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Rapid technological development, rising costs, and tightened budgets create a combination of challenges for manufacturers. Dr. Alex Mardapittas, CEO of leading smart energy solution provider, Powerstar, explains how embracing smart technologies such as voltage optimisation, energy storage, and distribution transformers, can improve efficiency and deliver cost savings on energy spend.
Long term damage to hearing can be caused by the noise from regular daily use of even the most basic tools – drills, angle grinders, disc cutters, circular saws, even hammers – if proper ear protection isn't worn, explains Peter Dumigan, managing director of the Hultafors Group UK, owners of Snickers Workwear, Solid Gear Safety Footwear and Hellberg Safety PPE.
Although there is now greater awareness around safety precautions and PPE in the workplace than in the past, when you hear stories like the one below the importance of wearing the correct head protection hits home, says the BSIF.