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Time to evaluate
Successful organizations around the world follow five fundamental management principles - planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and evaluating. The final step, traditionally, is the weakest link in management, writes Joel Dandrea
Hands across the water
The association is working to resolve an issue over a proposed revision to the EN 13000 standard regarding the override key on capacity limiters for mobile cranes. Terry White reports
Sleep to keep ahead
The importance of getting enough sleep should not be underestimated, writes Joel Dandrea. Lack of sleep can mean reduced energy, greater difficulty concentrating, irritability, and greater risk of accidents. Work performance and relationships can suffer too and pain may be intensified by the physical and mental consequences of lack of sleep
Axioms for regulatory co-operation
SC&RA is closely involved with the important area of regulatory co-operation between countries. It works hard to help resolve issues with safety and environmental regulations to facilitate business in today's world economy
Strategic planning
The SC&RA outlines the value of strategic planning
South African rental association launches computer simulation operator training
South Africa’s Contractors Plant Hire Association (CPHA) has embarked on a major operator training programme using computer simulators to try to make up for the shortfall in operators caused in part by the high number of Aids/HIV-related deaths in the country.
NASC 2009 yearbook now available
The 2009 NASC Yearbook is a directory of regulated scaffolding companies in the UK and a reference for associated health and safety issues. It can be viewed and downloaded from the NASC website and ordered free of charge from
PASMA trained 50000 in 2008
UK organisation PASMA, (Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association) trained more than 50000 delegates in the safe use of mobile access towers during 2008.
End of January deadline to enter the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA)
Companies and individuals have until the end of January to submit entries for the first International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA).
ERA convention to be held on 26-27 May in Manchester
The European Rental Association (ERA) will hold its annual convention at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, UK, on 26-27 May, 2009.
Deadline this Friday for European Rental Awards
The deadline for the European Rental Awards is fast closing in, with entries required by Friday 27 March. The winners will be announced at the European Rental Association's annual convention, being held this year in Manchester on 26-27 May.
IPAF and Chinese access manufacturers meet at Bauma China
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and Chinese manufacturer and IPAF-member Beijing JingCheng Heavy Industry jointly convened a meeting of 10 Chinese access manufacturers at the Bauma China exhibition in Shanghai to discuss the development of the access market in the country.
New logo for HAE
Hire Association Europe (HAE) has adopted a new logo. The UK-based association of rental companies said it is part of an effort to "better position the association on a national and international level."
AEM sees global growth
Global construction equipment sales are expected to rise +8.5% this year and a further +5.4% in 2009 according the latest ‘outlook' survey from the US-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
CECE calls on Commission to help save manufacturing jobs
Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) president Dr Tim Leverton has called on the European Commission to help save manufacturing jobs in Europe.
ARA calls for US economic stimulus package
Four of the largest construction and equipment associations in the US, including the American Rental Association (ARA), have called on the US government to launch a job creation and economic recovery package.
Spanish access renters hold 'crisis' meeting
The Spanish access rental association ANAPAT held a special ‘crisis’ meeting in Zaragoza on 6 November to discuss how the sector can adapt to worsening market conditions.
FIEC calls for bond funding of TEN-T schemes
The European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) has called for increased investment in European infrastructure, despite the current difficulties in the global credit markets. The association has suggested the launch of bonds to finance the Trans European transport Network (TEN-T), and has highlighted the importance of infrastructure in securing long-term economic growth
2009 European Rental Awards update
The second European Rental Awards will be held during the ERA’s 2009 Convention in the UK in the first week of June. The awards will again be organised by International Rental News (IRN) and the European Rental Association (ERA).
European cross-border work rises
Last year saw a record € 64,6 billion of construction work carried out in Europe by contractors working outside their home market according to data from European International Contractors (EIC). This was a +4,5% increase on 2006, and the fourth straight year that the volume of international work within Europe has risen.
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