News Archive 2021
CESAR REACH HALF-MILLION LANDMARK
Standfirst: The Official CESAR (Construction Equipment Security and Registration) Scheme has reached a major milestone in its rollout across the construction plant and agricultural machinery industry. In November this year, the 500,000th machine fitted with the security marking system rolled off the production line. Read More
Date Created: 08/12/2021
AWARD SUCCESS FOR LANCASHIRE POLICE RURAL TASKFORCE
The South Rural Crime Taskforce are the first winners of a prestigious national award from the Construction Equipment Association, for being the most proactive rural crime team in the UK.
The South Rural Taskforce covers the areas of Chorley, South Ribble, Preston and West Lancashire and comprises of four officers, PC Stewart, PC Dalby, PC Williams and PC Levitt. The team has only been established since March 2021 and in its short time has already achieved a long list of successes within the rural community, including: seizing 61 animals exposed to cruelty and neglect, recovered 173 stolen vehicles and plant equipment, security marked in excess of £800,000 of equipment, prosecuted 98 offenders and conducted 74 occasions of partnership work. Read More
Date Created: 18/11/2021
FIRST DOUBLE CESAR CHAMPION
A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) from Leicestershire Police has become the first CESAR champion to be awarded with two awards at once.
PCSO Tom Vaughan is the latest winner of the prestigious CESAR award and is the very first officer to receive TWO CESAR Champion badges for identifying a piece of stolen construction plant and an agricultural machine on consecutive days. Read More
Date Created: 18/10/2021
MAYOR, ANDY STREET HIGHLIGHTS EMISSIONS REDUCTION AND WE TALK TO DAVE LUSCOMBE ABOUT VERIFICATION
Highlighting Emissions Compliance Verification for sites and 'Clean Air Zones' with Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street and Dave Luscombe of the Construction Equipment Association & Datatag ID Ltd
This is the third of six video interviews with Peter Haddock, supported by Sunbelt Rentals UK, from the opening of the new City of Wolverhampton College 'Rail Training Centre' this week. Read More
Date Created: 05/10/2021
GAP GROUP IS ON BOARD WITH THE CESAR ECV SCHEME
To further show GAP Hire Solutions’, the UK’s largest independent hire company, commitment to becoming net-zero by 2040, the hire company has been fitting the CESAR ECV Scheme to all new ride on plant purchased from October 2020.
ECV (Emissions Compliance Verification) is a clear and concise system to make it easier to identify the emission stage of a machine. Read More
Date Created: 18/08/2021
CELEBRATING TWO NEW CESAR CHAMPIONS
Two Lancashire police officers have been awarded the CESAR champion badge after they successfully identified a stolen telehandler using the CESAR scheme.
PC Daniel Haworth and PC Peter Mather, of Rossendale’s Rural Task force of Lancashire Constabulary, attended a location in Burnley where there had been a large piece of plant machinery left parked overnight. PC Haworth and PC Mather attended the location in support of Immediate Response. Read More
Date Created: 17/08/2021
EXPERIENCED VEHICLE EXAMINER, PETER WILSON, JOINS THE DATATAG POLICE LIAISON TEAM
The Datatag Police Liaison Team (PLT) are a key link between the Datatag team and Police across the UK. With relationships growing throughout the UK, Datatag have hired Peter Wilson to join the team to support the ongoing operation. Peter spent the last 14 years working with Greater Manchester Police as the Supervisor of the Vehicle Examination Unit and has extensive experience with the Datatag product range. Read More
Date Created: 28/07/2021
THE CEA - ECV BULLETIN - ISSUE 1
Industry unitedly recognises value of the ECV (Emissions Compliance Verification) scheme. As the UK emerges from the pandemic the environment will increasingly dominate decisions around infrastructure and construction in particular in Local Government where clean air strategies are being extended beyond road vehicles to include NRMM. Read More
Date Created: 08/07/2021
ACE - A NEW SPECIALIST POLICE UNIT TO TARGET CONSTRUCTION PLANT AND AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY THEFT
The theft of equipment from construction sites and farms has a significant impact on the businesses targeted from both the loss and replacement of the equipment taken, in addition to the cost of temporarily reduced activity and downtime within these sectors.
The launch of the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) owned Official CESAR Scheme (www.cesarscheme.org) back in 2007, has had a major impact on criminality across both sectors, driving down theft significantly for machinery brands that have adopted the Scheme. Now, with the launch of a new Police Unit, CESAR will have an ally in its fight against this type of crime. Read More
Date Created: 06/07/2021
CESAR ECV NOW INCLUDED ON ALL OF THE VOLVOCE GPE RANGE AT SMT GB
SMT GB have become the next machine distributor in the UK to fit CESAR Emission Compliance Verification (ECV) as standard to Volvo’s full range of GPE machinery prepared at Immingham. The decision to start fitting CESAR Security and ECV came after an industry wide recognition of the importance of machine security and emission awareness across UK construction sites. Read More
Date Created: 24/05/2021
CENTRAL MOTORWAY POLICE GROUP (CMPG) OFFICER BECOMES A CESAR CHAMPION!
The latest winner of the prestigious CESAR champion award has been named has PC Chris Bagnall from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG). Chris has been awarded the limited edition pin badge for successfully identifying a stolen JCB mini-excavator in on the M6 in Staffordshire during routine. Read More
Date Created: 23/04/2021
JCB GOES FOR FULL STAGE V COMPLIANCE WITH SPRING PRODUCT LAUNCH
The common theme in all of the new product announcements is the adoption of EU Stage V emissions-compliant diesel engines across the board, from a new 40kVA diesel generator to brand new compact excavators in the 3.5/3.6-tonne bracket.
Three new top-of-the-range backhoe loaders – the PRO range – are now available, all with the latest Stage V engines. Read More
Date Created: 23/04/2021
2021 FIRST CESAR CHAMPION AWARDED
Police Constable 'Hutch' Hutchings of Northamptonshire Police is the first 2021 CESAR Champion and joins the prestigious champions club.
Hutch is one of the UK's most proactive rural crime cops and the next very worthy winner of the coveted CESAR Champion badge. Hutch contacted the secure CESAR Contact Centre over 50 times in 2020 to check the provenance of agricultural plant machinery as part of his work to drive down rural machinery crime. Read More
Date Created: 04/02/2021