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Month-long HSE inspections to focus on respiratory risks

THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that it will be targeting construction firms in inspections which will look at the measures businesses...

CITB’s Strategic Plan aims to help attract thousands more people into Scottish construction sector

SUPPORTING training and retraining, improving productivity, and making it easier to help employers bring in new recruits to the Scottish construction industry have been...

Hire Awards of Excellence 2020 winners announced at virtual ceremony

WINNERS of this year's Hire Awards of Excellence have been announced at a virtual awards ceremony, live streamed to more than 50 companies. Outgoing HAE...

Pandemic causes Scottish construction employers to rethink apprentice plans

THE Covid-19 crisis has caused 55% of Scottish employers who had planned to recruit an apprentice this year to change their plans, according to...

Top plant apprentices and trainees honoured during online awards ceremony

THE UK’s top plant apprentices and trainees have been announced at the Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Stars of the Future 2020 online awards event. Over 70...

Engcon reports ‘better than expected’ summer sales

ENGCON is celebrating an 'unexpected increase' in sales during June and July despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The tiltrotator specialist has revealed this summer's sales figures...

Extension of furlough scheme in Scotland would cost an estimated £850m

AN extension of the UK Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) could reduce unemployment by 61,000 in Scotland through the first half of 2021,...

Hire specialist pledges support for youth sporting teams

GAP has confirmed it will be sponsoring a number of youth sporting teams for the fourth year running. The plant hire specialist will provide funding...

Construction workers urged to be ‘Covid-19 smart’ in their free time

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has repeated its 'urgent call' for Scotland's construction workers to be Covid-19 smart in their social lives. The organisation is...

New Bobcat telehandler called into action at Aberdeen flats project

ABERDEENSHIRE-based CHAP Group has snapped up a new Bobcat T40.180SLP 18 metre telehandler, which will be put to work on a project to deliver...

End of an era as Takeuchi marks major JMS changes

TAKEUCHI is marking the end of an era after Jim Milligan decided to retire his Takeuchi dealership for Aberdeenshire, Highlands and Islands. The manufacturer revealed...

Claymore takes on Sunward dealership in Scotland

CLAYMORE Plant Sales has become the official Scottish dealer for Sunward Excavators. The business, which is based in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, expects the machines to...

Safety products help operators to gain traction

SCOTTISH excavator operators have been tipped to benefit from TrackGrips, which can improve stability and traction in forestry and construction tasks by offering sideways...

Andover blazes a trail in Scotland

A civil engineering firm based in Argyll has been singing the praises of a recently purchased Andover trailer, which the business is using for...

Investment plan aims to deliver perfect blend for Total

TOTAL Lubricants in the UK, which recently marked the 50th anniversary of its blending plant, has unveiled plans to invest in developing the site...

Guard dogs join fight against crane climbers

CONSTRUCTION bosses have been urged to take steps to prevent the growing trend of unauthorised people sneaking onto sites to take footage of themselves...

Scottish Labour calls for action to avoid ‘tidal wave’ of construction job losses

SCOTTISH Labour has urged the Scottish Government to include construction workers in any Scottish Jobs Guarantee Scheme and consider targeted support or risk a 'tidal...

Proposals launched to exempt thousands of SMEs from CITB levy

THOUSANDS of construction SMEs could be set to pay no levy at all for 2021-22, under new Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) proposals submitted...

Tributes for long-serving Bernard Hunter employee after death

EDINBURGH-based Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes has announced the death of its longest serving employee, Scott Cornwall, following a long illness. Scott, who was 59, joined...

Case dealer celebrates 50th anniversary

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Warwick Ward Machinery recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Since being founded in 1970, the company has developed into a major stockist and...

Paul Gaze appointed CEO designate of HAE EHA

  PAUL Gaze has been appointed CEO designate of Hire Association Europe (HAE) and Event Hire Association (EHA). The move follows Graham Arundell’s decision to step...

Financial expert joins project bank accounts webinar panel

FINANCIAL expert David Rennie has been added to the panel of specialists set to deliver advice on project bank accounts (PBAs) at the first...

New energy storage systems help Atlas Copco keep the noise down

ATLAS Copco has launched a new range of lithium-ion energy storage systems that the firm said can be used as either a standalone solution...

Miller confirms two new senior appointments

ATTACHMENT manufacturer Miller has announced two new senior appointments. Scott Taylor joins as sales & applications engineering director, where he will be responsible for global...

Scotland’s construction industry urged to have its say on recovery plan

SCOTLAND'S construction industry has been urged to have its say in the new draft recovery plan for the sector, launched by the Scottish Construction...

Formal start of HS2 project delivers ‘much needed’ boost to construction workforce

THE formal start of HS2 construction is a 'much needed' boost to thousands of workers and the supply chain, the GMB union has said. HS2 Ltd...

Preparations in full gear for CPA Stars of the Future 2020 online awards

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) will announce this year's award-winning apprentices and trainees at the CPA Stars of the Future 2020 event, taking place...

CICV Forum to host free webinars to improve construction project awareness

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is launching a series of free advice webinars to help industry professionals improve their contractual and commercial awareness on...

Vintage JCB restored to former glory to mark anniversary

A long-standing JCB customer has received a vintage backhoe loader - restored to its former glory - to mark the manufacturer's upcoming 75th anniversary. Lincolnshire-based...

Draft recovery plan for Scotland’s construction industry launched

A draft recovery plan for Scotland's construction industry has been launched by the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF). The blueprint, which has been created collaboratively...