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  • Safesite: Safesite launches safety gates for ladders
    Safesite launches safety gates for ladders
    Safesite
    Safesite's Kee Gate portfolio of self-closing safety gates has been expanded by the addition of full-height safety gates. Available in either galvanised or powder-coated options, the full-height gates provide safe access to roofs from ladders or other openings and access points such as stairs and roof hatches, where regular access is required for...
    26 July 2019
  • Safesite: Are you meeting your roof safety responsibilities?
    Are you meeting your roof safety responsibilities?
    Safesite
    When you have a safety system installed on your roof, or on the roof of a building you manage, you might feel you’ve done your bit for health and safety. Time to sit back and enjoy the peace of mind, right? Not quite. Meeting your health and safety responsibilities goes far beyond just putting the right system in place. No matter what system you...
    25 July 2019
  • Howe Green: Three brands, one objective - safe access all areas
    Three brands, one objective - safe access all areas
    Howe Green
    Three of the UK’s leading access specialists have come together to form the Access 360 portfolio, providing a total manufacturing solution for roof, ceiling, wall and floor access products for the construction industry. Access 360 comprises Bilco UK, Profab Access and Howe Green. These well-established brands all have a strong reputation for...
    18 July 2019
  • Bilco UK: Three brands, one objective - safe access all areas
    Three brands, one objective - safe access all areas
    Bilco UK
    Three of the UK’s leading access specialists have come together to form the Access 360 portfolio, providing a total manufacturing solution for roof, ceiling, wall and floor access products for the construction industry. Access 360 comprises Bilco UK, Profab Access and Howe Green. These well-established brands all have a strong reputation for...
    24 June 2019
  • Howe Green: Using access cover skates to lift floor access covers
    Using access cover skates to lift floor access covers
    Howe Green
    Why you should use Howe Green Access Cover Skates to lift heavy floor access covers Quite simply – by using a pair of Howe Green Access Cover Skates you will make- light work of moving heavy access covers. Health and safety is a major consideration for all building owners, facilities managers and contractors. The Howe Green Access Cover Skate...
    11 June 2019
  • Safesite: Safesite achieves ISO accreditation
    Safesite achieves ISO accreditation
    Safesite
    Safesite has been awarded ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 and 45001:2015 certifications. These accreditations demonstrate commitment to the environment and to providing a high quality and reliable service to customers and to ongoing investment in processes and procedures. Being a company dedicated to “protecting people from hazards” achieving ISO 18801...
    17 May 2019
  • Kee Safety: Stay on guard with Kee Walk®
    Stay on guard with Kee Walk®
    Kee Safety
    Kee Safety, a global supplier of fall protection equipment and safety railing systems, has expanded its range of safe access solutions for roof top walkways and stepovers with the introduction of Kee Walk® with Guardrail. A cost effective and modular approach to guardrail protection, this system provides roofers, contractors and maintenance teams...
    07 January 2019
  • Kee Safety: Kee Safety - a one-stop-shop for working at height
    Kee Safety - a one-stop-shop for working at height
    Kee Safety
    Kee Safety is a leading global supplier of collective and personal fall protection products designed to separate people from hazards. With a product range that includes rooftop guardrails, deadweight anchors and engineered lifeline systems, Kee Safety is a one-stop-shop for providing working at height safety solutions. Kee Safety offers one of the...
    14 August 2018
  • Bilco UK: Acquisition strengthens “Safe Access All Areas” plan
    Acquisition strengthens “Safe Access All Areas” plan
    Bilco UK
    Horizontal access specialist Bilco UK has acquired the UK’s leading manufacturer of vertical access panels, riser doors and steel doors – Profab Access Ltd. The acquisition was successfully completed on 1st August 2018. Established in 2001 Profab employs a team of 75 and operates from a 46,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution facility in...
    08 August 2018
  • Bilco UK: Specifying Bilco products just got even easier
    Specifying Bilco products just got even easier
    Bilco UK
    Leading access brands Bilco and Howe Green have recently launched a new website that's designed to provide easy access to all the resources an architect, specifier or building services professional would need to include Bilco and Howe Green products in their next project. The significant investment in the new site acknowledges the importance that...
    21 March 2018
  • Safesite: Don't choose between safety and cost
    Don't choose between safety and cost
    Safesite
    It’s a common conundrum for every site manager and contractor. How can you keep to your budget without putting workers’ lives at risk? At Safesite, we want to make safe, efficient work a reality for everyone, no matter the budget. When it comes to working at height, work at height regulations state collective protection like guardrail should...
    14 February 2018
  • Kee Safety: Kee Safety self-closing gates comply with BSI standard
    Kee Safety self-closing gates comply with BSI standard
    Kee Safety
    Kee Safety, a leading global supplier of safety railing systems, has adjusted the design of its Kee Gate range to satisfy the requirements of BS EN ISO 14122-3:2016 Safety of Machinery – Permanent means of access to machinery – Part 3: Stairs, Stepladders and guard-rails. The new Kee Gate range retains the key elements of the existing safety...
    20 October 2017
  • Whitesales Group: Expert advice on fire safety from Whitesales
    Expert advice on fire safety from Whitesales
    Whitesales Group
    Whitesales specialise in fully-compliant smoke vents and access hatches using decades of expertise to offer fire safety consultations about any premises. We were pleased to run our Ask The Expert stand at this year’s Firex, helping professionals with fire safety challenges. Q. I own an existing apartment block. The Building Control Officer has...
    16 August 2017
  • Component Developments: A strong start to 2017 for Construction Contracts...
    A strong start to 2017 for Construction Contracts...
    Component Developments
    The majority of the contracts awarded in March by value were in the East Midlands which accounted for 20% of the UK total (see fig 2.4). The largest project in the region awarded in March was the East Midland's Gateway, a rail freight interchange valued at £558 million. In addition, the contract to construct a 300 MW gas turbine in Spalding...
    08 May 2017
  • Kee Safety: Fall protection covered with new Kee Cover
    Fall protection covered with new Kee Cover
    Kee Safety
    In response to falls through roof lights resulting in almost a fifth of all fatal working at height accidents, Kee Safety, a leading fall protection specialist, has launched Kee Cover, a range of skylight covers. Kee Cover is an innovative protection system that has been designed to protect roofers and maintenance teams from falling through roof...
    18 November 2016