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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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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