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CATLA conference 2013 success
Around 180 industry professionals gathered at the International Cranes and Transport Latin America (CATLA) conference 2013 in Sâo Paulo, Brazil on 4 June
Brundell resigns from CICA
Crane industry stalwart Jeff Brundell has resigned as a Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) board director
OSHA to extend crane certification compliance date
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the USA has said it will propose to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years
Lavendon Group overhauls internal benchmarking system
Lavendon Group is pushing the boundaries of technical excellence with a complete overhaul of its internal benchmarking system, TechX.
Magna Tyres gets ISO 9001
Industrial and truck tyre manufacturer Magna Tyres Group in the Netherlands has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system
Webinar on safety programme essentials
Building a successful safety programme for crane and rigging companies is a complex process. Learn how in a webinar presented by Daniel Erwin, corporate safety director, TNT Crane & Rigging
Repair and refurbishment: High grade
Changes in the design and material used in the booms of telescopic cranes has made repairs a lot more difficult and complicated. Colin Sowman reports
Backing in UK for crane MoT tests
A campaign in the UK calling for mobile cranes to have regular Ministry of Transport roadworthiness tests has been brought to the attention of Parliament
Webinar on top concerns in trucking
Top concerns for the US trucking industry up for discussion during SC&RA webinar
Training world
Jerry Longtin, general manager of Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), based in the USA, talks to IC about training and certification opportunities in the country and worldwide
FEM publishes wind turbine safety guidelines
To help reduce the number of accidents in wind turbine erection, a guideline titled Safety Issues in Wind Turbine Installation and Transportation has been issued by FEM
IPAF still complies with ISO 18878 and ISO 9001
IPAF continues to comply with ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms - Operator (driver) training and with ISO 9001 Quality management systems.
FEM revises guidance on lifting people
Fédération Européenne de la Manutention (FEM) has revised its guidance on the use of cranes to lift people in connection with leisure activities
Fines over Liverpool tower crane collapse
Two construction firms have been sentenced after a crane collapsed onto a city centre apartment block in Liverpool, UK, paralysing the operator
LEEA speaks out to keep LOLER
Industry association LEEA speaks out against proposed changes to safety regulations and urges companies to join the campaign to keep the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
SAIA responds to Cal-OSHA scaffold plank revision
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) has issued a statement in regard to recent revisions of section 1637 of Cal-OSHA's compliance regarding LVL (laminated veneer lumber) scaffold planks. The SAIA issued a statement through its Platform Council to provide clarification.
Updated Italian regulations will raise training standards
IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) said that it welcomed Italy's updated regulations on the safe use of work equipment in the Italian Health and Safety Act 81/2008.
Modulift warns against fake parts
International lifting gear specialist Modulift Group, has issued a safety warning regarding the use of counterfeit spreader beam elements
Camillio Vismara is first non-UK IPAF Rental+ company
Italian rental company, Camillo Vismara is the first non-British, European rental company to have passed the audits and be awarded the IPAF Rental + certification.
AFI welcomes health and safety review
AFI-Uplift has welcomed the Löfstedt report for the UK Government's Department for Work & Pensions' on Health & Safety legislation for streamlining regulations and making them more consistent.
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