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In focus: Lens technology

Protective eyewear manufacturer Bollé Safety has developed ‘Platinum’, an exclusive new permanent lens coating that provides wearers in the rail industry with...

Safety gear and tech of the future

Stewart Thorpe shines the spotlight on five innovative new safety products for the rail industry which could become commonplace in the workplace

Warming up for Railtex

Whether you’re a visitor or an exhibitor, if you’re in the middle of planning your strategy for the UK’s premier rail exhibition,...

Safestart: Wellingtons, wellbeing and an end to whistles, horns and detonators?

Passenger, worker and community safety is paramount to the operation of the country’s railways. Such is the close relationship between the two...

PPE of yesterday, today and tomorrow

Records have shown that rail workers have equipped themselves with personal protective equipment (PPE) since the 19th century. As industry safety practices have been...

How wearable technology is starting to influence rail’s health and safety landscape

Oliver Marteaux, principal of horizon scanning at the RSSB, looks at wearable wellbeing.    RSSB, as part of the R&D cross-industry programme that it runs on...

Ballyclare new starter to work on product development

Rail workwear manufacturer Ballyclare has appointed Stanley Russell as technical sales executive. He has more than four decades of experience in the textile industry and...

Rise of the Machines? Rail plant technology and the future of engineering works

Picture the railway of tomorrow and dozens of ideas and innovations come to mind: driverless trains, digital tickets, predictive maintenance, passenger crowd control technology and...

Ballyclare kits out tuba-playing, tricycle-riding entertainer

Workwear specialist Ballyclare has donated a waterproof coverall to a tuba-playing entertainer who rides around the country riding a recumbent tricycle. Jon Hodkin, stage name...

In at the sharp end

A few months have now passed since Network Rail changed the rules around the level of hand protection required on its work sites Since 1...

Difference between blisters and bliss

The average person walks five times around the earth in a lifetime and each step can exert a force equivalent to two times their...

Breath of fresh air

RPB Safety believes its brand new modular respirators will highlight an invisible threat facing the railway and demonstrate why protection is vital. Originally from New...

Pinky promise

Apart from orange, there’s not a lot of colour on the railway - and there’s lots of orange. Safety boots are even more of...