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Northern takes control of Leeds’ Neville Hill engineering depot

The future of rail engineering in Leeds is in safe hands after Northern confirmed it now has full control of the city’s Neville Hill depot.

The depot, which currently employs around 550 engineers, technicians and train presentation operatives, is a critical element for rail services in the North and had previously been jointly managed by Northern ...
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20/10/2021 Dunkermotoren's new IIOT brand Under nexofox, Dunkermotoren will offer its customers a holistic solution ... » Read More

19/10/2021 Zurich: eng. surveyor course Zurich in the UK has launched an engineer surveyor apprenticeship ... » Read More

18/10/2021 VHS: Bosch Rexroth CE partner VHS Hydraulic Components Ltd, which produces power packs, hydraulic ... » Read More
15/10/2021 FLT examination in focus The UK Material Handling Association, a combined initiative of MHE ... » Read More

14/10/2021 Lift recommissioning survey An informal survey conducted by LECS UK, the independent lift and ... » Read More

14/10/2021 Sensonics Setry G3 expanded The ability to quickly identify issues affecting the performance of ... » Read More

Who does what? A SAFed guide to lift testing

Revision of the SAFed LG01 Guidelines on the supplementary tests of in-service lifts prompted a joint webinar with LEIA on 19 March 2021 for lift managers and duty holders

Several different pieces of legislation hold lift managers and duty holders legally responsible for lift safety, point out The Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed), the trade ...
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18/10/2021 Hosed & home If poorly administered, flexible hydraulic hose failures can damage machinery and the environment, and even endanger life. An effective hose management scheme is key to their long-term success. By Brian Wall » Read More

18/10/2021 Emergency shutdown valves Emergency shutdown valves may be the last line of defence against a major incident occurring in a pressurised system. Little wonder specifications and maintenance are tightly regulated. By Toby Clark » Read More

14/10/2021 Drone detection Drone technology is being utilised to detect leaks in gas pipelines and storage facilities; it is quicker and more accurate than manual methods » Read More
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