See you soon…

See you soon…

Given the latest government announcement we will be postponing all training courses and NVQ visits scheduled for the coming weeks owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have paid a deposit, you are entitled to a full refund if you do not wish to transfer to the next available date (to be scheduled). We will continue to take NVQ registrations, course bookings, process card extensions and offer advice. However, we kindly ask for your patience as dates for courses and NVQ visits are indeterminate (for the time being). Our lines of communication will remain open so feel free to telephone, email, message, text, tweet or even write to us at ACOP Group. We will continue to keep you updated and will post regular updates along the way. #besafe...

ACOP Group’s precautions regarding COVID-19

ACOP Group Limited are committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19 (Corona Virus). We are currently following all of the government guidelines in order to protect our customers and staff as best we can. ACOP Group have introduced the following actions: Cleaning all areas of our offices more regularly Ensuring sufficient stock of soap and disinfectants which are accessible to staff and visitors Asking all visitors and staff to wash their hands as they arrive at the centre and before they leave – or apply hand sanitiser (when available) Temporarily suspending CSCS test for the open market (they are currently only available for customers booked onto a course) Conducting theory tests in larger classrooms which are well ventilated Cleaning handles, steering wheels and levers in machines between each driver This is the link we will (and you should) check daily and will use to amend our policy and responses to any COVID-19 related scenario if and when the guidance is updated again. Public Health Wales also release daily statements at 11am: https://phw.nhs.wales/news/public-health-wales-statement-on-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/ Please do not visit if you have a high temperature, have a consistent cough or any other COVID-19 symptoms. In this instance you should self-isolate for 7 days (14 days if there are others in your household) in accordance with government guidelines. If you have returned from any affected country or have been in contact with affected people, please do not visit our site and seek advice from NHS 111. We kindly ask for you to avoid paying in cash (as COVID-19 is transferable on surfaces, especially money as it constantly changes hands). Please avoid sharing food....
Review of JCB ROTO 5.5 -21 (360 slew telehandler)

Review of JCB ROTO 5.5 -21 (360 slew telehandler)

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the iconic JCB brand. It is encouraging to see them continuing to push boundaries by further expanding their range of products to meet industry need. Recently, part of the ACOP team were lucky enough to receive a VIP visit to the JCB factory courtesy of Holt JCB. During the visit we were given the opportunity to trial the new JCB ROTO 5.5 – 21. This was at their dedicated training quarry near to the JCB World Headquarters in Uttoxeter, England.   Background The ROTO is the latest in range of telescopic handlers that JCB have unveiled. As the name suggests, these have a 360 slew capability. The ROTO will offer greater lifting capacity and greater reach/height owing to a set of 4 stabilisers, which, in turn, offers a greater footprint and thus more stable base platform. These machines are aimed to satisfy the ever growing demand for ‘bigger and better’ on site. The ROTO is further complemented by a new range of attachments that include a fly-winch, box-winch and platform (only the fly-winch was available to view at the time of writing). It is evident how such machines start to blur the lines of the ‘standard’ telehandler forklift as they are increasingly being used as small cranes and access platforms on sites. JCB have a long established telehandler brand which are a staple on most UK construction sites. However, how will their new ROTO match up to the existing brands on the market?   Our thoughts Here were a list of some of the many facets of the JCB 5.5-21 that impressed us  during...
The CPCS SMART card and app… What are your thoughts?

The CPCS SMART card and app… What are your thoughts?

All CPCS operators who apply for a card from 2nd December 2019 will receive a digital card in return. This is because NOCN Jobcards have now launched the much awaited CPCS SMART cards! Here’s a list of some of the changes; New design with block colours to align with the current CSCS card design. New CPCS card number, this is bescuase the old CITB card numbers could not be transferred across to NOCN’s new system. New app, as the new cards are SMART cards! Therefore, when an individual ‘reads’ the card with their phone or tablet then they can see that the card is legitimate. This is to limit the number of fraudulent cards on site. Have you received your SMART card yet? Let us know your...
Nadolig llawen i chi i gyd / Merry Christmas one and all

Nadolig llawen i chi i gyd / Merry Christmas one and all

Dymunwn Nadolig Llawen iawn i’n holl gwsmeriaid, partneriaid, ffrindiau ac eraill! Pob bendith, llwyddiant, a hapusrwydd ar gyfer y flwyddyn newydd. We would like to wish a very Merry Christmas to all of our customers, partners, friends, and others! Wishing you every success and happiness for the new...