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Monday, September 12th, 2016

Despite a rainy Saturday morning, the clouds broke by lunchtime and led to a dry afternoon for the annual Fairfields Family BBQ. With inflatables including a bungee run, gladiator style duel and giant slide, garden games and a table tennis tournament, there was something for everyone to enjoy. With what has become a yearly event, […]

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Friday, August 12th, 2016

Fairfields successfully achieved their OSHAS 18001:2007 accreditation recently. OHSAS 18001 is an internationally recognised framework for an occupational health and safety management system. It sets out best practices through correct policies, procedures and controls required across the business to achieve optimal conditions for workplace health and safety. We are proud of our Health and Safety […]

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Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Fairfields are now a ‘SafeContractor’ accredited company’. With more than 27,000 contractor members, SafeContractor is one of the fastest growing health and safety assessment schemes in the UK. Being SafeContractor Approved provides a health and safety audit service which enables us to reassure clients and customers that health and safety is being handled correctly on […]

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Directors Pete and Oliver celebrate with host Julia Bradbury

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Fairfields were on the winning team last night at the 2016 RICS Awards‬ in London where the Woolwich Ferry Linkspan refurbishment project was awarded the prize for infratructure. AMCO Engineering’s £9.6m project was to refurbish and upgrade the four Woolwich Ferry loading bridges, or Linkspans, and their associated hoisting and control systems. Fairfields provided the PLC […]

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Friday, December 18th, 2015

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit at Fairfields HQ today whilst raising a some money for charity on ‪#‎ChristmasJumperDay‬. Who’s wins the prize for best jumper??

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Today’s ‘lunch and learn’ session was delivered by Pepperl+Fuchs who updated our engineers on the latest sensing technology with a visit from their Mobile Exhibition Van. They demonstrated their sensing and positioning technology, including: Photoelectric sensors Ultrasonic sensors Inductive positioning Rotary encoders Safety AS-Interface RFID

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

A product update session from Schneider Electric is taking place at Fairfields HQ today. This is one of our popular ‘Lunch & Learn’ sessions which keep our engineers up to date with the latest PLC, HMI, network, safety and drive products available from suppliers. These presentations are informal and informative with ample opportunity for Q&A.

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Friday, November 27th, 2015

See how apprentices have helped to grow our business with these two films made for the National Apprenticeship Service which feature 2 of our employees – Emma and Andrew. Emma recently completed her Higher Apprenticeship programme and is now employed full time at Fairfields as a Design Engineer while she studies for her degree and […]

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Fairfields hosted an event at our Head Office in Retford, along with our colleagues at Rockwell Automation on ‘Migration and the Risk of Obsolescence in Rockwell Control and Safety Systems’. This is our first event since moving to our new premises and we hope it will be the first of many. We welcomed attendees from […]

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Image credit: Europe A La Carte

Friday, October 16th, 2015

The Scenic Railway at Dreamland Amusement Park in Margate re-opens this week. It is a Grade II listed wooden roller coaster which has recently undergone a massive reconstruction as part of the parks £18m makeover. Many of the rides have either been restored or replaced. The Scenic Railway was painstakingly dismantled and reconstructed with the […]

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