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Understanding accidents

Limousine and hearse manufacturer fined £23k
Posted on 17 Feb 2014 by Tim Brown

With so much focus on health and safety at work, most people would be forgiven for believing that workplace injuries and fatalities should now be a rare phenomenon.

7 Principles of Lean Supplies

Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Tim Brown

While many leading manufacturers have been practising Lean for years, there are still gains to be made – especially in overlooked areas like industrial supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Back to Scuoler

Terry Scuoler, chief executive of EEF sets out the manufacturing sector’s stall in the tax avoidance debate and urges government not to forget the need for growth when contemplating action.

The last word: Maintain vanguard

Submarine down the Clyde river. Photography by easylocum.

This month’s Last Word is delivered by guest writer Hugh Scullion, general secretary of the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions. He states the case for renewal of the UK’s Vanguard fleet of submarines as government prepares to publish its Trident Alternatives Review this summer.