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Cosmetics
 

All cosmetic products supplied in the UK, whether for consumer or professional use, must comply with the Cosmetics Products (Safety) Regulations 2008.

The Regulations require that finished cosmetic products must undergo a safety assessment by a suitably qualified person before they can be placed on the market.

The Cosmetics Directive on which the Regulations are based is updated periodically, reflecting changes to the prohibitions and restrictions on certain substances, and subsequent amendments to the are available on the OPSI website.

Children’s Toys
 

All toys supplied in the UK must meet the requirements of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 1995 (PDF, 100K)

The regulations define a toy as ‘any product or material designed or clearly intended for use in play by children of less than 14 years of age, but excluding those products specified in Schedule 3 [of the regulations]’.

Note that a revised European directive came into force on 20 July 2011. The directive substantially amended the existing regulations across virtually all safety aspects. You can download the text of the new Directive 2009/48/EC from the EUR-Lex website (PDF, 995K).

CE marking on toys

All toys presented for sale in the UK must bear the CE marking and the name and address of the person who first placed the toy on the market.

The CE mark is a declaration by the manufacturer that the product satisfies essential safety requirements and can be sold within the EU. For more information see the section on CE marking.

Local authority trading standards officers can remove a toy from the market if they believe it to be unsafe.

Testing for toys


If you manufacture a toy in accordance with the regulations - and the standards cover all aspects relating to the toy - then it can be self-certified.

Where the standards do not cover all aspects relating to the toy, a sample must be submitted for type examination by an approved body.

If you import toys you are responsible for their safety, whether or not they already bear a CE mark. You might want to consider having them tested to ensure they are safe.

Other child safety regulations

Other laws relating to child safety include:

  • flammability - tough performance requirements regarding flammability are compulsory for children’s nightdresses and dressing gowns
  • choking risks - toys intended for children under 36 months must not present a choking risk - the test uses the ‘small parts cylinder’ (toys or parts of toys that can fit entirely inside the cylinder are identified as choking hazards)
  • magnetic parts - magnets which have a flux of more than 50 kG2mm2 (0,5 T2mm2) and fit entirely in the small parts cylinder are not permitted for use in toys
Chemicals - the revised European Directive 2009/48/EC will limit the amounts of certain chemicals that may be contained in materials used for toys - these parts of the directive relating to chemical content will come into force on 20 July 2013 (there is also a ban on the use of six phthalates in toys and products for children under 3 years of age).

Fireworks
 

Fireworks are available throughout the year from shops licensed to supply them. They become widely available at certain times of the year, mainly a few days before New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, and in the weeks leading up to Bonfire Night on 5 November.

If you supply or sell fireworks or if you organise display events you must be aware of your responsibilities.

Your responsibilities as a firework manufacturer or importer

If you manufacture category 1, 2 or 3 fireworks or import category 1, 2 or 3 fireworks which are manufactured outside the EU, you must ensure they conform to European safety standards before supplying them for sale to the public. To do this, you need to ensure that the fireworks have been tested by a notified body (NB).

Once the NB has approved them, the products must carry the CE mark and be correctly labelled with details of the manufacturer and importer.

Pyrotechnics that were manufactured or imported before 4 July 2010 and that complied with British Standard BS 7114 can continue to be sold without the CE mark until 4 July 2017.

Category 3 fireworks must not exceed 120 decibels.

Category 4 display fireworks that are not intended for supply to consumers must be marked accordingly.

If you import fireworks, you must ensure they comply with the EU safety standards, carry the CE mark and supply information at the point of entry to ensure that fireworks are legally stored and distributed. This information should be given to HM Revenue & Customs and will then be sent to the relevant authorities responsible for storage licences so they can check on deliveries.

Licensing authorities can ask to see information relating to transactions of fireworks exceeding 50 kilograms of net explosive content.

The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010 (PDF)

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Smith Brothers helps power new Cumbrian wind farm

Monday 03 April 2017

A 13.2MW wind farm in Cumbria is one step closer to completion following the appointment of Elland based power engineers Smith Brothers. The high voltage electrical experts have been awarded the design and build contract for Hallburn Wind Farm – a prestigious project developed and being constructed by REG Power Management. The renewables giant is in the process of constructing a six turbine wind farm on the former RAF Longtown base on the outskirts of Carlisle. And once Smith Brothers’ work is done, it is expected to be energised and exporting to Electricity North West’s network by the close of 2017. Acting as the Independent Connections Provider (ICP) for the contract, Smith Brothers is now responsible for the diversion and underground cabling of 1.5km of overhead lines running across the site. In addition to the contestable works package, Smith Brothers will also fit out the adoptable ENW sub-station and supply the 33kV switchboard and control equipment. A turnkey Balance of Plant (BOP) contract will run concurrently. This 7-month phase of works will include the design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and energisation of a customer main substation, comprising of a 4-panel main 33kV switchboard. Associated control and supply equipment, an auxiliary supply pole-mounted transformer with low voltage automatic changeover switchboard and a mobile generator will also be included, as well as small power and lighting for the substation and a fibre ring network with SCADA control system. Smith Brothers will additionally design and install a full site earthing system and comprehensive cabling package, including 2.5km of trenching and reinstatement works for interlinking earth, 33kV, fibre optic and multicore control cables. Commenting on the project, Smith Brothers’ director John Smith said: “Wind power has an increasingly important role to play in the UK’s energy agenda, and the demand for our services in this sector shows just how progressive the renewables industry has become. “This is the fourth contract we’ve delivered for REG in the past 12 months, and we’re excited to be able to help energise this 12MW site.” Having worked on a number of wind and solar farm contracts throughout the UK, Smith Brothers has now connected close to a Gigawatt of power for the renewables sector alone.
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Luxury door manufacturer enrols help of students for latest designs

Thursday 23 March 2017

Bespoke door manufacturer Deuren has enrolled the help of three design students to develop its next cutting-edge craftsmanship. Three creative young minds from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) were chosen as the winners of a competition set by Deuren’s founder and managing director Ian Chubb. And now the stand-out work will be put into production at Deuren’s West Yorkshire workshop. Ian set the same design parameters he would give to anyone who approaches Deuren with an enquiry – no limits. He was looking for something eye-catching and truly unique for an internal door set. The students did not disappoint. In first place 28-year old Leigh Nikita Cain came up with a bold geometric design with sophisticated mali wenge and driftwood vinyl – a modern twist on a traditional piece of furniture. Abigail Bailey came second with a striking aged wood and resin door with twig handle cast in bronze. Finally, in third place, Ben Hunter impressed by focusing on the technical composition of a door rather than the aesthetics – his work highlighted the need for adaptable doors that can easily be changed with inlays that update the look and feel of a room. Both Leigh and Abigail’s work will now come to life when Deuren’s own craftsmen turn the concepts into reality. Commenting on the reason for the competition, Deuren’s founder and managing director Ian Chubb said: “We’re constantly encouraging home owners to think differently about door design. So who better to help us do that, than the creative talent of the future. “We were truly shocked by the innovative thinking among these young students. Choosing the winners was incredibly tough.” Deuren works with architects, interior designers, commercial clients and consumers throughout the UK. With more than 100 years’ combined door industry experience, the team has manufactured more than 3,000 doors in the last three years alone. For more information, please visit www.deuren.co.uk.
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New designs by Huddersfield-based Leach for Bolton Egyptology gallery

Thursday 16 March 2017

Fresh designs for Bolton Museum’s new Egyptology gallery have been drawn up for consideration. This is the second set of conceptual images for the gallery, by Huddersfield-based museum exhibition designers Leach Studio. Initial interpretations were revealed in December and shared on social media. The new images reflect suggestions from members of the public and partners, plus more detailed consideration has been given to the museum collections and how artefacts can be best displayed. The artist’s impressions will continue to evolve as part of the design process and will be once again shared on social media. There will also be a display in the library and museum building, in Le Mans Crescent, to give visitors the opportunity to have a closer look. Each area will continue to depict a different stage of the visitor experience to the gallery, named Bolton’s Egypt: the Portico; Rotunda; Land & People; and Preparing To Live Forever. In addition, there will be a section devoted to Chadwick Museum – depicted as a doll’s house set in parkland - and how Bolton came to acquire such an extensive Egyptology collection. Local mill owner’s daughter, Annie Barlow, was a member of the Egypt Exploration Fund in the 19th Century and helped to raise funds for excavations in Egypt. In return for her generous contributions, she was gifted a number of finds which she donated to the Chadwick Museum. Chadwick Museum was the town’s first museum; opened in 1884 in Queen’s Park. When it became too small for its growing collections, the museum in Le Mans Crescent was built in the 1930s and eventually opened in 1947, where it still stands today. Also, central to the new gallery will be a full-sized recreation of the tomb of Thutmose III. Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Youth and Sport, Cllr John Byrne, said: “This is such an exciting and unique project, and it’s fantastic that members of the public as well as the library and museum service have been able to input into the gallery’s new design. “We are incredibly lucky here in Bolton, to own some truly magnificent historical artefacts and we want to develop something really special to showcase the town’s Egyptology collection, which is one of the most significant in the UK. We also want to capture people’s imaginations, and create an experience that will appeal to visitors for many years to come. “The designs are still at the concept stage, and there is still work to be done to develop the final plans, but having seen the early proposals I am confident the end result will be something amazing that we can all enjoy and be proud of.” Helen Mort, Creative Services Manager, Leach Studio, said: “It is fantastic to collaborate, create and share in the town’s passion for Egyptology. “With such an historic and impressive collection of artefacts, we are delighted to work with the wonderful team at Bolton Museum to showcase the collection within our designs and help bring this unique visitor experience to life. “Our creative team are now looking forward to moving these concepts into reality!” The museum is set to re-open to the public in 2018. To keep up to date with what’s happening at Bolton Library and Museum Services, follow them on Twitter @BoltonLMS or like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BoltonLibraryandMuseumServices/.
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Huddersfield brand specialist scoops ultimate UK design accolade

Friday 03 March 2017

A specialist brand agency from Huddersfield has been awarded the ultimate UK design accolade. Because The Engine Room didn’t just scoop a gold design impact trophy at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards in London – the team was also crowned the overall winner of winners on the night, picking up the prestigious Grand Prix award at the end of the evening. The achievements celebrated the measurable impact that The Engine Room’s work had on a collaborative project with UK construction materials manufacturer Polyseam, also based in Huddersfield. The two companies worked together to propel Polyseam’s GRAFT brand of sealants, to help drive business growth and combat market difficulties. And the strategic creative project has certainly paid off. Since GRAFT’s launch in 2014, annual sales have increased by a staggering 744%, and export levels have risen by more than £1million. In fact, this transformational business exercise has played a significant part in Polyseam now building an 82,000sqft factory which is expected to create a further 50 jobs by 2020. It was this bottom line impact that impressed the line-up of high-profile judges, which included Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin; Josh Berger, president and managing director of Warner Bros; and renowned entrepreneur Deborah Meaden. Commenting on the win, The Engine Room’s managing director Lesley Gulliver said: “The awards celebrate what’s possible when the best brains from design and business come together in true partnership. It’s very fitting that both companies involved in the winning projects, therefore walk away with gongs on the night. “We knew before we attended the ceremony at The Brewery in London, that we would walk away with some recognition for our submission for the ‘Construction & Materials’ category. However, we didn’t know if the award would be bronze, silver or gold. We were absolutely delighted with the gold trophy, with one presented to both myself and Polyseam’s marketing manager Olando Salina almost at the start of the night. So we had begun our celebrations, and honestly couldn’t believe what we were hearing when our project was announced as the Grand Prix winner.” 45 design awards were presented at the event, with 12 going to agencies in Yorkshire. Lesley concluded: “We were also incredibly proud to look around the room and see the overwhelming level of talent from our county. We often read about the emerging profile of the Northern Powerhouse, but for so much award-winning work to be coming from our region alone is especially impressive.” Based in a creative 18sqm space in Bates Mill, Huddersfield, The Engine Room is now a team of 8 people. Founded in 2001, it continues to be run by the founding director Darren Evans and MD Lesley Gulliver, and has clients in varied business sectors ranging from manufacturing to health and the public sector. The DBA (Design Business Association) is the UK's most vocal champion of the role of effective design in the creation of business growth. The DBA was founded in 1986 to recognise, communicate and reward the integral role that design effectiveness plays in commercial success.
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Yorkshire manufacturing opens door to growth for Deuren

Thursday 02 March 2017

A West Yorkshire luxury door manufacturer looks set to double in size over the next 12 months, following an overhaul of the business model only two and a half years ago. Mirfield-based Deuren is no stranger to the interiors market, having supplied fine Italian doors to domestic and commercial customers for the past 20 years. But in 2014, founder Ian Chubb overhauled the company and brought everything in-house, transforming the business from a small import operation, to an 18-strong UK craftsmanship brand. And the decision appears to be paying off. Deuren relocated to a 10,000sft premises at the converted Wheatley Park mill, late last year, to help pave the way for further growth. Purchase of a £160,000 CNC machine further increased the technological capabilities of the workshop, taking the machinery investment total to £270,000 in the past two years alone. But the spend will not stop there. Ian already has his sights set on a new veneer press, and there are plans to procure another CNC machine by the end of the year. It is hoped that more people will be coming on board too, with Deuren having begun the hunt for at least three more joiners over the next few months. Commenting on what has been a whirlwind time for the business, Ian said: “When the recession hit, the quality of products we were importing became harder to control, and it was particularly difficult to get hold of fire doors. We were also finding that customers’ requirements were becoming increasingly bespoke, but we couldn’t offer the design and sizing flexibility that the UK new-build and renovation market sought. “So, we bit the bullet and brought the manufacturing in-house, taking us from a small team of salesmen to a company employing our own craftsmen, installation engineers and project administrators. ‘Shutting the door’ on the import market was the best thing we ever did. We’ve boosted our turnover by 81% in that time, and with a strong forward order book, project that revenue will double again within the next 12 months.” With more than 100 years’ combined experience in the door industry, the new-look Deuren team has manufactured more than 3,000 front, internal and garage doors since the new chapter began. Whilst all doors have been supplied as pre-finished sets – complete with frame, architrave, handle, latch and hinges – every one has been entirely bespoke. “A growing number of people are realising that a door is a crucial piece of furniture within a room – a gateway to the space they are about to enjoy,” explains Ian. “So, when it comes to new builds or renovations, homeowners are starting to think beyond the obvious. They’re exploring the design, size and finish options of their doors at the start of their projects, and looking for something unique. That’s great news for us – the boom of the interiors market and a passion for products ‘made in the UK’ has proven a real catalyst to our growth.” Deuren has kitted out the Mirfield workshop so that it is a customer facing environment where clients can either come for a little inspiration, or see their chosen door in production.
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Huddersfield height experts prepare theme park for relaunch

Monday 06 February 2017

A crew of Yorkshire-based maintenance-at-height experts has completed a four month project for Fantasy Island Theme Park - Ingoldmells, in readiness for the destination’s relaunch this March. The assignment has seen Huddersfield-headquartered Access North Structures clean the 167ft high inverted roller coaster The Odyssey – a thrill-seeking ride that travels at 62mph along a 2924ft course. New bird deterrent systems have also been installed to keep the roller coaster – and local wildlife – clean and safe. Elsewhere on the site, the six-strong team of IRATA-trained rope access specialists has worked on what, for many, is the heart of the park. At nearly 100ft tall, the iconic glazed pyramid structure has long housed Fantasy Island’s pavilion area with slides, eateries and more. But work is underway to make the area more atmospheric, with a ‘big reveal’ planned for only a few weeks’ time. Using pure rope access techniques, the technicians have therefore climbed through the pyramid’s interior lattice metalwork, to systematically clean and repaint the structure. Including the installation of temporary drape sheets to protect the interior, all of the steel and windows have also been cleaned, prepped, repainted and bulbs replaced. Similar maintenance works have also been carried out on the pyramid’s exterior glazing and steel architecture, to ensure a clean, bright appearance that sets the right first impression for holidaymakers. The contract, won via competitive tender, will now see Access North Structures continue to support the site owners Mellors Group with the upkeep of the park. Commenting on the project, Access North Structures’ managing director Berenice Northcott said: “In the competitive leisure industry, everything centres upon the visitor experience. So, regardless of the height or intricacy of a structure, it is crucial to ensure their appearance is maintained, down to the smallest detail. “As we’ve been working so close to the sea, in winter, we’ve naturally had to accommodate the added complexities of coastal weather conditions, especially when working at height. But we’ve worked in this industry for years, with annual maintenance contracts with similar weather conditions, for tourism giants like Butlins, for example.” The 41-acre Fantasy Island site was bought by international leisure specialists Mellors Group, last year. At the close of the 2016 summer season, the family-owned business announced a £3m investment in the park, in readiness for the March 2017 re-opening. But with a ten year plan to continually reinvigorate the destination, the goal is to boost business on the whole of the Skegness coast. Mellors Group also owns a Fantasy Island theme park in Dubai, as well as UK attractions including Nottingham Winter Wonderland, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Beach and the siting of giant observation wheels throughout the country.
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NEW PREMISES

Thursday 05 January 2017

Following our recent move to new premises 404 Manchester Road , Crosland Moor, HD4 5BW. We have also added a work and promotional wear section allowing people to view garments for workwear as well as our sportswear and equipment section
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2017 could be the year of the smart factory, says Huddersfield-based YCF

Monday 19 December 2016

2017 could be the year of the smart factory. That’s the opinion of Huddersfield-based YCF – the not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting the manufacturing industry and its supply chain. The statement follows months of speculation around Industry 4.0 – the idea of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technology. Simply, it’s the computerisation of manufacturing, involving systems that communicate with each other, monitor physical processes and make decisions. And YCF’s CEO Jill Mooney thinks that 2017 could be the year that manufacturers start to plan the implementation of such machinery. “The technology behind the idea isn’t simple at all,” Jill explains. “But the benefits – heightened productivity, more intricate product specifications and the potential to reach a wider customer base – are hard to ignore. “So, whilst a wholly ‘smart factory’ isn’t likely to be realised in 2017, we may see more manufacturers developing plans to implement new, collaborative machinery. Watch this space for the ‘fourth industrial revolution’!” But YCF’s predictions are offset with concern for the skills gaps that the manufacturing and engineering industries are already experiencing. Emerging technology requires new skills, and there’s already a short supply of people trained in high-level maintenance and repair. Plus, over the next decade, there will be 3.5 million manufacturing jobs that need to be filled, according to Deloitte. The supply chain sector therefore needs to start training people to meet this impending shortage, stresses YCF. Employers, schools and the government must push for more young people to take up vocational apprenticeships. “This is something we’ve gone some way to champion, as we helped to launch the new Process Manufacturing Centre at Kirklees College in Huddersfield, earlier this year,” comments Jill. “And, next year, we’ll be introducing a ‘skills hub’ – a forum to allow companies, careers services and budding young talent to come together in one, online space.” “For manufacturing firms to remain competitive, they must adapt to an ever-changing business environment, meaning that further spending on technology is inevitable. But to implement new systems successfully they must also invest in the training and development of their people – something crucial to the survival of our industry.” YCF is a membership organisation for the manufacturing and process industries, offering support and networking opportunities to companies both large and small. Its members share best practice and overcome common industry challenges.
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Design Network North: Rise & Design - Power of the Brand
Friday 28 April 2017, 08:30 - 11:30
162-163 Lower Briggate, LS1 6LY
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Business Hub Live - Innovation and Research & Development
Wednesday 24 May 2017, 08:30 - 10:30
Firth Street, Huddersfield, HD1 3BD
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Content Creation and Blogging for Business
Wednesday 30 August 2017, 09:30 - 12:30
Creative Analysis Ltd And Social Progress Ltd, 2, Woodhead Road, Holmfirth, HD9 6PX
£65 - 6 places
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