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CPCS amendments
Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) in the UK will make industry-led changes to the CPCS scheme to increase its flexibility
Vinci improves diversity and equality
Unique construction industry audit shows greater commitment to gender equality, employing disabled people, employing people from an immigrant background and people over 55.
UK tower crane register proposals
Proposals for a statutory scheme to register tower cranes in the UK have been published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Terex AWP opens service training centers
Terex Aerial Work Platforms has opened service training sites in Oklahoma City, OK and Southaven, MS.
A-Plant aims to match training to customer
A-Plant, one of the largest plant and tool hire companies in the UK, has published a new Customer Training Solutions Brochure, detailing the courses that the company can provide for its customers.
Terex AWP adds training locations
Terex AWP (Aerial Work Platforms) is providing two new sites for service training at Terex facilities in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Southaven, Mississippi.
Quick Coupler Clarification
There is still some confusion concerning the use of semi-automatic quick couplers across Europe. To help clarify the situation, particularly in the UK, the Construction Equipment Association has issued some new guidance.
Peri expands scaffolding training facility
In March 2009, Germany's Peri openned a new 2000 m2 training centre for scaffold technology at its headquarters in Weissenhorn.
Manlift offers IPAF training in Middle East
Manlift Group, the largest access rental company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has become a fully certified International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) training centre, offering IPAF-certified operator training.
Snorkel and UpRight say check your booms
Snorkel and UpRight is urging owners and users of three models of booms to carry out vital safety checks.
Victorian Crane Association appoints field safety liaison officer
The Victorian Crane Association in Australia has appointed Brent Stacey as field safety liaison officer with the financial assistance of Incolink, the Construction Industry Redundancy Fund
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
IPAF issues competition challenge for female friendly harnesses
An increasing number of women are operating aerial platforms and with that comes a demand for a more female friendly harness. IPAF (the International Powered Access Federation) has called for a radical re-examination of harnesses used by female operators of boom-type MEWPs (mobile elevating work platforms) and announced a competition to find the best new design.
New ISO standards to improve crane safety
Three new ISO standards on crane inspections aim to reduce the risk of accidents and property damage
IPAF promotes access to students
IPAF (the International Powered Access Federation) is inviting young people to learn about the access industry through its Job Access programme.
Mentor opens new UK training centre
In November 2008 UK training specialist, Mentor, took over the Materials Handling Training Centre on the Corus site in Redcar, Teesside. Following refurbishment the centre has recently opened.
Higher profile for crane safety
In the last couple of years the welfare of those working with cranes has become a much higher profile concern around the world. Euan Youdale rounds up some of the actions that regulators and crane companies are taking to make the industry safer
Wm. O'Brien Plant Hire safety award
In Ireland Wm. O' Brien Plant Hire has achieved an upgrade to its already awarded Occupational Health & Safety Management System standard
Abu Dhabi to develop environment and health & safety laws
The municipality of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi, UAE has announced plans to develop an environment and health & safety management systems for the building and construction sector.
ClickSafety appoints VP of business development
Online safety training company ClickSafety has announced Tim Spurlock is the new vice president of business development.
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