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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...

Liebherr unveils new course to improve site safety

LIEBHERR Great Britain has set its sights on tackling the issue of on-site accidents by launching a new product familiarisation programme, which will see...

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...
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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...

New safety guidance published on unintended plant movement

NEW guidance has been published to help tackle the issue of unintended movement of plant. When machines move due to operators accidentally or unknowingly touching...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Employers urged to act over HAVS

  THE Building Safety Group (BSG) has called on firms to review their procedures after reporting a massive 42% increase in the number of hand...
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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...

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...

Safety first for Hitachi

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

Human factors hold the key to site safety

UNDERSTANDING interactions surrounding site banter could help measure human performance and contribute to a reduction in construction accidents, an expert in human factors and...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New HSE campaign targets good mental health in construction

CONSTRUCTION is one of five sectors to be targeted in a new campaign by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) aimed at helping businesses...

Construction sector urged to keep following Covid-19 measures to avoid ‘winter of discontent’

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has urged the sector to focus on health and safety to help prevent another 'winter of discontent'. The organisation...
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New health and safety guidance issued for Scottish construction workers

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has produced a new range of health and safety guidance documents to help steer workers through the phased return.

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...

Wearable monitor aids distancing in the workplace

WORKSPACE, a division of Emtec Corporation, has launched a wearable social distance monitor to help keep workers safe.  The WorkSafe Safe Spacer, developed in conjunction...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...