The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has announced that Rob Squires has been appointed to the position of training and safety manager.

Rob squires

Rob Squires, training and safety manager, CPA

Formerly training manager of the National Demolition Group, CPA said that Squires brought a strong training and management background, having previously worked for the armed forces and latterly at CITB, where he oversaw the staffing and delivery mechanisms for all of the construction-based card schemes.

Squires’ main responsibilities will include supporting all of the CPA special interest groups and CPA’s training on plant in construction group – TOPIC.

CPA CEO, Colin Wood, said, “I’ve known Rob for a number of years and I’m very pleased to welcome him to our CPA team and know that he will make a great contribution to the work of the association and to the plant sector in general.”

CPA director, Kevin Minton, said, “Rob’s background in training delivery and management will be of great benefit to the association and with the advent of the CSCS-badged card initiative which is affecting many of the CPA members, Rob’s knowledge of card scheme requirements and his contacts with CITB and CSCS will allow us to thoroughly support the membership on these issues.”

Rob Squires added, “I’m very pleased to join the CPA and look forward to making a valuable contribution to the association and supporting the members in navigating the sometimes complex issues of carding, funding, qualification and training delivery requirements.

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