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Rope & Post Barriers

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 21st January 2016

Rope & Post Barriers

High quality Rope & Post barriers add a touch of class to any rented space. They are also lightweight and low maintenance, making them ideal for exhibitions and special functions

Overhead Guardian Goal Post

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 22nd January 2018

Overhead Guardian Goal Post

Overhead cables can be a mortal danger to construction site staff and require specific danger avoidance management. PAL Hire’s Overhead Guardian Goal Post offers full safety compliance with HSE GS6, with a robust construction to maximise strength and visibility and minimise risk.

Portable Toilets – A credible aspect to Post Covid-19 Risk Assessments

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: 20th May 2020

Portable Toilets - A credible aspect to Post Covid-19 Risk Assessments

Getting your business risk assessment for Covid-19 precautions right. It is a difficult balance of social distancing, and making sure you have the right balance of infrastructure in place to cater for staff and visitors to your premises. Portable and temporary toilets are an obvious edition to your workplace is you have staff coming to and forth, maybe in a transport yard or obviously a building site environment. But we have also been asked to provide portable toilets. To educational settings (schools, colleges, and universities), again in a bid to support social distancing. Are Portable toilets safe and hygienic? Companies…

5T Excavator

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 15th February 2016

5T Excavator

5T Excavator hire is easy with PAL Hire. This excavator is efficient and productive, making it ideal for medium sized sites. With a short tail radius, the 5T Excavator packs a punch at under a width of 3m. Its compact size allows this excavator to manoeuvre where the excavation is required and can reach depths of up to 4m. The applications for this excavator include large projects, landscaping work, moving earth, clearing sites and creating new footpaths by removing earth from the existing footpath. Available with a range of attachments: Hydraulic Breaker Compactor Plate Hook Attachment Pallet Folks Post Boring…

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…

Tips on Winter Plant, Machinery, Equipment and Tool Hire

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 20th September 2019

Tips on Winter Plant, Machinery, Equipment and Tool Hire

Saving time and money... ...on Plant, Machinery, Equipment and Tool hire during the winter. When the cold spell begins to bite this year, you will need to be prepared with the right equipment on site. During this article we discuss just some of the sticking points to winter hire. What can be done to alleviate known winter issues on site and finally how consolidating your hire suppliers can save you time and money. Autumn officially begins on the 23rd of September this year, and it is a period of adjustment from the heady days of summer. We have had a…

Euro Barriers

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

Euro Barriers

Our durable water filled euro barriers are a simple to deploy solution for rerouting traffic flow on roads and at a variety of sites. Our euro barriers feature purpose-designed top grooves for full compatibility with reflective post and plank safety systems.

9 Point Emergency Business Contingency Recovery – Flooding

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 25th July 2019

9 Point Emergency Business Contingency Recovery - Flooding

As the mercury rises in the UK, as does the potential for extreme thunderstorms and associated down-pouring of rain. The Met Office has already issued Yellow Warnings for Rainfall that may lead to surface water and flooding in a few places. This is expanded to the potential risk that homes and businesses could become flooded. How to recover from a flood at your company, business or place of work? Here is our list of things to consider when you have a flood disaster at your business. 1) Try and prepare in advance a. Move business critical items as high as…

Chapter 8 – More Than Just Barriers

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 11th April 2019

Chapter 8 - More Than Just Barriers

One of the myths of the construction industry is that Chapter 8 is the name of the plastic barriers placed around temporary road works to protect the public. Chapter 8 is not the name of the barriers. Chapter 8 is the name of the guidelines that should be followed when completing temporary road works. The DfT (Department for Transport) has released a comprehensive guide known as the Traffic Signs Manual, in which Chapter 8 is split into two parts: Part 1: Road Works and Temporary Situations – Design: Guidance for the design of temporary traffic management arrangements which should be…

Contracts and Sub Contracts in the wake of the Carillion Collapse

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th March 2018

Contracts and Sub Contracts in the wake of the Carillion Collapse

It is known in business that you can not own or do everything. Contracts in construction regardless of the level of budget are always going to be subject to some sub-contracting activity. This is normally to facilitate resource deficiency and to ensure that deadlines are adhered to. It could be just an act of Taylorism to optimise and simplify tasks on a project to achieve a wider goal. Perhaps subbing in crews of specialists to get a project over a phase. Scientific Management of Projects Frederick Winslow Taylor studied the motivation of people and its connection with achieving goals, his…