The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has partnered with the Scottish Partnership Against Acquisitive Crime (SPAACE) to tackle plant and fuel theft across Scotland. Callum Mackintosh, President of the SPOA, launched the first crime prevention campaign from SPAACE in Edinburgh on 22nd May in a
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has written to the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to call on the organisation to tackle drug and alcohol abuse among plant operators in the construction industry which is becoming a major problem.
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA), Scot JCB and CITB have collaborated to upgrade the machinery used for the Plant Mechanic Apprenticeship at CITB’s National Construction College at Inchinnan. In the last couple of years, the relationship and collaboration between the SPOA and CITB
The president of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) Callum Mackintosh has been recognised for his outstanding track record of leadership at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Awards. In March 2021, Callum became the youngest-ever President of the SPOA across its 70-year history, and s
Members of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) came together earlier this month at its annual dinner and raised £9,500 for the Aitken White Memorial Trust. The Aitken White Memorial Trust, named after two former Secretaries of the SPOA, James Aitken and Campbell White, was established
Deklyn Feather and Andrew Manson have been recognised as Apprentices of the Year 2022/2023 by the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA). The announcement was made at the trade association’s annual dinner held earlier this month.
13-year-old Jay Currie has become one of the youngest trained articulated dump truck drivers in the UK, after gaining his Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) ADT (articulated dump truck) Red Card. The schoolboy from Cullen follows in his brother Jamie’s footsteps, who became the younge
The first Women in Plant event, organised by the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA), has been hailed a success. The event, which sold out in advance, took place earlier in October at the Cromlix Hotel in Dunblane. It was an open forum for all women in the plant industry.
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is organising an event designed to bring women in the plant industry together. The Women in Plant event, which is free to attend and takes place on October 4th at the Cromlix Hotel in Dunblane, is designed to be an open forum where female plant operators
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is calling on plant owners to take advantage of the financial incentives on offer and consider taking on an apprentice and help secure the future of the industry. Funding is in place for plant owners to access, including an Apprenticeship Grant of up to &
The Scottish Plant Owners Association's (SPOA) presidents' summer barbecue will return to Edinburgh this August. Everyone from industry stalwarts to new apprentices, whether they are SPOA members or not, are invited to attend the event at the prestigious Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh on 19th August
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has elected James Currie, Gary Robertson and Robin Bryant to its executive committee following the AGM held earlier this month. James Currie, managing director of Currie Contractors in Cullen, has also taken up a position in the Safety, Training and Compe
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is calling on businesses in the lifting sector to attend an open meeting in Dunblane later this month
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) and UK & Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) have today issued a joint statement in response to confusion about rebated red diesel amongst fuel suppliers following new legislation introduced on April 1st.
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is looking forward to engaging with the industry at this week’s ScotPlant 2022.