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Plastic Around The World – The Impact of Waste

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 5th June 2018

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Finally, the world is beginning to realise the problem with plastic and make a change. A number of cities around the world are putting laws into place to reduce the amount of plastic being dumped into the ocean. Rwanda was the first country to ban plastic bags completely in 2008. Being caught carrying a plastic bag in Rwanda can land you with a prison sentence, although that doesn’t happen too often. Most offenders find themselves with a fine of 50,000 Francs (around £43). Rwanda plan to continue their quest to become the world’s first plastic free and being completely sustainable…

Impact on the Environment

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 27th June 2018

Impact on the Environment

It’s widely accepted that the advancement of the human race over the last 200 years has had a negative impact on the Earth’s natural environment. PAL Hire understands the responsibility it has as an organisation to ensure it offers environmentally friendly solutions. The growing changes in the plant hire industry, and the higher number of contracts requiring those placing tenders to show a sense of corporate and social responsibility in regard to climate change, ensures PAL Hire is at the forefront of this industry and can provide plant hire and machinery to meet clients’ requirements. Construction projects have a major…

HGV Safety Permits and The Future

Relevance: 18%      Posted on: 19th February 2019

HGV Safety Permits and The Future

The world of waste management will be changing in London in the next few years. After almost two years of consultations and developments, the Transport for London has announced concrete plans to implement a requirement of safety permits for all HGVs over 12 tonnes entering London. The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) was designed to improve the safety of vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists that would otherwise be unseen by HGV when in transport or collecting waste. The standard utilises a 5 star system rating all HGVs with 0 being the lowest and 5 the highest. A…

Working Temperatures of Plant

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 14th January 2019

Working Temperatures of Plant

As a cold weather snap approaches the UK, the Met Office has advised all people residing in England to take appropriate preparation steps. For those operating on construction sites, January, February, and March are the toughest months of a calendar year as the cold weather could force temporary closures. There are several variations when dealing with plant in the winter and any part of a machine may cause it to stop working – we have a look at some of these parts and how you can ensure this does not happen on your site. Fuel The optimum temperature generally depends…

Wheel Washer Hire

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 16th February 2016

Our wheel washers use the latest in technology to keep your vehicle clean from dirt, grime, dust and other types of dirt. Keep your building site in line with road guidelines to ensure minimal impact on the highway. Reduce the need for road sweeping and be more cost effective. Apart from the largest construction sites, civil engineering sites and sites where haulage is in and out throughout the day. A site wheel washer is a little-known marvel and can save on some local road sanitation (keeping roads clean) using road sweepers.

Tower Lights a Tale of Some British Men, Light Bulbs and Beards

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 8th September 2019

Tower Lights a Tale of Some British Men, Light Bulbs and Beards 1

Common sense dictates that when the nights draw in towards the end of the year, the light fades. The risk of accident and or injury on site increases. That is when light towers come into their own on building sites, large construction sites, road works and anywhere burly men swing pickaxes or fiddle the lever of an excavator. There is such an interesting story attached to light bulbs and L.E.D'S (light emitting diodes or LEDS). The fact we have lighting towers for hire is great, but the story behind it all is mesmerising. It involves a gaggle of chemists, some…

Glow-in-the-dark cement could replace street lights and illuminate pavements

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 11th May 2016

Glow-in-the-dark cement could replace street lights and illuminate pavements

A Mexican scientist has invented a glow-in-the dark cement which could replace the need for street lights and illuminate pavements and bicycle lanes. The cement, which is sun-resistant works by absorbing solar energy throughout the daytime and during the evening then releases it. The cement, which has been patented by Dr. José Carlos Rubio of the University of San Nicolas Hidalgo, Mexico is believed to be the first of its kind. Dr. Rubio explained that when water is mixed with regular cement, it forms crystal flakes which act as a barrier to solar energy and its ability to absorb. He…

Why property prices have plunged since Brexit vote

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 5th July 2016

Why property prices have plunged since Brexit vote

Since the announcement that Britain has voted to leave the EU, the threat of recession is rippling through every industry in one way or another, having a severe impact on hundreds of thousands (if not, millions) of businesses. House builders especially are experiencing disastrous loss, with the prices of properties crashing to as much as 40 per cent of their pre-Brexit value. What was previously regarded as strong stock-value is now at an all-time low due to the possible threat of another UK recession. According to Reuters, approximately £8 billion has been slashed from the UK’s four biggest house-builders, Barratt…

Want to get the most throughout, minimise downtime, and save fuel costs? PAL Hire is leading the charge

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 30th November 2017

Want to get the most throughout, minimise downtime, and save fuel costs? PAL Hire is leading the charge 1

Road users can save up to £800 each year by choosing the most efficient method of fuel management. For businesses, this is of importance as it benefits both their customer base and, of course, the ‘bottom line’. Any company that supply to a fuelling or fleet operations business is mindful of the big bite fuel costs are taking from the decisive profit margin. PAL Hire is an ISO9001 accredited company – with an experienced management system designed to work with customers and clients to meet all fuel requirements and beat all competitors when it comes to fuel tank hire and…

Manchester – The City of Growth

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 29th May 2019

Manchester - The City of Growth

Manchester, a city currently tormenting the masses with roadworks at every major junction. It’s also a city leading the construction boom being experienced across the North West. As the rest of the country slowly awakes from its slumber, experiencing a 0.4% increase in construction output in February 2019[1], the North West, and Manchester in particular, continues to see an increase in the number of construction projects. Continuing on from a tremendous Aug-Nov 2018, which saw total construction output increase by almost 15% compared to Aug-Nov 2017[2], the market is showing no signs of slowing down with the number of cranes…