Clunk Click Comes To Sed

20 March 2008

Operating a boom without a harness is not macho; it's just dumb, said IPAF managing director Tim Whiteman at the UK's SED construction show in May. Mr Whiteman was speaking as IPAF and the CPA (Construction Plant–hire Association) stepped up the Clunk Click campaign calling for all users of boom type platforms to wear a full body harness with a short restraint lanyard attached to a suitable anchor point.

“The campaign has been enormously successful,” said Mr Whiteman. “It already has the support of the UK Health &Safety Executive (HSE), the Major Contractors Group (MCG), the Hire Association Europe (HAE) and the German Association of Construction Equipment Engineers (VDBUM). Companies such as AFI–Uplift, Facelift, Nationwide and Niftylift in the UK, Skyjack in Canada, as well as Schmidt and Zooom in Germany, have committed to putting a Clunk Click, or Click Clack, sticker on every boom.”

Information on how companies and individuals can support the Clunk Click campaign is available at www.ipaf.org/clunkclick.htm.

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