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Speedy, fleet, lifts

Speedy’s fleet expansion plan underway

Speedy has invested in 130 new electric lifts as it begins a multi-million-pound equipment expansion plan for 2021.
Simon Carr, Henry Boot,

Henry Boot shakes up senior management team

Simon Carr of Henry Boot Construction and Giles Boot of Banner Plant will be retiring from their roles as managing director on 30 June 2021.
excavation safety, dyer & butler, m group services

Dyer & Butler to enhance excavation safety procedures

Dyer & Butler, a part of the M Group Services Transport Division, has introduced a fleet of remote-controlled, miniature vacuum excavators to its plant and fleet portfolio, enhancing its excavation safety procedures.
Plant hire, hs2, construction

Select Plant Hire doubles workforce thanks to HS2

Select Plant Hire has almost doubled the size of its Cheshire depot and workforce after winning a contract to supply eco-cabins at HS2 construction sites.
Operator Skills Hub

Flannery and Balfour Beatty launch operator skills hub

Balfour Beatty Flannery, a partnership between Balfour Beatty and Flannery Plant Hire, has launched the Operator Skills Hub, offering training programmes to inspire young people and upskill current plant operators.
Solar Pods

M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions invest in solar pods

M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions, a part of M Group Services, has invested in a number of solar pods that will reduce carbon emissions, noise and fuel use on operational sites.
electric van, equipment hire

LEVC and Speedy team up to test new electric van

Tools and equipment hirer, Speedy is trialling converted electric van to introduce innovative, sustainable solutions that can reduce carbon emissions.
plant hire,

Plant hire companies stay open behind closed doors

Many plant hire firms are staying open during the COVID-19 outbreak to deliver their services to "keep the UK going", including Speedy, Lynch and A-Plant.
plant-based sector representative organisation,

Support sought for plant-based sector representative organisation

A number of employer associations and federations are working collaboratively to establish a new construction plant-based sector representative organisation.

CPA’s TOPIC group defines framework for developing skills for the future

The Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Training on Plant in Construction (TOPIC) Group has successfully hosted an industry forum to help formulate a framework for the future direction of skills and training for those involved with construction plant and equipment
Construction Equipment industry -Diesel Engine

The diesel debate: A challenge for the construction equipment industry

The construction equipment industry has retained its faith in the trusty diesel engine according to CEA consultant Alex Woodrow
Unintended movement of plant controls

New guidance released on reducing unintended movement of plant

The SFPSG has released a new publication on plant safety entitled ‘Reducing Unintended Movement of Plant - Managing Exposure to Consequential Risks.’

JCB secures £5.5m order for nearly 100 new machines

Nearly 100 new machines have been purchased by Lomond Plant from equipment manufacturer JCB as part of £5.5m order for the firm Lomond Plant has...
builders merchant

600 jobs could be lost at major builders merchant Travis Perkins

Builders merchant Travis Perkins has revealed branch closures could put up to 600 jobs at risk as it scrabbles to make savings
PBC Today July 2016

PBC Today July 2016

Welcome to the July 2016 Edition of PBC Today. As I write this, we are just one week on from a referendum result that has...

Annual competition recognises young plant mechanics

The ‘Stars of the Future’ event, held earlier this week, recognised the achievements of young plant mechanics across the country… The fourth annual ‘Stars of...