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Got a light pal?

GAP Group is ready to shed some light on winter working with an initial 60 units from Italy. The company added nearly 400 lighting towers last year and  now has more than 2,000 in the hire fleet.

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Volvo GB is now SMT

The sale of Volvo Construction Equipment’s UK dealership has been concluded and the business has started trading under its new banner of Services Machinery & Trucks Ltd.

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Crane firm fined £60,000

A north-east crane hirer has been fined £60,000 following an incident that left a worker with a fractured skull and other injuries. 'This incident could have proved fatal,' said a safety expert.

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Wind work for Ayrshire firms

Banks Renewables has promised local firms will get priority when bidding for contracts if it wins final approval for a 22-turbine wind farm. Proposals for Lethans Wind Farm will now go to the Scottish Government.

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EGIP power going live

Overhead power cables on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow railway line will be live for testing in the coming weeks as work continues on the electrification of the 46-mile route. Testing is due to start September 2.

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I&H Brown looks good on paper

I & H Brown goes on site this month to begin initial enabling works at a former paper mill in Fife. It includes excavating, crushing and screening 5,000 cub. metres of concrete slabs and foundations.

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Fewer platform deaths but…

The aerial platform industry has failed to learn the lessons of previous fatal accidents according to a safety expert. The number of fatalities decreased slightly last year over 2015.

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McCormick takes NWH chair

NWH Group has appointed John McCormick chairman and says his experience of strategy and acquisition will be “invaluable” in its expansion plans. He has been involved with the business since 2012.

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Buying time again

The ‘sold out’ signs have gone up for the annual event that puts suppliers face to face with public sector buyers and decision makers. Exhibitors will include Breedon Group, Balfour Beatty and GAP Group.

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More contracts on A9

New ground investigation contracts totalling nearly £7m have been awarded as part of the A9 dualling project and Balfour Beatty has achieved a landmark on the first phase of the Perth Transport Futures project.

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