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FOR EVAC+CHAIR Evac+Chair International Ltd has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.


COUNTERFEITS DuPont is internationally renowned for its high-quality, intelligent flame- resistant fibre, DuPont Nomex. To ensure the maximum protection of the wearer and combat the trade in counterfeit products, DuPont has developed the DuPont Nomex Partner Program, a carefully-selected network of spinners, weavers, knitters and garment manufacturers whose fabrics and garments are of the highest standard. All partners in the programme benefit from the technical expertise of DuPont and have access to state-of-the-art product testing facilities, where the quality and performance of finished fabrics and garments can be closely monitored.

Across businesses worldwide, the value of counterfeiting is estimated

Evac+Chair have become a leading specialist in emergency evacuation, and the company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Mark Roberts, Sales and Marketing Director at Evac+Chair International, said: “Gaining accreditation with Safecontractor provides us with independent verification and the reassurance that our working practices have been approved following rigorous assessment and auditing procedures, conveying the

message to our customers that our company policies and procedures are paramount in the industry.”

Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

by the OECD to be in the region of £150billion per year, while the World Customs Organisation has identified counterfeit products destined for 140 countries. This enormous figure demonstrates the scale of global counterfeit operations and the alarming number of counterfeit products on the market. Whilst the goods are often unrecognisable

from their legitimate counterparts, the quality and performance of counterfeit safety products could be significantly compromised and thus place users at risk.

business travellers and expatriates, providing all the crucial information, advice and connectivity required to overcome obstacles they may come up against while overseas. The app provides on-the-spot access to International SOS’ global information and assistance network.


International SOS has unveiled its new Assistance App, a crucial tool for


The app not only provides access to country guides and location-specific alerts, but also has a new ‘Location Check-in’ feature, allowing business

travellers to share their location with their employer’s travel, medical and security support teams, which puts an end to the location guesswork that typically exists in a crisis and can result in a potentially faster, more effective assistance response.

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