Paul Skade

Earplugs to shout about with 3M

by Paul Skade

Have you heard? There’s a revolutionary new earplug available. According to Bryan Myers – 3M’s Business Director with responsibility for hearing protection – it’s the first in more than 20 years to offer ‘multiple new, innovative and patented benefits to the user.’ So why exactly is it such a big noise?

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Saying 'hear hear' to better noise protection from 3M

by Paul Skade

From the obvious culprits such as construction and heavy manufacturing, to automated production lines in the food and pharmaceutical sectors, noisy workplaces are common in industry. And noise isn’t just a nuisance. At best it can reduce productivity. At worst it can be a long-term health hazard or a critical safety risk. 

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3M prioritise vision protection - introducing the world’s first curved auto-darkening filter

by Paul Skade

Understanding the value of precision, visibility, and comfort is one thing. Delivering all three in one convenient package is another. But now, thanks to 3M’s unrivalled innovation, you can concentrate on the precision of your welding, rather than the standard of your equipment.

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With the imminent changes to all things CE and UKCA, are you up to the mark?

by Paul Skade

Many products have a ‘CE’ mark to indicate that they are safe and fit for purpose. But now the UK has left the EU, the CE mark won’t apply. So if a product that once had a CE mark no longer has one, how can you find out whether you’re buying reputable equipment for your business, or putting safety or productivity at risk?

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The changing market for single use gloves

by Paul Skade

The demand for single-use gloves has increased in the past few months. It is undeniable that the spread of the global pandemic has changed the dynamic between the supply and the demand for single-use PPE. The prices of raw materials have gone up, manufacturing facilities have been shut down (temporarily or partially) and more people are choosing to use gloves every day to protect themselves. 

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A shout-out for hearing protection

by Paul Skade

If there’s one thing hearing protection is good at, it’s blocking-out noise. If there’s one thing it’s bad at, it’s telling the difference between dangerous noise and useful sounds: like colleagues’ voices, spoken instructions, and even alarms. So now that shouting from a close distance (under two metres) is no longer a safe option, how can employers protect their employees’ hearing, and still keep them safe in general?

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Fit properly. Breathe correctly. Protect effectively

by Paul Skade

The current global pandemic has increased the importance of face masks in all walks of life. It literally is a matter of life or death. But the regular use of respiratory protection equipment (RPE) has been visible for years in hazardous industrial environments, helping to protect both your short and long-term health and well-being.

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Why now is not the time for cuts

by Paul Skade

Even in difficult times for industry, there are some cuts you should always avoid. The kind of cuts that can reduce efficiency. That can cost you more than £500 each. And that can put your employees at risk of serious injury, and you at risk of prosecution. The kind of cuts that Martor Knives are specifically designed to protect against.

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Can you hear me? I SAID, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

by Paul Skade

Social distancing is today an essential part of creating a safe working environment and is the World Health Organisation and UK Government’s first choice for preventing the spread of Covid-19. But, keeping an acceptable distance while ensuring clear communication in a manufacturing environment is harder than you might think, given that most industrial environments produce excessive noise.

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No water. No soap. No drying. With ROCOL Scrubs

by Paul Skade

Designed for any product used in environments where contamination is a risk, ROCOL SCRUBS are now NSF registered, lending piece of mind to engineers that these ultra-strong cleaning wipes are suitable for all areas of their facility.

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