Plant Operative of the Year 2021

Plant Operative of the Year 2021

Congratulations to Jim Baraclough of L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage who won the National Plant Operative of the Year Award at the Construction Plant-hire Association Stars of the Future Awards 2021. ACOP Group were proud to be joint sponsors with L Lynch Plant Hire...
Material Handlers

Material Handlers

Here’s a picture that I took of an operator assessment on a ship mounted material handler. This Terex Fuchs MHL 360 has an operating weight of 46t and a reach of 18m, it’s mainly used for port and scrap loading....

Site development & training

We like to mix things up a bit here and get some trainees involved in a bit of site development. Here’s one of our instructors giving a demonstration on an 8t Doosan...

360 lifting ops (A59C) explained

I’ve come across a fair bit of confusion resulting from the recent 360 lifting endorsement for excavator tests. Here’s some information to help clarify. New Blue Cards If the candidate has achieved a Theory and a Practical test for A58/A59 A and/or B then...

Let it snow!

One can’t dispute that both snow and ice bring chaos, disruption and  the whole country to a standstill…… However, it does mean that after all the rain we’ve had,  the ground is finally firm enough for ‘rubber duck’ (wheeled...

360 Excavator NVQ (grading/reinstatement)

Here’s Mr G.Thomas from Pembrokeshire demonstrating some superb grading on a JCB 145 360 excavator. He has successfully completed his NVQ Level 2 in plant operations with us and is looking to complete his Rear Tipping Dump Truck CPCS technical test...