Surface Safety News

  • Charterhouse kit helps Glasgow Academy tackle both natural & synthetic maintenance

    With a fleet of natural and synthetic machinery from Charterhouse Turf Machinery, Head Groundsman Robert Cheape is well equipped to maintain the four separate sites that make up The Glasgow Academy. He has recently taken delivery of his third Verti-Drain®, a 7521, for the regular aeration of the eight grass rugby pitches, while an X-treme Clean is ensuring the playability and safety of ...

  • TFI Applauds Increase in Infrastructure Investment

    WASHINGTON – The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) President & CEO Chris Jahn today praised U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tom Carper (D-DE), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) for introducing “America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act,” to reauthorize the FAST Act which expires in October 2020.   “Our country’s infrastructure is in ...

  • Recofloor celebrates recycling award winners

    Celebrations for Recofloor’s 10th Anniversary swung into action at The Belfry where the sustainability achievements of the vinyl flooring recycling scheme’s members were recognised at the Recofloor 2019 Awards Event. Flooring companies, contractors and distributors received trophies and certificates in ten major award categories, plus Gold, Silver and Bronze groupings, from guest ...


    By Axion Group

  • US National Heat Stroke Prevention Day on July 31

    “Too many children die as a result of being left unattended in vehicles for any amount of time,” said OTS Director Christopher J. Murphy. “These tragedies are 100 percent preventable. National Heatstroke Prevention Day is a good reminder for parents and caregivers to ensure that no child is ever left unsupervised.” Before the heat wave in early July 2013, OTS warned ...


    By Scarlet Tech Ltd.

  • Growing use of mobile sensor MARWIS on airports

    Four years after market launch, the mobile sensor MARWIS was put through its paces worldwide. Now it is ready to take on important projects. It turned out that airports in particular benefit from the flexible and easy-to-use mobile sensor. The measured values provide important ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Recofloor celebrates 10 years of vinyl flooring recycling in 2019

    Recofloor, a champion for sustainability in the flooring sector, will be celebrating 10 years of recycling waste vinyl flooring in 2019. Since its 2009 inception by flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor, the UK’s award-winning Take Back scheme has recycled an impressive total of 4,300 tonnes of waste vinyl material – with rising collections breaking records year-on-year. Set up by ...


    By Axion Group

  • Tailored Emergency Safety Showers for Remote ‘Super Giant’ Oilfield

    Background  The Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan is one of the deepest developed super giant oil fields in the world, with further expansion projects in the pipeline.  The aim of the Future Growth Project is to increase the daily production of crude oil to 850,000 barrels per day, a planned growth of 240%. Running simultaneously, the objective of the Well ...

  • UNTHA invests in new-look shredder test centre

    UNTHA UK has revealed its new-look shredder test centre, following a 3-month refurbishment and considerable investment in the facility. The trial department has long been a popular feature at the shredding specialist’s North Yorkshire headquarters – prospective clients from throughout the country regularly visit the site to put UNTHA’s machines through ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Growing Use of Mobile Sensor MARWIS on Airports

    Four years after market launch, the mobile sensor MARWIS was put through its paces worldwide. Now it is ready to take on important projects. It turned out that airports in particular benefit from the flexible and easy-to-use mobile sensor. The ...

  • Recofloor vinyl flooring recyclers win Red Letter Days prizes

    Recofloor has named the three winners of its annual Summer Promotion, which was held throughout August to encourage more flooring companies to recycle their waste vinyl flooring through Altro and Polyflor’s scheme. The draw was streamed live on Facebook at the beginning of September. Congratulations to MacGregor Flooring Company Ltd, Hamilton; Branagan Flooring Services, Manchester ...


    By Axion Group

  • Tailor Your Emergency Safety Equipment to Your Specific Site Needs With Optional Fittings

    Hughes Safety Showers offer a wide range of emergency safety showers and eye/face washes to suit every situation. From robust free standing tank showers to unheated tubular showers for laboratories and medical centres, there is a Hughes design for each and every hazardous environment. ...

  • Recofloor names 2017 vinyl flooring recycling award winners

    Recofloor, the UK’s vinyl flooring take-back scheme, celebrated the environmental commitment of its recycling champions at its sixth Annual Awards Event at London’s world-famous Kia Oval cricket ground in March. Flooring companies, contractors and distributors received trophies and certificates in ten ...


    By Axion Group

  • Pump Maintenance in 7 Easy Steps

    When things are running smoothly it’s easy to overlook common maintenance chores and rationalize that it’s not worth the time to regularly inspect and replace parts.  But nothing could be farther from the truth.  The reality is that most facilities have several pumps performing a variety of functions that are integral to the successful operation of the plant. If a pump ...

  • Valtra launches flagship model S394

    Valtra is expanding its 4th generation S Series range upwards with launch of the new S394 at the 2017 SIMA Show in Paris. Producing 405 hp and 1600 Nm the new flagship model not only offers more power but also comes with a completely revised user interface inside the spacious, pneumatically suspended cab. Designed and engineered in Finland in keeping with Valtra’s heritage, the new ...

  • Recofloor to visit all its flooring distributors this summer

    This summer, Recofloor is planning to visit all its participating flooring distributors across the UK to support them with the UK’s award-winning waste vinyl flooring recycling scheme founded by Polyflor and Altro. The team will be gearing up ...


    By Axion Group

  • Lifting is going wireles

    New wireless control technologies are being adopted by manufacturers and users of cranes and other lifting equipment. Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology Ltd explains the advantages and looks at how the field is developing. Most of us find it odd to look back five or ten years to when our home computers were tethered to the wall by a cable. Somehow we just accepted that the cable restricted the ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • PCB-Containing Caulk Found in Many Homes and Buildings

    Caulking is a common building material found in virtually all homes and buildings. The flexible material is used to seal gaps and joints to make them water and airtight.  Unfortunately, many caulking materials used in the past to build and renovate residential and commercial properties contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). According to research conducted by the U.S. Environmental ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • RWS Manufacturing Cited for Repeat Violations

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted an inspection of RWS Manufacturing Inc., a miscellaneous wood product manufacturing company, on Jan 13, 2016, as a follow-up to a previous 2012 inspection which yielded a total of 22 violations. That follow-up ...


    By OSHA-Pros USA, LLC

  • Choosing the correct Conveyor Belt

    Your conveyor belt is the heart and soul of the conveyor system and without it, the machine just won’t run. If the conveyor belt is weak or stiff, the conveyor system won’t function well or carry the right amount of load. To keep the system running, you need to make sure that you choose the right belt and with so many options out there, that’s not an easy decision to make. Here ...


    By Fluent Conveyors

  • Harsco Slag Product Earns Top Honors at 11th Annual Global Slag Conference

    Harsco Corporation announced today that its proprietary road surfacing material known as STEELSTOP® has been named Slag Product of the Year at the 11th Annual Global Slag Conference held recently in London. STEELSTOP® is a formulated High Friction Surfacing material (HFS), meaning that it carries proven road safety advantages for situations where ...


    By Harsco Metals & Minerals

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