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NEBOSH and HSE qualification improves process safety management

Added: 23 Nov 2017

Improving process safety culture is one of the key benefits that can be realised through appropriat…

Chancellor

Process industries provide a Budget welcome, but with caveats

Added: 23 Nov 2017

The first Autumn Budget in 20 years received a mostly favourable welcome from the process sectors b…

Is the issue of gas leaks being treated seriously enough?

Added: 21 Nov 2017

Gas leaks aren’t just costly, they’re also potentially harmful to employees, the local community an…

BSC opens Mumbai base after deal with leading Indian safety trainer

Added: 20 Nov 2017

India’s leading safety training organisation has joined forces with the British Safety Council in o…

Graduates

STEM grads more likely to be out of work says CIPD report

Added: 17 Nov 2017

Young people who study STEM subjects have the highest rate of graduate unemployment immediately aft…

Earthquake hero and outstanding apprentice win top IET awards

Added: 16 Nov 2017

The IET has awarded its Armed Forces Technician of the Year prize to a soldier who returned to his …

UK and EU chemical bodies demand sector guarantees against no-deal withdrawal

Added: 14 Nov 2017

British and Europe-wide chemical industry associations have issued a joint statement calling on the…

Scuoler to chair key UK export body

Added: 13 Nov 2017

Retiring chief executive of manufacturers’ organisation the EEF, Terry Scuoler is the new chair of …

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Life sciences in Scotland warns of increasing uncertainty for sector

Added: 10 Nov 2017

Life science companies in Scotland are facing increasing uncertainty because of lack of clarity abo…

New solutions open up for predictive and preventive maintenance

Added: 27 Nov 2017

A new generation of smart, value for money solutions looks poised to open up the market for predict…

Uni team aims to extract instant materials ‘recipes’ from research papers

Added: 7 Nov 2017

Researchers from three universities are working on a new artificial intelligence system that will d…

Global CIOs say IT education inadequate for workplace

Added: 7 Nov 2017

More than 90% of global bosses surveyed believe the education system fails to provide the necessary…

EEF issues pre-Budget challenge to Hammond

Added: 7 Nov 2017

EEF chief executive Terry Scuoler has called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to agree a fiscal package…

We must help MPs understand the importance of the process industries

Added: 6 Nov 2017

There is, we know, a substantial job of work to do in terms of enabling the rest of the United King…

Robotic arm

‘Human-robot collaboration needed to counter 0.6 million job threat’

Added: 1 Nov 2017

An estimated 0.6 million UK jobs will disappear in one industrial sector alone over the next 20 yea…

Light up ahead? NEPIC’s Iain Wright on the way forward for the chemical sector

Added: 31 Oct 2017

Iain Wright succeeded Stan Higgins as chief executive of NEPIC this year. With a hard act to follow…

How automated lubrication can help reduce product recall

Added: 31 Oct 2017

An automated centralised lubrication system can help food manufacturers avoid machine failure while…

Spirax Sarco solves metal refiner's carbon efficiency challenge

Added: 31 Oct 2017

The precious metal refining industry notoriously consumes significant amounts of heat and chemicals…

Industry 4.0: the antidote to supply chain disruption

Added: 31 Oct 2017

Industry 4.0 and smart use of data is not disrupting the supply chain, says LLamasoft’s Michael Wal…

Measuring marine fuel water content

Added: 27 Oct 2017

It accounts for more than 50% of a container ships operating costs, so it pays to ensure marine fue…