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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

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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…

Top 10 Weird and Wonderful Buildings From Around The World

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 29th June 2017

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1.Kansas City Library - Missouri, USA: This building is technically the central library parking garage, and is commonly known as The Community Bookshelf. It is quite literally an enormous wall decorated with popular literature. It runs along the south wall of the library’s car park. The spines of each book are about 25ft by 9ft. The choices of the book titles were chosen by the Kansas City readers and include: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, The Lord of the Rings by J.P.R. Tolkien, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Source: (Segd) 2.‘House Attack’ – Vienna, Austria: The main…

Breaking News: Telehandler Used In Bank Raid

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 13th July 2017

Dramatic footage of thieves using a Bobcat telehandler to rip a cash machine have been released earlier today by Leicestershire Police Force. Watch the full video here.  The thieves made off with the cash machine after causing immense destruction to the building. Police are seeking anyone who might have information about the incidence as they are currently making enquiries. Witnesses are asked to quote "Incident 45 on the 10th of July" when calling non-emergency number 101. Locals have spoken of the incident stating that: "It's a disgusting and brazen crime that will have a financial impact in the whole town centre."…

Snow is on its way

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 5th December 2017

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Today  the Met office has issued Yellow Warning of Snow and Ice for the following Areas from 00:05 this Friday the 8th of December to Saturday the 9th of December 2017: North West England South West England East Midlands England SW Scotland, Lothian Borders Wales West Midlands Grampian Northern Ireland Yellow warnings explain that snow showers are expected and become increasingly frequent over the areas mentioned. This varies to 2 – 5 cm of snow being likely for some and 10 – 20 cm of snow possible over high ground mainly Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Icy surfaces are also…

Taking stock in December – Ready for 2018

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 20th December 2017

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Whilst we appreciate our customers and are grateful for their business in 2017, December has always been time for us to look inwards and take stock of our processes and relationships. The aim is to ensure we come out of the Christmas Holidays and into the New Year even more capable to cater for our customers varied requirements. That includes confirming our ability to hire out equipment all over the UK. Culturally we have a great working environment at PAL Hire, where we are all aware that our actions have a direct impact on the success of the company. More…

How far has modern Plant Machinery come?

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 5th January 2018

How far has modern Plant Machinery come? 4

Modern machinery as we know it has come a long way. Necessity being the mother of invention has enabled the ability for the completion of bigger civil engineering projects. From the construction of canals, roads, through to railways and modern motorways, the need to deliver projects on time and on budget has driven change. The nation’s infrastructure bears testament to the numerous changes in civil engineering and how mechanisation has improved projects. It is hard to think that the construction of Egypt’s pyramids occurred about four thousand years ago, yet it was only in the past 200 years that mechanisation…

Crash-Tested MASS Barriers

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 22nd January 2018

M.A.S.S. (Multi Application Safety System) barriers have a number of benefits for street works safety. As a flexible solution to crash safety, MASS Barriers are streets ahead with a range of options proven to assist in the road safety of vehicles, pedestrians and road workers. Key features Range of high visibility safety colours Linking system Vehicle roll-on-roll-off stability Crash tested to full T2 W5 levels Non-permanent fixing – no drilling or coring necessary Speedy installation, assembly and repositioning All rounds safety for workers, drivers and pedestrians Relatively lightweight for easy transportation and storage Unit adaptations to accommodate rotations through 180°

Road Runner Self-Weighted Barrier

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 22nd January 2018

The Road Runner Self-Weighted Barrier offers a speedy, safe and extremely robust way to create temporary flow paths, barriers and delineation systems. One of its special features is a design which allows easy transportation for installation or removal, yet offers extremely robust protection against high impact.

Diesel Fuel used in the Plant and Equipment we Hire

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 30th January 2018

Diesel Fuel used in the Plant and Equipment we Hire

Red diesel makes up over 15% of total diesel use in the UK (1), the cost of standard road going diesel engine oil intended for road use has a duty rate of 57.9p per litre (ppl). Gas oil or standard diesel available on the forecourt is entitled to a rebate of 46.8ppl giving the total taxable rate of 11.14ppl. If the reduced rate costs around £2.4 billion a year in revenue. Spend any time with the figures you get an understanding of the size of the marketplace for fuel in the UK and why it is important to prevent illegal…

Saving Time On Hiring Plant and Machinery and What that Means?

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 12th April 2019

Saving Time On Hiring Plant and Machinery and What that Means?

Next Day Delivery of plant and machinery on site is needed if you need to solve problems quickly. This article discusses the reason for such a service. PAL Hire provides next day delivery on a range of core products. Subject to terms, availability and geographic location we can get equipment to your site within 24 hours. Sometimes it is not easy to ensure that you get the kit you need, even when the work you need completing is routine. But there may be times when you have an emergency and you have short notice to get kit on site. Having…