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Research Investment Fund


Productivity and new ways of working, Sectors and roles

Construction Plant Association

Scottish Plant Owners Association, National Federation Demolition Contractors, National Demolition Training Group, Civil Engineering Contractors Association, International Powered Access Federation

Great Britain




The project responds to a need to conduct research into the Plant sector to better understand the number of plant operators, and the degree of entry to – exit from the labour force.

The project will use this research to gain better data which can be used for planning and implementing recruitment and upskilling programmes in both general and specialist areas.

Research report

01 Mar 2017

31 Oct 2017

End of project summary

This project was completed as planned. The research report was produced and is available below.

Resources available

Research report: Construction Plant Operator Supply and Demand (PDF, 1MB)