Plant associations add their weight to Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum

SPOA president Mark Anderson

THE Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) and Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) are amongst a raft of new members to join the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum, which is focused on the recovery of the industry in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.

A total of 78 individuals are now involved with the group, representing 48 different official construction bodies from across Scotland and beyond, including Government agencies, private companies, professional services firms and training bodies.

The forum, which was formed only last month, has already played a major role in clarifying conflicting information for the sector and issuing practical guidance for companies, clients and employees.

Other members of the forum include SELECTSNIPEF, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA – Scotland), the Lift and Escalator Industry Association, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Scotland, the Scottish Building Federation, the Federation of Master Builders, the Scaffolding Association, the Stone Federationthe National Federation of Roofing Contractors, the Electrical Distributors’ Association, the Builders Merchants Federation, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the Scottish Contractors Group and the British Constructional Steelwork Association.

SELECT MD Alan Wilson, who chairs the CICV Forum said, “The forum has been delighted with the speed, willingness and efficiency with which agencies and individuals have contributed their experience and expertise in the wider interests of the industry.”