WATCH: Gas Safe's new video highlights carbon monoxide as the silent killer

THIS week is Gas Safety Week (17-23 September), so the organisation, Gas Safe, are highlighting how to stay gas safe by raisning awareness about the ‘silent killer’, carbon monoxide poisoning.

Gas Safe Register has found people are much more likely to own a smoke alarm (76%) than an audible carbon monoxide alarm (47%) despite the fact that carbon monoxide (CO) is known as the silent killer as you cannot see, taste or smell it.

Snickers' comfort fabrics provide maximum mobility in new stretch clothing

SNICKERS Workwear is well known for its uncompromising approach to quality and functionality, comfort and durability.

Hi-tech fabrics and body-mapping designs ensure maximum working mobility wherever you are.

With a range of new Trousers, Jackets, Rainwear and Accessories on their way, there’s plenty of scope for every professional craftsman and craftswoman to stretch their performance on site comfortably.

Safety practise: A ten-step guide to avoiding falls from height by Katharina Busch

Falling from a height is THE single most common cause of occupational fatalities in the UK. Almost a third of all annual deaths in the workplace result from poor health and safety practices involving falls, slips and trips, writes Katharina Busch.

In order to reduce the number of fatalities over the coming years, companies – as well as employees – need to work closely together to create a safer, more productive and enjoyable working environment.

Bahco’s new tool storage system saves valuable time for aerospace engineers

GLOBAL hand-tool manufacturer Bahco worked with aerospace engineers to develop their latest ergonomic tool storage and management system to help professional users to save valuable time.

Displaying groups of tools logically in the smooth-sliding drawers of Bahco’s tough storage trolleys enables engineers and technicians to find whatever they need without delay. A ‘push’ device enables easy removal from stain-resisting foam inlays.

Draper 20V Storm Force - one battery system and three tools

SOME readers might already be familiar with the Draper 10.8v Storm Force Range reviewed in these pages a while back, writes PETER BRETT.

The launch of three 20v tools to add to these will be welcomed by those users who need a bit more power and capability – think enthusiastic amateurs and light trades.

There are lots of features to note in the range, but dealers and end users alike will appreciate the keen pricing and multiple battery options that are flexible enough to satisfy most users, and also allow options to upgrade and change as conditions change.

The Torque solution?

THE packaging of the Wiha speedE sends out a powerful message that the tool inside is valuable, high tech and modern. It is not just another electricians’ screwdriver, writes PETER BRETT.

In the world where electricians need efficiency and precision even on standard domestic electrical installations, the speedE aims to provide a solution.

The problem

Increasingly, manufacturers have been specifying that electrical installations need to be fixed at certain torques to ensure electrical contact is optimised and safe.

MHM Plant expand into Northern Ireland with Glendun Plant

IN LINE with their current ambitious expansion plans, the UK supplier of generators, lighting and welding machinery, MHM Plant, has confirmed Glendun Plant Sales Limited as their distributor for Northern Ireland.

Glendun Plant Sales is based in Dungannon, County Tyrone and is an established and well-respected dealer and distributor for a wide range of plant, tools and equipment.

WB Power Services are in the spotlight with the Trime X-ECO

The Derbyshire-based critical power supply specialists, WB Power Services Ltd (WBPS), have expanded and enhanced their rental fleet with the purchase of a twenty X-ECO LED site lighting towers from Trime UK Limited.

This is their first venture into the temporary site lighting hire market and these sets will complement their current range of power generation products and ancillary equipment.

WBPS evaluated several different lighting towers before opting for the Trime X-ECO LED.

Engelbert Strauss: power workwear for power teams

Engelbert Strauss is one of the leading brands for work wear globally. It is run independently by a family in their fourth generation, with a factory located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany with approximately 1,200 workforces.

In Autumn 2016, the company joined the Fair Wear Foundation, in order to ensure three things: there is no child labour; fair wages are paid; and working conditions are safe within a reasonable amount of working hours.

JCB's cotton based workwear perfect for hot and cold weather

Since the almost universal adoption of workwear by the trades, there have been a number of developments. Nowadays it is not all about practicality, writes PETER BRETT.

Some trades always had favourite kit styles, while there are now also favoured workwear styles - with oneupmanship on who has got the trendiest, coolest, most expensive workwear on site. 

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