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A better solution to a serious problem

One of the topics in a recent HSE weekly bulletin was “The use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes” “Every year there are serious accidents involving the use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes, resulting in injuries such as broken bones, dislocations, lacerations, amputations and occasionally death. Emery cloth is often used to deburr, polish [...]

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Portable Solution for Polishing Centre Lathes

The Prismont sanding belt holder has raised a lot of interest. Check the new youtube video out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7UVpPpAIaI&feature=player_embedded Solon Systems is now taking orders for both 1.0″ and 2.0″ models.  We are importing them in from the Canadian manufacturers as the UK Distributor. For further information and advice please contact Andrew Miles – 0121 [...]

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Maintenance of Machine Guards

Under the Provision & Use of Work Equipment regulations it is required that not only dangerous parts of machinery must fitted with properly designed machine guards but these machine guards must also be maintained in good working order. This means that each machine guard must be inspected for damage on a regular basis. This could involve [...]

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New Products

Tecno Piu Srl have recently introduced a range of new high quality safety guards for lathes. PTO12 – Lathe Carriage Safety Guard This mounts onto the rear of the carriage or directly onto the machine back guard.  Designed to protect the operator from ejected parts and fluids.  It is equipped with a vertically opening transparent [...]

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Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship 2014

Richard Green’s Solon Systems sponsored Tom Cat rally car is entering final preparations for the start of the 2014 championship season. Round 1 is on 12 and 13 April at Pikes Peak Myherin forest, mid Wales near devil’s bridge Pontarfynach.  Entrance for spectators is free and you can expect an exciting 2 days of racing. [...]

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Visits from the HSE

We are hearing of more and more unscheduled visits from HSE Inspectors.  We have become aware of this from customers informing us about improvement and prohibition notices served on them for machines and equipment that does not comply with current regulations.  We have seen a considerable increase in sales of standard machine guarding systems from [...]

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Low Cost Safety Training

HSE inspectors now have the ability to apply Fees for Intervention for breaches of Health and Safety Legislation. FFI fees are currently £124 per Hour.  When was the last time you trained your staff on the requirements of PUWER98? Solon Systems can help with our new PUWER98 awareness training course.Thought provoking training for Senior Executives, [...]

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Food Industry slammed for health & safety as Bakkavor fined

Food manufacturers’ safety record has been slammed by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), after chilled food firm Bakkavor was ordered to pay more than £32,000 following a worker’s injury. HSE – “Companies must ensure that machinery is adequately guarded at all times to ensure the risk of contact with moving machinery is minimised”.

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Solon Systems Racing Ahead

Solon Systems are sponsors of “Green’s Auto Services” Tomcat Race Car Richard Green of Greens Auto Services has recently finished building a new Tomcat off road race car for the forthcoming Britpart British Cross Country Championship.  This all terrain racer is based upon a Land Rover Discovery chassis/running gear and powered by a modified 4.0 [...]

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1 Day Training Course

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 PUWER98 awareness for machine operators hard hitting one hour course aimed to make operators aware of PUWER98 and the consequences of non compliant.  This course is also available for management awareness of PUWER98. A brief overview of course content: 1. Legal Requirements 2. Previous Incidents 3. The Cost of Accidents [...]

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