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									    News from                                                                                                                   SEPTEMBER 2006



    Investing in employee training
      - ‘a small price to pay’
   On-going staff training is                                                                                              covering team building, health and
seen as fundamental to the                                                                                                 safety, quality management and
progress and further success                                                                                               effective communication.
of Chesterfield Special                                                                                                       At the conclusion of the course,
Cylinders. Following our                                                                                                   all 20 employees who undertook
relocation from Chesterfield                                                                                               the programme achieved an NVQ
and the resumption of                                                                                                      Level 2 qualification.
manufacturing, we                                                                                                             Metskill’s Managing Director,
embarked on an ambitious                                                                                                   Elizabeth Bonfield was delighted
project to enable all shop-                                                                                                with Chesterfield’s commitment.
floor employees to attain                                                                                                  "Undertaking business-wide,
NVQ Level 2.                                                                                                               strategic skill development such as
   " We wanted to formalise                                                                                                this, shows real foresight. I have no
                                Presenting the NVQ certificates to the successful group, Cmdr Jon Merritt, Chief of
the abilities that our work     Gas Equipment Procurement at MOD Abbeywood commented: "It is important for
                                                                                                                           doubt they will see their investment
force possessed, develop        the individual, and for the company that such qualifications are pursued. But, as a       returned many times over", she said.
                                major customer of Chesterfield, I must say that it is also important for us on a day to
their skills to work more       day basis, as it further underlines our confidence in the products, and in the systems
                                                                                                                             With order book levels at an all
flexibly in their jobs, and     by which they are made." Cmdr Merritt (front centre) is seen flanked by (left) John       time high, Chesterfield is in the midst
assist them to integrate with Hayward, Chesterfield’s Managing Director, and James Pearson, Operations Director of a further recruitment campaign.
                                of PTP International.
others as part of a focussed                                                                                              Training providers PTP have already
                                                        carefully balanced against putting in the
team", said Production Director, Phil Catton.                                                                    been asked to organise another programme
                                                        necessary production time to meet our
   With the guidance of Sheffield-based                                                                          of courses for new employees.
                                                        current order book. "But", says Phil, "this was
Metskill, the metals industry skills and                                                                            "The benefits of cohesiveness, responsible
                                                        seen as a small price to pay for the long
performance organisation, we appointed PTP                                                                       working practises and improved internal
                                                        term benefit to the business."
International as training providers.                                                                             communications among the first group are
                                                          For those of our customers not familiar
   The tuition of small groups of the                                                                            already being felt", concluded Phil Catton, "so
                                                        with National Vocational Qualifications
workforce for one day per week over a five-                                                                      we are determined to continue the project
                                                        (NVQ’s) in the UK, the chosen course was
month period represents a significant                                                                            with new members of staff."
                                                        the Metals Industry Teamwork Programme,
investment by the company and had to be

        S TA N DA R D I N D U S T R I A L C Y L I N D E R S F RO M S TO C K
    The market for standard industrial                 delivery usually taking only 3-4 weeks.
                                                                                                             Inspecting Engineers - and are supplied with
 cylinders is extremely tight at the moment,              The cylinders supplied are to BS EN 1964           our standard certification package.
 with lead times from the main manufacturers           –1: 2000 / ISO 9809–1: 1999 and come
                                                                                                              Cylinder capacities/working
 extending up to 12 months hence. In general,          complete with a cap, collar and valve. They
                                                                                                              pressures we have available are:
 these manufacturers are not interested in             are finished in your specified body colour
 producing small quantity orders.                      paint and relevant shoulder identification to              50 litre - 200 bar
    To provide our customers with a viable             BS EN 1089–3: 2004 and are compliant with                  50 litre - 350 bar
 alternative, Chesterfield Special Cylinders           the European Directive 99/36 –
                                                                                                                  44.5 litre - 350 bar
 hold stocks of a range of commonly used               Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive
 sizes/pressures in a semi-finished condition.         (TPED).                                                    67.5 litre - 300 bar
 We can react to your small quantity                      As you would expect, the cylinders are
                                                                                                             Please contact us to obtain a quotation.
 requirements for these cylinders, with                inspected by our Notified Body - British
                                                                                                                                     CHESTERFIELD SPECIAL CYLINDERS

                                               Find us fast
                                                  Our new works location in Sheffield                                                                                                  N
                                               couldn’t be closer to the UK motorway                                                                                                                           ROTHERHAM

                                               network. But, despite the size of our                                                                                                            A6109
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Route from M1
                                               building - and the huge sign on the front                                          Chesterfield Special Cylinders Ltd                                                              southbound exit
                                               of it - it isn’t the easiest of places to                                                                                                   Junction 34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Route from M1
                                               locate first time, especially when a well-                                                                                                           A631
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  northbound exit
                                               known web-based mapping source                                                                                                                                                     via lower level
                                               originally gave the wrong location!                                                                                                                                                of Tinsley Viaduct
                                                  The complexity of the split junction of the


                                               M1 motorway at both ends of the double-

                                               decker Tinsley Viaduct is the principal reason, so

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Junction 34


                                               we have produced this simple route map of the

                                               immediate approach roads.The map can also be                                                              A6109

                                               downloaded and printed out from our web site.

                                                  Should you get irrevocably lost, you can have                                          SHEFFIELD                                                                         A631
                                                                                                                                        CITY CENTRE
                                               a cup of coffee in the nearby Meadowhall                                                                                                                 A631
                                               Shopping Centre - one of the largest such
                                               complexes in the UK - while we set out to
                                               rescue you.

                                                                                                                                            We have now received formal approval from Rolls-Royce
                                                                                                                                         Submarines for the supply of seamless high pressure cylinders for the
                                                                                                                                         storage of fluids.
                                                                                                                                            This prestigious certificate of
                                                                                                                                         compliance relates to our new site in
                                                                                                                                         Sheffield and is a further
                                                                                                                                         endorsement that our production
                                                                                                                                         and quality systems are functioning
                                                                                                                                         well since we re-located last year.

                                                         Rolls-Royce                                                                        We have recently supplied valve-
                                                                                                                                         operated cylinders for the nuclear

                                                          approves                                                                       power plant in three vessels in the
                                                                                                                                         ‘Astute’ submarine class.We also
                                                                                                                                         anticipate supplying further
                                                                                                                                         cylinders for a fourth and
                                                                                                                                         subsequent boats in the near

                                            New information on our range of
                                            ultra-large cylinders
                                               A new data sheet has been produced                                          The format of the sheet enables us, in
                                            outlining the company’s range of ultra-                                     response to your enquiry, to overprint a
                                            large high pressure storage cylinders for                                   relevant detailed technical drawing and
                                            commercial applications.                                                    significant data.
                                               Various stages of their manufacture and                                     If you would like to be mailed a copy, or
                                            some installations featuring our cylinders                                  know colleagues who would appreciate
                                            are illustrated.                                                            one, please send details to:
Design: Linden 84/226 Printed in UK. e&oe

                                               Design standards to which we                                   
                                            manufacture, plus some of the approvals
                                            we hold are listed.

                                            Newsletter published September 2006 by
                                            Chesterfield Special Cylinders Ltd, Meadowhall Road, Sheffield S9 1BT, UK
                                            Telephone: +44 (0) 114 242 7500 Fax: +44 (0) 114 242 7501

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