threadlocking adhesives have a long and successful history in many industrial sectors, but with an industry wide push towards renewable energy, there is growing evidence to suggest that this particular sector is increasing its uptake of such advanced products.

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Which Cable Tie to use? Here's our Survival Guide for cable ties

by Jon Whitehouse

It’s strange to think that something such as a cable tie, a regularly used household item, can play such an important role in health and safety in industrial environments. But the reality is, they do. And incorrect selection could have drastic consequences.

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What's the safest way to verify the absence of voltage?

by Jon Whitehouse

Industrial environments pose many threats to employee health and safety, and electrical current is one of those right at the top of the list. It goes without saying that exposure to electricity can have catastrophic consequences, so protecting your team against such dangers is vital. Let's introduce you to Panduit's Verisafe...

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How to protect your assets from abrasion, corrosion and chemical attack?

by Jon Whitehouse

Wear, abrasion, erosion, chemical attack, and corrosion are some of the most common causes of failure in process equipment, magnified even further in harsher industrial environments. One of the top performers in the protective compound range is LOCTITE® PC 7255...

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Testing the Water with WRAS-approved Adhesives

by Jon Whitehouse

There are strict rules and regulations surrounding the use of adhesives such as threadlockers and sealants for products that are likely to convey or regulate public drinking water. Failure to check that an adhesive complies with the necessary standards can lead to disastrous consequences. Health, costs, and brand reputation are on the line. So, our advice to you is, check carefully before making your purchase.

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Tape has a simple job, but what if it could do more?

by Jon Whitehouse

All new designs begin with a simple idea. But for that idea to come to fruition, the execution must be as good as the initial idea. Removing the barriers between you and your invention is only possible by choosing the right components along the way.

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