The Government’s Environmental Technology Best Practice programme can help companies save more than £18m a year, equivalent to 4.5% of turnover, by using less raw materials and fossil fuels in products.
Engineering companies with new or existing measures to improve business performance can become role models for case studies.
The ETBBP has a website at www.etsu.com/etbpp. Call the Environmental Helpline on 0800 585 794 to receive free literature.
The Health and Safety Executive has published three new safety information sheets (20, 21 and 22) one covering degreasing of tanks, another on engineering components and the third providing general guidelines.
Another sheet (29) tackles the control of noise in power press shops to within the 85dB(A) regulations.
Sheets are free from HSE Books in Sudbury, Suffolk. HSE’s InfoLine is on 0541 545 500.
Motion Book II is a free interactive CD for designers of motion control systems based on the Allen-Bradley production that includes servo and stepper products, CNC controllers and application development software.