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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

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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

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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

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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…

Trade Waste is Your Responsibility

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th February 2018

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Trade Waste Disposal Sometimes it is hard to contemplate that commercial entities could allow for the illegal disposal of waste in the UK. We do live in a beautiful country, with all our social and economic challenges it is a great country to live in. The lack of consideration and process of due care and consideration when disposing of waste is shocking, when you chance upon sporadic mindless fly tipping. Regardless as to what part of the country you are in from our local leafy Cheshire backwaters to the green belts surrounding our nations towns and cities the lack of…

Recovery from Snow and Flood Building Contingency

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 6th March 2018

Recovery from Snow and Flood Building Contingency

The country is tired of the clichés which accompanied the recent batch of weather. Wanting to move on and get on with going to work and our lives without the stigma attached that a little snow crippled the UK. That said some locations in the UK did experience the worst snowfall for a couple of decades. With the increased use of the Internet since those times and sentiment being shared via social media, the weather had such a widespread impact on the general populous. Shops ran out of fresh provisions, people could not get to work (albeit except narrow central…

Are You Using a Multiple Products Supplier?

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 25th April 2019

Are You Using a Multiple Products Supplier?

PAL Hire prides itself on being a problem solving company providing multiple products to your project site. Whether you operate in the events or construction industries our hire range is ideal as it saves you time and money. Multiple Products from Multiple Suppliers A large construction site generally comprises a wide range of products: fencing to protect operatives and restrict unauthorised access; diggers and other forms of plant to complete large jobs; ROROs to place the debris and rubble; and, toilets and welfare units giving operatives the chance for comfort breaks and rests during a long day. If this sounds…

Compaction Plates

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 28th March 2019

Compaction Plates offer a safe solution to soil and ground compaction. These hydraulic excavator attachments are designed to increase productivity and safety on-site, and are able to compact up to 50 to 60 cubic yards per hour. Safety is a key feature with this attachment as it keeps operatives out of trenches whilst compacting and are much more productive than handheld units. In a direct comparison, Compaction Plates have a higher degree of effectiveness than rollers giving greater impact force per square meter.

Welfare of People Some things to consider

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 12th June 2018

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Maslow’s hierarchy of needs documents some simple requirements to keep humans well and in good shape. You must factor so much when you are putting on an event, building site or even a renovation at home, you must look after the team and people that surround you. We owe it to our workforce to listen to them, to provide safe healthy working environments. It is the same when we have work happening at home. If that is the bathroom being ripped out and upgraded in pursuit of a long-promised home improvement. The children may have flown the nest and now…

Waste at Events and Festivals – Planning for Trash

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 25th June 2018

Waste at Events and Festivals - Planning for Trash

Yurt, tepee, tent, log cabin, open air hammock or some other glamping experience. Normally the type of accommodation at a festival will tend to give an example of the type of people who have temporarily occupied the land. The thing is regardless as to the type of accommodation at a festival, the communal areas are normally left like the worst battle ground, with waste everywhere, once the last die hard festival goer has returned home. Rubbish is your new friend There may be a myriad of food outlets surrounding your festival ground, offering your festival goers delights such as curry,…

PAL Hire Launches its Eco-Friendly and Events Sections

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 3rd April 2019

PAL Hire Launches its Eco-Friendly and Events Sections

We are live! PAL Hire has launched its dedicated eco-friendly and events sections on its website. The eco-friendly section is designed to entice a greater number of contractors to utilise green energy solutions on their projects. Eco-Friendly Solutions PAL Hire understands the changing nature of the construction industry and the pressure organisations are under to reduce their impact on the environment. Corporate and social responsibility is high on the agenda when it comes to tendering for new projects. As a leading company within the equipment hire industry, PAL Hire understands the need for environmental awareness and sustainability. We continually work…

Shopfitting – A New Construction Trend

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th July 2018

Shopfitting - A New Construction Trend

Construction companies tasked with changing the landscape of the UK are currently realigning their thought processes and moving towards hiring plant. It’s a trend that started in 2007 due to the global economic crisis, and could continue over the next 5-10 years, with no end currently in sight. Change in Business Models The simple explanation as to why construction companies are now moving towards the hiring option is because of capital expenditure. It is much easier to control capex when equipment is brought in as and when required. This coupled with the changing dynamic of the individuals managing construction organisations…

The UK, China, and Recycling Plastic

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 13th March 2019

The UK, China, and Recycling Plastic

For decades, the Western world and the UK, in particular, was keeping on top of its recycling problem by exporting approx. two-thirds of its plastic packaging to China. However, since China called a ban on importing “foreign garbage”, local councils are reporting recycling costs increasing by over £500,000 over the last 12 months. This, in turn, has resulted councils calling upon businesses to fund recycling costs and invest in efforts to cut packaging. This made PAL Hire ask the question: Why are we so bad at recycling? To understand why we are so bad at recycling, we must first understand…

Health and Safety on Site

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 23rd July 2018

Health and Safety on Site

Hard hats have become synonymous with health and safety protocols on a construction site; however, there is more to health and safety than hard hats, hi vis jackets, and protective clothing. At PAL Hire, we understand health and safety also refers to where workers are situated, whether on the ground or in the air, the time at which they work, site accommodation could possibly be required if the construction site is operational through the night, and safety procedures relating to the equipment used during a project. Working at Height One of the most dangerous scenarios at a construction site is…

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

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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?

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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

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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…

Planning a Project

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 21st January 2019

Planning a Project

The four most important factors when planning a new project are: Finishing the work on time. Staying within budget. Meeting the clients’ requirements. Learning from the mistakes of a previous project. Each project is unique; each client has their own quirky requirements; however, if the choices made in a previous project led to time delays or going over budget, then those choices must not be made again. The first step in project planning is to create an overview of the entire project, including key milestones and KPIs which need to be met for bonus purposes. This overview will provide the…

Rechargeable LED Work Light

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 1st November 2019

Hire the Galaxy Pro Rechargeable, Portable LED Floodlight/Sitelight, 3500 Lumens. Ideal for task lighting or around and about site. Utilising the very latest LED technology, the Galaxy Pro work light produces a very impressive 3500 lumen output (equivalent to a 175W halogen light) and gives a wide floodlight beam in excess of 30 metres. With a host or variety of ways of use. This is a great addition to your tools to get the job done! The Galaxy Pro's entire construction was designed for durability and ease of use on building sites, in workshops, and other demanding situations. Its body…

Office Administrator and Sales Ledger Vacancies in Stockport

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 21st February 2020

Office Administrator and Sales Ledger Vacancies in Stockport

As with any company we have vacancies from time to time. For us at PAL Hire it is opportunity to bring new talent to a growing team. We are only as good as our team so we are looking for an Office Administrator / Business Support Executive and a Sales Ledger Administrator to add to our already fabulous complement of staff. Being a Nationwide Tool, Machinery and Plant hire company we deal with people the length and breadth of the UK as we help them solve their problems, like digging holes, reaching great heights, building communities, strengthening the Northern Powerhouse,…