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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Causes Explosion

27 March, 2013

Renishaw plc were fined today for a breach of DSEAR following an incident on the 6th February 2011 where an operator was seriously burned. The vacuum cleaner had been used to pick up waste aluminium powder before being left to …

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European aerosols at FEA

23 March, 2013

The European aerosol federation (FEA) asked HSD to make a technical presentation on Hazardous Area Classification and self certification of Category 3G equipment in relation to aerosol production.

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LPG Incident

21 March, 2013

Calor Gas has been fined today for safety failings after two workers suffered severe burns during routine maintenance on 14th June 2010. The men were removing gas from a bulk LPG tank prior to inspection of the tank. They failed …

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Ethanol Vapour Reclassified

20 March, 2013

The latest edition of IEC 60079-20-1 reclassifies ethanol vapour from group IIA to IIB. This does not require the immediate changing of all equipment; rather we would advise clients to take a risk based approach to compliance. Contact us if …

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New Build Whisky Maturation Warehouses

19 March, 2013

HSD have just been appointed to provide the predictive aspects for the COMAH safety case for a new build whisky maturation site.

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