Shortly after announcing the acquisition of a Tenstar Simulator as part of its ongoing mission to upskill the industry, the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA), with training provider Setting Out For Construction (SOFC), has delivered two courses which have been rated best in class by delegate
The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has agreed to provide a total of £90k funding over the next three years to support the work of the National Rural Crime Unit (NRCU) and the National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team (NCATT) in preventing and detecting the theft/fraudulent a
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is set to spearhead the production of much-needed comprehensive industry guidance on bridge strike avoidance in the transportation of plant and equipment. The move follows an industry summit hosted by the SPOA this month which brought together key represe
Ahead of the Autumn Statement being delivered on Wednesday 22nd November, the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge the Treasury to work with the construction plant-hire industry to help maintain and grow the sector and ensure it remains a key part o
The many challenges facing the plant-hire industry at a time of ongoing political and economic uncertainty were discussed at the Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Annual Conference held on 9th November. This was the CPA’s eighth annual Conference and the best attended yet with
UK plant hire firm Thomas Plant Hire has acquired Scottish specialist Mulholland Plant Services Ltd. The move will see Mulholland absorbed into the Thomas Plant Hire family and become its number one leading depot north of the border in Polbeth, West Calder.
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has invested in a top of the range Tenstar simulator as part of its ongoing mission to upskill the industry and attract young talent to follow a career path in plant. The simulator has been supplied with a motion base for a real-life seat feel and a VR he
Scottish hire company Eagle Hire has invested £4 million in a deal with Glasgow-based Scot JCB, acquiring a new fleet of JCB machinery ranging from JCB dumpsters to JCB 86C-2 midi excavators. Eagle Hire’s order of 127 state-of-the-art JCB machines, all equipped with the latest stage V en
Gordon Durno has been crowned UK Plant Operator of the Year following a national competition which took place at the CITB National Construction College in Bircham Newton last month. The 56-year-old, who works for Currie Contractors in Moray, demonstrated his skills honed over a lifetime in the indus
John Sibbald has been confirmed as the new president of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) at the trade association’s AGM held earlier this month. He succeeds outgoing president Callum Mackintosh and will be supported by David Jarvie in his role as vice president.