Merlo 360 telehandlers available for hire now: Wales/England

Merlo 360 telehandlers available for hire now: Wales/England

From today a number of Merlo slew/roto telehandlers are available for you to hire from ACOP Group. Check out the details. We provide you with both operated and self-drive hire and are CPA registered. We can also train your operators via our CPCS (construction plant competence scheme) test centre. You can also hire other machines and attachments from us. ACOP Group’s hire division is going from strength to strength, with many satisfied...
CPA publication on forward tipping dumpers

CPA publication on forward tipping dumpers

Here’s a publication on staying safe when operating forward tipping dumpers. It’s an essential read for any new or experienced dumper operator for some useful guidance on how to stay safe. CPA Operational Safety Guidance: Staying safe when operating forward tipping dumpers It includes the following sections: Pre-work knowledge Preparation Travelling and manoeuvring Being loaded Transporting a load Discharging a load On completion of work Preparing to and completing work Working safely and with others Operating requirements Stability and overturning Planning and supervision Dumper selection Informing others During use and after use Thanks to CPA for their work in producing this highly useful...
CITB announces potential new owner of CPCS

CITB announces potential new owner of CPCS

Here’s some news from the CPA: The CITB have publically announced that it is divesting their Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) card scheme for plant operators to an external organisation as part of its Vision 2020 reform programme. CITB have confirmed that the NOCN Group has been selected as the preferred bidder. NOCN are an awarding organisation that offers a range of qualifications and were also the buyer for CITB’s own recently divested awarding organisation; CSkills Awards. If the sale is successful, NOCN will create an independent subsidiary as part of their overall approach to the purchase and delivery of CPCS. The process now moves to a stage of due diligence and negotiations between CITB and NOCN. At present, CITB will remain the card scheme provider and CPCS will continue to operate as normal. The CITB statement on the proposal can be found here. As a majority stakeholder in CPCS through Management Committee membership, the CPA Council are reviewing both the potential impacts that could occur through the sale of CPCS to a commercially-led organisation, and how card schemes function now and in the future for industry. CPA was a founder member of the predecessor scheme, CTA back in 1986 and since that time has ensured through the industry-led Management Committee that the policy and management of CPCS, and the associated training and testing standards, are fit-for-purpose for the sector. We believe that this is the time to review all plant operator card schemes to ensure that they benefit Member’s and the sector’s interests for the future. To support this process, we’re seeking Member’s views about how card schemes...
Your CPCS ticket… Get your construction training while it’s hot!

Your CPCS ticket… Get your construction training while it’s hot!

Wow… we are going to be talking about the hot summer of 2018 for decades to come! If you want to further your career in the construction industry, why not make it a memorable July and look into one of ACOP Group’s upcoming courses. We regularly liaise with the industry on the most in-demand skills. Our training provision reflects this. Some of the hottest courses we offer include: slinger signaller 360 telehandler appointed person 360 excavator telehandler suspended loads Head to the Courses section for a full and up-to-date list....
Hire from a range of 360 telehandlers with ACOP Group

Hire from a range of 360 telehandlers with ACOP Group

Check out our fleet of 360 telehandlers which you can hire for your project in Wales, England, or Scotland. We provide both operated and self-drive hire and are CPA registered. We can also train your operators via our CPCS (construction plant competence scheme) test centre. Other machines and attachments are also available through ACOP Group. You can get more info from the hire section of our website, or contact us...
CITB training model to streamline training, traceability and grant claims.

CITB training model to streamline training, traceability and grant claims.

There’s a new CITB training directory, which has been set up for some of the following reasons; Traceability – an online database which allows employers/ individuals to search records to check current skills and manage their training needs. This should also minimise duplication where a learner may have previously received training and have no proof of which. Claims – On successful completion of a course, a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) will confirm the learner’s achievement, upload the details onto the Construction Training Register, triggering the automated grant process for levy registered employers. Thus massively simplifying the claims process. Training – CITB Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) will have the opportunity to advertise training courses enabling employers/ individuals to find the right course at a time and location suitable for them.   More information can be found...