SPOA is a trade association whose members are all interested in the business of owning and hiring plant used in the UK construction industry. There are more than 250 member organisations.
The steering group of SPOA is its Executive Committee with representatives voted onto the Committee at the Annual General meeting of members held in January.
The President and Vice President of the SPOA are also elected at the AGM to hold office for two years. The administrative functions are carried out by the Secretary.
Key SPOA outputs are the Conditions of Hire and Members Handbook incorporating survey of hire rates. Key relationships are with ConstructionSkill (SPOA supports the construction industry levy) and other trade associations and organisations.
A main area of emphasis is on the training requirements imposed on plant operators and the Executive Committee closely monitors developments in the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS).
As member organisations thrive on strong relationships there is also a busy social calendar including an Annual Dinner in February, Annual Dinner Dance in October, Area Member Meetings to discuss topical issues and golf events.