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The UK Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group has launched a public consultation on a new guidance document, Management of Plant Operator Competence, produced in collaboration with the Construction Plant-hire Association. The guidance stresses managers need to do more than just check operators cards.
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British emissions specialist Eminox says it has received an order from Liebherr’s engines division, Liebherr Machine Bulle to supply exhaust system components for up to 10,000 machines a year.
A helicopter has crashed into a crane in London, killing two people, and leaving parts of the jib hanging over a busy city street.
The primary UK contractor's association recently agreed to recognise the operator card and training program produced by ALLMI, The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers.
As the US industry gears up to certify operators ahead of the 2014 implementation of the cranes and derricks rule, SC&RA members are questioning a requirement for capacity certification that could, some say, add a billion dollars to industry costs.
The programme for Cranes Asia, Cranes Today's annual Singapore-based conference, has just been finalised, with the late addition of regulators from Singapore and Malaysia.
A new revision to the British Standard for cranes will clarify guidance on inspection, maintenance and thorough examination of overhead cranes, emphasise scheduling testing and inspection to crane usage, and lay the ground work for a dedicated overhead crane standard. Will North reports
A crane inspector certification programme has been developed by the NCCCO in conjunction with the Crane Certification Association of America (CCAA), offering inspectors of tower, mobile and overhead cranes distinct certifications.