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Are Your Toilets Legal?

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 21st June 2016

Are Your Toilets Legal?

Legal toilets? Sounds like something a shifty-looking, cigar-smoking Delboy would try and sell you, “And, they flush too Rodderz!” Hiring loos is easy isn’t it? You call the hiring company, place your order and they get delivered within a few days. Job done. Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple. The law is taking a dim view on employers and site contractors who don’t provide adequate toilet facilities to workers and users, so it is vital that you implement facilities that are fully compliant. And, it isn’t the responsibility of the toilet supplier to make sure that it is compliant, it is…

Chapter 8 – More Than Just Barriers

Relevance: 5%      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…

Dignity, Respect and Equality at Work

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 24th January 2018

Dignity, Respect and Equality at Work

As reported by Construction News, a Unite survey has identified that nearly one in five building sites have no drinking water or separate gender bathrooms. The survey polled 3,500 Unite members to discover that many sites fail to meet minimum legal requirements for workplace welfare facilities - see the HSE Guidance here. The report covers the challenges workers have discovered in numerous building sites, including men and women being forced to share toilets with no separate facilities for women, and kitchen facilities being inadequate, some of which were never cleaned. In some instances, available toilets were located 10-15 minute walk…

Buddha Barrier

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

Buddha Barrier

The Buddha Barrier is a uniquely designed, completely anti-trip Water Filled Separator. At 800 mm in height, it creates a safer environment for pedestrians over traditional Water Filled Separators, as well as this, the Buddha Barrier can be fitted with a metal fence panel that creates a barrier over 1.8 m in height.

Flood Management

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 15th August 2018

Flood Management

Summer doesn’t last forever. We’re coming into months of cold weather, comfy sweaters, and torrential rain. As is the norm within the UK for the last few years, flooding is expected. Flood management will become a major talking point by the end of the year when parts of the UK will be underwater, and homes and businesses have been destroyed. PAL Hire will protect you. We will protect your business, your home, your valuables, you. There are a few things you can do before you contact PAL Hire to cement your flooding plans: Train every member of staff in flood safety…

Evo 55 Road Barrier

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

Evo 55 Road Barrier

The lightest of our water filled barriers, each section of the Evo 55 Road Barrier system weighs only 8 kg making it the easiest water filled barrier to move and assemble. Each barrier has a length of 1 meter, height of 0.55 meter but can have a height of 1 meter when fitted with posts and rails and a width of 0.40 meters.

Recovery from Snow and Flood Building Contingency

Relevance: 5%      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…

0.8m Double Drum Ride on Roller

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 16th February 2018

0.8m Double Drum Ride on Roller

The 0.8m Double Drum Ride on Roller is a machine that offers double traction and vibration, as well as a pressurised water system with corrosion free water tanks, with the ability to compact against walls and board ways. These compact rollers are designed for use on small to medium construction sites and are ideal for pavement jobs, car parks, and landscaping. The models offered by PAL Hire include the Bomag BW80. We can supply a wide range of rollers and compaction equipment to suit your needs, please ask our team for more information.

Government and Construction: If it can be done safely work continues.

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 23rd April 2020

Government and Construction: If it can be done safely work continues.

Two leading representing organisations release guidance against the governments update on social distancing. BuildUK and Construction Leadership Council support construction continuation as long as social distancing under the confines of government guidelines are adhered to. This has distilled done to clear advice ad an update to the Construction Leadership Council Site Operating Procedures. The Site operating procedures (at the time of publishing) are in their 3rd edition and The Construction Leadership Council explain that the Site Operating Procedures (SOP) are based on Public Health England (PHE) guidance; other restrictions and advice may apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. And…

Puddle Pumps

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 19th February 2016

Puddle Pumps

Puddle Pumps are used for pumping water from flooded areas and buildings.