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Alert on Welding Fumes

A safety alert on the exposure and effects of fumes from welding and gas-cutting activities has been issued by the HSE
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Crawler Crane Safety Alert Issued

A safety alert relating to telescopic boom crawler cranes has been issued following a number of incidents
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New Crane Safety Guidance

New Guidance on the requirements for mobile cranes working alongside railways now released
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CPA Respond to Change in Ownership of CPCS

CPA Council has been considering what the change of ownership of CPCS means for CPA Members
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New Policy Manager at the CPA

Chris Cassley joins the CPA team
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Approval for Hire Controller Apprenticeship

The new trailblazer apprenticeship for Hire Controller has now been approved for delivery
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Launch of Revised Construction Plant Medical Fitness Good Practice Guide

The ‘Medical Fitness to Operate Construction Plant - Good Practice Guide’ has been updated to take account of the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR
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New Chairman for Construction Plant-hire Association

Steven Mulholland was elected as Chairman at the CPA AGM
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New MEWPs Safety Publication to Facilitate Work at Height Rescue Plan

A new publication entitled ‘Rescue of Persons from MEWPs’ is now available
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Invitation to Become Involved in the CPA’s Training on Plant in Construction (TOPIC) Interest Group

Register your interest to attend and become involved in future Steering Group Committee meetings
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New Plant Operator Apprenticeship under Development

A new trailblazer apprenticeship for plant operators has received approval for development.
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New Tower Crane and Hoists TINs

New Tower Crane Technical Information Note on falling objects and Construction Hoist Technical Information Note on out-of-service wind speeds now released
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Construction Plant Industry’s Most Promising Apprentices Recognised at Stars of the Future

The UK's most promising plant mechanic apprentices recognised at the CPA's Stars of the Future event
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Lifetime Achievement Award for Colin Wood

Colin Wood has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the European Rental Association (ERA) Convention and Awards
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Safety Alert - Hitachi Dipper Arm Failure

A safety alert has been issued by a user due to the failure of brackets on the dipper arm
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CPA Survey Indicates that Plant Operation is a Top Five Occupation in Construction But Recruitment Remains a Key Challenge for Plant Hire Companies

A major CPA research project has examined the supply and demand of plant operatives across the construction industry
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HGV Periodic Testing (Roadworthiness Test)

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Safety Alert - Crushing During Vehicle Movements

Fatality due to trapping during plant and vehicle movements
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Future Events from the CPA

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