The Construction Equipment Association’s official CESAR Scheme, powered by Datatag technologies, showcased its latest development at the biggest ever Plantworx show in the form of the new CESAR Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) functionality.
The official launch took place on the first day of Plantworx (12th June at the East of England Arena, Peterborough) and was well attended with guests from manufacturers including Bowman, Caterpillar, Bell, Wirtgen, Kubota, Mecalac, Manitou, JCB and Hitachi. Also, in attendance were guests from HS2, the CPA (Construction Plant Hire Association), Lynch Plant Hire, Societe Generale and key members from the construction trade media.
CESAR ECV is an invaluable ‘bolt-on’ product which compliments the existing CESAR Security System and additionally allows quick and easy verification of a machines emissions category. This feature, using tamper evident colour coded labels, with a unique alpha/numeric code, is linked securely to a machine’s unique CESAR identity and ensures complete integrity of the system.
Those involved in the development of the ECV initiative included Plant Hire companies Speedy Hire and Lynch Plant Hire. Also consulted were tier one contractor Balfour Beatty, HS2 (High Speed 2), Highways England, IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) and the Energy Saving Trust.
Rob Oliver, Chief Executive of the CEA said, “The Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) application for CESAR is the single biggest development since the scheme was launched as an anti-theft initiative in 2007. With the introduction of Low Emission Zones and “green” construction sites, there is an urgent demand for the quick identification of the certified emission levels of machines brought on to sites. In developing ECV we have had some great input from HS2, the Energy Savings Trust and London boroughs. The mix of a secure database of machines’ vital information plus an easy to read and scan visual sticker cuts out a lot of work for construction site managers and local authorities.”
With an industry looking increasingly on the environmental impacts of construction work CESAR ECV will be invaluable to companies required to manage large scale projects and multiple contractors ensuring plant on site is as ‘clean’ as is possible.
Kevin Howells, Managing Director, Datatag said, “The CESAR Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) is an ideal extension to the CESAR scheme. By securely adding machine emission data to that already held regarding a machine's identity, CESAR now provides important environmental insight for companies who are tasked with keeping construction sites within acceptable pollution levels.”