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Electrical Equipment – EA Technology

EA Technology has unveiled the CableData Collector™, a new piece of equipment which is said to detect Partial Discharge (PD) in live electrical cables before their fail. Read More

Machine-guarding failures land two firms in dock

Two companies have admitted safety failings after a worker had his finger ripped off by an unguarded machine at a factory in Wales. Read More

Sheet pile fell because excavator hook had no safety catch

A man sustained life-changing injuries after he was struck by a seven-metre metal sheet pile, which detached from the hook of a faulty excavator as it was being lowered at a site in south Yorkshire. Read More

Plant-downtime pressures are a threat to good maintenance, warns industry

Maintenance standards are in danger of being compromised because of the pressure to reduce plant downtime, according to more than a third of maintenance professionals questioned in a survey. Read More

Regulator dropped the ball in fatal dredging operation

The Environment Agency has been ordered to pay a fine of £200,000 after one of its employees drowned while dredging an icy watercourse in Cambridgeshire. Read More

Reporting of MEWP accidents to become compulsory

From the start of next year, rental-company members of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) must report mobile elevating work-platform (MEWP) accidents involving their staff for inclusion on the group's accident database. Read More

App offers customers the ability to manage hire-purchase

Equipment-hire specialist A-Plant has launched a free iPhone app that allows its customers to view account and equipment information whenever they wish. Read More

Two companies and worker prosecuted over excavator fatality

An excavator operator and a plant-hire firm have appeared in court after a foreman was killed when an excavator bucket Read More

SHE 11 – Construction Plant-Hire Association – hall 1, stand K80

For 70 years, the Construction Plant-Hire Association (CPA) has represented the interests of plant-hire companies. With 80 per cent of plant in the UK hired, its members are major players in construction, says the CPA. Read More

Tips on telehandlers

Described as a definitive new best-practice document, <i>Safe Use of Telehandlers in Construction</i> has been launched by the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group in an effort to help operators reduce their risk of accident and injury. Read More

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