Batched on Site Association holds AGM as industry decision moves closer

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The Batched on Site Association this month held its Annual General Meeting, which was attended by 65+ members and also saw a number of new members join. The Chairman of the Association is Chris Smith, the Managing Director of Mixamate, and as a company we are committed to improving industry standards and mobile batching techniques.

Now in its tenth year, the Batched on Site Association (BSA) was set up to represent the interests of operators of Mobile Batching Plants (MBP) throughout the UK. In more recent years, new industry regulations have moved closer and the association has worked with the Department for Transport (DfT) and other government bodies to advise on best practice solutions for safety and commercial regulation.

After many years of consultation a decision on a new set of industry regulations is now very close to being announced, and the latest industry AGM was attended by Duncan Price of the Department for Transport. Price delivered a presentation and took questions from the floor, as his session was well received by the group.

Chris Smith, Managing Director of Mixamate and Chairman of the Batched on Site Association, said: “We’d like to thank all of the members who took the time to attend the meeting, and Duncan Price for his presentation. There is now a huge amount of enthusiasm amongst the sector and the 2017 AGM has undoubtedly been one of the most constructive we have ever held. I think that all members now have a much better grasp of some of the regulation updates that are likely to occur in 2018, and of course we remain in consultation with the DfT between now and then on any further amendments that need to be made.”

The Association now expects a formal decision regarding the future regulation of the Mobile Batching Plant industry to be announced at some point in the first half of 2018 by Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and a Minister for the Department for Transport.