SPOA News

With over 350 members within the SPOA there is always something to report on. Here you will find all the past, present and future news stories from the Scottish Plant Owners Association.

The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is set to spearhead the production of much needed comprehensive industry guidance on bridge strike…
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Outgoing Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) President Callum Mackintosh reflects on his term in office and explains why the journey both…
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A recent survey of members of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) found that more than 80% of plant hire businesses are facing more…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has invested in a top of the range Tenstar simulator as part of its ongoing mission to upskill the…
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Gordon Durno, aged 56 from Moray, has been crowned UK Plant Operator of the Year following a national competition which took place at the CITB…
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The 2023 SPOA Annual Ball took place on Friday 29th September 2023 at the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club. The event was a sell-out and hailed a great…
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This month saw the first of the SPOA’s bespoke training courses delivered by Intelligent Dialogue. Hire Controller training was a one-day course…
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September is World Suicide Prevention Month and whilst you may question why the SPOA is observing this, if you knew that every working day, two…
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John Sibbald has been confirmed as the new President of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) at the trade association’s AGM held earlier this…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has launched two new training courses for its members and non-members.
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is proud to announce its involvement in Plant Hire Week, taking place later this year from 9th to 15th…
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Gordon Durno has been crowned the winner of the Scottish Plant Operator Challenge, following a closely fought competition at the weekend at Errol…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) would like to draw members’ attention to the important issue of plant and tool theft.
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Discover the triumphs and advancements of Scotland's plant industry in the Scottish Plant Owners Association 2022-2023 Annual Review. Celebrating…
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UK Plant Operator of the Year statement from the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA).
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In its recently released 2022 Impact Report, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has detailed the positive impact of its work within the…
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Earlier this month, President Callum Mackintosh attended the European Rental Association Convention, held in Maastricht in the Netherlands.
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We are delighted to welcome our newest Associate Member, JCB Insurance Services Ltd, with a deep knowledge of construction and plant and what members…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has partnered with the Scottish Partnership Against Acquisitive Crime (SPAACE) to tackle plant and fuel…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association’s (SPOA) Apprentices of the Year 2021/2022, plant mechanic apprentice Callum McIntyre and plant operator…
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The construction industry’s Plant Sector Representative Organisation (PSRO) will be hosting a webinar to provide an update on its formation, function,…
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