Sustaining life in hazardous environments...
Sustaining life in hazardous environments...

What is EN12021 and why do we Air Quality Test?

19th September 2018

Compressors that produce Breathing Air either to be supplied directly to users or to refill cylinders must produce air to the EN12021 standard, and tested as appropriate to confirm this. The quality of air from compressors can vary substantially and it is important to ensure that you are certain that the air being supplied is suitable to be supplied for breathing air purposes.

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What Are The Changes to EH40 Exposure Levels?

1st August 2018

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) will adopt EU Directive 2017/164 which establishes new ‘indicative occupational exposure limit values’ (IOELVs) for a number of toxic substances. This decision complies with Articles 2 and 7 of the Directive requiring Member States to establish the new occupational exposure limit values within national standards by August 21st 2018 (mining and tunnelling applications do not need to comply until 2023). More details can be seen here - https://osha.europa.eu/en/legislation/directive/directive-2017164eu-indicative-occupational-exposure-limit-values

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Rescue Teams - What is a Suitable and Sufficient Rescue Plan?

12th July 2018
Rescue Teams - What is a Suitable and Sufficient Rescue Plan?

We get a lot of questions on rescue teams and our previous post about it, so we decided to write an additional post on this.

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Making Personal Gas Detection Work for You

10th May 2018
Making Personal Gas Detection Work for You

Personal Gas Detection is used in a huge amount of applications from construction to petro-chemical, from pharmaceutical to agriculture and everywhere in between.

It is very useful warning system that prevents us from being harmed by unsafe gas levels in the atmosphere, but unless we are using it properly it may not actually be looking after us at all.

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Confined Space Course Comparison

24th January 2018
Confined Space Course Comparison

With an increasing number of Confined Space course providers in the market place, as well as more and more companies stipulating their own specification of confined space training, there can be confusion around how courses interlink. 

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