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ESTA warns members over ‘unclear’ ERRU rules
Be aware of the controversial new Europe-wide sanctions register for transport violations that came into effect on April 1 this year, European association ESTA warns
Tadano sets sustainability as business goal
Product range will be gradually converted to engine technologies with zero emissions, or at least significantly reduced emissions
Heavy industry big part of climate crisis solution, says Mammoet
Mammoet’s head of sustainability, Erica Gray, discusses engineered heavy lifting’s role as an enabler of the climate change transition
OSHA to develop emergency standard for vaccination mandate
OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to outline the requirments for how vaccination mandates will be enforced.
Action urged on wind project safety
Klaus Meissner speaks out to urge action be taken to improve the safety of wind energy construction and maintenance projects
Major UK contractors agree pre-qualification standard
Build UK’s Common Assessment Standard system will make pre-qualification for tenders cheaper and faster
ECOL approval for Sarens
Sarens receives approval as a European Crane Operators’ Licence training centre
Talent show: operator training
Attracting talent and effective training are key to solving the industry’s skill shortage; You can take your pick of many training organisations
ECOL support grows in Germany
Crane & Logistics Partner has been certified as the first Germany-based examination institute for ESTA’s new crane operators licence
IPAF welcomes new control standard
ISO 21455:2020 follows a decade of work from IPAF, HSE and other organisations 
Wind energy guide published
New best practice guide produced by ESTA aims to cut onshore wind farm accidents
EWPA releases Good Practice Guide
Over 20 access industry companies contribute to EWPA’s safety guide for MEWPS
GSR gains ISO
Aerial platform manufacturer celebrated ISO 45001 accreditation over Christmas dinner
Double boost for ECOL
Two major developments boost ESTA’s ECOL crane operator licence project
PAC merges to create new EU Notified Body
Paul Adorian’s notified body to merge with Netherlands-based notified body Kuiper Certificering bv
Raising awareness on slings
Safety threat from lack of understanding about lifting slings, reports the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association
CPA hires technical consultant
Former HSE principal specialist inspector Ian Simpson to support trade association’s technical capability
Call to reform lighting and marking regs
ESTA report recommends urgent reform of European lighting and marking regulations
Ainscough chief to speak at WCTS
Peter Gibbs, Ainscough Crane Hire chief operating officer, will speak at World Crane and Transport Summit
Serious Labs steps up IPAF training
Canadian company presents PAL+ VR training at Innovate event 
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