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Safety first

Welcome to our theme page Safety First!

Safety at work is not just about working with safe and approved means (such as the use of machines, tools, equipment and installations), safe behavior is just as important. Clear information, clear work instructions, the correct use of resources and regular maintenance and inspection - often mandatory - increase safety. Employers and employees are jointly responsible for this.

itsme keeps you informed through news articles and webinars. The first webinar, in collaboration with Kader, took place on April 8! Keep an eye on this webpage and do not miss out on our upcoming webinars!

We also provide education and advice all types of products from the leading brands to ensure a safe working environment!

Webinar Cybersecurity
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Siemens - How easy do you want it to be?
In the age of Industry 4.0, production lines must not only be highly flexible, they must also be available at all times and be cost-efficient. At the same time, they have to meet the necessary safety requirements. As the market demands on the manufacturing industry increase, so do the challenges for machine builders. The world of automation is changing. Processes have become faster, tasks more complex and digitisation is now a basic requirement. Only an integrated approach can lead to a lasting competitive advantage. Today the TIA Portal is more than an engineering framework.
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ABB - Clean, lean & mean
In the global food market, Dutch machine builders and OEMs stand out for their high-quality machines. Machines that are often built to customer specifications and provide a safe working environment for personnel. Machine safety is high on the agenda during the development and construction of the machines.
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In the spotlight: De Rolls- Royce van Schneider
The Modicon M580S (Safety) is a controller with safety modules and integrated safety functions. Built on the award-winning Modicon platform, Schneider Electric's Modicon M580 Safety Controller combines the performance of its flagship Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC) with double the processing power for the independent control of safety and process functions. Industrial users can now take advantage of the very best M580 performance, network functions and cyber security without having to design, install and maintain separate safety systems. This approach to unifying independent plant safety and process control protects the entire business environment, meaning that a failure in the process control system will not cause a failure in the safety system or affect the safety of the plant, people and all assets.
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Leuze - Plays it safe!
With its long-standing presence in the field of machine safety, Leuze is a proven specialist with its non-contact detection solutions!
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Siemens - From simple to software!
Got a simple system that you need to keep safe to SIL 3 and PL e levels? Look no further than the SIRIUS 3SK1 Series!
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Lighting in an emergency
A safe work environment with the Harmony Illuminated emergency stop button An emergency stop button is a mechanism that can be used to stop a machine's operation in one action. Directives require the mandatory installation of an emergency stop button at least at each machine control station. Schneider Electric introduces a new range of illuminated emergency stop buttons that contribute to a safer working environment. The purpose of the emergency stop is that its use leads to a safe situation. Due to the increasing need for efficiency and safety in the workplace, Schneider Electric introduces a new range of illuminated emergency stop buttons. Additionally, accessories become available to easily upgrade existing emergency buttons to an illuminated E-Stop.
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A back bag full of protection
Meet the different forms of hearing protection from 3M. Which headset or earplug best fits in your specific situation? Try it out and order the sample bag with 6 different designs. Test what suits you best. Because good hearing protection is very important.
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METABO - Grinds like a madman
Never was grinding so safe with this grinding cannon. ​​​​​​​Combine this machine with the strong 5,5A LiHd battery and you won't know what you're in for.
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Ditch the clipboard
The convenience of thermal imaging cameras in case you have a lot of checks to do
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Watch the recording of our Webinar Safety@Work
Watch our webinar recorded on April 8th now! Did you miss the webinar or do you want to rewatch it? The recording of the webinar is now available! Get up-to-date on the latest developments regarding safety in the workplace! We organize this webinar with our knowledge partner Kader, also on behalf of our Safety First partners EMMA, 3M and Metabo.
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As guest speaker, Kader and its subsidiary D&F Consulting provide a substantive contribution to our webinars on the themes of Working Conditions & RI&E, Machine Safety and Functional Safety (SIL / PL).

About Kader and D&F Consulting

Kader helps to achieve organizational objectives in the areas of quality, safety and health & safety, environment and CSR and information security. They do this through advice, guidance, training, interim and software solutions. Kader is an organization with almost 200 employees divided over:

  • Framework Management Systems & Certification
  • Framework HSE Management
  • Training Framework
  • AAB: practical training in the field of safety, health and safety, environment, management and communication;
  • D&F Consulting: an expertise bureau in the field of machine safety, process safety and safety culture;
  • Smile: online software for controlling risks.

Stay up to date with the latest news:

  • NEWS
    5 okt. 2022
    A business card in the distributor
    Wiring ducts ensure clarity and safety in the distributor. Hager supplies trunking in several variants, so that the punching and bottom perforation exactly match your needs. Two familiar variants are the wiring ducts tehalit.BA6 and tehalit.BA7. For wiring in or around distribution boards, they offer excellent options.
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  • NEWS
    22 sep. 2022
    itsme Value Added Partner of Leuze
    Leuze, the expert for innovative and efficient sensor solutions in industrial automation, has officially appointed itsme as a Value Added Partner (VAP). This is Leuze's first VAP in the Netherlands. On 20 September last, the tangible proof of this warm link was handed over in Raamsdonksveer by Eric Leenards of Leuze.
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  • NEWS
    14 sep. 2022
    In critical environments automatic transfer switches are used to detect power failure and automatically switch to an emergency power supply. This way, business continuity and 24/7 operational safety can be ensured. This makes it the ideal solution for critical applications, such as hospitals, data centres and telecom installations.
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  • NEWS
    7 sep. 2022
    Softstarters are welcome guests in industrial environments where motors are used to keep pumps, compressors, fans, etc. running. Here they ensure a smooth start and stop of the motor so that the connected equipment as well as the piping behind it are not subjected to unnecessary mechanical stress. With the PSTX, ABB offers a complete motor protection system that compensates for irregularities in the load and the grid.
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