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Free associate membership offer for end-users

30 April, 2014
From 1 July 2014, the British Compressed Air Society is offering customers of all current BCAS members 12 months’ free associate membership worth £975. This initiative, launched at Air-Tech 2014, will provide UK companies with a whole host of BCAS membership benefits including discounts on training and publications, as well as access to compressed air codes of practice and the society’s social events. The free membership will be effective from or backdated to 1 July 2014 and will last until 30 June 2015. A company’s BCAS membership must be active on 1 July 2014 for its customers to be entitled to this offer. For further information, contact Chris Dee, BCAS executive director – Email: chris@bcas.org.uk, Tel: 020 7935 2464.


All-change for EU law

30 April, 2014
BCAS reports: All-change for EU law – we go along happily complying with the ever-present stream of EU law. Employers with their protection of the worker approach and manufacturers with their need for free movement of safe equipment. The EU likes to keep its administrative aspects in good order and so it was that an initiative called the 'New Legislative Framework' (NLF) came into being. The raft of manufacturer legislation that has come into effect over the years was not all produced by the same EU bureaucrats with the effect that not all provisions were the same. Step in 'NLF' which identified all of the administrative aspects that shall be common across legislation. If your products need to comply with Simple Pressure Vessels, EMC, LVD, ATEX and most recently PED then the common provisions such as conformity requirements and CE marking, provision of information and responsibilities are now identified. All now identify the responsibilities of all economic operators involved a product from the manufacturer to the final reseller. As a manufacturer one further burden that comes out of this and is not always obvious the Declaration of Conformity will have to be updated to accommodate the new identity. Yes the EU has changed the identities of each piece of legislation.


BCAS 2014 Spring Conference a success at Air-Tech 2014

30 April, 2014
With a record number of registrations and an exceptionally high turnout on the day, it was standing room only for some delegates who were intent on hearing the speakers at the BCAS 2014 Spring Conference held on 8 April 2014 at the NEC Birmingham. Following delegate registration and refreshments, BCAS’s executive director, Chris Dee, opened the 2014 Spring Conference and introduced the following speakers; James Maziak; BCAS Board with a report on the Distributor Working Group, Mark Dealtry; Referenceline on the latest updates and App for the BCAS AirSAFEregister, Louise Phillips; Jelf Group & Bronwen Horn (Hiscox) on Directors Responsibilities and Obligations, Richard Willett; Wolters Kluwer on latest HR Hot Topics and Steve Goodall; Original Input on Motivating People to Give their Best. The Conference finished with Derek Turnbull; BCAS president, giving the conference’s closing address before delegates, all with their VIP passes, went through to Air-Tech 2014, which was co-located with Fluid Power Systems, Drives & Controls, European Offshore & Energy, Plant & Asset Management Exhibition, MACH and National Electronics Week.


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