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Just how functional is your functional safety system?

Whatever your industry or field, you’re probably well aware of its associated work health and safety protocols and procedures. Whether you’re behind a desk or on-site, risk management plays a…

Day in the life of a Functional Safety Engineer

We talked to Mike Taylor, our Lead Risk and Functional Safety Engineer about a typical day at Advitech. Functional safety? Most people would rather go to the dentist than involve…
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Why design should anticipate human error

A tragic accident occurred in a US underground coal mine early in 2018. Work was being carried out on a conveyor belt without proper isolation and lockout. The conveyor unexpectedly…

Be confident your E-stop button will work

Advitech’s Risk Engineers can recall many scenarios in mining, utilities and the nuclear industry where an operator either presses the wrong E-stop button, or presses the right E-stop but it…

Did you miss the Safety First conference?

Managing safety riskMike Taylor, one of Advitech’s Functional Safety (FS) Engineers, was an invited speaker at Safety First Conference in April 2016 which ran in parallel with National Manufacturing Week. Presenting on…
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