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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...

New technology is a bright idea for Atlas Copco

ATLAS Copco has developed a technology called SmartMast, which is said to maximise light tower safety. The patented technology features in-built sensors which are capable...

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...

New safety technology ‘ready to go’ in Scotland

A Scottish plant firm has sent out the message that safety technology being utilised in England is available and ready to go in Scotland. “It’s about...

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...

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...

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...

Trimble SX10 added to GAP’s portfolio

GAP Survey & Safety Hire has announced the addition of the Trimble SX10 to its product fleet.
Michael Parker RoSPA Vice Chairman and Allison Bentley H&S Manager at Pick Everard

Glasgow firm scoops top safety award

GLASGOW-based Pick Everard has been recognised for its commitment to workplace health and safety at a prestigious awards ceremony. The independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy...

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...

CPA appoints new training and safety manager

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has appointed a new training and safety manager. Rob Squires, formerly training manager of the National Demolition Group, has previously...

Company fined after worker hit by concrete beam

CONSTRUCTION company M&J Ballantyne has been fined after a worker sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a concrete beam that fell from a...

Safety first approach pays off for Molson

MOLSON Group has revealed it has been awarded SafeContractor accreditation. The equipment dealer said the firm's "rapid growth" over the past year has seen...

Demand for safer machines drives Hi-Viz dumper investment

A-PLANT has revealed that a growing demand for safer and more efficient machines is behind firm's new investment in a fleet of JCB Hi-Viz...

CPA publishes guide on hydraulic pressurising tasks

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has launched a good practice guide around the safety of pressurising hydraulic systems using an external energy source for diagnostic...

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...

Hire firm’s safety credentials recognised for eighth year in a row

A-PLANT has been awarded Gold at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards for the eighth consecutive year. The...

Speedy announces UK-wide defibrillator rollout

SPEEDY has teamed up with Aero Healthcare and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to install Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at all of the company’s...

Why communication breakthroughs will be crucial to a healthy post-pandemic sector

By Lesley McLeod, CEO of The Association for Project Safety, and Shachar Harari, chief business officer & head of Cardo Crew COMMUNICATION technology has always...

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...

New guide offers dumper safety advice

THE Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group (SFPSG) has launched a good practice guide for the safe use of dumpers. The guidance stemmed from an industry...

Firms fined after dump truck tragedy

TWO firms have been fined a combined £800,000 following the "wholly avoidable" death of a scaffolder who was struck by a reversing dump truck. Liverpool...

New webinar will address health and safety updates for Scottish construction sector

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is to host a health and safety webinar, designed to provide updates and the latest developments to help the...

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.

Sunbelt Rentals adds safety and communications business to portfolio

SUNBELT Rentals has introduced a new safety and communications business to provide equipment such as confined space access systems, breathing apparatus, gas detection devices...

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...

Government urged to step up mobile crane road safety

THE UK Secretary of State for Transport has been urged to review safety regulations of mobile cranes when they are driven on roads. Unite, the...

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...
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...

New guide advises plant operators on use of technology to improve safety

BRIGADE Electronics has unveiled a new plant operators guide to help improve efficiency and safety on sites. The free resource offers information on how operators...
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