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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.

Seven in ten manufacturing procurement officers report increased cost-cutting focus 09/02/2016

Chief procurement officers (CPOs) in manufacturing are more pessimistic about future economic conditions than peers in other sectors, with seven in 10 reporting an increased focus on cost-cutting, according to a paper by Deloitte.

Bentley Motors joins Manufacturing Management Show line up 09/02/2016

Bentley Motors will reveal how it has taken proactive steps to tackle the skills challenge as part of a stellar two-day conference programme at the all-new Manufacturing Management Show in Coventry on 23-24 November.

‘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.

Salad packing firm admits guilt after worker loses part of fingers in accident 08/02/2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has ordered Vitacress Salads Limited, based in Andover in Hampshire, to pay a £60,000 fine after a worker lost part of his left middle and ring fingers in an accident.

Digital infrastructure ‘threatens UK as location for 4th industrial revolution’ 08/02/2016

Britain’s place at the forefront of the 4th industrial revolution is at risk through lack of Government planning for a world class digital infrastructure according to the body representing UK manufacturers.

WMG tests driverless pods 08/02/2016

WMG at the University of Warwick is to use a laser scan of 30 miles of Coventry roads to test driverless pods as part of a research programme launched last week.

Chemical company fined for dangerous gas release 05/02/2016

Multi-national chemical producer, Solvay Solutions UK, has been fined a total of £333,000 and ordered to pay costs of £110,000 after a dangerous gas was released into the atmosphere causing disruption to the M5 and thousands of homes nearby.

Food engineering apprenticeship launched 05/02/2016

The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) has unveiled its new engineering apprenticeship for the food and drink industry as part of the Government’s ‘Trailblazer’ programme.

Discover the secrets of BFA safety champ 04/02/2016

Works Management is offering readers the chance to discover the safety secrets of Best Factory Awards' health and safety champion, Diageo, Levan.

Smaller manufacturers report stable start to year 04/02/2016

Small and medium-sized (SMEs) manufacturers reported flat domestic new orders and a further small fall in export new orders in the three months to January.

Five awards recognise excellent young engineers 04/02/2016

Nominations are now open for the new RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year awards, a competition for UK engineers who have demonstrated excellence in the early stage of their careers.

JTJ backs the Manufacturing Management Show 03/02/2016

Leading training provider, JTJ Workplace Solutions has signed up as a headline sponsor of Works Management’s all-new Manufacturing Management Show.

Strong engineering industry drives UK productivity 03/02/2016

Britain’s strong engineering industry is driving productivity, with benefits across the economy, according to new research published in Engineering UK 2016 The State of Engineering.

Dame Judith Hackitt set to lead UK’s manufacturing body 03/02/2016

Dame Judith Hackitt, who is stepping down as chair of the Health and Safety Executive at the end of March, has been appointed as chair designate of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

Chancellor announces £37m investment in Airbus research facility 02/02/2016

Hundreds of highly skilled manufacturing and engineering jobs have been safeguarded in the South West thanks to a new £37 million research facility, according to Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.

Worker’s legs crushed by concrete table tennis tables 02/02/2016

A Manchester table tennis table manufacturer – Bendcrete Leisure – has been fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £3,495 costs after an employee’s legs were crushed when four one-ton concrete tables toppled over.

UK manufacturing growth accelerates at start of 2016 01/02/2016

The start of 2016 saw a modest improvement in the rate of growth in the UK manufacturing sector. This was highlighted by the seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI ) rising to a three-month high of 52.9, up slightly from 52.1 in December.

PEME wins Weetabix award 01/02/2016

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

BAE Systems wins National Apprenticeship Award 29/01/2016

Global defence, aerospace and security company BAE Systems was last night revealed as the BT Macro Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards at an exclusive ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House.

EAL advanced apprentice announced 29/01/2016

IBM apprentice Josh White, 24, is celebrating after being named EAL Advanced Apprentice of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards held at The Grosvenor Hotel in London.

Brammer announces coupling collaboration 28/01/2016

Brammer UK, the distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services, has formed a partnership with CEJN UK, a global quick connect specialist in the automotive, aerospace and transportation sectors.

AME chief calls for greater UK comercialisation 28/01/2016

The head of Innovate UK received her first experience of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) last week as part of a visit organised by Coventry University.

BSC safety awards deadline extended 28/01/2016

The deadline for entry to the British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards has been extended to February 15.

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