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Call to boost UK skills by 2020

The government must ensure that three-quarters of jobs are medium or high-skilled by 2020, according to the EEF.

The manufacturers' organisation is pushing for 90% of state secondary school maths, physics, chemistry and biology teachers to have at least a post A-level qualification in the subject they teach in its newly published manifesto - Securing a ...
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Managing the cost of maintenance

Can you work out the true cost of your maintenance… and can you afford not to?

Don't let this happen on your site

Hundreds of factory employees will be seriously injured this year by a forklift truck. Protect your people with WM’s guide to avoiding five of the most common forklift truck accidents.

Don’t be tempted by loose change

Lots of business clichés revolve around change – change is the only constant; nothing endures but change; by changing nothing, nothing changes; change or die; and so on.

Ten years of direct access for major energy ...

With 2015 now upon us, Ian Preston, head of direct and technical sales at npower, takes the opportunity to discuss the company’s recent rebranding as well as the importance of providing energy consumers with access to direct energy markets.

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Terry Carmichael, lean and Six Sigma practitioner

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Mark Bown, senior advisor – operations excellence office, corporate manufacturing at Cummins, meets a man in a hot air balloon

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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.

Atlas Copco’s VSD compressors celebrate two decades

As Atlas Copco Compressors is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its air compressor variable speed drive (VSD) technology, it calculates that UK industry has saved around 240 million kWh of electricity by using Atlas Copco VSD compressors.