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UK productivity continues to struggle

The UK’s productivity woes continued with the release of the latest ONS figures for Q1 2016.

Labour productivity, measured by output per hour, grew by 0.5% compared to the previous quarter (and 1.1% year-on-year), but the figures are 17% below an extrapolation based on pre-downturn trend. This means that labour productivity per employee has not recovered ...
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Fixing the future

Thermography and vibration monitoring can be invaluable in detecting problems with machinery. But how can plant engineers get the most value? Hywel Roberts investigates

Every breath you take

Many employers buy local exhaust ventilation (LEV) to protect workers’ health, but it doesn’t work. As Mark Venables discovers this may be because it’s the wrong type or because it’s not properly installed, used or maintained.

Overcoming maintenance stagnation

Put your lean know-how to the test in our continuous improvement dilemma column

Dealing with under-performance

Spot the symptoms of lack of engagement and adopt a structured improvement road map, says DAK's Dennis McCarthy

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Atlas Copco announce three new additions to its range

Improved flow and energy savings form the backbone of the three new additions to Atlas Copco’s range of large screw compressors.

Listen up! Headsets to keep your tours in tune

When taking guests on a tour of your factory, keeping them safe is always the number one priority. And in noisy working environments, that often means protecting their hearing. Guests fall under individuals that businesses have a legal responsibility to protect under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Listen up! Why 3M leads the way in hearing protection

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations Act 2005 requires businesses to eliminate or reduce risks to health and safety from noise. With an upturn in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) litigation claims, organisations should take action. Since 2012, there have been more than 200,000 claims for NIHL. [1] Organisations can incur further costs if they fail to protect their workforce.