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