John, a new member to the team has joined our CNC Department as a machinist. John has a background of working for precision engineering companies, making components on manual machines, measuring, milling, turning, TIG and MIG welding. John is already mastering the art of working with our machinable ceramics, preparing the blanks for our CNC Engineers.
Ceramic Substrates always have Health and Safety at the forefront throughout the Factory, for visitors as well as our Employees and this month was no exception.
Wight Materials Handling were on site to carry out our Forklift Service/maintenance. We have several certified forklift operatives within the Team who have all undertaken their training with Wight Material Handling.
Donaldson Filtration as a reliable service partnerfor our dust extractors have also been on site this month to carry out our annual service and scheduled maintenance of all our extraction units.
Also in accordance with our Health and Safety Policy our Dust Extractors are under daily and monthly maintenance checks by our Heads of Departments.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 provides the legal framework to promote, stimulate and encourage high standards of health and safety in places of work. Everyone has a duty to comply with the Act, including employers, employees, trainees, self-employed, manufacturers, suppliers, designers, importers of work equipment.
Out and about on the Isle of Wight in June:-
We saw another successful Isle of Wight Festival, with some big names within the Music industry not only performing but also spectating. The Isle of Wight Festival originally an event held from 1968 to 1970. The event was then revived in 2002 at Seaclose Park on the outskirts of Newport and has been held annually since. Many notable artists have performed since its revival . Island residents along with people from all over the UK and even worldwide descend on the Island for the weekend festivities.
Last weekend was the J.P Asset Management Round the Island Race which is organised by the Island Sailing Club. The first race took place in 1931 with only 25 entries, now a days the race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world. Competitors come from all over the UK, other parts of Europe and as far away as the USA to follow the 50 nautical mile course round the Isle of Wight.