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Balfour Beatty fined after excavator fatality in Aberdeen

BALFOUR Beatty has been fined £600,000 after a worker was killed when he was struck by a wheeled excavator at the Third Don Crossing...
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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...

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 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.

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...

Firm fined after Edinburgh dumper truck fatality

A construction firm has been fined £600,000 after a worker was killed in an incident involving a dumper truck in Edinburgh. London-based Allenbuild Limited...

Safety first: GKD teams up with Kobelco in Munich

GKD Technologies has installed a GKD 2RCi slew control system to one of Kobelco’s demonstration machines at bauma 2019. The 2RCi rated capacity indicator has...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Can portable cabins support safer working in the Covid-19 era?

By Benjamin Rothwell, business development manager at Bunkabin THE Covid-19 pandemic has created major challenges for the entire construction sector. Not only have supply chains...

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...
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Safety system is easy to set up

WHEN the Environment Agency (EA) invested in a new Merlo telehandler recently, it chose Prolec’s PME100 height and 2D envelope monitor as its safety...

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...
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Workers must stay safe and cool during summer

WITH the hot summer weather upon us, it can be tempting for employees to stop wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), which often becomes uncomfortable...

Managing health and safety risks of outdoor working this summer

By Kevin Rowe, MD of SafetyBuyer.com AS the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ease, construction firms will be looking forward to completing their...

Redeveloped MEWP operator course puts safety first

AN updated training course on Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) has been launched to increase safety when working at height. RTITB has introduced the amended course, which...

Intelligent system looks to lift safety to new heights

GKD Technologies has launched the Series 2HS intelligent height and slew restrictor, specifically designed for the construction industry. The firm highlighted that the Health and...

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...

Construction sector poised for major benchmarking study on mental wellbeing

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and Building Mental Health have teamed up with Safer Highways to announce a major exercise to understand where the...

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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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.

New safety guide launched for suction excavators

A good practice guide has been launched for the safe use of suction/vacuum excavators. Produced by the Suction and Vacuum Excavator (SAVE) special interest group, the...

Sunbelt Rentals in new telematics investment

SUNBELT Rentals UK has teamed up with ZTR to launch a new telematics programme. The access management software will be applied to all of Sunbelt’s...

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...

IPAF issues safety warning over use of MEWPs to erect festive lights

THE International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has highlighted the dangers of untrained people using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) to erect and remove festive...

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...

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...