The Scottish Plant Owners Association


The SPOA and its Members

The Scottish Plant Owners Association is an unincorporated trade association founded in 1950. Funded by member subscriptions, SPOA’s guiding aim is to further the interests of its members. The steering group of SPOA is its Executive Committee with representatives voted onto the Committee at the Annual General meeting of members held in January.

The President and Vice President of the SPOA are also elected at the AGM to hold office for two years. The administrative functions are carried out by the Secretary. Key SPOA outputs are the Conditions of Hire and Members Handbook incorporating survey of hire rates. Key relationships are with ConstructionSkill (SPOA supports the construction industry levy) and other trade associations and organisations.

A main area of emphasis is on the training requirements imposed on plant operators and the Executive Committee closely monitors developments in the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS).

As member organisations thrive on strong relationships there is also a busy social calendar including an Annual Dinner in February, Annual Dinner Dance in October, Area Member Meetings to discuss topical issues and golf events.

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Latest Events

Tuesday 2nd October - Members meeting in Drumossie Hotel, Inverness

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 - Highland Quaich Golf Trophy Competition at Inverness Golf Club

Friday 26th October - Annual Dinner Dance at Airth Castle Hotel, Airth

Further details on all events from the Secretary’s office.

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