Waste management roundtable addresses key industry challenges

A cross-selection of individuals from the public and commercial sector of waste management joined SOE and LAPV magazine for a roundtable in June at the Society’s head office.

Worth the weight

Tail lift manufacturers are putting their products on a stiff diet. Steve Banner finds out how lighter lifts are leading to operational cost savings and efficiency gains

Challenge for change

`In her keynote to the IRTE conference 2012, senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell challenged the transport industry to sort out its standards and shake off its image. Brian Tinham reports

Bus and Coach Conversions: Further hope for hydrogen

Once a lot of the fears surrounding fuel cell buses had been dispelled, they entered into a period of quiet acceptance with small-scale trials. Now, however, there is a new EU project that could propel them back into the limelight. John Challen reports.

Except for LOLER

Agreed, it's not Lola, as in that seminal '70s song, but there's little doubt it would be 'a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world, except for LOLER' - the all-encompassing Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. They provided the first comprehensive legal framework for 'thorough examination' - and ultimately also installation, operation and maintenance - for everything to do with lifting, from passenger lifts to vehicle tail lifts, cranes and hoists.

3 reasons to become a Corporate Partner of SOE

The Corporate Partner scheme, which currently has around 60 members, was developed to provide mutually beneficial relationships between the Society and organisations who share our ethos of safety, standards and best-practice in operations engineering. Today, we give you 3 reasons why you should partner with us and why our scheme is so unique.

Transport Engineer Aug 18

This issue of Transport Engineer focuses on the future talent within the industry; highlighting apprenticeships and the IRTE Skills Challenge winners.

Improving Fuel Efficiency

How to prepare for a proper evaluation before an intervention to improve fuel economy can take place.

Climate change: on the horns of a dilemma

Seldom does a single study on a solitary branch of science elicit global comment, transcending culture, politics, language, industry – indeed, society in general.

Propeller head

Ask any engineer about electric motors and most of us visualise low- or medium-voltage three-phase equipment, either precision synchronous motors, driving machines or, more likely, standard asynchronous induction motors running pumps, fans and sometimes compressors. We see them everywhere, on all manner of industrial and utility plant, as well as heating and ventilating systems.