technology


Decommissioning Sellafield: A behind the scenes look at the technology being used

Decommissioning Sellafield is a huge and dangerous task. To mitigate the risk, robotic submarines are being used to safely inspect, clean and retrieve debris from radioactive fuel storage ponds. Read More

Safety innovation: ‘People are looking for new ways to report accidents and incidents’

In the first of a series of safety innovation pieces, SHP Caught up with Airsweb Product Development Director, Rob Leech, to find out about the company’s next generation platform AVA and its artificial intelligence innovation, AVA Virtual Assistant. Read More

Drone safety: Dragon’s Den star backs drone safety firm

A company that hires qualified commercial drone pilots to facilitate tasks such as inspection work more safely and cheaply has secured a £60,000 investment after appearing on the BBC2 programme Dragon’s Den. Read More

Providing additional safeguards for lone workers

Working by yourself in a remote location presents a set of challenges both for employers and the lone workers. It is estimated that there are 8 million lone workers in the UK which represents about 20% of the UK workforce. Read More

‘Mental health in the NHS is reaching a tipping point’: In conversation with Dr Zain Sikafi, Co-Founder of Mynurva

The issue of mental health amongst doctors hit the headlines earlier this week, after one senior figure claimed it is the 'last taboo in the NHS'. SHP spoke to former GP Dr Zain Sikafi, about the impact mental health is having on the medical profession and on the public at large. Read More

‘Innovative thinking is critical in meeting the global challenge of reducing the toll of accidents and occupational disease’

Dr Karen McDonnell, Occupational Health & Safety Policy Adviser at RoSPA, highlights the need for innovation but reflects on the unfinished business we have in terms of OHS performance improvement. Read More

New drone range launched

Arco has launched a range of drones that could be used to carry out otherwise hazardous tasks, safely and cheaply. The safety company has four different types of drone in its range, from an entry level drone with a 4k camera to top-of-the-range thermography drone, which comes complete with a thermal imaging camera. Read More

‘We’re going to disrupt the existing market for lone worker safety’: In conversation with Leo Scott Smith from Tended.

There has been an explosion in the number of lone worker safety devices coming to market recently, which aim to Read More

Manufacturing safety: Ford uses body tracking technology to improve worker posture

Ford employs same technology used to replicate sport stars technique and signature moves for video games. SHP spoke to Javier Gisbert, Production Area Manager at Ford Valencia Engine Assembly Plant, to find out more. Read More

Technology ‘fuels our lives’, says Safety Director

Karl Simons from Thames Water opened Safety & Health Expo 2018 with a technology debate, which went on to discuss how the likes of Virtual Reality and drones are shaping the future of health & safety. Read More



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