More JB29s for Offshore wind developer

More good news this week as the latest order for JB29 offshore wind turbine cabinets has been received. This is part of an ongoing drive by the world market leader in Offshore wind, to upgrade the safety of their wind turbines by installing these cabinets on the...

Guide to beach and inland waterways rescue equipment

It can seem quite confusing trying to determine what types of water rescue equipment you need for various waterside locations. This quick guide shows the main types of water rescue equipment in use and what types of environments to use them. There is also a brief...

Preparing for Summer

The RNLI were featured on the BBC news yesterday showing how they are preparing for the coming season. This includes an increase in the numbers of lifeguards on the beaches. Very apt with the lovely sunshine we enjoyed. With the prospect of few, if any foreign...

Jo Bird adopts Biomaster anti-microbial technology

 While sitting waiting for an appointment in a hospital some years ago, I realised hanging fire extinguishers on hooks isn’t the ideal solution. Yes they are available for immediate use but equally because of this there was the temptation for people to use them as...

Irish Naval Service

Elsa cabinets for the Irish Naval Service Our friends at the Irish Navy service have adopted the SOS100 cabinet to store their emergency breathing apparatus on the lead ship of the Vard designed LÉ Róisín class Offshore patrol vessels. LÉ Róisín was built in the North...

End of transition Brexit statement

Whilst the UK will ceased to be part of the EU on 31st January 2020, it entered a transition period which is due to end on 31st December 2020. The delay since the original Brexit date of 29th March 2019 allowed for more preparation for a no-deal scenario to planned...

Major advance in offshore wind turbine safety

We are delighted to report Orsted engineers have been working directly with Viking Life-saving in Denmark and Jo Bird in the UK to create extremely robust cabinets to hold survival and escape equipment on their offshore turbines. By Orsted working directly with Jo...

The factory looks more colourful than before

We are pleased to report production recommenced at our Somerset factory a month ago and output is steadily ramping up. Extensive measures to ensure social distancing were introduced and PPE worn when needed. The factory looks more colourful than before with so much...