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September 2017

Wearable technology
Tech top to toe

From hearing protection that doubles as a heart-rate monitor to impact-sensing knee pads, we review recent and upcoming developments in wearable protection technology. 

Watch a selection of videos within the copy

Leader interview
Derran Williams, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The funding institution’s safety adviser talks about ensuring standards on infrastructure projects worldwide, lobbying the Kyrgyz government to let women work and confusing St Helena with St Helier.

Machinery certification
Marked for life

Certifying machinery and products coming in and out of the UK as safe for use could become complicated after Brexit. 

Anchor points
Work at height: Relearning the ropes

Are the anchors for rope access work on your premises compliant? Probably not, says Mark Salmon. 

Case study
Qatar Rail: The heat is on

We talk to the Gulf state rail project’s senior health and safety manager about changing the cultural mindset of a multinational migrant workforce and keeping it hydrated. 

Rescue plans
Work at height: To the rescue

Toby Thorp warns generic height rescue plans can be unfit for complex situations. 

Work at height: Elevated risk

Chris Wraith outlines how the powered access industry is using global fatality data to reduce serious MEWP accidents. 

IOSH 2017 conference preview - part 2

We interview two speakers from the institution’s November gathering.