All Health & safety Articles

Fibre rope guidance from FEM
FEM publishes initial guideline on safe use of high performance fibre rope in mobile crane applications
Snorkel issues safety bulletin
Snorkel has issued a safety-related technical bulletin for all ATB60 and AB60J articulated boom models manufactured from 1990 to current.    
ESTA seeks trial candidates
Help sought by ESTA for a pilot project as part of the European Crane Operator Licence scheme
CPA appoints training and safety manager
Rob Squires has been appointed as training and safety manager for UK trade body, the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA)
Serious Labs receives $5 million to develop VR training
The Canadian-based company received the money through a joint investment by United Rentals and Brick and Mortar Ventures
Plant safety guidance publication
A new plant safety guidance publication has been released, focusing on the issue of unintended movement of plant machinery
Learn key safety lessons at the 2017 World Crane and Transport Summit
Safety in the crane and specialized transport sector will be one of the key themes of the 2017 World Crane and Transport Summit (WCTS).
Klijn appointed ESTA director
Ton Klijn is leaving Wagenborg Nedlift to take over as director at the European road transport and mobile crane association ESTA
AEM updates Digger Derrick safety manual
The content reflects current industry practices, according to AEM
Sarens speech to confront ‘macho’ behaviour
Hendrik Sarens will use his keynote address at the World Crane and Transport Summit to confront machismo culture in the industry
Haydn Steele retires from CPA
After 16 years Haydn Steele has retired from the Construction Plant-hire Association in the United Kingdom where he was safety and training manager
Lift & Move USA to attend SkillsUSA annual conference
The Lift & Move USA program will promote careers to thousands of students and teachers at SkillsUSA’s annual conference.
CTE celebrates 15 years with IPAF
CTE is today (6 June) celebrating 15 years as a member of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). It has trained 3,500 operators so far
ALH Awards open for entries
The Access, Lift & Handlers Awards are now open for entries with a deadline of July 31. New forms and guidance have been introduced this year and interested participants can download both on our website. As always, the awards are free to enter
ESTA, FEM and VDMA start wind energy discussions
New best practice guidelines for the lifting and transportation of wind turbines are under discussion following a meeting between ESTA, FEM and VDMA Power Systems
ESTA’s ECOL passes milestone
Lifting and transport association ESTA has established the ECOL Foundation, an important step in bringing the European Crane Operator Licence project to fruition
Checklists serve as vital safety tool
Chip Pocock discusses why checklists are so important to safe crane operation.
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