We wrote an article for QUBE magazine's July 2018 issue. While emerging technologies might seem disconnected from the practical business of trade work, new advances are actually having a huge impact on the landscape. This is perhaps most important when it comes to health and safety. Indeed, some 80,000 workers are affected by work related ill-health in the UK every year, according to the Health and Safety Executive, so innovations that can reduce this clearly have the potential to provide huge benefits.