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Fire Protection Programme to be Launched April 2018

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Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) to launch Fire Protection Programme in April 2018 The ASFP is launching a passive fire protection training programme in April 2018.  The Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection has been developed in response to demand from employers and contractors operating in the passive fire …

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Essential Face Protection Advice for Insulation Installers

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The importance of face fit testing for Insulation Handlers and Installers In Issue 15 of Insulate Magazine columnist George Elliott, a technical specialist at science-based technology company 3M, explains the importance of fit testing respiratory protective equipment Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is critical for many insulation activities including protecting against …

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Simple Guide to Insulation Workplace Coveralls

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Workplace Coveralls for the Insulation Industry and Workplace Originally published in the eleventh issue of Insulate magazine, George Elliott from 3M discusses the protective coverall selection considerations in the insulation industry and construction workplace Within the insulation industry, many professionals work in close proximity to potentially hazardous chemicals and fibres, …

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The Construction Dust Partnership and 3M join forces to spread the RCS message on hazardous construction dust with free webinar


Construction dust is not just a nuisance; it can be a major health hazard. Every year, around 450 people die from lung cancer associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the UK construction industry, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)[1]. With this toll representing three quarters …

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Fatalities in the workplace – how can they be avoided?

Fatalities in the workplace. According to recent statistics released by HSE, there were 137 on site worker fatalities in the UK in 2016/17. These statistics are based on a wide variety of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, agriculture, waste, transport and storage, and wholesale and retail trade. Despite workplace fatalities …

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ROCKWOOL on the London fire tragedy

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The ROCKWOOL Group extends its heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.  Our thoughts are with all those affected, and our admiration goes to the London fire and emergency services who have dealt heroically with this difficult situation. People have a right …

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