A number of new or revised guides for the safe use of construction plan have been made available on the Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) website.
Forward Tipping Dumpers– a new safety guidance publication has been produced. This is aimed at operators for safety training purposes and is divided into three sections:
- A stay safe list of actions for operators
- The how’s and why’s of each action
- A section for managers and supervisors regarding planning and supervision
This can be downloaded from: https://www.cpa.uk.net/safetytechnicalpublications/
Lifting with Excavators- The Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group has updated their guidance on safety when carrying out lifting operations with excavators, this covers 360°tracked and wheeled excavators as well as 180°excavators/backhoe loaders. Topics covered within the guidance include planning and supervision requirements, machine selection, roles and responsibilities, specific issues and maintenance and inspections.
This can be downloaded from: www.cpa.uk.net/sfpsgpublications
Suction / Vacuum Excavators- The Suction and Vacuum Excavator Special Interest Group have launched their Good Practice Guide for the Safe Use of Suction/Vacuum Excavators. The publication provides specific recommendations around lone working, the use of a second operator and other supporting staff, and information relating to contaminated ground containing radioactive wastes.
This can be downloaded from: www.cpa.uk.net/savepublications