Seaward Group - Hire Industry Safety Testers on Show on Stand X25 at Executive Hire Show 2016

Seaward’s market leading range of Clare electrical safety testers for the tool hire, service and repair industries will be on display at the Executive Hire Show to be held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (10 – 11 February, 2016).

Visitors to stand X25 will have the opportunity to see the SafeCheck 8 – an advanced technology safety tester for use in workshops in hire outlets, rental stores and tool repair companies.

The compact bench top tester enables all relevant electrical safety tests to be carried out quickly and in line with the recommendations of the HAE EHA electrical safety code. The comprehensive safety testing functions can be initiated manually or in automatic mode using simple controls with a large clear display providing an immediate indication of pass/fail test results.

In addition, a special feature of the SafeCheck 8 is its ability to record details of all test results, time and date of tests, together with the identity of the person carrying out the test.  This data is stored in the unit’s large capacity internal memory for subsequent print out of test reports or transfer to a PC for the compilation of databases. This provides a fully traceable audit trail for quality assurance and safety management purposes.

Also featuring at the Executive Hire show will be the established hire industry tester, the Clare B255. This dedicated unit features a comprehensive electrical safety testing capability enabling tests to be carried out quickly and effectively, ensuring that power tools and other electrical rental equipment function correctly with maximum safety.

The B255 enables the full suite of electrical safety tests to be undertaken on rental equipment and includes earth/ground bond and hipot/flash testing alongside load, run and leakage testing functions.

Full details of the Clare range of electrical safety testers for the tool hire and rental sector are available at,

Dust extraction specialist launches updated hire equipment cleaning cabinet

A specialist dust extraction firm in the UK has launched its second-generation DC Box, which is a purpose built cabinet that helps hire companies combat and contain harmful dusts when cleaning returned tools and equipment.

The DC Box acts like a fume cupboard, containing dust from equipment that’s cleaned inside it and then filtering the air. Cleaning can be done with the integral air gun and vacuum suction hose, improving the lifespan of hire equipment and ensuring that any hazardous dusts are removed before further hire.


James Miller, Dustcontrol UK’s General Manager, commented: “There’s a huge requirement for this amongst hire companies at present – something we’ve recognised and responded to. Equipment is placed into the box via a door and sliding tray. Three hand hole openings on the front allow the operators to handle the equipment inside during the cleaning process, whilst a third functions as an air inlet.”

The cabinet is also equipped with a light that allows users to clearly see if equipment is clean and the tray has a rotating mesh top for ease of access and use. Large particles and other waste drops into a plastic bag at the base of the DC Box, helping with the efficiency of the clean. An AirCube 500 is integrated into the system, which means its HEPA H13 extraction capabilities constantly clean the air inside and remove smaller airborne dust particles that  can be generated during the cleaning process.

James continued: “With hire companies, equipment is often returned dirty, which can generate large amounts of dust within hire depots. The DC Box efficiently contains and extracts this dust, helping to improve the lifespan of the hire equipment whilst also stopping the spread of airborne dust within the depot.”

He concluded: “It makes the whole process of cleaning the equipment much safer to undertake by reducing the potential hazards that handling such equipment can present and helps hire companies meet workplace exposure limits for dust.”

Dustcontrol UK, based in Milton Keynes (UK head office), has developed a series of mobile dust extractors and air cleaners specifically designed to separate fine and hazardous dusts, such as silica dust.

Dustcontrol equipment uses HEPA H13 filters, unlike most other products, which only use M class filters. The use of H13 filters guarantees that the products remove 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 micrometres from the air that passes through the equipment; meaning air exhausted from the products is the cleanest it can be.

For further information on Dustcontrol UK’s new products please phone 01327 858001 or email[email protected]

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Continuing with the success of the very popular JCB workwear range of Footwear & Clothing we have re-engineered some of the styles to reflect a changing market place and customer demands. The stylish JCB workwear range transfers easily from the traditional workplace to the world outside and has proven to be a popular leisure wear choice of our customers.

All the popular safety footwear styles have been retained with the introduction of two new Dealer boots in light tan and brown with contrast stitching, the addition of brown styles being added to our popular 3CX & 5CX ranges with improved styling to the Honey and Black styles.

All the safety footwear has dual density soles for maximum comfort in wear. Several of the styles feature water resistant uppers and a waterproof and breathable lining for extra protection in adverse weather conditions.

Garments in the new workwear range are manufactured from the highest quality fabrics, with the emphasis on comfort and style combined with durability in wear.

New additions to the clothing range include the Clayton Bomber Jacket, Hixon fur lined full zip Hoodie, the addition of two more colours to our very popular Horton Hoodie - Navy/Black & Sand/Black, and three new colours have been added the Heritage ’Union Jack’ style T-shirt - graphite grey, sand & olive green.

JCB Workwear recently celebrated the best agricultural students with its Agricultural Student of the Year Awards at the UK’s top colleges and universities revealing that women are not only keeping pace with men but taking the lead. At JCB Workwear are constantly keeping the finger on the pulse and following the awards, we are currently looking at developing footwear and clothing to suit women’s sizes and support them in their farming careers.

For more information please e-mail [email protected]

Keep yourself cool this summer with the world’s most respected brand in clothing and work wear, Blåkläder

The Swedish work wear manufacturers offer a range of high-visibility t-shirts which are not just cool and comfortable to work in. The unique range also have an extremely great ability to transport moisture away from the body with a built-in SPR of 50+ and extra stretchy reflectors.

Blåkläder’s UV protected clothing has material to counteract bad odours, keeping you fresh through any hardworking day. The 3380 High Visibility t-shirt is available in standout colours orange and yellow.

To ensure you are protected throughout the summer, Blåkläder have a variety of stylish accessories. Blåkläder’s canvas cap is a 100% cotton and shelters the face and head from the sun, this is great for anyone who spends their days working outdoors and want to keep cool.

To demonstrate their confidence in the quality on these products, Blåkläder offer a lifetime warranty on all of their seams, meaning if during the useful lifetime of a garment a seam should fail, Blåkläder will repair or replace it free of charge provided the garment has not been torn or cut by sharp edges. This assurance of quality is notable in all Blåkläder products.

Durability, comfort and support brought to the knees in a snap with ToughBuilt™

Wear and tear from kneeling all day can lead to more prolonged issues in the long-term so it’s important that tradesmen always have the right support to hand. Providing a stable base on a roof, preventing damage to delicate flooring and offering protection against hard and gravelly surfaces, the new ToughBuilt kneepad range from Hyde has it all covered.

This patented system eliminates the need to carry around several different pads for various jobs and removes the nuisance of pads placed in work trouser pockets moving out of place and becoming uncomfortable.

Available in a choice of foam or gel, the base of the kneepad features a TRUErgonomic design for a comfortable fit that embraces the natural shape of the knee and upper shin.. The range comprises the Rocker Snapshell cover for rough terrain, Non-Marring with a pliable rubber which won’t mark the floor, and Stabilizer featuring a wide footprint to create a stable kneeling platform and prevent pressure on the ankles.

Completing the new ToughBuilt collection are a range of foam and gel thigh support knee pads, which are perfect for the professional who spends the majority of the day kneeling. Integrated thigh support keeps the knee perfectly centred, whilst the lower platform raises the shin off of the ground to alleviate pressure on the ankles.

ToughBuiltTM products are distributed in the UK by Hyde. For more information call 0121 705 7987, visit or email [email protected].

ABUS ‘Shop-in-Shop’ Merchandising Gives Distributors Presence, Margin & Stock Turn

The ABUS ‘Shop in Store’ (SiS) merchandising unit system was first launched in the UK in 2011 and has been a spectacular success. The modern look, accentuated by the ABUS brand colours effectively puts the spotlight on the system and products on display.

Many ABUS partners have already implemented the SiS system with great success and take advantage of this modern sales solution to reap the benefits in their day-to-day business.

Cleverly packed on portable pallets, the innovative and handsome merchandising units can be quickly and efficiently set up in-store. The displays enhance and showcase the world-class market leading ABUS padlock and security ranges making eye-catching and brand enhancing merchandising.

In addition these innovative SiS units come with a complete set of colour barcode product labels for the suggested ranges. The labels are applied to backing cards specifically designed to complement the ABUS product hooks provided to make re-ordering and barcode pricing simple.

The original ABUS 1m SiS unit now has some 250m of UK exposure and includes a full range of padlocks, ‘KeyGarages’, ‘VanLocks’, wall anchors, chains and cables. This SiS im unit is an impressive 225cm high x106cm wide x 60cm deep.

Alongside the original padlock selections, ABUS SiS units can be exploited for displaying and demonstrating the increasingly popular ABUS 2 wheel, cylinder, and CCTV ranges.

For more information on the ABUS ‘Shop-in-Shop’ system, please contact ABUS UK, on 0117 204 7000 or [email protected]

Scruffs Get Sirius With Scruffs’ New Safety Boot

The lightweight Sirius Safety Boot performs as well as it looks.

With an S1P safety boot rating, steel toe and midplate, this sports styled safety boot has a lightweight EVA midsole providing added flexibility and underfoot comfort, as well as a heat resistant outsole.

Scruffs is raising the bar with its ultra stylish and hard wearing Sirius boot.

The lightweight, sports-styled safety boot has been engineered to meet the highest demands and to beat the toughest conditions.

Designed for ultimate performance on the job and styled for everyday use, Scruffs is smart enough for business, strong enough for work and #SCRUFFSENOUGH for anything.

With great design and technology at its core, Scruffs has been setting the standard for UK workwear and footwear since 2003.

For full range info and to find out more about the 2015 catalogue,

call 0115 938 9000 or email [email protected]

Padlocks for all applications

Whatever the commercial or site padlock requirements, ABUS have the right security solutiont, complemented by appropriate, hasps and staples, chains, cables and wall anchors.

The ABUS padlock flagship is the solid steel ‘Granit’ range, offering maximum security via its core strength and proven ‘Plus’ key system with 250,000 unpickable key differs. Granit’s top security level can now be matched within the ABUS range with the ’83 Rock’, boasting CEN class 6, and like the rest of the 83 padlock range, can be integrated into existing or new building locking systems.

ABUS still remains the world’s largest supplier of brass padlocks, but moving with commercial and technological needs, developed the new ‘Titalium’ ranges. These offer mid-level security that not only is stronger than brass, but size for size offers a more cost effective security option. The ABUS brass and Titalium ranges are available in many grades and sizes, with keyed to differ, keyed alike, and master keyed options, as well as a comprehensive range of combination padlocks ideal for leisure and travel.

In addition to a high level of service and range options ABUS padlocks also feature key and none key retaining and re-keyable options. Add to this the multi-coloured and engraved padlocks that can service both industry and leisure alongside the ABUS name for quality and range, it is easy to see how ABUS is still the name for padlocks.

For more information on ABUS security solutions, please contact ABUS UK, on 0117 204 7000 or [email protected]


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