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BSIF to launch enhanced suppliers’ scheme 26/05/2016

The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is preparing to relaunch the Registered Safety Suppliers Scheme (RSSS) designed to improve the quality of personal protective equipment.

Productivity woes continue as ONS shows UK 18 percentage points behind G7 average 18/02/2016

UK Productivity is lagging by an average of 18 percentage points behind other G7 nations, according to figures revealed by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Mike Knowles joins board at forklift safety body CFTS 15/02/2016

Crown Lift Trucks operations director Mike Knowles has joined the board at Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS), the body that delivers the national accreditation scheme for forklift safety course Thorough Examination.

More than half of forklift-related injuries suffered by pedestrians 10/02/2016

More than half (57%) of those who suffer injuries in accidents involving forklift trucks are workers on foot and not the drivers themselves, according to Mentor Training.

‘Critical’ lack of home-grown skills threatens to stall UK automotive sector 09/02/2016

A lack of suitable candidates has left around 5,000 vacancies in the UK automotive sector unfilled, according to a research by the SMMT Industry Forum.

Manufacturers urged to be more proactive in closing skills gap 09/02/2016

Manufacturers should actively seek to form partnerships that close skills gaps rather than waiting for the government to intervene, according to Salop Design & Engineering director Christopher Greenough.

PEME wins Weetabix award 01/02/2016

PEME has won the 2015 Weetabix Procurement Supplier Award for Innovation for an asset care initiative.

Atlas Copco VSD vacuum pump saves energy at Polestar printing plant 08/01/2016

Polestar, Europe’s largest independent printing company, is predicted to save more than £10,000 off the annual energy bill at its Sheffield printing plant by adopting a VSD-driven vacuum pump from Atlas Copco.

Lack of maintenance resource ‘impacting manufacturing productivity’ 10/12/2015

Maintenance budget constraints are having a significant impact on machinery uptime, according to drives and controls manufacturers Bosch Rexroth.

Outsourcing ‘can take the risk out of the productivity puzzle’ 02/12/2015

The boss of a manufacturing collective is predicting that the answer to the productivity puzzle could rest in more firms focusing on their core competences.

Manufacturing ‘suffers from poor inventory management’ 27/11/2015

The performance of factory storerooms and inventory control is too often overlooked, impacting the efficiency and productivity of British manufacturing, according to a report from ERIKS.

EEF appoints new policy head for climate, energy and environment 27/10/2015

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has appointed Claire Jakobsson as its head of climate, energy and environment policy. She will take over from Gareth Stace who has become director of UK Steel.

Buck & Hickman mobile centre gets 200th customer visit 23/10/2015

Buck & Hickman’s Mobile Centre of Excellence has visited Brammer’s customer, EDF Energy’s Torness station, which means the specialist tool and personal protective equipment (PPE) vehicle has notched up its 200th customer event.

Maintenance failings in UK manufacturing highlighted 16/09/2015

Critical maintenance failings that risk the long term health and productivity of British manufacturing have been highlighted in a report published today by Bosch Rexroth UK.

Quality standard revised 15/09/2015

ISO 9001, the widely-adopted quality management systems standard has undergone its first major revision since 2000 to incorporate changes made following feedback from users and experts around the world.

Call to scrap green taxes 14/09/2015

Government should move away from green taxes that penalise businesses and instead use tax incentives to reduce carbon, according to the EEF.

Brammer wins supplier award from Coca-Cola Enterprises 21/08/2015

Commitment to driving efficiencies and uncovering energy-saving opportunities has secured a Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Supplier Award for Brammer, a leading supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services.

EEF creates environmental leadership role 17/08/2015

James Wyse has been appointed to the newly created role of National Sustainability Lead at EEF, the manufacturers' organisation. The move is part of a planned relaunch of EEF's environmental sustainability service.

PEME supports maintenance stars 13/08/2015

PEME is supporting Works Management's quest to find the UK's brightest and best factory teams by sponsoring the maintenance team category at this year's Manufacturing Champions Awards.

BCAS executive director appointed 28/07/2015

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has appointed Vanda Jones as its new executive director.

Failure to conduct oil checks 'major cause' of hydraulic failure 16/06/2015

Eight in 10 of all hydraulic failures on machinery can be traced back to contaminated oil, according to Bosch Rexroth. Its report, published today, has called upon engineers to implement regular oil analysis as part of a preventive maintenance programme.

JLR, Toyota and LINPAC to headline WM Factory Safety and Maintenance Conference 25/04/2015

Manufacturing trailblazers from Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota and LINPAC Packaging will reveal the secrets of delivering outstanding safety and maintenance standards at your site at the WM Factory Safety and Maintenance Conference 2015 on 3 June.

Atlas Copco celebrates 50 years in Ireland 26/03/2015

Atlas Copco Compressors in Ireland is to hold a programme of staff and customer events to commemorate its 50th year of operation in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Your chance to pick up maintenance and safety best practice advice 25/03/2015

Pick up best practice advice from leading manufacturing practitioners on how to deliver outstanding safety and maintenance standards at your site at the WM Factory Safety and Maintenance Conference 2015 on Wednesday, 3 June 2015 at Ettington Chase Hotel near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.

Atlas Copco appoints oil-free air division head 12/03/2015

Atlas Copco Compressors has appointed Mark Ranger as business line manager of its oil-free air division in the UK.

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