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    CONSTRUCTION PLANT-HIRE ASSOCIATION TWEETS ITS UPDATES

    Major plant body now posts safety updates on Twitter  

    The Construction Plant-hire Assiciation has a membership in excess of 1,500 companies representing over 90% by turnover of all UK construction plant hire. You can now follow the CPA on Twitter where the CPA will be ‘tweeting’ press releases, stories of interest and post on behalf of the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group.

    The Plant Safety Group is chaired by the CPA Chief Executive and organised by CPA. The agreed aim of the group is to “bring about a continuous reduction in the rate of injuries and ill health caused through the operation and installation of plant in the construction industry”.

    Membership includes contractors, safety specialists, training organisations, plant hirers, manufacturers and unions, as well as the HSE. The Group meets four times each year, with working groups set up to deal with specific projects.

    Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group publications on Quick Hitches and on MEWPs are available on the CPA website.

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