It’s my pleasure to introduce our Autumn edition of HSI
Our first issue in our new quarterly format. I’m excited to bring you our comprehensive A+A showguide, which I hope will help you to make the most of your visit to Europe’s largest health and safety show in October. This year the show promises to be bigger and better than ever, sporting a new, optimised layout and more interactive areas and expert talks than ever before. In the news for this issue, the export experts at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce are advising any businesses taking goods to trade shows or exhibitions in the EU to be aware of documentation requirements. To find out how they are helping businesses to avoid costly fines, see pages 7 and 8. We’re also putting electrical safety in the spotlight as George Cole explores some concerning trends on pages 120 and 121. As always, our expert contributors share their practical guidance on how to best improve safety in your workplace. In our opening article, Han Wenqi looks at the crucial considerations for those looking to enter confined spaces. Angelica Rutherford-Hacon deliberates over her experience and knowledge of work at height in the construction industry. Sarah Dickie shows us how we can improve hand protection through simplification and cooperation. Graeme Lawrie looks at how you can make workwear work for you. Jan Mirkowski explains why slips, trips, and falls are no laughing matter. The International Society of Respiratory Protection shares their insights on ensuring proper protection. And, closing our Autumn edition is James Pretty with an introspective question around emergency preparedness - are you ready?