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.
 

lifting operations

Updated guidance on lifting operations now available

The Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group (SFPSG) has released a new revised plant safety guidance document entitled ‘Lifting Operations With 180⁰ and 360⁰ Excavators’
softmud bricks

Wienerberger launches four new softmud bricks

Wienerberger, the global supplier of building material and infrastructure solutions, has announced the launch of four new softmud bricks
builders merchants

BMF calls on Chancellor to back modernisation of builders merchants vehicles

The Builders Merchants’ Federation (BMF) has written to Chancellor Philip Hammond to urge him to put measures in the forthcoming budget that will support the modernisation of builders merchants’ delivery vehicles
construction plant hire

CPA conference explores the developments in construction plant hire

Over 150 key contacts attended this year’s Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) Plant Conference which took place at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre near Coventry

Construction equipment sales grow by 6%

In the first three quarters of 2017, sales of construction and earthmoving equipment grew by 6% compared with the same period in 2016
stolen plant equipment

AMI tracking device leads police to stolen plant equipment

AMI Group has led West Yorkshire Police to a haul of stolen plant equipment worth £250,000 following the recovery of a stolen roller protected with an AMI tracking device
tracking device

AMI group to launch ultra-small tracking device

Gary Stockton, Founder and Managing Director of asset tracking company AMI group, has announced the launch of an ultra-small tracking unit
vehicle leasing

Mick George Ltd gunning for vehicle leasing success

Mick George Ltd explains why it has taken on the challenge of adding vehicle leasing to its portfolio of services
Construction Equipment industry -Diesel Engine

The diesel debate: A challenge for the construction equipment industry

The construction equipment industry has retained its faith in the trusty diesel engine according to CEA consultant Alex Woodrow
hydraulic pressurising guide

Good practice guide released on hydraulic pressurising activities

The CPA has launched a good practice guide on the safety aspects of pressurising hydraulic systems using an external energy source for diagnostic purposes.
Unintended movement of plant controls

New guidance released on reducing unintended movement of plant

The SFPSG has released a new publication on plant safety entitled ‘Reducing Unintended Movement of Plant - Managing Exposure to Consequential Risks.’
What does the construction industry want from timber product suppliers?

What does the construction industry want from timber product suppliers?

Sustainability expert Charlie Law shares how timber product suppliers can help the industry meet sustainability goals through responsible sourcing and education The UK consumes circa 16 million m3 of sawn wood and panel products annually, the vast majority of which is believed to be used either directly or indirectly by...
Safety and the quality of buildings will be the focus of the Timber Expo

Safety and the quality of buildings will be the focus of the Timber Expo

This year’s Timber Expo will cover all the latest developments from the industry, bringing together leading experts in the built environment
New construction products must be carefully regulated and monitored

New construction products must be carefully regulated and monitored

New construction products left untested can result in serious problems. The British Board of Agrément explains why they should be monitored for safety

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