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A-Plant adds 300 lighting towers

A-Plant adds 300 lighting towers

19 Oct 2017: A-Plant has boosted its fleet of mobile lighting towers with a £2.4m investment in time for winter. more »

Amey trials wearable safety tech

Amey trials wearable safety tech

18 Oct 2017: Amey highway engineers have been trialling wearable technology, with a view to reducing risks to drivers and lone workers. more »

Utranazz signs distribution deal with Turbosol

Utranazz signs distribution deal with Turbosol

17 Oct 2017: Concrete equipment specialist Utranazz has secured exclusive UK and Ireland distribution rights for Italian manufacturer Turbosol’s portfolio of concrete, screed and mortar products. more »

CPA starts search for Colin Wood's successor

CPA starts search for Colin Wood's successor

13 Oct 2017: The Construction Plant-hire Association is seeking a new chief executive after Colin Wood told council he is stepping down in the new year. more »

Tracking device leads to plant haul discovery

Tracking device leads to plant haul discovery

13 Oct 2017: Police in Yorkshire are investigating the discovery of a haul of stolen construction plant. more »

Mabey expands UK hire team

Mabey expands UK hire team

12 Oct 2017: Bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has bolstered its major projects and contracts sales teams with some new recruits. more »

Sleeping containers for site team

Sleeping containers for site team

11 Oct 2017: A company that turns redundant shipping containers into portable temporary hotel accommodation has now moved into providing accommodation for construction site workers. more »

Tideway debut for electric hydrofraise

Tideway debut for electric hydrofraise

10 Oct 2017: An innovative, electrically-powered hydrofraise diaphragm walling machine is being used to help build London’s Tideway Tunnel sewer. more »

Dumper summit meetings agree on need for new guidance

Dumper summit meetings agree on need for new guidance

9 Oct 2017: A guide to using forward tipping dumper truck is being produced for the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group in the wake of several recent fatalities. more »

22-tonne digger stolen in Manchester

22-tonne digger stolen in Manchester

5 Oct 2017: Total Plant Hire has put out a call for help after the theft this week of a 22-tonne Doosan excavator from a recycling centre in Collyhurst, Manchester. more »

Riwal makes first delivery of new JLG boom lift

Riwal makes first delivery of new JLG boom lift

18 Oct 2017: A Dutch rental company is the first Riwal customer to have received the new JLG hybrid boom lift. more »

Central Alliance develops SI rig for hard-to-reach sites

Central Alliance develops SI rig for hard-to-reach sites

18 Oct 2017: Wakefield-based site investigation specialist Central Alliance has designed and built a modular drilling rig for use on restricted and difficult access areas. more »

Banksmen issued with bodycams for protection

Banksmen issued with bodycams for protection

13 Oct 2017: All banksmen directly employed by Aggregate Industries Contracting are now fitted with cameras strapped to their uniforms in a bid to protect them from abuse and confrontation. more »

Anti-tilt alarm for dumpers

Anti-tilt alarm for dumpers

13 Oct 2017: Emolice Technology, a Bracknell-based manufacturer of inclinometers, has developed a warning system for forward tipping dumper trucks that are about to overturn. more »

Oxford plans to become world's first Zero Emission Zone

Oxford plans to become world's first Zero Emission Zone

12 Oct 2017: Contractors hoping to do any work in Oxford had better start charging their batteries because anything with a combustion engine is set to be banned. more »

Speedy wins lenders’ support

Speedy wins lenders’ support

11 Oct 2017: Hire company Speedy has secured an extension to its bank facilities, in a move seen as a vote of confidence in the recovering business. more »

KKB places big Komatsu order

KKB places big Komatsu order

11 Oct 2017: Rochester-based KKB Group has ordered 26 new Komatsu excavators to meet growing demand. more »

JCB brand now stretches to paint

JCB brand now stretches to paint

10 Oct 2017: JCB has licensed the use of its brand name to a new supplier of paint. more »

Attachments investment takes waste company into demolition

Attachments investment takes waste company into demolition

5 Oct 2017: Dorset based waste management company W&S Recycling has moved into demolition with a hefty investment in hydraulic grabs and shears. more »

Council fined £150k for HAVS failings

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 »

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