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New SHIFT Initiative website goes live

The SHIFT initiative is delighted to be able to share with our members and others the news that as of today we have a new website to host relevant and important information for UK foundries. As part of the aim of SHIFT is to reach as many UK foundries as possible, we are now able to offer much more interaction with the site, including searching for keywords or phrases when seeking assistance or looking for information, as well as having ...
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HSE enforcement Actions 2017/18

In their operational year 2017/18, the Health & Safety Executive issued a total of 34 notices (32 improvement, 2 prohibition) to 20 UK foundries. The notices cover both safety and occupational health ranging from unguarded machinery through to lack of cleaning and maintenance of cooling towers to control legionella and use of airlines for blowing out sand moulds, lack of PPE being used and more. Over half of the breaches for occupational health were for the failure to conduct a ...
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SHIFT Welcomes New Members

We are delighted to announce that since the start of 2017 SHIFT has welcomed 7 new foundries into membership, each one committed to helping improve the occupational health and the safety of their employees while as work. The new members are: AMG Superalloys Ltd B Mason & Sons Ltd Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd Britannia Refined Metals Ltd Lectroheat Ltd Weartech International Ltd Whitehead Alloys Ltd We look forward to working with them on all matters relating to health & safety including but ...
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3M Foundry Workshop

The Cast Metals Federation & SHIFT Initiative are pleased to announce that we are supporting an industry safety day being presented by 3M on Wednesday 26th November at the Magna Centre, Sheffield. The event is designed to bring members up to date on topics such as RPE, PPE and behavioural safety, encouraging a change in the workplace to help protect workers from harm to their health. The event is free to attend and will feature speakers from 3M, Cast Metals ...
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Safety, Health Awareness Day (SHAD)

The next Safety and Health Awareness Day (SHAD) is being held at Progress Rail (UK) Services at their South Queensferry site (EH30 9SH) near Edinburgh on Thursday 7th March 2013 The event is open to all foundries in the UK at no cost. Topics covered on the day are: Load Safety Molten Metal Protective Clothing Slips and Trips Hand-arm Vibration & Noise The Management, Use, Control and Maintenance of LEV The Selection, Use and Fit of RPE The event is open to shop floor, Production ...
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