Welcome to the official website of the BECTU Certified Grips and Crane Technicians Branch UK.

Welcome to a new-look Grip's Branch Website. From its humble beginnings in 2004, it has come along way. Now coming into its 18th year it has a whole new role to play in helping us communicate, co-ordinate, manage our Branch and build our ever expanding community. With growing tensions in the industry, the economic pressures we face and the whole new world we are in post-pandemic, now more than ever is the time to stay united to make sure our working conditions aren't stretched even further than they already are.

We will be launching our own social media platform, along with a companion App to make communication and organisation a breeze. 

Alongside the social media platform, we will have a new Member's Area, dedicated to giving you the information and the tools you need, at your fingertips, along with Benevolent Fund Subscriptions, making it easier than ever to contribute to helping our members in their hour of need and an Online Shop, to buy merchandise and products with all profits to the Benevolent Fund. 

There will be also be a Job Listings page, where members can post job opportunities; a Groups section, where members can get together to discuss topics, get advice and share their experiences; a Members Gallery, for sharing photographs of rigs, colleagues and happy memories; Downloads section, containing uptodate information easily accessible on the go. 

The more we engage with the website, the more it will grow and the more it will grow the stronger we will be. We're encouraging all Grips, Techs and Trainees, regardless of qualification or grade, to pre-register for membership when all of this goes live, CLICK HERE.The

Stay tuned to this site in the coming months and keep an eye on the Grapevine for announcements.

- Webmaster, Grips Branch UK