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Breaking news: UK bans fossil-fuelled vehicles!

Breaking news: UK bans fossil-fuelled vehicles! 18th Nov 2020 The UK government has today (18 November) announced plans to accelerate the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles, bringing it forward by five years to 2030, as part of its “green industrial revolution”. “Our green industrial revolution will be powered by the wind turbines of Scotland and the North East, propelled by the electric vehicles (EVs) made in the Midlands and advanced by the latest technologies developed […]

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Protecting your workforce in confined spaces

Protecting your workforce in confined spaces 18th Nov 2020 The dangers associated with working in a confined space make it non-negotiable that workers are equipped with protective safety gear – such as gas detectors, fall protection equipment, respiratory protection and head, eye & face protection– to ensure ultimate safety when working. What is a confined space? A confined space is an enclosed area under atmospheric pressure, not intended for entry because of the existence of potentially excessive contamination levels and […]

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Lemaitre – much more than just a supplier of safety footwear

Lemaitre – much more than just a supplier of safety footwear 18th Nov 2020 Over the last 30 years, Lemaitre Safety Footwear has developed a stellar reputation for supplying the South African workforce with locally manufactured, superior-quality safety footwear. But, according to Deane Nothard, its marketing manager, the company is far more than just a supplier of safety footwear. “Now more than ever, it’s one worker supporting another in order to boost the economy and get South Africa back on […]

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Empowering women

Empowering women 18th Nov 2020 Bureau Veritas – a specialist in testing, inspection and certification – has launched its BV Women in Africa Mentorship Programme, a strategic collaborative partnership with Twaa, a global networking, knowledge sharing and mentorship platform for women and girls. The platform from Twaa (the Swahili word for acquire and lead) provides women with digital tools to connect and find suitable mentors and mentees, share and access opportunities, as well as strengthen progress and development. “The Bureau […]

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ISO 20560: A global standard to identify pipe contents

ISO 20560: A global standard to identify pipe contents 3rd Nov 2020 A new global ISO 20560 norm is now available to standardise the identification of hidden and often hazardous pipe contents in factories and facilities. Compliant pipe markers are already offered by Brady Corporation. Interested in learning more? Join the free webinar!  In response to the growing international mobility of labour, the ISO 20560 norm aims to increase workplace safety and to reduce risks and training costs for international […]

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Free Covid-19 training for safe workplaces

Free Covid-19 training for safe workplaces 3rd Nov 2020 Companies are returning to work, but the threat of Covid-19 has not lessened and occupational health and safety precautions are still essential to avoid a resurgence of infection. IAcademy, the online division of Infinity Academy and Unischool, is offering a free online course that enables management and staff to update safety plans to address the specific exposure risks, routes of transmission and other unique characteristics of Covid-19. “We have made this […]

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How safe is it to fly?

How safe is it to fly? 3rd Nov 2020 If you checked out any airline’s publicity right now, you’d feel as though they wrapped you in a magic Covid-19-free bubble from the minute you board your flight to the moment you leave. But is this true? Burt Rodrigues, CEO of Biodx – a supplier of eco-friendly disinfectants – says that it is true, to a certain degree. He notes that, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Cargo Carriers: right behind Transport Month!

Shifting the economy into a higher gear 22nd Oct 2020 Cargo Carriers, the leading South African logistics solutions provider, is right behind and fully committed to Transport Month. “This year, the theme of Transport Month is ‘Together shaping the future of transport’. We applaud government’s aim to raise awareness of the important role of transport in the economy, and we are completely supportive of the need to provide safer, more affordable, accessible and reliable transport,” says Elmarie Ollewagen, business development […]

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A mile in someone else’s shoes

A mile in someone else’s shoes 22nd Oct 2020 Nic Ndawonde, one of BBF Safety Group’s key account managers, describes his Wheelchair Wednesday experience as nothing short of life-changing.  Wheelchair Wednesday is an initiative of the Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities (APD), Nelson Mandela Bay, that has taken place every August since 2011. The campaign has four focus areas: Increasing awareness around the challenges faced by people with physical disabilities. Providing wheelchairs to those who need them. Improving accessibility. […]

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The difference between a bump test and calibration – and why should you care?

The difference between a bump test and calibration – and why should you care? 22nd Oct 2020 If you work with direct-reading portable gas monitors (DRPGMs) to check oxygen levels and look for toxic or combustible gases, you’re likely to be familiar with the concepts of bump testing and calibration. But if you were given an on-the-spot pop quiz on the subject, could you tell the difference between these terms?  The main difference between a bump test and calibration is […]

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