BREXIT Impact on UK PPE Compliance

BREXIT Impact on UK PPE Compliance

We have compiled this Expert Advice Sheet to provide those purchasing PPE with the information that they will need now that the UK has left the EU and the transition period finished on December 31st, 2020.

We guide you through changes in Regulations, the standards, and assessment bodies and provide an overview of the introduction of the new UKCA marking.

Yasmin Ali | International Women's Day 2021

Yasmin Ali | International Women's Day 2021

International Women's Day
Our second interview for International Women's Day 2021 with Energy Innovation Project Manager, Yasmin Ali at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Learn more on Yasmin's story, current projects and future initiatives.
Gill Nowell | International Women's Day 2021

Gill Nowell | International Women's Day 2021

International Women's Day
To celebrate International Women’s Day we’ve interviewed data-driven innovation expert at ElectraLink and Director of Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England, Gill Nowell. Selected as one of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Top 50 Women in Engineering in 2020, she’s a regular speaker and panelist on electric vehicles and data-driven transition to net zero.
Recycling Workwear for a better world

Recycling Workwear for a better world

Recycling

Dedicated to its corporate and social responsibility of reducing the company’s carbon footprint, SKANWEAR is constantly looking to develop innovative sustainable solutions in order to minimize its impact on the environment. One such initiative that enables the company to take steps towards achieving this aim is their newly introduced Garment Recycling Scheme.

Program Implementation – Arc Flash Awareness and Training

Program Implementation – Arc Flash Awareness and Training

Arc Flash Awareness

Working on live electrical equipment comes with a substantial risk of electric shock and arc flash. Whenever exposed to energized equipment, workers must have a clear understanding of what the potential hazards are and how to work safely.

Protecting your employees from hazards such as these warrants several interwoven and necessary training components.

Think with your senses – Head, Hand, Face Protection

Think with your senses – Head, Hand, Face Protection

Arc Flash Clothing
Because of the extreme heat experienced in an arc flash, it impacts upon your entire body and everything you need to wear. For this reason it is important to ensure that all areas of your body are covered with both arc rated clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) that will protect you from the heat energy.
Understanding Your Arc Flash Risk

Understanding Your Arc Flash Risk

Arc Flash Risk Assessments

Before considering Arc Flash Clothing & PPE, having a clear understanding on Arc Flash Calculations and performing Arc Flash Risk Assessments will support the choice of protection you need. 

There are actually a number of different things that can cause an arc flash to happen, including equipment not being sufficiently rated for the available short circuit current or accidental contact, to corrosion of equipment or deterioration or contamination. Learn more...

Do I need Arc Flash Protection?

Do I need Arc Flash Protection?

Arc Flash Awareness
If your company employs workers that operate on or near to electrical sources, then it is a requirement to have a comprehensive understanding of the NFPA 70E regulations. Within Article 110 of these regulations, the general safety requirements for working with electricity are detailed. Read on to understand whether you are required to wear Arc Flash Protection.
Your last line of defence!

Your last line of defence!

Arc Flash Clothing

Within certain industries it is of vital importance that workers wear Arc and Flame Resistant personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to keep them safe whilst working on live electricity. This includes workers in the electrical engineering, thermal generation, wind generation, petrochemical, rail, and utilities industries.

Fiona's Interview: Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2020

Fiona's Interview: Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2020

Interviews
This week’s spotlight interview is with Fiona Downie, Technical Field Advisor for Controls at FieldCore. Thank you to Fiona for such an honest and motivational story. Showing that taking advantage of all kinds of influences outside of traditional education can spark that early interest and idea of a career in a STEM industry and how important raising awareness of these possibilities is, to encourage everyone, not only females, to consider engineering as an exciting future career. "At the end of the day you can’t be what you don’t know about or can’t see in everyday life."
Sharon's Story: Celebrating International Women in Engineering

Sharon's Story: Celebrating International Women in Engineering

Interviews

We hope you enjoy this weeks interview with Sharon Incerti, Cable Development Project Manager at WSP, a lady who pushed for what she wanted right from the start of her career during a very different looking industry in the UK during the 1980s. 

Sharon relishes the mentorship she can give others to achieve their full potential and after interviewing Linsey for last weeks spotlight, the warmth and appreciation for her Industry career mentor Sharon was so apparent. A big thank you to Sharon for such a great message and words of advice. 

Linsey's Story: Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2020

Linsey's Story: Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2020

Interviews

The second interview in our series to celebrate #INWED2020 shines the spotlight on Linsey, Project & Development Engineer for Wootton and Wootton. 

A big thank you to Linsey for sharing such a fascinating journey to her current role in a smaller size business, with such a wide remit. Fantastic words of advice and also shows how important female mentors and role models are for inspiring and guiding future female generations “We can do anything a man can do…”

Sandie's Story: Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2020

Sandie's Story: Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2020

Interviews

The first in our Series of interviews celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2020 featuring our female colleagues in engineering is with Sandie Jones, IAMA Field Service Engineer at ABB UK.

For anyone considering an engineering pathway, a great piece of advice from Sandie: “grasp all of the Education that you can that is on offer with both hands – the key to success is Education”.