Important Features to Look For in a New Fire Alarm System for Home

Home fire alarm systems are much more sophisticated than ever before and include more than just an alarm that sounds when it detects a certain level of heat. Today's systems can protect your home faster than ever before, and from more than just fire. When you're ready to upgrade your home's fire alarm system, note a few features to look for so you invest in a quality system that offers maximum safety. Read More 

Maintenance tips for commercial lawn mowers during spring.

When the sun finally makes an appearance and the temperatures start to rise, then it's time to take your lawn mower out of storage. The heavy work anticipated as grass makes a vigorous reappearance during spring means that your lawn mower has to be in tip-top condition. Some inspection is also in order to ensure it still works properly after the long period of disuse during winter. Such equipment requires constant maintenance; otherwise, you'll have to deal with recurring repairs. Read More 

Helpful Information During the Specification of FRP Grating

Fibreglass reinforced polymers (FRP) can offer superior performance characteristics during manufacturing processes if the fabrication of the FRP products follow a careful study of the application to which the materials will be put. This article discusses some of the information that you should supply to the FRP manufacturer so that they can make for you the best products for your grating needs. Lists of Chemicals You need to avail the FRP manufacturer a comprehensive list of all the chemicals to which the FRP grating will be exposed. Read More 

How to Prevent Scissor Lift Accidents

Elevating work platforms, such as scissor lifts, help employees to access raised areas where they need to carry out maintenance work, such as painting. However, some employees commit mistakes that result in avoidable accidents during the use of scissor lifts. This article discusses some safety precautions that you should include in the safety manual of your facility so that such avoidable accidents can be prevented. Always Use Lanyards Scissor lifts usually have a lanyard that can prevent the equipment from continuing to operate once the operator is incapacitated, such as after a fall. Read More 

Why Motor Rewinding May Be Better Than Replacing the Motor

The current trend of upgrading to the latest equipment available in order to achieve higher levels of energy efficiency may make some inexperienced facilities managers to overlook some of the benefits that may accrue from equipment repair, such as motor rewinding. This article discusses some reasons why it may be advisable to rewind electrical motors instead of replacing them with new ones. Impact on Production Time You need to spend plenty of time planning for an equipment upgrade. Read More