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IPAF publishes templates for MCWPs
IPAF has published three standard forms/templates with the aim of promoting safety and best practice in the use of MCWPs (mast climbing work platforms) on work sites.
EN 13000:2010 amendment
Mobile cranes delivered new in Europe since 1 May have changes to the operator's controls as a result of the 2010 amendment to the EN13000:2004 standard
PASMA to evaluate tower erection methods
Mobile access tower association PASMA is to technically evaluate the two most common methods of tower erection to provide an objective assessement of the benefits of each system.
Statutory tower crane register for UK
New laws to improve the safety of tower cranes on construction sites were laid before the UK Parliament on 22 February
Final rule stage set for C-DAC standard
The long awaited revision of the cranes and derricks in construction standard has entered the final rule stage in the USA
ALLMI issues warning about EN12999:2009
The UK Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers is moving to raise awareness of potential issues surrounding any delay to implementation of the new EN12999:2009
Amending EN 13000 - rated capacity limiters for mobile cranes
One of the most interesting and important debates at the World Crane and Transport Summit in October centred on an amendment to the European EN 13000 mobile crane standard regarding rated capacity limiters. EUAN YOUDALE reports
NASC brochure promotes exclusive use of regulated scaffolders
NASC (the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation) has launched a new information brochure, which aims to explain to clients and main contractors how using only regulated scaffolding firms can help them meet their requirements under the CDM 2007 Regulations for competence.
ANSI approves ANSI/SIA A92.10-2009
The American National Standards Institute has approved a new standard, the ANSI/SIA A92.10-2009.
IPAF opposes proposed A10.29 Safe Use Guideline Standards
IPAF is opposing a draft proposal by the ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) A10 committee of new standards that cover the purchase, rental, lease, maintenance, use and training in use of aerial platforms used for lifting personnel in construction.
IPAF meets ISO 9001 and ISO 18878
Following an independent audit, IPAF (the International Powered Access Federation) can announce that it continues to meet the ISO 9001:2000 standard. The audit is carried out every three years - this year by David Willcocks from ISOQAR - no major and no minor non-conformities were found.
North Carolina standard in on 1 October
The new North Carolina Crane Safety Standard will take effect 1 October. It is intended to protect the safety and health of crane operators, construction workers and the general public in the US state
New deep water lifting guidance criticised
Lebus International Engineers has claimed that new guidance to limit the use of deepwater cranes to 58% of their rated capacity will throw the industry into turmoil
Midas will only use NASC scaffolders
As of 1 January 2010, Midas Group will only use scaffolding companies who are full members of NASC (the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation) from their subcontractor database.
Clearing concerns on EN12999 amendment
It has come to ALLMI's attention that clarification is required with regard to the A2 amendment of EN12999
Together for best practice
Tim Watson explains the benefits of working together to produce best practice for lifting
Sisk makes NASC membership compulsary
John Sisk & Son Ltd one of the largest construction groups in the UK and Ireland, has announced that scaffolding contractors on all of its UK projects must be members of NASC (National Access and Scaffolding Confederation). Sisk is certain this will reinforce its best practice approach to health and safety on its construction sites, and further improve its already impressive incident records.
EN 13000 cranes amendment expected in 2010
An amendment to the EN 13000 Cranes - Mobile Cranes European standard for safe crane operation is expected by 2010
New ISO standards to improve crane safety
Three new ISO standards on crane inspections aim to reduce the risk of accidents and property damage
New safety rules proposed for Middle East
One thing that will make a difference to safety in the Middle East is a new set of government operating requirements, which are likely to be introduced in the third quarter of 2009
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