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Working together: A review of work leading to the safer use of mast climbing machines
With the help of Kevin O'Shea of Mastclimbers LLC and chairman of IPAF's International MCWP committee, Access International reviews the cooperative work that will lead to the safer use of, mast climbing work platforms, transport platforms and hoists.
Genesis gains ISO 9001:2008 accreditation
Superior, Wisconsin based, Genesis Attachments has been certified to ISO 9001:2008, the international standard that relates to quality management systems
Crane certification program launched
A new national crane inspection program has been launched in the USA offering separate certifications for mobile, tower and overhead cranes
Regulation, an aid for scaffold safety
The changes to UK scaffolding regulations, which occurred at the end of 2010, could help prevent accidents, but only if they are properly followed and enforced, warns Chris Nix, UK sales manager at Scafftag.
Sinoboom platforms meet new AS1418 standard
Chinese access platform manufacturer Sinoboom has successfully resubmitted six of its products to the updated Plant Design registration standard AS1418 required in Australia.
IPAF continues to comply with MEWP training standards
IPAF continues to comply with ISO 18878:2004 Mobile elevating work platforms - Operator (driver) training. No non-conformities were found and IPAF passed the on-site audit held at the end of July at HSS, an IPAF-approved training centre in Solihull, UK.
Manitou's new 160AJT brings additional benefits with engine regulation
In seeking to ensure its 16m working height 160ATJ articulated boom is in line with the Stage IIIB engine emissions regulations, Manitou has taken the opportunity to rethink some of other attributes of the machine which bring additional productivity, economy and ease of use.
Rigger's licences revoked in NYC
William Rapetti, the rigger responsible for erecting a tower crane that collapsed in March 2008, has had his tower crane licences revoked in New York, USA
Telehandlers in the green zone: how will Tier IV and Stage IIB affect the telehandler market.
As the Tier IV and Stage IIIB regulations start to affect the access industry starting with telehandlers and very big booms, Maria Hadlow reports on how it is affecting the manufacturers and their customers.
Rising challenges: A reminder of the issues raised at this year's IPAF Summit
The IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) AGM and Summit took place during the day at the Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel in Amsterdam on 14 April. With a new president in place the Summit speakers raised some challenging issues.
Working to end periodic overload testing
Periodic overload testing of mobile cranes could soon become a thing of the past in many parts of the world
EC proposals on standards
New measures that could provide more and faster standards sparks warning from FIEC over quality.
JLG's CE telehandlers EN15000:2008 compliant
JLG Industries has announced that its CE - marked telehandler models are now equipped with EN15000:2008 - compliant control systems
Cemex to publish carbon content
Materials producer unveils new tool to measure CO2 emissions from cement, aggregates and ready-mixed concrete
Spain starts work on MEWP operator training standard
Spanish standards institute AENOR has started work on the new standard for training of mobile elevating work platform operators.
LadderSolve promotes safe ladder use
The Ladder Association, the trade body dedicated to promoting the safe use of ladders and stepladders, has launched a new information resource for users. Called LadderSolve, it sets out to provide simple, straightforward information about the proper use of ladders in the workplace.
New working group to create European standard for transport platforms
Following lobbying by IPAF to introduce a European manufacturing norm for transport platforms, a new Working Group 4 on transport platforms has been formed under CEN/TC 10, the European technical standards committee that covers lifts, escalators and moving walks.
EN 13000 rated capacity limiter questionnaire
As part of the response to controversy surrounding rated capacity limiters in the new EN 13000:2010 European Standard, ESTA and FEM have issued a questionnaire surveying owners' experience with cranes delivered since 1 May 2010
Tower crane conference
International Tower Cranes 2011 is a new top-level one day conference and networking dinner for tower crane users and manufacturers worldwide
New standards for UK scaffolding industry
By the end of the year the UK scaffolding industry should be fully conforming to the European Standard BS EN12811-1:2003 rather than the withdrawn British Standard BS 5973:1993.
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