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Access awards video now on line
At the beginning of April, Access International, in partnership with IPAF (International Powered Access Federation), staged the first IAPAs (International Awards for Powered Access) Awards.
A-Plant wins more awards
UK rental company A-Plant has won 'Best Contribution to Health & Safety' Award for the second year running at the Hire Association Europe 2009 'Hire Awards of Excellence'.
Demolition Awards deadlline extended
The closing date for entries for the Demolition Awards, organised by D&Ri and supported by the EDA, has been extended to 31 July, 2009
IPAF issues competition challenge for female friendly harnesses
An increasing number of women are operating aerial platforms and with that comes a demand for a more female friendly harness. IPAF (the International Powered Access Federation) has called for a radical re-examination of harnesses used by female operators of boom-type MEWPs (mobile elevating work platforms) and announced a competition to find the best new design.
ESTA 2009 award winners
A spectacular evening event and dinner for hundreds of people was the scene of the 2009 ESTA awards presentations for outstanding achievement in lifting and transport projects plus safety and other awards
Rental companies and dealers should work together, says Deprez
European Rental Association (ERA) president Gerad Deprez said rental company and equipment dealers should cooperate more closely, and in particular could do more to work together on remarketing of used equipment.
Less than two weeks to ERA Convention and IRN/ERA Rental Awards
There is still time to organise your trip to the European Rental Association's annual Convention and the IRN/ERA European Rental Awards, being held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, UK, on 26-27 May.
Demolition on the Spree - the 15th annual German Demolition Conference
The 15th annual German Demolition Conference in Berlin attracted its usual large gathering of the German-speaking demolition industry. For the third year, D&Ri also attended the event. Lindsay Gale reports on this leading event for the industry
Construction professionals discuss market and Intermat's role
At the end of March a group of eminent French construction professionals, including Haulotte's managing director Alexandre Saubot, took part in a round table discussion organised by Maryvonne Lanoe, the Intermat exhibition manager. The purpose of the meeting was to take stock of the factors affecting the construction sector less than a month before Intermat.
High rescue for charity
HART (the High Access Rescue Team) based in Glasgow, Scotland, and its main sponsor, Ritchie's Training Centre Ltd is attempting a world abseiling record to support the Help for Heroes charity which supports wounded service men and women coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Registration for ICUEE opens April 13
Early registration for the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) - The Demo Expo, opens up on April 13.
Intermat 2009 - Cranes Stop Press
The third and final article in a series about what to see at Intermat, the largest exhibition for the industry in 2009. IC reports
ESTA Awards 2009 preview
Anticipation is mounting for the ESTA Awards of Excellence 2009 ceremony, which will provide the usual exhilarating mix of lifting and heavy transport projects
Iron Planet starts in Europe
It looks as though Tom Cornell picked just the right moment to change jobs. Unlike the vast majority of businesses in almost any industry around the world, prospects at his new company, online used equipment auctioneer Iron Planet, look positive as a result of the global economic downturn. Alex Dahm talked to him about the company and plans for business in Europe
Access award winners announced in Dublin
Almost 400 access industry professionals attended the first ever International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Dublin, with big winners including Riwal (Access Rental Company of the Year); JLG (product of the year for the LiftPod); Denis Ashworth and John Fuller (jointly awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award); and Andy Studdert of NES Rentals (IPAF safety champion).
Great response to second European rental awards
Over 30 entries have been received for the second IRN/ERA European Rental Awards, to be presented during the European Rental Association (ERA) annual convention on 26-27 May in Manchester.
A-Plant wins safety award for second time
UK hire company, A-Plant, has won a prestigious award from RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) for the second year running.
Europlatform conference confirmed for Milan in September
Access International and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) have confirmed that the third Europlatform access rental conference will take place this year in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday 15 September with the theme, Access Rentals – Ready for the Rebound?
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