Featured in SHEQ Issue 2 2024

Send a robot, save a life?

Demolition robots are a relatively new form of professional service robot used in the demolition sector to demolish buildings at the end of their lifecycle. These mobile robots leverage a range of end-of-arm tools such as breakers, crushers, drills, or buckets to break through building materials.

Safety? What safety?

Our new columnist reflects on the early days of his mining career, which began more than 40 years ago. Back then, safety wasn’t of much concern, as his narrative will show.

Safety at hand

We chat to Amélie Nguyen, marketing communications and digital specialist at SHOWA – a fully integrated manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE) used for hands – to discover what companies should consider before they purchase this type of PPE, and how SHOWA can help.


Fatalities from from unsafe and unhealthy working conditions

7 500 people die from unsafe and unhealthy working conditions every single day.


Non-fatal occupational accidents

An additional 374 million workers suffer from non-fatal occupational accidents every year.


Emissions of greenhouse gases

Carbon dioxide PPM (parts per million) is at 418 and the global temperature rise is 1.1°C compared to pre-industrial levels.

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The challenge facing our climate is the greatest existential threat of our lifetime. The actions that we take now will determine the future for generations to come. Now is not a time for half measures nor is it a time where we can we afford to continue our prioritisation of profit over people. Climate change is greater than any one of us, but it requires every single one of us to come together to ensure there can and will be a future for the next to come.

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