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Speedy Hire recognised for health and safety commitment

SPEEDY Hire's health and safety credentials have been recognised with the President’s Award by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The accolade...

SPOA issues best practice guide on bridge strike avoidance

THE Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has published a best practice guide on bridge strike avoidance. The aim is to educate the plant industry, reduce...

Speedy Hire launches mobile defibrillator network

SPEEDY Hire has launched a new initiative which will see potentially life-saving defibrillators (AEDs) installed in the firm's engineer vans across the country. Starting...

Brigade Electronics honoured for vehicle safety partnership

BRIGADE Electronics has been named the Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year 2023 at the Logistics UK Awards for its work with international...

Xwatch’s 4000th system installation marks safety milestone

M&J Evans Construction recently celebrated the installation of the 4000th Xwatch safety system on a Cat 313 GC excavator. The event took place at the...

Access Industry Forum renews call for ‘simplified’ system of reporting workplace accidents

THE Access Industry Forum (AIF) is calling for clearer reporting of workplace accidents following another year of 'little improvement' in falls from height. The organisation...

SPOA to take key role in bridge strike avoidance guidance

THE Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has announced plans to spearhead the production of 'much needed' industry guidance on bridge strike avoidance in the...

Safety tech specialist launches recruitment drive after investing in new HQ

SPILLARD Safety Systems, which supplies equipment including cameras and human detection systems, has invested more than £200,000 into a new HQ in Four Ashes. The...

Miller invests in next generation of robotic automation

MILLER UK has 'significantly' bolstered its manufacturing capabilities through the upgrade of its suite of 'state-of-the-art' welding robots. The firm said the investment in the...

Hire firm puts safety first with with new Hyundai HX300AL

DA Johnstone Plant Hire has added a 30-tonne Hyundai HX300AL to its fleet. The family-run business, based in Morpeth in Northumberland, supplies machinery for highways,...

MPA Precast launches updated code of practice for safe stressing

A new edition of the Code of Practice for Safe Stressing of Prestressed Concrete Products has been developed by MPA Precast. The aim is to...

Mecalac dumper named ‘Best of the Best’ at prestigious awards

MECALAC is celebrating after winning the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards ‘Best of the Best’ category for its new REVOTRUCK dumper. Judges praised the concept...

More plant firms embrace ‘breakthrough’ 3D avoidance zone technology

PLANTFORCE Rentals has become the latest firm to embrace the technology offered by Leica Geosystems and Xwatch Safety Solutions' 3D avoidance zone system. The company's...

GAP sets gold standard in fleet safety

GAP Group has won the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for Fleet Safety. The accolade was awarded in recognition of...

‘New and improved’ exoskeleton tipped to help prevent construction-related injuries

HILTI has announced the launch of a 'new and improved' version of its wearable EXO-O1 skeleton, the EXO-S, which offers relief for above shoulder...

Aberdeen firm fined £535,000 after worker injured following crane collapse

THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited has been fined £535,000 after a worker sustained 'life-changing injuries' following...

Construction workers praised following record number of ‘safe digging’ searches

‘RECORD’ numbers of people in the UK are searching for pipes and cables before they put a digger bucket or spade in the ground,...

AI cameras tipped to ‘revolutionise’ safety for fleet operators

BRIGADE Electronics has announced the launch of AI Intelligent Detection Cameras to the UK market. The cameras utilise artificial intelligence to recognise humans within a...

Access rental company installs defibrillators in every depot

SUMMIT Platforms has installed automated external defibrillators (AED) at all its depots. The powered access and telehandler rental specialist is ramping up first aid protection...

Hitachi and Xwatch Safety Solutions strengthen partnership

XWATCH Safety Solutions has announced that its partnership with Hitachi Construction Machinery UK (HCMUK) continues to grow. The company has supplied HCMUK with more than...

Powered access accident reports rise but fatality rate falls

NEW research from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has highlighted a rise in the number of accident reports, but a welcome drop in...

Summit Platforms achieves double accreditation success

ACCESS platform and telehandler hire specialist Summit Platforms has announced it has achieved two international standards - ISO 14001 for environmental management and ISO...

CITB confirms changes to managers and professionals test

THE CITB has announced a series of changes are being made to its Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) test for Managers and Professionals (MAP). The...

Two-year smart detection trial on plant equipment hailed a success

FINNING UK & Ireland has teamed up with Flannery Plant Hire to trial a smart detection system capable of alerting operators if someone is too...

Human detection system tipped to help eliminate false alerts

A new innovation has been tipped to make false alerts caused by object detection sensors a thing of the past. Spillard Safety Systems will be...

Forestry and rail specialist snaps up new Sennebogen with Xwatch safety system

COOMBES, a provider of forestry and rail services, has snapped up a Sennebogen 728e timber handler, which is set to be boosted by the...

Advance introduces ‘groundbreaking’ safety measure for plant drivers

ADVANCE Construction Scotland is installing Alcolock devices to the company's plant vehicles, which prevent the vehicle from starting should a driver have any alcohol...

Drug and alcohol abuse among plant operators a ‘ticking timebomb’

THE Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has written to the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to call on the organisation to help tackle the 'major...

3D collision safety solution set for Plantworx showcase

A 'game-changing' 3D collision safety solution integration is set to make its UK debut at this year's Plantworx exhibition. Leica Geosystems and Xwatch Safety Solutions...

IPAF publishes new guidance on avoiding contact with power lines

NEW guidance outlining key principles and ways to reduce risks when using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) near power lines has been launched by...