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Why are construction equipment fires increasing?
Insurers and fire chiefs say there has been a spike in the number of fires breaking out in off road construction equipment
Wraith joins IPAF Rental+ programme
Martin Wraith to oversee development, implementation and ongoing audit of the IPAF Rental+ standard 
Australia vaccinates ‘thousands’ of construction workers
New South Wales Government makes Covid vaccines mandatory for workers and construction sites reopen
How construction workers are struggling with poor mental health
Why poor mental health is such a problem in the construction industry, and what we can do to lower suicide rates
Lessons learned from aerial platform accident statistics
Lessons can be learned from IPAF’s Global Safety Report, including the importance of sharing accidents and near-miss information 
New guidance on sustainability from the European Rental Association
Free ERA report gives rental companies key performance indicators at levels from ‘starter’ to ‘best practice’
United Rentals on the evolution of operator training
Baldemar Guerrero, director of United Academy, United Rentals, discusses how training has evolved
GAP Group launches mental health resource
Digital ‘hub’ will provide employees and their families with mental health information and resources
How to find the right employees for a rental business
International Rental News talks rental recruitment with Sunbelt Rentals UK’s Tracy Edwards and Sam Arnold
IPAF launches the ePAL app
The free app features the first ever digital IPAF PAL Card, operator log book and operator safety guide
Nationwide extends Bureau Veritas LOLER contract
Bureau Veritas will carry out inspections on UK rental company’s equipment for next five years 
Byrne Middle East PAL Card first
Rental company offers first IPAF mast climber PAL Card training in the Middle East 
IPAF calls for in-work training support
Member firms are encouraged to embrace the options for in-work training to support
New Toolbox Talks from IPAF
The two short presentations cover pre-check and use of personal fall-prevention equipment (PFPE)
IPAF extends assessment programme to mast climbers
The Competent Assessed Person (CAP) has been adapted to MCWPs
JLG launches on-demand virtual experience
JLG’s new ‘Access Your World’ online experience showcases productivity, safety and technology through virtual jobsites and more
IPAF launches site assessment and MEWP selection course
Course follows analysis of accident and near-miss incidents via IPAF’s global reporting project
Skyjack and Linamar launch vaccination clinic
Skyjack and its parent company Linamar have transformed company building into Covid-19 vaccination site
PASMA guidance for new tower scaffold standards
Free guide covers the updated BS EN 1004 European standards for tower scaffolds
Nationwide Platforms opens 12 apprenticeships
UK rental company takes on engineering and driver operator apprentices
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