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Technical Committee

CHAIRMAN: Martin Sebestyen (Zeppelin Rental GmbH & Co.KG)

Members: Carole Bachmann, Alain Becque, David Betts, Jose Blanco, Wim Carlier, Guy Cremer, Stephane de Laplagnolle , Jean-Pierre De Nil, Amaury Delepoulle, Rupert Douglas-Jones, Gert-Jan Elfrink, Jorge Ferrando, Claudio Fiorentini, Gerhard Gasser, Leena Haabma Hintze, David Hall, Paul Hickling, Jonn Hicks, Jesper Knudsen, Thierry Lahuppe, Dino Leistenschneider, Michael Lilljequist, William Oldman, Jean-Marie Osdoit, Klavs Otisons, Michel Petitjean, Gerdrik Pongers, Nuno Portella, Caroline Prost, Francois Renault, Soeren Rosenkrands, Alex Schuessler, Martin Sebestyen, John Smeets, Christian Sonneville, Jean-Francois Sourdoire, Patrick Stellwag, Magnus Täljemark, Julio Tome, Stephane Tournut, Joep van den Maagdenberg, Glenn Verburg, Karel Verheul, Ville Viita, Ian Webber, Roger Wickens, Andrew Winlow

Description

The Committee is the continuation of the former Equipment Technology and Theft Committee. Relations with authorities at EU level on theft are dealt with by the Secretariat. The Equipment Technology Committee is primarily composed of fleet managers of rental companies and of representatives of equipment manufacturers.

The mission statement of the Technical Committee is as follows:

"Making it safer, easier, cost effective and sustainable for the rental industry by working together with equipment stakeholders on:
        
  1. The key drivers of the total cost of ownership (damages, accidents, maintenance, parts management, etc.),
  2. Standardisation wherever possible (telematics, decals, tie down points, instruction manuals, etc.),
  3. Framework of training (skill level, e-learning, etc.),
  4. New legislations impact on rental industry,
  5. Big data (connectivity, telematics, IoT, etc.)."
In 2012, the Committee has released a guidance document called "Total Cost of Ownership of Construction Equipment", representing a common understanding among the rental companies and the OEM's of the drivers influencing the total cost of ownership throughout the main phases of the lifecycle of equipment.

The Committee has worked on the "Catalogue of Rental Industry Issues, Needs and Requirements", on Safety, Operations and Maintenance Instruction Manuals, on an analysis of the spare parts and on standardisation of telematics.
The Committee is chaired by Martin Sebestyen from Zeppelin Rental.

Technical Committee' Publications
ERA recommendations on tie down and lifting points
February 23, 2017
This document is produced by the rental companies of ERA's Technical Committee and shall be considered by the OEMs as the recommendation and requirement from the European equipment rental industry.

Framework of quick guides
February 23, 2017
This document is produced by the rental companies of ERA's Technical Committee and shall be considered by the OEMs as the recommendation and requirement from the European equipment rental industry.

Internal Market related barriers - Examples from European equipment rental companies
December 1, 2016
ERA has asked to some of the major European rental companies to share some examples of situations where the Commission’s objective of Single Market is not yet met.

Catalogue of Equipment Rental Industry Issues, Needs and Requirements for Construction & Access Equipment
February 20, 2015

2014 IPAF Summit
April 7, 2014

Framework for the Production of Instruction Leaflets - Update
February 26, 2014
This documents is a framework guideline for the production of instruction leaflets on the use of rental equipment

Annual Report 2009
September 29, 2009
The European Rental Association's annual reports have been published since 2007 and include a complete summary of the Rental Industry

In-Service Inspection of Work Equipment Best Practices Statement
April 8, 2008
(Revised in 2016) The intention of this statement is to encourage consistency by defining what the European Rental Association considers to be best practice in the management and conduct of in-service inspection.