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Slow Down Save Lives for Road Safety Week 20-26/11/17

As we take part in Road Safety Week throughout the UK we must take the time to consider that speeding is still a huge problem that can cause so many unnecessary accidents and has the potential to destroy lives. The safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians is something that can never be guaranteed. So often the unexpected can happen, whether …

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Spectrum at work in the UAE!

The team at Spectrum Industrial have recently developed and now hand delivered a pair of demonstrator kits to our office in the UAE. We’ve created both a Shadow Boards Sample Box and a Lockout Tagout Demo Kit which can be used together or individually as product samples and bespoke training aids. Our UAE Shadow Board Sample Box holds a variety …

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How safely do you work?

Lack of risk assessments, training and instructions have again resulted in serious injuries for an employee and a £60,000 fine for the employer – an Electric Engineering Contractor. In the latest incident the employee was injured when a top heavy 650-750kg electrical control panel fell whilst he was trying to move it. He was left trapped on the ground with …

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Parlimentary enquiry following breach of Health and Safety!

The country’s largest supplier of supermarket chicken recently faced a parliamentary inquiry in the wake of a Guardian and ITV News investigation into standards at the plant following recent news of alleged health and safety breaches. In the undercover sting it is alleged that a Guardian and ITV News undercover reporter witnessed a worker altering the kill dates on crates of …

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Our New Electrical Catalogue is Here!

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The New Spectrum Electrical Catalogue is out! Packed with great deals on Electrical Labels, Padlocks, Hasps, Valve Lockout, Cable Lockout, Tag Stations and much more. To find out more, download or order your copy  click here

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Construction Boss Jailed After Balcony Deaths

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Many of you will have seen this article both through the SHP and Construction Index – this instance is sadly not the first of its kind where lives have been lost and a Company director jailed and is an area of growing concern to employers and employees alike. It is crucial that all businesses are aware of their responsibilities, understand …

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Supporting Small Businesses

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Support for Small Businesses is a key theme proposed by the HSE’s new Health and Safety strategy and one we feel we must address. Unfortunately even in today’s heavily policed working environments Health and Safety issues continue to arise and many accidents still occur with those most at risk of injury and particularly of falls from height being individuals working in …

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Centurion Proud Sponsors as Silver Fox battles to victory

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Centurion staff member Daniel McKane (aka Silver Fox) claimed a huge victory in charity boxing match after achieving a first round knock-out against his opponent The Tank. Daniel, who is Head of Field Sales for and sponsored by Centurion started the fight with a 4kg weight disadvantage and being 19 years older than his opponent was looking to be the …

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New Year, New Start!

As we move in to a new year I feel we should address one of the key safety issues which is commonly missed or underused yet is of paramount importance. Risk Assessments in any line of work are absolutely essential and as we have seen highlighted in the recent prosecution of Muller the lack of which can cause serious injury or …

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