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Vision Techniques launches thermo detection and facial recognition system

Vision Techniques launches thermo detection and facial recognition system

AS the current COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe and dramatically alters the way we all go about our daily lives, governments and businesses are turning to advanced innovative technologies to limit the risk of contagion. UK Government guidelines state that if employees develop a new, continuous cough or have a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius...

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School lockdown ‘generates a year’s waste in one day’

School lockdown ‘generates a year’s waste in one day’

A YEAR’S food waste was generated by schools when the Government announced a return to national lockdown after allowing primary schools to open for just one day. Last month, despite calls to postpone opening schools during the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Government announced that primary schools would re-open as usual for the new term,...

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Hillhead Digital rescheduled to 30–31 March 2021

Hillhead Digital rescheduled to 30–31 March 2021

FOLLOWING consultation with exhibitors and speakers, Hillhead Digital is being moved back three weeks to allow for the longer lead times that are anticipated as a result of the new national lockdown. Show director Richard Bradbury explained: ‘We appreciate that with schools now closed until at least half-term and much of the workforce working from...

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‘Suspension of HGV testing will help keep waste sector wheels turning’, says ESA

‘Suspension of HGV testing will help keep waste sector wheels turning’, says ESA

THE Environmental Services Association (ESA), has welcomed new guidance issued by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) that it will suspend MOT testing for all Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV), trailers and Public Service Vehicles (PSV) for up to three months. From Friday 20 March, all HGVs, trailers and PSVs with an annual safety test...

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PLANTWORX set for 2022 as CEA backs Hillhead date change

PLANTWORX set for 2022 as CEA backs Hillhead date change

AFTER discussion with the management of the Hillhead Exhibition (originally scheduled for June this year), the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has agreed to postpone the 2021 PLANTWORX show until 2022 – thus freeing up the calendar for the coronavirus casualty Hillhead 2020 event to take place next year. Traditionally the PLANTWORX and Hillhead shows are...