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The role of women in engineering

The role of women in engineering

According to the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), less than ten per cent of engineering professionals in the United Kingdom are women, the lowest figure in Europe. Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus are leading the way, with female engineers making up almost 30 per cent. Here, Helen Marston, engineer at specialist resistor manufacturer, Cressall, discusses the role of women in engineering throughout history.
 
In 1914, the National Council of Women was created, with the aim of getting women into work as men joined the armed forces to aid in the war effort. These women changed the face of engineering forever, being highly praised for their skills and expertise.
 

Work Safety Solutions

Our aim is to make it simple and easy to choose the Lockout equipment you need

 

Work Safety Solutions will help you and your employees work in a safer environment. This will prevent accidents, reduce downtime, and improve maintenance schedules.

 

Lockout Tagout products provide a solution to hazardous energy control and here at Work Safety Solutions we have a large range of branded quality products at competitive prices.

We specialise in Lockout Tagout products and will be able to provide more technical information and advice about the items on our website. If you have any doubts about the products you need please phone our sales team who will be able to discuss your requirements

 

We provide the following:-

Dewalt XR flexvolt 54v range sets a new standard for cordless power tool performance

• New DEWALT XR FLEXVOLT power tool range offers the flexibility of cordless technology and mains equivalent power from a 54V battery

• Sustained all day operation for onsite heavy duty construction application, without cable inconvenience

• Wide range of 54V power tools to suit any job

• Cross-compatible with 18V tools, providing the complete cordless power tool system

 

DEWALT is launching the industry’s most powerful range of cordless power tools to guarantee sustained, all-day onsite performance without the need for mains power supply. 

Asbestos Training - The Wrekin Housing Trust

Asbestos Training - The Wrekin Housing Trust

The word asbestos can strike fear and alarm into the hearts of social housing landlords but knowledge and understanding can bring peace of mind, so appropriate training is the answer. The Wrekin Housing Trust has been providing cost-effective training solutions to landlords and their tradespeople throughout the UK.

 

It’s true that asbestos is a killer. It is responsible for 40 lung cancer deaths each week and is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK.

 

Incorrect handling of asbestos can be a costly matter. Hefty fines running into tens of thousands of pounds are not unusual for landlords failing to comply with HSE regulations when dealing with asbestos. 

 

The ELED-CT series

The ELED-CT series

ELED-CT series a range of 15 watt, 25 watt and 50 watt Constant Current Triac Mains Dimmable LED Drivers are now available from Ecopac Power.
 
The ELED-CT series are designed to work with Triac Leading Edge Mains Dimmers and are available in 15 watts, 25 watts and 50 watts with a constant current mode output and multiple levels from 150mA up to 1400mA covering 3 volts to 50 volts selectable by a dip switch.
 

The ELED-CT series

The ELED-CT series

ELED-CT series a range of 15 watt, 25 watt and 50 watt Constant Current Triac Mains Dimmable LED Drivers are now available from Ecopac Power.
 
The ELED-CT series are designed to work with Triac Leading Edge Mains Dimmers and are available in 15 watts, 25 watts and 50 watts with a constant current mode output and multiple levels from 150mA up to 1400mA covering 3 volts to 50 volts selectable by a dip switch.
 

Shopping Power!

The new olsondirect.co.uk from Olson Electronics.

Olson Electronics have recently released their new website to enable purchasing of their products online for the very first time.

The website is a significant improvement from their previous version and has been released in-line with their 55-years of British manufacturing celebration. With Olson being the market leader of PDUs and highly regarded within the industry, I can already see this will be welcomed by all of Olson’s current and future customers.

Not only is the new site much more aesthetically pleasing with a modern look, it also features an integrated easy navigation system to enable their customers to quickly find the product they need.

Phone Activated Electronics

Phone Activated Electronics

GSM Activate are a manufacturing company specialising in electronics utilising GSM technology for Home Automation, Security & Fire and Access Control applications. Our off the shelf products are all fully designed and manufactured in the UK, and by buying direct from us we can provide the best prices on GSM Auto diallers, GSM Intercoms and Gate Automation, GSM Alarms and GSM Switching equipment. We are a small and relatively young company, but have vast experience in electronics and use the latest technology such as 3G capable modules and GPS tracking. We pride ourselves on the level of support we offer our customers , and provide technical backup 7 days a week if required.
 
Some typical Examples of applications where our products can be used are;
 

INEQUALITY STREET - which Scottish homes are more at risk?

(A leading safety charity thinks you might be surprised).

Did you know you could be safer living in Scotland’s Private Rented Sector (PRS) than in social housing – or even in your own home?

Electricity is the number one cause of fires in Scottish homes but the law provides varying levels of protection for those living in different housing tenures. So, leading safety charity, Electrical Safety First, is calling on the Scottish Government to ensure that everyone – no matter where they live – are protected from electrical accidents

Lantei Compliance Services to support businesses by hosting electrical safety seminars near you

Lantei

Nationwide electrical testing company, Lantei, have announced the return of their best practice, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited electrical safety seminars which are going to be bigger and better than ever before.

From previous successful seminars, Lantei are broadening their horizons by focusing increasingly on the seminars. The seminars aim to educate Duty Holders about the latest legislation and news within the electrical industry. They will support the delegates with their responsibilities by explaining how they can keep their workplaces safe and compliant.

Tamlite Lighting's new xcite range offers British design excellence at an affordable price

Tamlite Lighting's new xcite range offers British design excellence at an affordable price

Tamlite Lighting, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and designers of lighting, has created xcite; a new, affordable range of LED lighting products.
 
Unlike many other LEDs on the market, the xcite range offers quality, safety, performance and reliability at a competitive price, in keeping with Tamlite’s commitment to product excellence.
 
xcite: the perfect cross market solution
 
xcite enables installers and end-users to make simple and quick choices on product selection for a wide range of installations including offices, schools, factories and residential buildings, all backed by the strength and assurance of one of the UK’s largest and most experienced lighting companies.
 

Common causes of lift electrical failure

~ Expert recounts instances of elevator electrical problems ~

A passenger lift is essentially a small, metal box with limited airflow, suspended many meters in the air by nothing more than a hoist. When you think of it like that, it is hardly surprising that so many of us harbour phobias of elevators. One of the most pressing threats is from electrical faults. In 2007, Liftstore Ltd’s Gary Morgan recalled some instances of electrical interference in elevator systems, highlighting issues that are still prevalent in many systems to this day.

Electrical training specialist launches new hybrid course

Middlesbrough-based electrical power training provider, The Faraday Training Group has launched a new hybrid-focused course, in response to customer demand.

The Hybrid Electrical Safety Awareness course has been launched following wide-spread demand from customers, who work with electrical hybrids, for a course which covers the principles of hybrid electrical engineering.

The one-day course will cover topics including: the hazards and effects of AC and DC power, an overview of the UK Electricity at Work Regulations 1989/HSG85, Safety in Electrical Testing at Work HSE INDG354 and the safe handling and maintenance of batteries.

Safety first for the next generation

Five hundred and fifty apprentice electricians and adult trainees in Scotland will get a safe start to their careers - thanks to Electrical Safety First and the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), who are providing them with free lockout kits valued at £21 each.

 

The kits allow for safe isolation – securely disconnecting one or all parts of the electrical installation when working on it - which is a fundamental safety precaution, as ‘live’ working can be fatal. Over the next few weeks, the trainee electricians studying at 20 Approved Centres across Scotland, from the Shetland Isles to the Borders, will receive lock-out kits, totalling almost £12,000.

 

R&B Star are proud to be involved in the Saatchi & Saatchi HQ project

lighting

R&B Star an independent and family run electrical wholesaler based in Kent and London are proud to have been able to supply high quality, environmentally friendly and eye catching lighting solutions for the new Saatchi & Saatchi headquarters in Chancery Lane, London.

The new Saatchi & Saatchi headquarters designed by Jump Studios and fitted out by ISG, has seen the 100,000 sq. ft, seven storey blank canvas transformed in to bespoke and welcoming workspace that evokes the spirit of the company.

We worked closely with ISG on this project from specification through to completion and are proud to have been involved in the buildings transformation.