Plant, Equipment & Supplies News

Plant, Equipment & Supplies News focuses on building products, excavation works, heavy machinery and the UK plant hire market. This section will give you an insight into the latest guides for how to handle machinery and how the construction equipment sector is coping in today's climate.
From big firms like JCB and the most recent innovations in the industry the Plant, Equipment & Supplies News section has a range of articles for your viewing pleasure.
 

The timber trail: ensuring construction sustainability

Ensuring timber sustainability in construction

Proving that the timber used in construction projects is legal and sustainable is becoming a key factor. BM TRADA have now addressed this with FSC® Project Chain of Custody Certification, and here they explain the benefits. The ability to prove that timber has been derived from well-managed sources is now...
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The safe approach for mobile elevating work platforms

Operating safely when working at height is a dangerous occupation, but with good management and training, working on mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) can be safe says Berlinda Nadarajan of IPAF. Work at height is by nature a dangerous thing. Falls from height are the largest cause of fatal accidents...

The height of roof safety

Paul Haxell, Chair of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Construction Group outlines the risks of working at height and what mitigation steps should be taken. There continues to be a high level of fatalities caused by falls within the construction industry, according to the latest Health and...
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Construction Plant-hire Association seeks feedback

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is inviting feedback on a new guidance document - “Ground Conditions for Construction Plant”, which is now available as a draft for public comment. Failure of the ground on which construction plant stands and moves is a frequent cause of minor incidents and near misses...
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The right crane for the job

Construction Plant-hire Association’s Kevin Minton highlights the importance of tower cranes being suitable for purpose. Tower cranes are not a “one size fits all “solution, and principal contractors and tower crane suppliers need to communicate to ensure that tower cranes are suitable for their intended use. Accelerated wear and risk of...

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