By Marta Macedo Friday, 22nd April 2022 0 Comments FEIN’s new tool is going to revolutionise the industry FEIN, the power tools and accessories manufacturer is all set for a much-anticipated high-safety angle grinder unveiling at the 2022 Safety & Health Expo – and you won’t want to miss this one. In the three years since the last show, the company has invested considerably into its Research and Development (R&D) department, working in collaboration with one of the world’s largest construction firms to develop the brand-new tool, which has been designed with the intent of significantly reducing accidents on construction sites. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the UK construction sector saw 39 fatal injuries between 2020 and 2021 alone. In 2019, over a fifth (22%) of fatal accidents at work in the EU came as a result of losing control of a machine, tool, or transport/handling equipment, and to add to that, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) ranks angle grinders as the third most dangerous tools, with 5,400 injuries recorded annually. “The fact accidents on construction sites and tool-related injuries continue to be rife is unacceptable, which is why we’ve developed a solution to tackle this very issue. We firmly believe this ground-breaking new high-safety angle grinder, which will be unveiled to the UK at the show, is going to revolutionise safety on-site – ultimately providing a solution for firms to push health and safety to the forefront of their agenda.” “Not only is the misuse of tools resulting in dangerous incidents and in some cases devastating fatalities amongst construction workers, but the financial repercussions can be detrimental to businesses,” comments Andy Mills, managing director at FEIN UK. In 2020-21, the HSE issued a total of £5.3 million in fines to construction organisations that had failed to comply with health and safety regulations or had been found to be operating with inadequate health and safety standards. “The Safety & Health Expo is set to reunite industry leaders and professionals alike in person, for the first time since before the pandemic, making it the perfect opportunity for us to launch a solution we firmly believe is going transform the construction sector for the better,” continues Andy. With over 150 years’ experience in manufacturing power tools, FEIN has a proud history of innovation and provides high levels of support to dealers, along with application-based solutions for end-users in the construction and fabrication sectors. “The new product will be revealed on our stand to the UK market on 17th May, with interested parties able to register their interest ahead of launch later this year. Our team of experts will also be on hand to share insight on how this solution will help significantly reduce accidents on site, as well as unique features that could ultimately save lives,” concludes Andy. To see it for yourself and find out more, you can visit FEIN on stand SH1080 at the Safety & Health Expo, between 17th-19th May, at ExCel London. For additional information about FEIN and their products, visit their website and follow them on social media. Post navigation Previous Post Rethinking PPE – why we can’t forget about our knees Next Post Millennials and Gen Z turn to the UK property market as a source of passive income Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.