All Safety & training Articles

HSS reports 11% growth in first quarter revenue
HSS Hire in the UK posted an 11% increase in like-for-like revenues to £41.9 million for the first quarter of 2010. The company, which reported 26% increase in EBITDA profits to £9.3 million, said the results were “strongly ahead of market performance”.
Report finds fault with UK hirers
Which?, the UK-based consumer rights organisation, has called for rental companies in the UK to improve their standards after a survey revealed safety faults in half of the tools it rented.
UK warning on telehandlers after fatal accident
The UK government health and safety agency has warned that telehandlers should not be operated if the driver’s side window is missing or broken. The warning follows a fatal accident in February.
Quick-hitch safety guide launched in the UK
A new guide to the safe use of quick-hitches has been published in the UK outlining the responsibilities of all those involved in the use and planning of construction equipment.
US aerials industry launches AWP training guidelines
A new ‘best practice’ guide on training and familiarization for aerial work platforms in the US and been launched following a collabaration between trade associations, manufacturers and rental companies.
AFI- Uplift first to Complete IPAF push-around training
UK rental company, AFI-Uplift have become the first in the powered access industry to run the new IPAF PAV (Push Around Verticals) training course).
NES to offer IPAF training
NES Rentals has become an AWPT training center in the Chicago area and will offer International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)-based training.
Sunbelt Rentals now offers regularly scheduled training
Train the Trainer courses and operator training are now available for Sunbelt Rental customers
Terex AWP opens service training centers
Terex Aerial Work Platforms has opened service training sites in Oklahoma City, OK and Southaven, MS.
South African rental association launches computer simulation operator training
South Africa’s Contractors Plant Hire Association (CPHA) has embarked on a major operator training programme using computer simulators to try to make up for the shortfall in operators caused in part by the high number of Aids/HIV-related deaths in the country.
Trico Lift receives safety award
Trico finishes nearly two-years without a recordable incident and has been awarded the American Subcontractors Association of New Jersey’s 37th Annual Safety Award.
Automatic hitches gain ground as semi-automatic versions come under review.
Accidents involving semi-automatic couplers (attachment hitches) in the UK have led to some new regulations banning their sale. Will the rest of Europe and the world follow the UK lead? Dan Gilkes reports for IRN.
Technicians can look to web for Genie service training
Terex AWP has introduced a free online service program for mechanics to learn more about troubleshooting and repair on Genie machines.
JLG offers extended warranties
All boom, scissor and telehandler products sold by JLG in North America now have an extended warranty option.
Spanish language training materials essential says JLG's Baxter
The US access industry needs to ensure that Spanish speaking workers in the construction industry have access to the same training materials as other workers, said JLG's David Baxter at a recent US safety conference.
GAP to extend safety awareness programme
UK rental company GAP Group and its customer AMEY Group PLC are extending the Safety Awareness Days concept that the two companies piloted earlier this year.
Wear a harness!
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) – the trade body that represents access equipment manufacturers, owners and users – has launched a global campaign to encourage operators to wear body harnesses when working in boom-type platforms (self-propelled booms, truck mounted platforms and trailer-mounted units.)
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