Having outgrown our previous headquarters, we have now moved to a purpose-built facility in Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
The new facility became fully operational on Monday 18th August and provides a better training and product demonstration centre, enabling larger groups and an even stronger focus on customer training and awareness. As well as this, the new site provides upgraded facilities for provision of improved support service, device servicing and calibration, to meet increasing demand for our products well into the future.
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Last week we looked at the toxic gas, Hydrogen sulphide, and briefly went through TWAs, so I thought this week I’d go into more detail about TWAs and the importance of them, especially when coming into contact with toxic gases.
As mentioned last week, toxic gases are considered to be those gases that can cause injury, illness or a reduced length or quality of life. Low concentration may not cause a problem or be noticed, but prolonged exposure may cause chronic illness or even premature death. The regulatory bodies are constantly working on acceptable exposure limits and these must be remembered when considering the purchase of a toxic gas detector.
Continue reading “What is a time-weighted average? Chris explains the importance of them when toxic substances are involved”
Many of you will have come across hydrogen sulphide (H2S). If you have ever cracked a rotten egg the distinctive smell is H2S.
H2S is a hazardous gas that is found in many work environments, and even at low concentrations it is toxic. It can be a product of man-made process or a by-product of natural decomposition. From offshore oil production to sewerage works, petrochemical plants to farms and fishing vessels, H2S presents a real hazard to workers.
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By Louise Early, Strategic Industry Manager
Protecting millions of British workers and reducing incidents of occupational death, serious injury and ill health, The Health & Safety at Work Act is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health & safety in Britain.
Continue reading “The Health & Safety at Work Act is celebrating 40 strong years”