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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...

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...

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...

CPA publishes updated guidance for plant workers during Covid-19 pandemic

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has published supplementary guidance for plant occupations following the introduction of version 3 of the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC)...

Nine Golds in a row for A-Plant

A-PLANT has received recognition from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the ninth year in a row. The hire giant has scooped...

New tower crane safety advice issued

The CPA’s Tower Crane Interest Group has issued guidance to tower crane users in relation to how the equipment should be left out of service for potentially lengthy periods of time

IPAF publishes latest findings on MEWP safety

THE International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has released its latest report into Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) accidents.

Innovative robot helps to keep security rolling

FROM being robbed 13 times to selling fruit smoothies outside of their university, the story of how two entrepreneurs from the same Zimbabwean school...

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...

Telehandler hazards: tackling blind spots in mobile plant

Telehandlers are powerful machines that offer invaluable service to industries across the world, from construction and agriculture to logistics, mines and quarries. Here, Emily...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Working group to focus on improving digger and dumper safety

A new working group has been established with the aim of improving the safety of digger and dumper operations. Hire Association Europe (HAE) has joined...

‘Don’t Walk By’ campaign highlights workplace safety

A-PLANT has commissioned a new film aimed at highlighting the importance of challenging unsafe workplace practices. Ahead of the hire giant's annual Safety Week, A-Plant revealed...

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...

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...
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Tips for Choosing the Correct Personal Protection Equipment

In work environments where hazards are plenty, it’s important that certain health and safety strategies are in place to protect workers.

Hire firm looks to set Gold standard in safety

GAP Hire Solutions has revealed the firm's health and safety performance has resulted in a RoSPA Gold Award for the second year in succession.

New plant theft resource in the pipeline

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has said it is looking forward to the formation of a new national police resource to help combat plant theft.

A suit that’s tailored for construction sites

An exoskeleton suit could revolutionise the construction industry in America when it is released next year, and its developers ‘absolutely’ expect the technology to reach Europe.

Safety first for Hitachi

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

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.

Trimble SX10 added to GAP’s portfolio

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

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...

New study to explore worker fatigue within construction sector

THE Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) has launched a new survey to explore the issue of worker fatigue within the industry. CCS said worker fatigue is...
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New tech ‘detects early warning signs of tinnitus’

NEW technology which claims to detect early warning signs of tinnitus for people working in high-risk environments, such as construction sites, has been developed...
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Staying safe while working at height in poor weather

Matthew Bailey, divisional manager for inspection and certification at HCL Safety, explores what those working at height, and those responsible for their safety, need...
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Don’t let HAVS take hold of tool operators

By Martin O’Boyle, technical compliance manager at VJ Technology, suppliers of fasteners, tools, fixings and associated products to the UK’s construction and civil engineering...
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