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Every print issue of Industrial Plant and Equipment includes an Industry Column contributed by an association or body relevant to the contacts and readership from the magazine. This section includes an archive of all the previous articles from this section, as well as any additional news and comment from the associations. Users will also find contact details for a wide range of relevant associations and links to external websites where appropriate.

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25 January 2017

In a busy start to 2017, BCAS (British Compressed Air Society) introduces its new Pressure and Leak Testing guide, considers what is meant by a 'competent person' when referring to the drawing up and certifying of written schemes of examinations under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000, and a new president takes the helm

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30 January 2017

The GAMBICA Flammable Atmospheres Group (FLAG) has been made aware of some generic working relationship issues between Certification Bodies and Companies designing equipment that required certification services. 

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18 January 2017

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced that Philip White of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) will deliver the keynote address at the National Fork Lift Safety Conference 2017 in September.

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30 January 2017

The British Safety Council has unveiled a digital archive of its work, featuring events from 60 years of British economic, social and political history. The archive contains unique documents and correspondence, as well as photographs, newspapers, magazines and posters which were thought to be lost but have now been rescued from oblivion.

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07 December 2016

Chemicals specialist Johnson Matthey set its sights on reducing heat losses and simplifying the maintenance of its steam system at its Billingham plant. By downsizing a section of line and introducing a series of automation devices, the company has been able to significantly reduce heat losses and take control of its steam system.

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30 September 2016

With more widespread evidence than ever before of products failing to meet claimed performance standards, the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is now focusing on eradicating non-performing, non-compliant PPE from the UK market with the launch of its rigorously enhanced Registered Safety Supplier Scheme (RSSS). Alan Murray, CEO, explains more

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19 September 2016

Automation is one way of battling the productivity problem facing the UK. However, any productivity gains can be seriously harmed if your business isn’t protected against cyber attack, so all eventualities must be considered when adopting new technology. James Selka, CEO of the MTA (Manufacturing Technologies Association) comments

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20 July 2016

A trade association provides industry with more collective influence than the sum of its individual members so, as Vanda Jones, executive director of BCAS explains, it pays to join and ensure that your opinion counts 

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26 July 2016

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is organising a trade mission to China and Hong Kong for the UK logistics industry.

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26 July 2016

The FLTA Awards for Excellence has unveiled the biggest change in its 22-year history. For the first time, the FLTA will appoint a jury of 12 fork lift truck experts to judge the winners in the four main product categories: Innovation, Safety, Environment and Ergonomics.

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20 May 2016

The Energy Institute (EI) has released a new publication, 'A guide to energy management', as part of the EI's Energy Essentials collection. The first copies will be available from the EI at edieLive, (17th and 18th May, Birmingham). The guide is also available to download free of charge.

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28 April 2016

The British Safety Council chose World Day for Health and Safety at Work to re-affirm its role in the industry as a champion of health and safety at work and its belief that proportionate and effective management of health and safety is an enabler of business activity.

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09 March 2016

At its 21st Annual General Meeting the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) team outlined its strategy for 2016-2025. This strategy has been created to ensure the Federation continues to be the voice of the UK safety industry, standing alongside and supporting its membership, and driving forward occupational safety and health in the UK. Alan Murray, CEO, explains more  

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07 March 2016

As always change is in the air on the legislative front for manufacturers distributors and end users of compressed air.  Here Dean Abbot, technical officer for the British Compressed Air Society steers us through some of what is expected in 2016

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17 March 2016

UKWA has launched the call for entries for its 2016 Awards - marking the start of the Association’s annual search for the companies and individuals who demonstrate the highest degree of commitment to logistics and supply chain excellence.

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ASSOCIATION LIST

Fire Brigades Union

T: 0208 541 1765
W: www.fbu.org.uk
E: office@fbu.org.uk

Fire Industry Association

T: 020 3166 5002
W: www.fia.uk.com
E: info@fia.uk.com

Institute of Fire Safety Managers

T: 01608 812588
W: www.ifsm.org.uk
E: admin@ifsm.org.uk

Association of Insurance Surveyors

T: 01608 812588
W: www.insurancesurveyors.org
E: lee.wallace@thmarch.co.uk

Association for Specialist Fire Protection

T: 01420 471612
W: www.asfp.org.uk
E: info@asfp.org.uk

British Security Industry Association

T: 01905 342 020
W: www.bsia.co.uk
E: info@bsia.co.uk

BAFE

T: 0844 335 0897
W: www.bafe.org.uk
E: info@bafe.org.uk

International Institute of Risk and Safety Management

T: 020 8741 1349
W: www.iirsm.org
E: info@iirsm.org

SSAIB

T: 0191 296 3242
W: www.ssaib.org
E: ssaib@ssaib.co.uk
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