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CPA appoints new training and safety manager

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has appointed a new training and safety manager. Rob Squires, formerly training manager of the National …

CPA publishes guide on hydraulic pressurising tasks

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has launched a good practice guide around the safety of pressurising hydraulic systems using an external energy …

New safety guidance published on unintended plant movement

NEW guidance has been published to help tackle the issue of unintended movement of plant. When machines move due to operators accidentally or unknowingly …

Silver lining for Scots firms at safety awards

  TWO Scottish-based plant firms have received Silver Awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for their commitment to health …

Liebherr unveils new course to improve site safety

LIEBHERR Great Britain has set its sights on tackling the issue of on-site accidents by launching a new product familiarisation programme, which will see …

Keltbray lights the way ahead

KELTBRAY Rail Plant has claimed to be the first company in the rail industry to install LED lights to all of its Road Rail Vehicles (RRV) working on Great …

Employers urged to act over HAVS

  THE Building Safety Group (BSG) has called on firms to review their procedures after reporting a massive 42% increase in the number of hand arm …

New service to provide health and safety alerts

Site and app for precast concrete sector BRITISH Precast has launched a new website and app which promises to deliver vital health and safety information for …

Company fined after worker hit by concrete beam

CONSTRUCTION company M&J Ballantyne has been fined after a worker sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a concrete beam that fell from a …

HSE appoints new Chief Executive

DR Richard Judge has been appointed chief executive of Britain’s workplace health and safety regulator. He will start at the Health and Safety Executive in …

HAV-meter reduces risk of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

SVANTEK claims to have produced the world’s first personal hand arm vibration exposure meter designed to help construction firms assess workers levels of …

Workers must stay safe and cool during summer

WITH the hot summer weather upon us, it can be tempting for employees to stop wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), which often becomes uncomfortable in …

Glasgow firm scoops top safety award

GLASGOW-based Pick Everard has been recognised for its commitment to workplace health and safety at a prestigious awards ceremony. The independent property, …

No letting the guard down

A demolition specialist has purchased five JCB skid steer loaders due to their “unique” health and safety features. Coleman & Company Ltd …

Reduced fatigue for operators

VIBY Attachment is trialling the inclusion of patented shock absorbing blocks on all direct mount wheeled loader buckets and Quickhitches supplied in the UK. …

Fatal fall from height leads to ladder warning

THE Ladder Association has reminded companies of the importance of training when working at heights following the tragic death of a roofing contractor. Alan …

New device vows to contain spills

ENVIRONMENTAL protection specialist Darcy Spillcare Manufacture has announced the launch of a new and improved Environmental Management System to contain …

Time to down tools…

HAND-ARM Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is continuing to plague construction employees who regularly use power tools and other vibrating equipment for long periods …

Safety system is easy to set up

WHEN the Environment Agency (EA) invested in a new Merlo telehandler recently, it chose Prolec’s PME100 height and 2D envelope monitor as its safety system. …