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Employee injuries will hurt bosses too
A new UK law could see construction managers jailed from January if one of their employees is hurt at work warns UK health and safety training company, Pivotal Performance.
Climb down over Christmas ladder ban
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.
Integrating safety
Combisafe is to launch its new filigree mark II attachment for its barrier protection systems in 2009. Steve Skinner reports from the company’s safety centre in Northampton, UK.
Tighter lifting laws will get more powered access into Switzerland
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.
Blown away?
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.
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.
Trico Lift receives safety award
Trico finishes nearly two-years without a recordable incident and has been awarded the American Subcontractors Association of New Jersey’s 37th Annual Safety Award.
Automatic hitches gain ground as semi-automatic versions come under review.
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.
System Lift offers help with jobs in public places
System Lift, the German access rental partnership organisation, is offering a package of practical help and advice to operatives who are using its members' equipment in public places.
Work platform standards advance for design and safe use
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.
Terex AWP provides service training on-line
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) has introduced a range of online service training designed to give technicians an interactive way to learn about troubleshooting and the repair of Genie products.
Technicians can look to web for Genie service training
Terex AWP has introduced a free online service program for mechanics to learn more about troubleshooting and repair on Genie machines.
North American aerials leaders discuss operator training
Executives from North America’s six largest rental houses and six major aerial work platform manufacturers convened November 11 in Chicago to discuss standard AWP operator training.
Matilsa develops hi-tech education video
Spanish aerial platform manufacturer Matilsa is developing a €100000 training video, with animation, to help rental companies and contractors educate their customers and staff.
JLG offers extended warranties
All boom, scissor and telehandler products sold by JLG in North America now have an extended warranty option.
New scaffold advice highlights ‘collective' safety measures
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.
Spanish language training materials essential says JLG's Baxter
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.
GAP to extend safety awareness programme
UK rental company GAP Group and its customer AMEY Group PLC are extending the Safety Awareness Days concept that the two companies piloted earlier this year.
IPAF/AWPT convenes 'Executive Summit' on training in North America
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is convening an ‘Executive Summit’ on on aerial work platform operator training in Chicago on 11 November.
Award recognises Feldstein's safety work
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.
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