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Anti-vibration gloves can help prevent hand-arm vibration syndrome.

Time to down tools…

HAND-ARM Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is continuing to plague construction employees who regularly use power tools and other vibrating equipment for long periods of time. This...

GAP Group reports ‘significant’ demand for Dual View dumpers

GAP Group has described its investment in 6t and 9t swivel Dual View dumpers as 'rapidly increasing' to help satisfy high utilisation levels from...

The silent killer: how Finning is making mental health a priority

In the UK construction industry, physical health is of paramount importance. It is common to see prominent reminders about physical safety, and yet there...

Comments sought on dumper safety guidance

A Good Practice Guide on the safe operation of dumpers has been introduced following a number of serious incidents. The document has been produced through the...

Lifting specialist sets sights on social distancing solutions

LIFTING specialist GGR Group is helping the construction industry comply with social distancing measures. The company has been helping sites that have remained open or...

Construction charity launches new resource to improve sleep health

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has revealed its Helpline App has been upgraded with a new resource aimed at helping workers suffering from insomnia...

Record low deaths in British construction industry

LATEST Health and Safety Executive (HSE) annual figures on work-related fatal injuries have revealed 30 deaths in the British construction industry this year. The figure...

Safety products help operators to gain traction

SCOTTISH excavator operators have been tipped to benefit from TrackGrips, which can improve stability and traction in forestry and construction tasks by offering sideways...

New device vows to contain spills

ENVIRONMENTAL protection specialist Darcy Spillcare Manufacture has announced the launch of a new and improved Environmental Management System to contain spills and firewater on...

Engcon launches campaign to drive up sector safety standards

TILTROTATOR specialist Engcon has launched a new safety campaign aimed at helping to prevent workplace accidents via the use of smart technology. 'Dig Smart. Dig...

Safety features help earn site dumper award win

JCB is celebrating after the safety benefits of the manufacturer's smallest site dumper were honoured at the Hire Awards of Excellence 2021. The JCB 1T-2...

New guidance aims to keep crane safety on track

NEW safety guidance has been produced concerning the operating of cranes beside railways. The Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Crane Interest Group has launched the 29-page...

New health and safety guidance issued for Scottish construction sector

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued expanded health and safety guidance as the sector begins its road back to work following the lockdown...

Trimble SX10 added to GAP’s portfolio

GAP Survey & Safety Hire has announced the addition of the Trimble SX10 to its product fleet.

Construction workers urged to be ‘Covid-19 smart’ in their free time

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has repeated its 'urgent call' for Scotland's construction workers to be Covid-19 smart in their social lives. The organisation is...

Hire giant splashes out on more dual view dumpers

A-PLANT has decided to invest in more Wacker Neuson dual view dumpers. The hire firm said it is helping to improve site 'safety, sustainability and...

A-Plant looks to drive up standards after retaining FORS Gold status

A-PLANT has revealed it has retained its Gold Status with Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The hire specialist said this is under the new Standard...

Finning honoured for health and safety achievements

FINNING UK & Ireland has secured a RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) engineering services sector award for its health and safety...

VR training tool shortlisted for top innovation award

HIRE Association Europe (HAE) is in contention for an award at the Business Innovation Awards 2019 for V-Hire, the virtual reality (VR) training tool...

Safety guide published for apprentices returning to college

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has helped develop a new set of guidelines designed to keep staff and apprentices safe in Scotland's colleges...

Technology aims to stop site collisions

James Fisher Prolec has announced the launch of a ‘groundbreaking’ safety solution for plant equipment, which is said to help prevent collisions with site-wide hazards.

Plant body calls for action to tackle ‘widespread problem’ of drug and alcohol misuse

TRADE body the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has called for tougher action within the industry to tackle drug and alcohol misuse amongst plant...

Silver lining for Scots firms at safety awards

  TWO Scottish-based plant firms have received Silver Awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for their commitment to health and safety. Motherwell manufacturer...

Raising the safety bar in Edinburgh

THE Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, attracts massive crowds on an annual basis. Seating for spectators is provided by...

Relaxation of Covid restrictions sees CICV Forum release new health and safety video

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has released a new video to keep workers safe as Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed. The 90-second animation follows a...

Wacker Neuson dumper deployed to Sellafield

HIRE giant A-Plant has deployed its first six-tonne Dual View dumper from Wacker Neuson to Sellafield. The swivel skip dumper has been designed to improve...

All round technology-based safety features for excavators

Safety is one of the most talked about topics today. Almost every phone call, skype or email is signed off with the words, stay...

Safety first for Hitachi

Hitachi excavators are boosting the safety credentials of the A6 dualling project in Northern Ireland.

Pandemic presents ‘unique’ opportunity to focus on workplace mental health

MATES in Mind, a charity that provides information to employers on available support and guidance on mental health and wellbeing, has described the current...

Road workers trial new wearable tech

AMEY highway engineers have been testing out new wearable technology, which has been designed to reduce risks to drivers and lone workers by detecting...
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