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News
23/10/2018

New ‘MEWP’ operator training course for safe working at height

RTITB has launched an updated Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) training course to ensure operators have the skills and knowledge to work safely and efficiently at height.

The Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) categorises MEWPs, sometimes referred to as cherry pickers or access platforms, into four main groups – 1a, 1b, 3a and 3b – which ...
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19/10/2018

AI maintenance team wins comp

A software company specialising in AI-powered maintenance solutions for ...
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18/10/2018

Automated harvester with FANUC

FANUC robots have been integrated into a ‘breakthrough’ selective ...
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16/10/2018

Cochran saves with LNG

Industrial steam and hot water boiler manufacturer Cochran has made annual ...
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10/10/2018

Column lifts for fire vehicles

Cable-free mobile column lifts from TotalKare are supporting the UK’s ...
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09/10/2018

Lubrication: The four Rs

Lubrication is vital to machine longevity, but it’s often carried out ...
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08/10/2018

A-Plant in generator order

Mather + Stuart Power Solutions, the power generation division of A-Plant, ...
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Features
17/10/2018

Fire safety – after Grenfell

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, building inspectors and engineering surveyors must now assess the degree of fire protection in similar buildings. Brian Wall asks: Without adequate blueprints or records to fall back on, how are they to achieve this?

The Grenfell Tower fire, the worst in the UK for almost a century, claiming 72 lives, ...
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17/10/2018

Maintec 2018 set to return

When? 10:00–16:00 on 6 & 7 November 2018 | Where? National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT
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17/10/2018

Let’s talk tyres

Tyres on all modes of transport can become subject to wear and tear – even rider-operated forklift trucks. Adam Offord discovers what issues poor tyres can create and what operators and engineers need to be looking out for
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17/10/2018

Colliding with fatbergs in FOG

Technical guidance about the sizing and use of industrial grease traps is needed to combat the modern fatberg epidemic, according to a new industry association. Penny Hitchin dives in
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