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Overlooking Safety when Working at Height

Will overlooking your safety while working at height cost you a life? Every time a construction worker is on a job site they will face health and safety risks. Most of the time safety rules and regulations are followed and respected, …

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Scissor lifts Vs Ladders

Even though we are biased, and feel that access equipment such as scissor lifts and boom lifts are usually the safest and most productive method of working at height, we will admit that sometimes a ladder may be appropriate. http://www.vertikal.net/en/news/story/26154/ …

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BREAKING NEWS: Man killed on Melbourne Construction Site

A WORKER in his 50s has died after falling at a construction site in Melbourne’s CBD yesterday afternoon. The sub-contractor was working for Stilcon at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre Expansion project in South Wharf when he fell from a boom lift …

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Athena scissor lift

What? You haven’t heard of the Athena?

Have you seen all the hype surrounding the Athena bi-levelling scissor lift recently but wondering exactly what the machine does? Or maybe you have been on Mars the past few months and haven’t heard of this little beauty? Then this …

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Why Hiring is Cost Effective

People sometimes assume that when it comes to access equipment, their best option is to buy the machines outright even though it might be easier to hire them. The choice of whether to hire, hire-to-buy or buy depends on the individual project needs and circumstances, but it’s …

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Reaching Higher Expectations

Reaching Higher Expectations – What does it mean and why should I care? High expectations is something most of us would associate with school. The discipline of achieving scores and completing a curriculum (the expectations) often set by our school, …

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AWP vs MEWP vs EWP – What Does it All Mean?

You may have heard of various names for access equipment, be it elevated work platforms, mobile elevating work platforms, ariel work platforms or even a hydraulic-powered lift. Confusing right? Why can’t they just have one simple name? Well, the answer for …

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