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SPOA reaches out to lifting sector

6 May 2022

SPOA reaches out to lifting sector

The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is calling on businesses in the lifting sector to attend an open meeting in Dunblane on 24 May.

This follows a successful initial meeting in March and the association hopes that discussions on the day will establish a desire to create a lifting sub-group within SPOA.

SPOA President Callum Mackintosh said: “Many of our members also work in the lifting sector. It has been brought to our attention that businesses in this sector feel that their specific needs and interests are not being addressed. This meeting, which is open to anybody working in the lifting sector in Scotland, is an opportunity to come and talk to us and see how we can come together and shape the future.

“The SPOA would like to establish a dedicated working group for the lifting sector as there are many issues that need to be addressed now to ensure a better future for the industry, not least attracting young people to the sector and also the challenges presented by the different terms and conditions for contract lift versus crane hire.”

The Association believes that its recent guidance on the transition from red diesel and to educate members on their responsibilities demonstrates its ability to bring professionals together and work through an issue to support its members. 

The SPOA also has also initiated a drive on apprenticeships and attracting young people into the industry, which is an approach it would like to extend to the lifting sector in Scotland.


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