The CPA (The Construction Plant-Hire Association) is the leading trade association within the plant hire industry. Having been established for over 75 years, the CPA contributes over £4 billion to the economy and is a catalyst for economic growth, and CPA members supply over 85% of the hired plant to the construction industry.
So when it comes to SRS and the entire range of hire machines we supply to various types of clients in need, the CPA is the ideal support network for us and we have been a member for over 10 years now.
The CPA supply model conditions for plant hire agreements that set out guidelines in a clear manner in regards to the responsibilities of each party and that are fair to both us as a supplier and the company or client who are hiring the machine or consignment of machines.
When we provide a hire unit to any of our customers, whether it being big or small, we benefit from following the CPA Hire Terms & Conditions. The conditions help to clarify the hire arrangement and both our responsibilities and those of the customer.
Being a member of the The Construction Plant-Hire Association reassures our construction industry customers that we are guaranteed to be following certain guidelines and advice that we are provided with by the CPA.
The best practice guidelines provided cover the health, safety and legal requirements that we, as a company, should meet whilst operating and leasing plant. There are over 30 best practice guidelines and 60 technical guides at our disposal. The CPA also consistently revise their standard terms of hire and best practice guidelines, so we are safe in the knowledge that we’re all up to date and following all the latest industry protocols.
If we have a certain query about a hire for example if it is a request for something new or a usual application (such as a power station or airport, etc), the CPA are always happy to discuss the hire Terms & Conditions model and advise accordingly, but we’re always kept well up to date with new information releases or improved best practice guidelines through the quarterly CPA bulletin or otherwise. For example, if there are policy changes within the construction/plant hire industry such as emission zones in London only allowing certain vehicles to deliver to the area we will be informed, or if anything happens such as hire equipment reported as being stolen from sites.
We’re also provided with the opportunity to network with other like-minded businesses within our sector, which is beneficial as we are able to make connections with authoritative organisations such as government regulators and powerful government bodies. The CPA promotes and helps maintain positive relations with manufacturers and suppliers within the industry.
It’s been a great ten years associating ourselves with the CPA and reaping the benefits that the membership provides us with. Here’s to ten more!