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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...

Online course aims to raise awareness of construction-related occupational cancers

THE Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) has launched a new e-learning course to help tackle construction-related occupational cancers. ‘Occupational Cancers’ is designed to raise awareness of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Fall protection kit can limit risks

THERE were 144 work-related deaths in the last year, according to a recently published HSE report. The most common cause of death was a...

Glasgow hire firm nets top safety award

GAP will be presented with a top award for health and safety at a ceremony in Glasgow in September. The hire specialist has achieved Gold...

Edinburgh crane specialist is on a roll with new equipment

AN Edinburgh crane firm has completed a landmark installation of a roller brake tester for mobile cranes. Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes said the equipment, manufactured...

CPA lends support to Crane Safety 2018

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) will be supporting the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Crane Safety 2018 seminar, being held in London this September. The...

Dual view trucks ‘redefine’ safety on construction sites

WACKER Neuson has unveiled its new dual view trucks, which the manufacturer claims set new safety standards The trucks, offering six to ten tonnes of payload,...

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...

A-Plant training team honoured at powered access awards

A-Plant has won an international training award for the second time in five years. The firm fought off competition from nominees in Brazil, China and The...

A-Plant compliance officer shortlisted for international prize

A-PLANT compliance officer Jane Downey is in the frame for a major international award. Jane is one of 15 women from around the world shortlisted...

Hire specialist launches new staff safety initiative

SAFETY is at the heart of a new initiative launched by Glasgow-based GAP Hire Solutions. The firm said its new 'Think Safe' campaign has been...

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...

Spreading the news about machine safety

SPREADER plate and crane mat firm Outriggerpads has introduced a new calculator for the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), designed to promote the safe...

Safety on the agenda as production starts on JCB dumpers

PRODUCTION is underway of JCB's new range of site dumpers, including the Hi-Viz model that has been described as bringing new levels of safety...

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...

New guidance issued on lifting operations with excavators

THE Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group (SFPSG) has released new safety guidance around lifting operations with excavators. A document called ‘Lifting Operations With 180⁰ and...

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...

CPA launches new forward tipping dumper safety guidance

The Construction Plant-Hire Association (CPA) has released new operational safety guidance for forward tipping dumper operators. ‘Staying Safe When Operating Forward Tipping Dumpers’ is principally...

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...

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...

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...
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