MPH awarded contractor of the month on a Skanska site.

Skanska are well known as a leading national contractor with robust standards and high Safety & Quality management systems.  MPH is delighted to achieve the award and it is fitting recognition of the onsite team’s dedication and hard work over 12 months. The team are assessed on monthly KPI’s which focused on all areas of the construction process and this has allowed for constant improvement. The award for the team is on top of numerous individual awards for the site team over

John TarrantMPH awarded contractor of the month on a Skanska site.
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MPH starts work on a £3m contract in Gloucester

In March Modern Plant Hire commenced a £3m externals contract in Gloucester. The work comprises of site clearance, lay sub-base, drainage, foundation attenuation, roads and footpaths for a new factory on an Arlington Estate. Mick Tarrant the MPH MD commented ” We are delighted to be working with the Takenaka team again on such an exciting job.”

John TarrantMPH starts work on a £3m contract in Gloucester
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FORS Silver

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators.   It  is an industry-led accreditation scheme that aims to promote road freight as a safe and sustainable mode of transportation in a way that supports economic growth and environmental targets whilst helping to improve our quality of life.

Richard Tarrant, MPH transport manager said.  “I would like to thank the team for their efforts to ensure MPH has been accredited with FORS Silver status.  This reaffirms to the outside world the standard we know MPH fleet has been operating at for a long time.”

MPH accreditation certificate:

Click for FORS Website for more information.

John TarrantFORS Silver
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MPH adds to fleet.

Modern Plant has recently added new Weightlifter trailers to the existing haulage fleet.  Managing Director, Mick Tarrant, stated “we are pleased to update some of our trailers with new Weightlifter trailers. Historically they have proved relaiable units for MPH and the investment represents good value for money. The trailers have a net 29.5 tonne haulage capacity are an important part of our haulage business both for contract haulage and to assist in the supply chain for MPH contract civils works.”


John TarrantMPH adds to fleet.
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MPH and Finnings

MPH was pleased to take delivery of two new Caterpillar excavators from Finnings earlier in the summer.   The two excavators: a 20 tonne 320  and a 13 tonne 313 were supplied as replacements for two excavators.  Finnings assisted MPH in securing the most suitable machines based on workloads.  Mick Tarrant the MPH managing Director commented. “MPH has always had a policy of  rotating machines and vehicles to ensure equipment is up-to-date and fitted with latest safety equipment.  This results in safer working environments, lower down time, less repair costs and more efficiency across our sites. We are very happy with the Cats which are industry leaders and the service from Finnings. That’s why we have been customers for over 50  years.”

Website: Finnings

John TarrantMPH and Finnings
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MPH external works – cofferdam for foul pumping station

MPH contracts team have constructed a cofferdam as part of the temporary works for the installation of a foul pumping station.  The excavation is approx 8 meters deep and the team can been seen installing the steel reinforcing for the supporting walls, prior to installation of the two tanks which sit side by side.

John TarrantMPH external works – cofferdam for foul pumping station
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Team work.

Team work is an important part of everyday life at Modern Plant and this is a good example of two excavators (21t and 15t) recently added to the plant fleet and mini excavators working on a 8m cofferdam for the installation of underground pumping station.  The haulage fleet is assisting with the muck away.

John TarrantTeam work.
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