On hearing that the a town could lose its Christmas decorations due to health and safety concerns Philip Davies, head of public protection at Carmarthenshire County Council, Wales,UK consulted with The Ladder Association to find a solution.
From January 1 2009 Switzerland is tightening up the law which allows personnel to work at height by being lifted in a basket by a forklift truck. The practice can still continue but the circumstances in which it will be allowed have been greatly restricted.
In every access platform user manual there should be information about under which weather conditions it is safe to operate the machine, particularly important is wind strength and direction. Skyview Systems is a UK company specialising in wind warning and wind monitoring systems which can be employed by access platform and crane users to help prevent accidents.
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.
Accidents involving semi-automatic couplers (attachment hitches) in the UK have led to some new regulations banning their sale. Will the rest of Europe and the world follow the UK lead? Dan Gilkes reports for IRN.
The movement towards standards for safe design and use of mast climbing work platforms seems to be accelerating, as well as benefiting from the industry's international orientation and history. Access International reports.
The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) in the UK has published new safety guidance to highlight the use of collective forms of fall prevention - such as advance guardrails and powered aerial platforms - during erection and dismantling of scaffolding.
The US access industry needs to ensure that Spanish speaking workers in the construction industry have access to the same training materials as other workers, said JLG's David Baxter at a recent US safety conference.
Joseph Feldstein, manager of MSA's fall protection technical services, has been presented with an award for distinguished service from ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) a safety organisation with over 30000 members.