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Spot loose nuts

Few mines use loose nut indicators, a cheap and simple device that could prevent Sheq incidents.
The indicators are simply slid over torqued nuts, to point in the same direction to create a visual pattern. As soon as a nut comes loose, the pattern is broken, allowing an operator, machinist, driver or colleague to identify and report the nut.
The markers are used in the Americas and Europe as a standard, in some states written into law.

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Head protection against side impacts

A new side impact safety helmet meets the new European Standard EN14052, a higher level standard for head protection than the current EN397.

JSP has launched Mk8 Evolution TM, or EVO8, the first serious personal protective equipment (PPE) against side impacts to the head as well as severe crown impacts.
Under the new EN14052 standard, helmets are required to protect against forces of over 100 joules in the crown impact area, compared to only 49 joules required under EN397.
The standard also requires protection against a second impact of 49 joules, on the same helmet after testing at an impact of 100 joules. EN14052 now also requires protection from side impacts of 50 joules. EVO8 helmets are designed for the highest risk level environments, like mining, tunnelling, demolition, construction, refinery, marine, offshore work, and situations posing a risk of side impacts.

Emergency response standard

Features of the new hard hats include high density liner and comfortable new harness design. Side impacts to an unprotected head may result in brain injury, skull fracture, and neck injury. Emergency response services use EN14052 helmets, including ambulance services that specify EN14052 helmets for each member of road ambulance crews under EN1789: 2007.
The British manufacturer has been producing safety equipment in the UK for 40 years. Compatible accessories include visors and hearing protection relevant to various sectors.
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