This issue includes an article looking at how PAS 55, the Asset Management Publicly Available Specification, is helping organisations improve their risk management strategy and their customer satisfaction levels.

With sales of non-electrically charged exit signs on the increase, we also report on the results of in-depth evaluations from, among others, the Lighting Industry Association, as to whether photo-luminescent signs can comply with emergency lighting requirements.

Looking at the hazardous area, we have focused on the use of ATEX–compliant communication equipment and how to overcome the challenge of selecting the most appropriate solution – for both the user and the business.

On the subject of waste management, Suzanne Callander reports on the publication of a consultation document on the WEEE  Recast Directive, which is set to replace existing regulations by the end of this year.