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Free Certex seminar for wire rope sling users
Users of wire rope slings can take advantage of a free seminar on the subject in the UK
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
More participants in Global Rental Alliance exchange programme
The latest participant in the Global Rental Alliance’s international rental exchange programme has traveled from Australia to Canada for a month-long exchange.
China Summit welcomes Lampson International
Lampson International's international business director, Bryan Pepin-Donat, is the latest senior industry figure to confirm as a speaker at the inaugural China International Crane Summit in Shanghai on 22 November
No bungee jumping from mobile cranes
A couple of times every year the question of bungee jumping from mobile cranes is raised. Is it allowed or not?
ARA launches delivery driver web-training
The American Rental Association (ARA) and its insurance arm ARA Insurance Services said their new delivery driver training programme would improve driver safety and cut rental business costs.
Revised AEM breaker safety manual now available
The AEM has released a completely updated safety manual that covers the use of hydraulic breakers used on carriers of all types
Film highlights personal cost of fall from height
A powerful film is available from Outtakes Film Communications, which shows the devastating effects that a fall from height can have on the life of the victim and his family.
Skanska’s week of promoting safety
For the sixth year running, Skanska Safety Week will try to reduce worksite accidents.
Call for UK ban on semi-automatic quick hitches
Family of a UK man killed by falling excavator bucket appeals for mandatory ban
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
IPAF Certified as ISO-Compliant
The International Powered Access Federation passed two audits with no non-conformities found
AIF responds to health and safety review
The AIF (Access Industry Forum), which comprises nine of the UK's leading trade associations and federations involved in working at height, has responded to Lord Young's review of health and safety legislation.
Platinum award for Cherry Demolition
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) have awarded Houston, Texas, based Cherry Demolition Inc with a platinum level Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) safety award
OSHA publishes new crane & derricks rule
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a new rule addressing the use of cranes and derricks in construction. The new rule replaces a standard that was established in 1971.
First all IPAF-trained site in the US
The Robert A Young building in St. Louis, MO is the first construction site in the US that has been designated 100 % AWPT-trained. AWPT (American Work Platform Training) is the North American subsidiary of IPAF that manages the training program in the North American market.
Overload testing completed for new Manitowoc 31000
Manitowoc has completed required overload testing for its new Model 31000
HAE offers new UK rental 'helpline'
HAE (Hire Association Europe) has launched a new free advice hotline +44 (0)121 380 4646 for employment law, health and safety and legal advice.
Crane safety alert on the effects of wind
A safety alert on the influence of wind forces during crane operations has been issued jointly by FEM and ESTA
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