Packaging is one of the most reputable robotic applications in food production. The unchanging nature of products in the packaging step makes it easier to automate these tasks compared to prior tasks in the production line. Packaging challenges facing manufacturers today call for multifaceted solutions. Increasingly manufacturing tasks in FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) are driven by customer demands for aspects such as faster dispatch times and more customization. Robotic technology has evolved to meet these demands with more and more complex [...]

As with every wise and cautious homeowner, it is very important to secure and protect your house from events such as intrusions, burglary, and fire. You can also consider your safety even when you are simply doing some chores around the house. There are many ways that you can do to increase the safety of your house, family and your valuables.  The following are some of the tips that will help you in boosting the security of your house: Reliable Locks First [...]

Workers’ compensation originated in Europe in the 19th century as a direct result of the growing power of the industry and the rise of the industrial age. The first country to introduce the concept of employer liability (the precursor to Workers’ compensation) was Germany. Switzerland and England followed the example. Workers’ Compensation, United States’ answer to employer liability first appeared early in the 20th century. Mississippi was the last state to adopt workers’ compensation laws in 1948. This was 75 [...]

None of us leave home expecting to be injured in an accident that was not your fault, but it happens to many thousands of innocent victims every year. It could be in a road traffic accident, an accident at work, you slipped or tripped, medical negligence or had an accident in a public place. Wherever you go and whatever you are doing, someone is accountable for your safety and well-being. If you are one of the unfortunate people that [...]

The Health and Safety (HSE) farm inspection initiative designed to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on farms from falling from height incidents. Health and Safety initiative to improve agricultural safety standards The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is embarking on a programme of farm inspections in a drive to reduce the number of falls from height that have resulted in injuries and fatalities in the agricultural sector. The inspections are designed to ensure farm workplaces are taking adequate steps [...]

There’s over 10 million people registered as having a disability in the UK and employers have a responsibility to provide facilities for disabled people in the workplace. The equality act of 2010 legislates that employees with disabilities, share exactly the same employment rights as other workers. This act also states that employers are expected to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ within the workplace with regards to access and facilities for disabled staff. There’s the obvious changes which need to be made, such [...]

Everyone knows asbestos is dangerous, but not everyone thinks it’s something that could impact them or their business. Exposure to asbestos can have quite complex and severe effects on the body. There’s an increased likelihood of laryngitis, fluid in the lungs, portions of the lungs becoming airless, and an aggressive lung cancer called mesothelioma, which usually takes 40-50 years to show symptoms. In March 2014, mesothelioma victims who “can’t trace a liable employer” were able to claim compensation packages of £123,000 [...]

Being a self-employed tradesman in the UK, it makes a lot of sense to get public liability insurance to protect yourself from heavy legal costs, should a client, third party or general public member sue you for personal injuries or damages to their property. Some of the top UK insurance companies providing self-employed liability cover, can offer coverage for up to £5 million (depending on the level of cover desired), so that you have financial protection from claims filed against [...]

The warehouse at the best of times can be a very dangerous environment. At any given moment, the risk of accidents and injuries lurk in places you might not deem it possible to have an accident! However, with the help of Boplan, they can offer you a variety of safety implements to ensure your warehouse is as safe as it can be. Clearly lit and clutter-free fire exits, excellent housekeeping and up-to-date Health and Safety policies are just some of [...]

Every employer is tasked with the responsibility of providing an ideally healthy and safe environment for their staff. Whether you run a factory, an office facility or even a beauty salon, it is important to abide by the industry best practices for the health and safety of your workers. The UK’s Health and Safety Work Act (HSWA) of 1974 states that the Health and Safety Executive with (local authorities) are responsible for enforcing the Act (and many other related Acts), [...]