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Safety & Health Expo 2008

A-Plant Puts The Limelight On Host Of New Health And Safety Initiatives

At Safety and Health Expo 2008, A-Plant is showcasing a series of new initiatives and products aimed at improving health and safety within the hire industry.

A-Plant will be exhibiting the Razordeck, the world’s first self erecting tower, at Safety and Health Expo 2008 for the first time. The Razordeck is a lightweight yet robust low-level work platform that erects to three working heights: 0.55m, 1m and 2m, ensuring the Razordeck is always at the right height for any job. The compact structure is effortless for one person to operate and with a unique folding design it takes the hard work out of erecting a raised platform. As a one-piece unit with no detachable parts to assemble or lose, the Razordeck is converted from ‘flat-packed’ to ‘ready-to-use’ in seconds.

The company will also be introducing the Cable Detection EZiDIG, which is the world’s first excavator mounted cable avoidance tool. It alerts the operator in real time to the presence of buried metallic services, offers huge benefits with regards to operator safety and reduces the risk of project downtime. The product looks set to become an essential addition to any excavator in an urban or developed environment.

The stand will also feature A-Plant’s Edge Protection System, a safety protection fencing system that incorporates a system of posts and barriers and can be fitted in a variety of applications. The Edge Protection System has been designed, developed and manufactured in the UK and has a number of unique design features, including integrated toe boards for automated safety, K-lock active safety lock feature and profile edges for strength.

A-Plant’s new Setting the Safety Standard campaign will be featured for the first time at Safety and Health Expo and answers a market need identified by customers for more information and solutions to meet current and future safety legislation. Also being seen for the first time at Safety and Health Expo will be a new version of A-Plant’s highly popular Site Safety Pack, which forms part of the Setting the Safety Standard campaign and will be distributed free-of-charge at the show.

An extensive 60-page Health and Safety handbook is incorporated in the new version of the Site Safety Pack, which provides a wealth of information on a range of subjects - from Hand Arm Vibration Safety and working in confined spaces to manual handling and the safe use of access scaffolds and ladders. The pack is designed to help site workers understand ever evolving Health and Safety legislation and guidelines. The new comprehensive pack also includes folders, window stickers and a variety of posters ranging from Dust control and Noise Control, to Working at Height.