Water Jetting Association News
Code of Practice for the Safe Working and Use of Water Jetting in Drains & Sewers - New Edition 2013
Monday 17 June 2013
The WJA is pleased to announce that the Code of Practice for the Safe Working and Use of Water Jetting in Drains & Sewers - New Edition 2013, ISBN No: 978 1 874278 04 7 is now available for sale.
The price remains the same as previous, that is:
Non Members: £20.00
This New Edition has increased in content from 39 pages to 79 pages and contains much more up to date information on legislation, applications, equipment / accessories, confined space information, risk assessments and permits to work.
The WJA acknowledges the support of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in producing this valuable guidance document.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
HSE Updates Hard Hat Legislation
Employers in the construction industry are being reminded that they are still legally required to provide head protection on site despite the removal of the Construction (Head Protection) Regulations under the new Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 which came into force on 6 April 2013.
The decision to revoke the CHP Regulations followed Professor Löfstedt's report Reclaiming Health and Safety for All, published in 2011, which identified that the CHP Regulations replicated measures already outlined in the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992. Employers must still comply with the requirements of the PPE Regulations which have now been updated to cover the provision and use of head protection for employees and visitors on construction sites thus maintaining the level of legal protection.
The introduction of the CHP Regulations in 1990 led to a substantial reduction of head injuries in the industry with the average number of fatalities caused by head injury per year falling from 48 during the period 1986/87 - 1989/90 to 14 in the last four years. Despite fears that the changes could lead to cuts being made when it comes to safety equipment, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has said that the changes in legislation "do not compromise essential health and safety protections" and it would be "working with the construction industry (particularly small contractors) to ensure that it understands the continuing need for employers to provide hard hats and ensure they are worn on construction sites."
Construction Industry Publications (CIP) has launched an online Construction Health and Safety Manual to enable users to access the latest health and safety guidance and legislation on the go.
Friday 05 April 2013
The WJTA-IMCA Conference and Expo 2013 is the largest combination academic conference/tradeshow/educational program of its kind dedicated exclusively to high pressure waterjet/waterblast tools, equipment, and services; industrial vacuum trucks; and related products and equipment.
The Conference and Expo will be held September 9-11, 2013, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, USA.
The program includes research papers, educational "Boot Camp" seminars, waterjet technology Basics & Beyond short course, live demonstrations, exhibits, and more.
For more information or to register: http://www.wjta.org/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=141.
WJA Members: To obtain a WJA Members Discount Code - logon to Members Section - Forums - see News Item.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
28 March 2013
'Beware of Overcharging for Tests' Says CSCS
Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Chief Executive Graham Wren is urging Specialist Contractors to check the costs advertised by third party companies when they apply for CSCS cards and book the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test.
The Standard Fee for a CSCS Card is £30 and the Health, Safety and Environment Test is £17.50 but the CSCS Helpdesk regularly receives complaints from companies who have been charged over the standard fees due to misleading administrative costs. Graham Wren said that "whilst there are companies offering administrative services which can be useful to some organisations and individuals, we are aware that the fees for such services are not always clear and this can lead to significant additional charges. We were recently made aware of one company that had charged an additional £25.50 for the Health, Safety and Environment Test."
More information on applying for CSCS cards can be found at: www.cscs.uk.com or by calling the CSCS Helpdesk on 0844 576 8777.
The Health, Safety and Environment Test can be booked online at: www.citb.co.uk or by calling 0344 994 4488.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
WJA Member and NVQ Assessors, Priestman Associates LLP are now keeping the Water Jetting Sector abreast of Training News, including available Funding and NVQ Opportunities via their free information service at:
Monday 11 February 2013
WJA 33rd Annual Conference, AGM, Dinner & Golf Day 2013
Friday 17 May 2013 – Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Meriden, Birmingham CV7 7HR
This is the Formal Notice and Invitation for Members to attend the WJA 33rd Annual General Meeting which will take place immediately following the Conference on Friday 17 May 2013 commencing at approximately 5.00pm.
The venue this year is Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club (www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/cvtgs-forest-of-arden-a-marriott-hotel-and-country-club) – it offers exceptional facilities including, championship golf courses, luxurious health spa and excellent restaurants. Once again the WJA will be subsidising the event and the only cost to members will be for their accommodation.
The WJA has taken advantage of the excellent golf facilities, by arranging the usual Round of Golf for the afternoon of Thursday 16 May – Prizes will include Best Round, Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive.
The WJA Conference on Friday 17 May covers a wide range of topics and there will be several opportunities to meet the speakers throughout the day – the full programme will be announced shortly.
The Partner / Guest Programme on Friday is a day of leisure in the 'Cedarwood Spa'.
The Annual Dinner will take place on Friday evening commencing with the President's Champagne
Reception at 7.30pm with dinner served at 8.00pm.
Our After Dinner Speaker is Christine Hamilton a practiced, entertaining and witty speaker, she can talk about her own life but also lifts the veil on the discreet yet not-so-discreet World of Westminster and enthuses hilariously about her 'Great British Battleaxes'.
Latest details, booking forms and programme confirmation have been emailed to all members.
WJA CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
The Arden Suite
FRIDAY 17 MAY 2013
REGISTRATION Coffee and biscuits until 1OOOhrs
President: John Shillito
WATER JETTING HOSES
Speaker: Lars Zeisig
(Spir Star I Stauff UK Ltd)
SAFETY AND CRIMINAL LAW
'What you really need to know'
Speaker: Madeleine Abas
(Senior Partner- OAH Law Ltd)
TURNING THE TABLES
'Spying on the Spies'
Speaker: Col. Howard Stephens
1130hrs Coffee / Tea / Comfort Break
1145hrs SPECIALIST INSURANCE FOR JETTING CONTRACTORS
'The best way to handle protection'
Speaker: Andy Chibeba
(First Insurance Solutions Ltd)
INFORMAL BUFFET LUNCH
An opportunity to meet with colleagues and speakers
1335hrs WATER RECYCLERS
Speaker: Mark Warmington
(Whale Tankers Ltd)
1415hrs CONFINED SPACE TRAINING - WHO NEEDS IT?
'Exploring Training Requirements'
Speaker: Ken Smith
(ARCO Training & Consultancy)
1500hrs Coffee/Tea / Comfort Break
1515hrs CONFINED SPACES AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE
Speaker: Eddy Tarn
(Gladstone Tarn Consultants)
1545hrs TRAILER TYPE APPROVAL
'Assessments for Jetting Units'
Speaker: Mike Protheroe
(VCA - Bristol)
1615hrs CONFERENCE ENDS
1700hrs ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - MEMBERS ONLY
1900hrs PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION The Arden Suite Foyer I Bar
1945hrs ANNUAL DINNER The Arden Suite
(The organisers reserve the right to amend this programme as and when required)
Updated: 13 May 2013
Friday 07 September 2012
TST PROTECTIVE GLOVE - 500 BAR
NEW Waterproof Glove with protection for up to 500 bar pressure.
The glove has a rough, sand patterned surface and the material itself provides lots of friction, all for the best grip on the tools. Generous cuff for easy donning. Supplied with separate inner glove in nylon for good comfort.
An extra security in harsh environments!
Supplied in 12-pack.
Size 8, 11 Art. nr. 5600025 5000
The strongest fiber in the world! Dyneema® is a registered trademark of Royal DSM N.V
Dyneema® is the world’s strongest fiber (15 times stronger than steel on a weight for weight basis). This makes it possible to offer high levels of protection against water jetting hazards even with lightweight fabric. Being much thinner and more flexible than traditional materials, such as leather, cotton and metals, products made with Dyneema® fiber will be very comfortable.
Employees will appreciate this comfort, combined with higher protection, and consequently are more likely to wear them at all times.
Protection up to 500 bar/7500 psi
Made of materials consisting of nylon and Dyneema® fiber. Outside is dipped in nitrile rubber.
Washing instructions: Machine wash at 40° C/104° F (no tumble drying).
Shelf life up to 3 years.
Certified in accordance with the CE directive 89/686/EEC and EN 388:2004.
TEST RESULTS – PROTECTION LEVELS
The different levels of protection have been determined by testing according to the table below. In High Pressure Cleaning mainly three types of nozzles/jets are used – rotor, flat and single. Our safety levels have been adjusted to cover the most common work situations and to verify the quality of clothing and protective qualities
Note! Different values (pressure, water flow, nozzle, distance, speed) can give significantly different results!
The glove is CE certified according to EN 388:2004 with the highest classifications:
- 5 for Cut Protection
- 4 for Abrasion, Tear and Puncture.
Dyneema® is a registered trademark of Royal DSM N.V
ROTARY JET - 500 bar/7500 psi
FLAT (FAN) JET - 500 bar/7500 psi
SINGLE (PENCIL) JET - 200 bar/3000 psi
JETTING SYSTEMS LTD
Tel: +44 (0) 1725 514873
Fax: +44 (0) 1725 514811
Thursday 16 August 2012
All of the Water Jetting Association (WJA) Certificated Training Courses have just become City & Guilds of London Institute Accredited – which means that from the 1st September 2012 all of our Certificates and Photo ID Cards will carry the City & Guilds Logo, the City & Guilds of London Institute branding and standing within the International training community is very high. Not only do trainers recognise the brand, but the Utilities, Industrial and Commercial Markets also recognise it as well. It is something that will add credence to our training programmes and as it is also an Internationally recognised award, it raises your clients’ awareness both in the UK and Overseas that the training being offered by the WJA is of a particularly High Standard and to quote City & Guild’s website:
‘City & Guilds of London Institute is the UK’s leading awarding body, offering more than 500 qualifications across 28 industry sectors, through 8500 approved learning providers. Employers respect our name. When they see City & Guilds on your CV, they know it stands ‘for high-quality training’. Lots of people have said that their City & Guilds qualification was the reason they were offered their job’.
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Prices remain unchanged at:
Members: £12.50 each
Non Members: £20.00 each
Non Members can purchase copy(s) of the Code of Practice using the WJA Online Shop + PayPal Secure Payment System.
Date: 15 August 2012
Tuesday 07 August 2012
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