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Useful Links

The following websites are recommended to members of the plant and equipment community. Please feel free to forward suggestions for the inclusion of any additional web sites of interest to OPERC via email (

Operator Training Providers and Related Experts

Apple Safety
Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT)
Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI)
C&G Services
Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers
Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR)
International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
Logistics Employment Training Services (LETS)
Mentor Forklift Truck Training
National Plant Operators Registration Scheme Ltd
Scottish Plant Owners Association
Train-a-Lift Ltd Forklift Training
Training Express

Plant Manufacturers


Trade Journals

Construction Equipment
Construction Europe
Construction Forum
Construction News
Contract Journal
Earthmovers' Magazine
Equipment World
International Cranes
New Civil Engineer
The Mining Journal

Academic Journals

Automation in Construction
Building Research and Information
Construction Management and Economics
Engineering Construction and Architectural Management
International Journal of Construction Education and Research
International Journal of IT in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
Journal of Construction Research
Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering

Professional bodies/organisations

Chartered Institute of Building
Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers
Construction Confederation
Health and Safety Executive
Hire Association Europe
Institute of Acoustics
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Institute of Plant Engineers
Mining Association of Canada
Minerals Council of Australia
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Scottish Plant Owners Association
Society of Operations Engineers
The Institute of Civil Engineers
The International Society of Mine Safety Professionals