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...
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...
New JCB Telehandler is the business!

New JCB Telehandler is the business!

ACOP Group are proud new owners of a JCB 535 125 HiViz Telescopic Handler supplied by Holt JCB — and available for you now if you enrol on our telehandler course. Since taking delivery last month, we have had large cohort of trainees successfully achieving this CPCS category. All of the trainees been impressed by the latest control functions and amazing visibility it offers. The new Loadall offers impressive reach and height capabilities to complement a whooping 3500kg lift capacity. As a customer of ACOP Group we guarantee you quality training complemented by the latest plant machinery. If you’d like to discover what the buzz is about in relation to ACOP Group, then please get in...
JCB140X: Trialling new plant machinery for training

JCB140X: Trialling new plant machinery for training

Our team were all extremely impressed by the 140X we had on demo from Holt JCB last week. We thought the cab layout was carefully crafted and intuitive – with nice modern touches (i.e. Bluetooth and ab LCD touch-screen), and also couldn’t believe how quiet and comfortable the cab was whilst operating. The JCB140X had a bold modern look and we were particularly impressed with excellent lighting and visibility (particularly at the rear of the machine). We believe the X series to be a game changer for JCB and look forward to placing an order once they have released the 130/131 model. At ACOP Group we have a strong relationship with local plant dealers and we are regularly updating our fleet of plant to ensure you as a trainee have access to modern...
What’s happened to the CPCS logbook validator? Your questions answered..

What’s happened to the CPCS logbook validator? Your questions answered..

The sudden removal of the CPCS validator from the scheme in August 2019 came as some surprise to the majority of test centres and companies directly involved within the blue card renewal process. This was compounded by the lack of available information from NOCN jobcards over their justification. (NOCN is the owner and maintainer of the CPCS card scheme, after having acquired it from CITB in 2018.) However, NOCN have now provided some clarity over this decision (via an email): At the start of August we made the decision to remove Validators from the scheme. The reasons for this were: Between March and June, 23.99% of rejected renewal applications were due to the validator not undertaking the checks or completing the application form correctly. We have calculated 84.4% of these rejections could have been avoided. This was slowing the process for getting the right people the right cards to work on site. There was reported fraudulent activity taking place in the validator process which we wanted to stop. Since the removal of the Validators, our rejection rates have dropped from 23% to 11.2%. We recognise that there is an important place for employer checks on site and we have made this clear in our most recent communications and updated forms, these are available on our website – click this link for: further-information-on-the-removal-of-the-validator-role On this occasion we know our communications to Test Centres were not as strong as they should have been and for this we apologise – we will continue to learn from you. As ACOP Group we have read the reasoning from NOCN and welcome this decision. Please contact...

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This page is also available in English. Dyma gyfle i helpu tyfu busnes dynamig gydag enw da iawn yn y diwydiant adeiladwaith. Fel gweinyddwr yn ACOP Group byddech yn gweithio fel aelod o dîm cyfeillgar i alluogi hyfforddiant ar beiriannau a bod yn gyfrifol am drefniant cwmni o ddydd i ddydd. Nid oes angen profiad o’r diwydiant adeiladu, ond mae disgwyl i ymgeiswyr ddangos tystiolaeth o brofiad swyddfa perthnasol a bod yn drefnus iawn a gofalus. Mae’r gallu i gyfathrebu yn Gymraeg a Saesneg ar lafar ac yn ysgrifenedig yn hanfodol ar gyfer y swydd hon. Prif ddyletswyddau Helpu gyda gweinyddiaeth/darpariaeth o brawf iechyd, diogelwch ac amgylchedd CITB. Cyhoeddi prawf CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) a chadw cofnodion sain a phapur. Cadw calendr ar y cyd i sicrhau bod hyfforddwyr, cyrsiau ac asesiadau yn cael eu cynllunio’n effeithiol. Creu a chadw systemau ffeilio. Paratoi gwaith papur ar gyfer cyrsiau. Cadw cronfa ddata o gleientiaid. Sicrhau bod cofnodion DPP yn cael eu cadw. Cyfathrebu gydag archwiliwr allanol. Cefnogi gyda diweddariadau i’r wefan WordPress a dros gyfryngau cymdeithasol. Trefnu cyfarfodydd tîm a chymryd cofnodion. Cymryd taliadau. Sicrhau bod holl gofnodion ac ardystiadau yn gyfamserol yn unol â deddfwriaeth iechyd a diogelwch. Cadw cofnodion a dogfennaeth ar osodiadau a gwasanaethau’r peiriannau. Delio gydag ymholiadau dros e-bost/ffôn Mynychu a chynllunio digwyddiadau gwerthi Cyflog Cyflog gweinyddwr £21,000 per annum (40 awr) Polisi Mae polisi cyfleoedd cyfartal ACOP Group yn ystyried pob ymgeisydd medrus heb wahaniaethu ar unrhyw sail megis rhyw, ethnigrwydd, lliw, crefydd, tarddiad cenedlaethol neu gymdeithasol, oedran, anabledd, neu ffactor arall. Dyddiad cau Dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau: Dydd Llun 17 Mehefin 2019...