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Types of Toilets

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 16th January 2019

Types of Toilets

Toilets are PAL Hire’s bread and butter. We’re the experts, we’re the company you come to when you need a toilet for an event or construction project. We can tell you which toilet you need to match your requirements. We’ve provided you with a breakdown of all the different types of toilets we offer, and you can speak to our consultants with the knowledge you know exactly which toilet you require. Mobile Toilet Block This type of toilet can be modified to cater both the construction and event industries. Units require an external power supply of 7.5kva as a minimum.…

Site Security

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 23rd August 2018

Site Security

A construction site generally houses mountains of equipment, plant, tools, and personnel, all of which need protecting. The need for site security will more than likely be discussed at the end of the planning stage, or after the plant and machinery has been secured. From the moment you ring PAL Hire, we place these thoughts at the forefront of your mind and will provide you information regarding various security options alongside providing a cost-effective quote for all your hiring needs. The protection and security of your workforce must be the first worry on your mind as without them, you won’t…

No-Deal Brexit and Contingency Plans

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 20th March 2019

No-Deal Brexit and Contingency Plans

29th March 2019, the date on which the UK could leave the EU with a no-deal Brexit. From day one, political and economic commentators have warned that a no-deal Brexit, also known as a hard Brexit, is the worst possible outcome for the UK. However, the closer we come to that date, and with no deal being secured, now is the time to prepare or action contingency plans. Even though the construction industry, and the wider economy, has experienced growth, the economic uncertainty surrounding a post-Brexit UK could impact day-to-day business operations if measures are not put in place. Brexit…

Project Management – PAL Hire Can Help You

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 28th February 2019

Project Management - PAL Hire Can Help You

All aspects of project management revolve around one core principle – communication. Good communication is key for any Project Manager. For a construction project to run successfully, project managers must communicate with a wide range of people from operatives, subcontractors, clients, and designers, to local authorities and members of the public. Project Management Encompasses Everything It is the foundation of every construction project, and involves the regulation and supervision of a project from the initial development stage to completion and handover. Construction project management includes complicated tasks that can change at a minute’s notice depending on the project, the machines…

Flooding, Climate Change, and How to Act in an Emergency

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 31st January 2019

Flooding, Climate Change, and How to Act in an Emergency

For a country that experiences a significant amount of rain throughout the year, the UK still has a lot to learn about flooding, understanding and preventing floods from causing irreparable damage, and ensuring we are prepared for the worst. Recently, the government has approved a £42m flood defence scheme that will protect approx. 110,000 homes and businesses in Hull. The scheme was created as a response to flooding in December 2013, which resulted in more than 250 properties being flooded. Five years after the events could be described as a slow reaction given the number of subsequent storms that have…

Problem Solving – Are you repeating mistakes?

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 29th January 2019

Problem Solving - Are you repeating mistakes?

Productivity problems experienced within construction has resulted in the plant hire industry having to step in and plug the gap in an attempt to resolve these problems. It is estimated productivity and errors are costing the construction industry approx. £21bn per annum. PAL Hire is a problem solving expert and can resolve any problem faced on any construction site across the UK. Culture, Loyalty, and Mistakes The major problem engulfing the construction industry is embedded within its culture – loyalty. Construction companies are loyal to their subcontractors and suppliers irrespective of any mistakes made during the project. Mistakes are made…

How Will the Weather Affect Productivity?

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 15th October 2018

How Will the Weather Affect Productivity? 1

It has been said throughout time that weather affects people’s mood. A lack of sunlight can cause Seasonal Affective Disorder. The disorder usually affects people from October to April when there is a reduction in daylight hours. In the same way, weather can affect productivity on a construction site. A reduction in productivity could lead to extended project lengths and increased costs. The impact of adverse weather is a common cause of delays and economic losses in construction projects. In a journal published earlier this year, a study indicated that UK weather extends project durations by an average of 21%.…

Owner Operated Plant Hire

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 15th October 2018

Owner Operated Plant Hire 1

In life, problems will be thrown at you. Very rarely is a problem provided to you with a solution immediately after. It is even rarer to be provided with a solution when you may not have a problem. If your problem is hiring plant and machinery, but not having the workforce to operate the machinery, then the solution will be owner operated plant. If your problem is not knowing from where plant can be hired for the best possible price with the best possible service, then the solution is PAL Hire. We can provide owner operated plant for a small…

2019 – The Year of Change?

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 7th February 2019

2019 - The Year of Change?

The world celebrated Chinese New Year earlier this week. 2019 is The Year of the Pig. Will 2019 be The Year of Change within the construction industry? Through market research and internal knowledge, we've discussed some of the trends that could shape the construction industry this year. The first major trend that could impact the construction industry is the use of technology, specifically Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. BIM Software BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction professionals the tools to efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. The process enables collaboration…

Innovation and Technology in Hire in 2019

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 13th November 2018

In 2018, the construction industry began to embrace technology. Firstly, IPAF recommended the use of virtual reality for labourers training to work at height. This was followed by Nationwide Platforms becoming the first UK-based company utilising VR to complement its powered access training. We at PAL Hire predict 2019 will be an even bigger year for technology and innovation within the construction industry. Alongside VR training, there is the possibility 3D printers will help construction companies reduce project costs, as well as the use of artificial intelligence and robots to automate tasks. VR Training Nationwide Platforms has developed VR simulators…