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VULCATHENE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS……LITERALLY!

VULCATHENE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS: Continuing to drive innovation in laboratory drainage solutions, Vulcathene Chemical Drainage has launched a NEW Adjustable Anti-Siphon Trap to offer further flexibility to designers and installers of laboratory drainage systems. Designed in direct response to market feedback, all Vulcathene anti-siphon bottle and dilution recovery traps will now incorporate an adjustable inlet… Read the full article…

Top Laboratory Design Tips

Laboratories are crucial for facilitating research in medicine, agriculture and more. Whether you’re planning to design a lab completely from scratch or are beginning a redesign, this blog post will help you to create a space that runs efficiently and safely. Taking the safety of lab users into consideration from the very beginning will ensure… Read the full article…

A Guide to Fume Cupboards

Safety in labs is of paramount importance but a lot of experiments take place at a workbench – not always the safest location. Knowing when to utilise the laboratory’s fume hood can provide you with an extra level of protection against chemicals that give off toxic fumes. A fume cupboard can contain the fumes and… Read the full article…

Health and Safety in the School Lab

School labs are an integral part of any secondary school or higher education institution. The lab provides essential hands on learning, allowing students to experiment and discover science in a whole new way. However, labs can be dangerous environments. It is therefore vital that students understand what is required of them in order to stay… Read the full article…

Types Of Emergency Shower

If you are in the process of making a commercial, industrial or educational workplace safe for the individuals who work or study there, learning about emergency showers is important. Chances are, if substances hazardous to human and environmental health are used in these places, you’ll have heard of COSHH and their requirements to have emergency… Read the full article…

Vulcathene Product Update

The keen eyed amongst you will have seen that the Durapipe Vulcathene range has changed ever so slightly over the past few weeks. Dimension wise they are exactly the same. The only change being that the mechanical nut has changed from black to purple! The reason for this is to help specifiers distinguish easily between… Read the full article…

Guide to the Water Regulatory Advisory Scheme

What is WRAS? WRAS, which stands for Water Regulations Advisory Scheme, exists to promote and ensure compliance with water supply fittings regulations. It does so with the purpose of protecting public health and safeguarding water supplies. WRAS’ methods for achieving this are twofold. The first is by acting as an accreditation body to which 26… Read the full article…

Top Gas Safety Tips

Gas safety management in an educational laboratory is an enormous responsibility. Much of this is because universities and schools are filled with university students, young adults and children who have little or no experience working with the substances present in laboratories. Ensuring that you have a system in place that keeps your facilities safe will… Read the full article…

How To Use An Emergency Eye Wash Station

    Any workplace that uses chemicals with the potential to cause harm to human health should be prepared for the worst eventuality. Although chemical accidents are rare, knowing how to use equipment such as an emergency eye wash station has the potential to save your sight, or someone else’s. There are three different types… Read the full article…

How To Respond To A Chemical Spill In A Laboratory

Handled properly, a chemical spill can be no more than an inconvenience. However, if a spill is handled poorly, it can cause disruption or serious injury. It is imperative that laboratory workers are well informed about company chemical spill procedure in order to deal with them safely and effectively. After receiving training and best practice… Read the full article…