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Unilever takes Brammer production efficiency award

Fast moving consumer goods giant Unilever won the production efficiency award at the Manufacturing Forum and Awards, hosted by MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) specialist Brammer along with Buck & Hickman, the UK maintenance and health and safety products distributor.

At its Fabergé factory in Leeds, Unilever wanted to develop a cost-effective means ...
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Display system gets the message across about work hazards

The Near Miss incident reporting system available from T Cards Direct is a simple way to manage and document health and safety issues at work.

A negative safety culture could have potentially fatal consequences

Research findings from a YouGov survey conducted on behalf of Seton have shown that health and safety is not always prioritised in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and that a high proportion of accidents at work could have been avoided. In order to make health and safety a top priority for businesses, a fundamental shift in attitude towards safety is necessary.

FLIR Systems launches low-cost IR thermometer

FLIR Systems, has launched what it describes as a powerful, affordable, compact imaging IR thermometer that lets you see invisible heat patterns, measure temperatures accurately, and conveniently store images and measurement data for reporting.