M O’Brien Supports VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier Luton Dart Construction skills hub to support training of local people.

M O’Brien is proud to support the Luton DART Construction Skills Hub, delivered in partnership by VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier and Luton Council. Funded by the Construction Skills Fund – provided by the Department for Education (DfE), and administered and implemented by CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) – this innovative initiative is one of twenty-six on-site Construction Skills Hubs across England. The aim … Read More

M O’Brien attends See the light safety event

ZX140W wheeled excavator fitted with Halo exclusion zone safety

We had a fantastic day last week in Weston Supermare showcasing our Machinery at Fhoss Technology Ltd‘s See the light event. We had one of our Hitachi ZX140W/6 Wheeled excavators on display to highlight the effectiveness of our Halo exclusion zone system and how well it pairs up with our 360 degree camera system. Industry Leaders and safety directors from … Read More

M O’Brien invest in vacuum excavation technology for plant fleet.

M O’Brien Plant hire are pleased to announce the delivery of their first vacuum excavator from RSP suction excavators. With vacuum excavation technology improving all the time, we are now able to minimise the risk of cable and utility strikes using this improved technology as opposed to traditional digging methods. We see this as a big step in the right … Read More

M O’Brien group leads the way with new Dual View Dumper order

M O’Brien group is pleased to announce that its plant division Willow hire is among the first companies to have secured its order of new Neuson Dual View dumper’s. A revolutionary new design to reduce blind spots and prevent accidents. The new innovation from Wacker Neuson features a drivers seat and console that can swivel within the cab to allow … Read More

The Halo! Our latest safety innovation for People and Plant Interface

In our industry we know that people plant interface is one of the highest risk environments for our workforce. We work hard to implement safe systems of work and to train personnel to recognise the segregation required when working around plant and machinery. We have red zone training for this and it is quite effective and uses colour visual learning, … Read More

M O’Brien Plant Gains RISQS accreditation

M O’Brien has recently passed the audit for full RISQS accreditation, with 5 stars. (cue smug grin) The auditors were impressed with M O’Brien Plant Hire’s ever developing management system and how it manages its operators across the operation. Good feedback was also given on the specification of the machinery M O’Brien Plant has on the fleet, with all of … Read More

M O’Brien Plant gets Hitachi expansion for 2018

M O’Brien Plant hire has secured its order of 50 new Hitachi excavators for 2018 as part of its fleet expansion programme. The order sees a range of new Dash 6 tier 4 final excavators being delivered through December and January, increasing the firms percentage of tier 4 machinery to 70%. With the Goal to have 90% of the fleet … Read More