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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...

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...

Can portable cabins support safer working in the Covid-19 era?

By Benjamin Rothwell, business development manager at Bunkabin THE Covid-19 pandemic has created major challenges for the entire construction sector. Not only have supply chains...

Unite urges HSE to release initial findings into fatal crane accident in London

THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been urged to end its delay in publishing its initial findings into the cause of a fatal...

New webinar will address health and safety updates for Scottish construction sector

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is to host a health and safety webinar, designed to provide updates and the latest developments to help the...
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New health and safety guidance issued for Scottish construction workers

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has produced a new range of health and safety guidance documents to help steer workers through the phased return.

Sunbelt Rentals adds safety and communications business to portfolio

SUNBELT Rentals has introduced a new safety and communications business to provide equipment such as confined space access systems, breathing apparatus, gas detection devices...

‘More needs to be done’ to prevent construction accidents

THE construction industry has been urged to 'work much harder' in the light of new Health & Safety Executive (HSE) figures, which revealed 40...

Construction sector poised for major benchmarking study on mental wellbeing

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and Building Mental Health have teamed up with Safer Highways to announce a major exercise to understand where the...

All round technology-based safety features for excavators

Safety is one of the most talked about topics today. Almost every phone call, skype or email is signed off with the words, stay...

Safety guide published for apprentices returning to college

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has helped develop a new set of guidelines designed to keep staff and apprentices safe in Scotland's colleges...

New health and safety guidance issued for Scottish construction sector

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued expanded health and safety guidance as the sector begins its road back to work following the lockdown...

Lifting specialist sets sights on social distancing solutions

LIFTING specialist GGR Group is helping the construction industry comply with social distancing measures. The company has been helping sites that have remained open or...

CPA publishes updated guidance for plant workers during Covid-19 pandemic

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has published supplementary guidance for plant occupations following the introduction of version 3 of the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC)...

Nine Golds in a row for A-Plant

A-PLANT has received recognition from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the ninth year in a row. The hire giant has scooped...

New tower crane safety advice issued

The CPA’s Tower Crane Interest Group has issued guidance to tower crane users in relation to how the equipment should be left out of service for potentially lengthy periods of time

IPAF publishes latest findings on MEWP safety

THE International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has released its latest report into Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) accidents.

Innovative robot helps to keep security rolling

FROM being robbed 13 times to selling fruit smoothies outside of their university, the story of how two entrepreneurs from the same Zimbabwean school...

New technology is a bright idea for Atlas Copco

ATLAS Copco has developed a technology called SmartMast, which is said to maximise light tower safety. The patented technology features in-built sensors which are capable...

Telehandler hazards: tackling blind spots in mobile plant

Telehandlers are powerful machines that offer invaluable service to industries across the world, from construction and agriculture to logistics, mines and quarries. Here, Emily...

Raising the safety bar in Edinburgh

THE Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, attracts massive crowds on an annual basis. Seating for spectators is provided by...

A-Plant looks to drive up standards after retaining FORS Gold status

A-PLANT has revealed it has retained its Gold Status with Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The hire specialist said this is under the new Standard...

Engcon launches campaign to drive up sector safety standards

TILTROTATOR specialist Engcon has launched a new safety campaign aimed at helping to prevent workplace accidents via the use of smart technology. 'Dig Smart. Dig...

GAP Group reports ‘significant’ demand for Dual View dumpers

GAP Group has described its investment in 6t and 9t swivel Dual View dumpers as 'rapidly increasing' to help satisfy high utilisation levels from...

Working group to focus on improving digger and dumper safety

A new working group has been established with the aim of improving the safety of digger and dumper operations. Hire Association Europe (HAE) has joined...

‘Don’t Walk By’ campaign highlights workplace safety

A-PLANT has commissioned a new film aimed at highlighting the importance of challenging unsafe workplace practices. Ahead of the hire giant's annual Safety Week, A-Plant revealed...

VR training tool shortlisted for top innovation award

HIRE Association Europe (HAE) is in contention for an award at the Business Innovation Awards 2019 for V-Hire, the virtual reality (VR) training tool...

Hire giant splashes out on more dual view dumpers

A-PLANT has decided to invest in more Wacker Neuson dual view dumpers. The hire firm said it is helping to improve site 'safety, sustainability and...
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Tips for Choosing the Correct Personal Protection Equipment

In work environments where hazards are plenty, it’s important that certain health and safety strategies are in place to protect workers.

Hire firm looks to set Gold standard in safety

GAP Hire Solutions has revealed the firm's health and safety performance has resulted in a RoSPA Gold Award for the second year in succession.