MPH supports education

Modern Plant was delighted to provide a vehicle, driver and a vehicle marshal for a visit to Trumpington Primary school to help educate all the pupils on road safety, especially in relation to lorries and what the driver can see from his cab.

John TarrantMPH supports education
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Modern Plant – Construction Line Gold.

We are pleased to announce that MPH has achieved Constructionline Gold level.  Constructionline is widely recognised within the industry and is a leading provider of procurement and supply chain management services. Constructionline removes duplication from the PQQ process while simplifying the supply chain management and providing a dynamic data verification for buyers by managing compliance to PAS 91.

The Gold membership increased the level of scrutiny and risk management by extending the mandatory PQQ and including a mandatory Health and Safety Accreditation. The enhanced PQQ question set now includes verification of Environmental Management, Quality Management, Equalities and Diversity, and extended Health and Safety. It ensures buyers keep up with legislation in areas such as Modern Slavery, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, and Equal Opportunities, giving peace of mind across all these areas of governance.

We are delighted that that all of the processes we currently have in place have enabled us to achieve the Gold Level.

John TarrantModern Plant – Construction Line Gold.
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MPH received SSIP Acclaim accreditation

As a Silver Construction Line member Modern Plant completed the Acclaim accreditation process. Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is an umbrella body for assessing schemes of which Acclaim approved. MPH chose Acclaim because it was an extension of Construction Line and its strap line – Simple, Credible and Transparent.

Modern Plant had many of the systems already in place and only had to pull them together and present for the Accreditation process to be verified.

Mick Tarrant the Modern Plant MD commented, “…we have always invested in our process and people and it comes as no surprise the accreditation processed so smoothly. I would personally like to thank the team that worked on this task for their diligence and efficiency”

John TarrantMPH received SSIP Acclaim accreditation
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MPH was delighted to support local girls rugby team.

Modern Plant has a tradition of supporting local sports team and this has continued with support for the Barker Butts U15 girls rugby team. On 5th May the team traveled to Worcester Warriors Sixways stadium to compete and in the final of the RFU regional competition. The girls played Welwyn and ran out winners in a great match 20-12. Congratulation to all those involved.

Full details on RFU website:


John TarrantMPH was delighted to support local girls rugby team.
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Modern Plant innovates for quality.

Modern Plant while working on a prestige site in Cambridge encountered a quality issue. It was necessary to lay granite kerbs (approx 40kg each) with a 5mm gap with a desire to have minimal tolerance. The team combined and designed a spacer which was printed using a digital printer.



John TarrantModern Plant innovates for quality.
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Health and Safety promotion.

Modern Plant is delighted to have supported Rob Jones in achieving his NEBOSH Health and Safety qualification.  Rob recently passed his NEBOSH exams after completing off site and onsite training. Rob has progress through various roles at MPH. Rob has also been promoted to Health and Safety Manager.  Modern Plant has a tradition of employee support and training ensuring it’s workforce is well qualified to perform in the construction industry.

Rob Jones being presented his NEBOSH certificate by Richard Tarrant – Contract manager.

John TarrantHealth and Safety promotion.
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Modern plant worked with Road Skills to achieve FORS Silver Accreditation.

MPH has been working closely with Road Skills, David Somers and his team who have guided us to achieve and maintain our FORS Bronze Accreditation and more recently to achieve the FORS Silver Accreditation.  In achieving this we have introduced many systems to ensure we are monitoring all areas with regards to vehicles and employees and continue to improve our working practice.

Last week we had a visit from a Traffic Examiner to carry out an Operators Report and review regarding our Operators Licence.  We are very pleased to announce that we achieved a Satisfactory Report which is the highest level possible.  We scored very highly during the meeting and feel this was down to the systems in place for the FOR Silver accreditation and the help of David and his team at Road Skills.




John TarrantModern plant worked with Road Skills to achieve FORS Silver Accreditation.
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Modern Plant continues with employee training

Modern Plant is committed to professional development of its team.  In the last six months staff have completed or are in process of completing the following:

  • Nebosh Health and Safety qualification,
  • Road Transport Manager CPC Course,
  • Year one of a degree in Quantity surveying,
  • Four site staff completed the SMSTS course,
  • Three site staff completed the SSSTS course,
  • Numerous others such as roller, dumper, CAT scanning, confined spaces working and excavator CSCS tickets.

Congratulations all!!

Mick Tarrant, the Modern Plant MD, commented we encourage training to help develop and motivate our workforce and I am delighted the Modern Plant has been able to support employee development adding to the already high level of suitable qualifications held by the Modern Plant team


John TarrantModern Plant continues with employee training
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