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Council fined £150k for HAVS failings

5 Oct 2017: Wrexham Council has been fined after a 57-year old man was diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). more »

Smiths adds to hire fleet

5 Oct 2017: Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd, based at Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, has added 10 new Doosan mini excavators to its plant hire fleet. more »

Wernick invests £5m in solar powered huts

3 Oct 2017: Wernick Hire is investing more than £5m in 210 new welfare cabins with energy saving technology. more »

London mayor seeks new powers to police construction machinery

2 Oct 2017: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has asked central government to give him new powers to curb pollution from construction machinery. more »

Tool hire firms vote in favour of levy

2 Oct 2017: In-scope members of Hire Association Europe have voted to support renewal of the Construction Industry Training Board levy. more »

Solar lighting towers gain momentum

2 Oct 2017: Skanska, Costain and Carillion Rail are among main contractors behind the growing popularity of mobile solar-powered tower lights on construction sites. more »

Automatic pothole patchers head for Powys

28 Sep 2017: Powys County Council has bought two of the latest generation Roadmaster spray injection patching vehicles. more »

Balfour Beatty retrofits DPFs to comply with London regs

27 Sep 2017: Balfour Beatty has retrofitted its construction machinery with diesel particulate filters to comply with the London non road mobile machinery (NRMM) Low Emission Zone (LEZ) requirements. more »

Concrete firm expands capacity

27 Sep 2017: London concrete contractor MixIt has taken delivery of its fifth Rapid pan mixer from Rapid International. more »

Mervyn Lambert gets first yellow and grey Mecalac dumper

26 Sep 2017: Mecalac-branded site dumpers have begun to roll off the Coventry production line following a rebrand from Terex, the former US owner, to Mecalac, the new French owner. more »

Nuttall moves to LED lighting

26 Sep 2017: Civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall has bought twenty X-ECO lighting towers from Trime (UK) after a six-week trial on its M5 Oldbury repair project in the Midlands. more »

Ridgway Rentals places £9m Komatsu order

22 Sep 2017: Ridgway Rentals, based in Oswestry, Shropshire, has placed a £9m construction machinery order with Marubeni-Komatsu. more »

Demolition worker crushed by excavator

21 Sep 2017: Wolverhampton based Sterry Lane Ltd, trading as LPD Demolition, has been fined £50,000 after an employee was crushed by a reversing excavator. more »

Alimak gets £3.8m Landmark Pinnacle deal

21 Sep 2017: Chalegrove Properties is spending £3.8m on a shipment of Alimak hoists for use on its latest Canary Wharf tower. more »

Volvo package for LPM

21 Sep 2017: LPM Plant Hire & Sales, based in Boughton, Nottinghamshire, has bought for seven new Volvo excavators. more »

London Underground workers to be tagged with proximity alerts

21 Sep 2017: OnGrade’s SiteZone systems are to be used by London Underground on its Four Lines Modernisation Programme. more »

Ainscough adds to mobile tower crane fleet

20 Sep 2017: Ainscough Crane Hire has added a pair of new truck-mounted tower cranes to its nationwide fleet: a Liebherr MK 140 and a Spierings AT6. more »

All terrain cranes to remain exempt from MoT tests

19 Sep 2017: The Department for Transport has decided against compulsory annual roadworthiness checks for most of the UK’s mobile cranes. more »

Pioneer Pump founder returns with DXB

19 Sep 2017: Two years after completing the sale of Pioneer Pump, its founder Simon Ruffles is back with a new pump production business. more »

Murphy opts for EasyCabin site huts

19 Sep 2017: Murphy Plant has bought 30 mobile welfare units from Luton-based manufacturer AJC Trailers. more »

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