What Does 2023 Hold for the Construction Industry?

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As the construction industry continues to pick up after a very unsteady couple of years and a couple pandemic, what will 2023 have in store? It’s certainly not something we can predict yet, after we’ve seen two completely different ends of the scale. Let’s take a look at some areas of the industry that can be expected to change, as well as the top NPORS training courses available at the Diggerland Plant Training School.


As a planet, we are all working towards achieving a goal of being net zero by 2050, and the construction industry is no different. Whilst we have seen a rise in the number of companies taking it upon themselves to cut their emissions, 2023 will hopefully be another successful year in doing so. So what has been adapted so far?

Electric Diggers

Have you managed to find an eco friendly alternative to your diesel guzzling machinery? There are plenty of electric and hybrid alternatives to the machines you use every day. Switching to something greener will help reduce your carbon footprint when on site, and also save you money. Using electric machinery is an easy way of cutting emissions, as well as also decreasing the risk to an operator’s health. 

Keeping machines running efficiently

Another efficient way of slashing carbon emissions on site is to ensure all machines are running only when they need to be. Has a machine been used for a task, and is now currently needed for a few hours? Switch it off! Why allow the machine to produce unnecessary fumes, and use up fuel when it comes be put into idle mode or switched off completely. Save costs and the environment!

Using eco friendly suppliers and transportation

The adoption of electric vehicles has emerged massively on the market in the last couple of years. Construction sites and companies should consider making the switch to electric vehicles where necessary. This may include electric vans or maintenance cars to move materials around site, or transport them to another location. Electric cars are also being used in the form of company cars for staff members. Have your company considered lowering their emissions in this way?

Making your site energy efficient

There has been an increase in the amount of companies looking at how their sites are powered. If you’ve not already considered using a hybrid generator then we would strongly recommend it. It could reduce diesel emissions on construction sites by half! Companies should also ensure that any offices or work sites are insulated properly, and use LED lighting for further benefits. 


Technology is being adapted specifically for the construction industry in many forms. Over the last couple of years we have already seen the introduction of AR and VR, radars and drones within the construction industry. All of which have been found to increase productivity, and be time effective ways of remotely walking round a site, and checking the health and safety of any operators. We expect the adoption of technology to continuously rise throughout 2023 and beyond. 


Make 2023 the year you further your construction knowledge, and enhance your skills. Here at the Diggerland Plant Training School, we have plenty of NPORS training courses available to suit all operators. 

Excavator 360

If you’re not sure where to begin, then our NPORS N202 Excavator 360 course is a great starting point. This particular course will take anywhere between 1 and 10 days to complete, depending on the previous experience on an operator. If you think the course may be for you, then you can expect to cover: 

  • Conducting all safety pre-checks
  • Getting the machine ready for travel and moving it safely across various terrains
  • Carrying out excavating tasks
  • Picking up and swapping excavator attachments
  • Carrying out all end of day shutdown procedures

View the full course details here, and get in touch to book.

Dumper training courses in Kent

We would also recommend investing in dumper training. We have various training courses available to suit your requirements including: 

  • N139 Forward Tipping Mini Dumper
  • N204 Forward Tipping Dumper 
  • N205 Rear Tipping Dumper

All of the forward tipping dumper courses that we offer can be completed within 1 to 3 days depending on any experience, prior to attending training with us. The rear tipping dumper course can be completed in 1 to 4 days. To view all of our dumper courses in Kent, find out more. 


Our main training site is based in Kent, local for anyone in the South East and surrounding areas. We can also operate in Devon, Durham and Yorkshire as well. If you’re not local to any of these areas we can also arrange for our instructors to teach on an external site, at a time and date to suit the company or operators.

If you’re looking to book onto any of our upcoming NPORS training course dates, we have instructors on hand to assist.

Get in touch with a member of the team today by emailing us if you have any questions, or want to reserve your space on a course. Alternatively, you can give us a call on: 01634 295355 to discuss our excavator courses in detail.

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