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How to choose a Safety Padlock

‘Not all locks are created equal!’

By Alex Baker – Spectrum Industrial

Safety Padlock

When it comes to choosing the right safety padlock for your establishment, business sector, lockout procedure and process, there are several areas to consider so that you can choose, utilise and implement them effectively and safely.

The locks themselves form an integral part of a safety procedure, however, the wrong safety padlock choices could unravel even the most comprehensive procedure.

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Lockout Tagout – Is there an exception?

Lockout Tagout

By Alex Baker – Spectrum Industrial

Lockout Tagout Tryout (LOTOTO)

When do we need to isolate and lockout and when don’t we? What are the exceptions to the rule? And how do you guarantee your own safety?

Lockout Tagout is becoming more and more pertinent and accepted as best practice in a wider range of industries across the world. America’s health and safety sectors are adopting the procedure early, paving the way for others to follow and in some countries, it is being made a law.

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Car Seals Launched

Safety Solutions manufacturer and provider Spectrum Industrial have announced the launch of Car Seals to their safety products category.

Car Seal

Car Seals are a simple solution used to lock a device in an open or closed position as required, preventing unauthorised operation and providing long-term isolation. Commonly used on valves, Car Seals provide additional security as the sealed apparatus can only be operated by cutting the galvanised steel cable of the Car Seal, which in turn also provides evidence if it has been tampered with or of activity by an authorised operative. Due to this Car Seals are a single use item.

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PRE-EVENT INTERVIEW WITH SPECTRUM INDUSTRIAL PLANTWORX 2019

 

As a safety signage and products brand, what opportunities do you see within the construction industry?

 

Anthony Garlick, General Manager, Spectrum Industrial: Although massive advances in safety have been made within the construction industry, it is still statistically one of the most dangerous industries to work in within the UK (the most dangerous for fatalities).  Equipment and correct training can prevent many accidents, but we see safety signs as an integral part of creating a safe site and a safe place to work by highlighting hazards and reinforcing safety messages.

 

How do Spectrum’s wide selection of products meet the requirements for this industry?

 

Anthony Garlick; All our products comply to the very latest signage standards (ISO EN 7010) to ensure consistency of message. In addition, our products are manufactured using weather-resistant materials and UV resistant inks, proving a product that will last in these demanding environments.


What are the major trends you are seeing in the marketplace?

 

Peter Clayton, Head of Sales Spectrum Industrial; We have been seeing an increased demand in large site-specific notice boards, which provide the site with a single point of access for the essential documentation required for all modern sites. In addition, we have seen increased emphasis on companies wishing to brand all their safety signage with their own company logo – not only providing an essential safety message but also reinforcing their company brand throughout the site.

 

Which channels within construction show the most development?

 

Peter Clayton; Two of the growing sectors within plant and equipment industry are quarrying and recycling.  I think the general acceptance that more stringent safety standards are required push the quarrying side, whereas the massive growth in the recycling industries and the associated plant equipment has pushed sign sales there.


Why has Spectrum chosen to attend Plantworx?

Paul Kantecki, Managing Director; The show is recognised as being one of the leading plant & construction shows within the UK, and as such we felt it imperative that we attend to present our company and brand to the industry. Our product range and service lend itself perfectly to this market.

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SPECTRUM INDUSTRIAL TO ATTEND PLANTWORX IN PETERBOROUGH, 11th – 13th JUNE 2019 STAND PA21

Safety Signage and Products manufacturer Spectrum Industrial will be exhibiting at Plantworx 2019, held at the East of England Arena, Peterborough, 11th – 13th June.

Plantworx is the UK’s dedicated working construction event with a huge product showcase for worldwide construction equipment manufacturers and is expecting over 20,000 visitors to the event this year.

Spectrum Industrial will be demonstrating a wide selection of their product portfolio of Health and Safety Signs, Lockout Tagout and inspection monitoring products including Scaffolding Tags and Ladder Safety.


Paul Kantecki, MD Spectrum Industrial said, “We are looking forward to exhibiting at the Plantworx event this year.  At Spectrum we have been manufacturing and providing businesses with solutions to help identify, manage and reduce safety risks and hazards for over 20 years. We hold one of the largest manufacturing capabilities in the UK for both signs and safety products and offer an extensive product range and our state-of-the-art design and manufacturing service enables us to offer bespoke signage”.

As well as the wide selection of products Spectrum Industrial will be showcasing, they will also provide advice on a number of services they can also offer their customers. Paul continues, “ We pride ourselves on being experts within the industry so that we can also help businesses who need advice and support, by providing Site Safety Surveys, Product Training and offering our Mobile Training Unit free of charge to our customers for exhibition, events, training and open days, enables us to offer a solution based service as well as quality products”.

Spectrum Industrial will be on Stand Number PA21.

 

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