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Water Bowser

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 15th December 2015

Water bowsers are an ideal solution if you need water for your toilets or welfare unit.

Drinking Water For Events

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 15th December 2015

We can arrange for any amount of drinking water to be delivered to your site or event. Bottled water is popular with organisers of events.

Water Fill

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 15th December 2015

We can arrange for water bowsers and containers to be delivered to sites or locations where there are no water mains available.

Water Distribution

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 24th July 2018

Water Distribution

Water is a basic human right, whether it be on a construction site or at an outdoor event, humans require water. They may also require other forms of liquid or solid foods, but if you can provide them water for drinking and sanitation, you will have met the United Nations standard for basic human rights. The need for drinking water is even more prevalent as the Met Office has told Brits to stay out of the sun due to excessive heat, with an amber heatwave warning having been issued. The British heatwave is continuing and with a hosepipe ban to…

Hosepipe Ban and Water Shortage

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 2nd August 2018

Hosepipe Ban and Water Shortage

Update 02/08/2018 - 14:00: United Utilities has announced in the last hour, the hosepipe ban has been called off. PAL Hire will provide further updates as they're received, but for now, the hosepipe ban will not be taking place.   01/08/2018: It was all sunshine and flowers a few weeks ago. The UK was going through a heatwave, football was returning to its birthplace, and everybody was in high spirits. Then, we had wildfires in Greater Manchester, PAL Hire donated supplies to the fire brigade and volunteers tackling the blaze, and now United Utilities will be introducing a hosepipe ban…

Pumping Water in an Emergency

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 4th September 2018

Pumping Water in an Emergency

During times of an emergency, the average human being runs around like a headless chicken not knowing what to do or who to call and the catastrophe worsens. PAL Hire’s team are not your average human beings, they are a world-class team who resolve problems in a time of need. Due to our UK-wide client base, one of the main issues we’ve had to resolve time and time again has been pumping water out of a property. When the issue first arose, PAL Hire took the step of ensuring we had a wide range of suppliers capable of acting quickly…

Hot Wash Toilet

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 1st October 2015

Hot Wash Portable Toilet These self-contained units are ideal for sites of any size. Ideal for 24 hour construction sites. Hot water flush keeps the portable toilet cleaner for longer. Fully compliant with HSE recommendations (Download the Summary PDF 73.6 kb opens in new tab). The units can be placed almost anywhere to suit your requirements and are a fitting solution to welfare requirements and runs off 240v electricity (Hot water created by water heater). This Hot Wash Portable Toilet includes Convenient corner shelf provides a clean surface for tools and personal items.

100 kVA Generator

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 13th July 2017

100 kVA generator is a three-phase diesel generator and is suitable for a range of power and standby applications. The canopy is designed to significantly reduce noise pollution and can be utilised in domestic applications. Galvanised steel frame with a high-quality powder coat finish ensures a long-life generator, capable of standing up to the harshest weather conditions. The 100 kVA generator can be hired with a range of accessories, including a water jacket heater, automatic fuel transfer, plug sockets, and a range of external, large fuel tanks.

600 Gallon Fuel Tank/Bowser

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 13th July 2017

With a powerful steel interior, the 600 Gallon Fuel Tank ensures that liquids remain contained and there is no rupture or tank leakage. The tank is protected from elements such as debris, water and other elements likely to enter and contaminate the fuel. The design of this fuel tank has been extensively tested under external conditions to ensure it will work perfectly in normal use. All of our gallon fuel tanks are washed with an iron phosphate solution. They are then finished off with an acrylic primer. The fuel tanks also include adequate pressure and venting relief for both the…

IBC Tanks

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 15th December 2015

IBC tanks are an ideal solution if you need water for your toilets or welfare unit.

Slot Block Barriers

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 6th January 2016

The slot block barriers feature a water filled barrier which holds a galvanised steel fencing panel.

Traffic Separators

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 15th January 2016

These barriers are designed to create a solid wall for temporary barrier solutions. These traffic separators can be interlocked to give create variable heights based on client requirements. These are perfect when you wish to hire separators which have no gaps in between. For an even more stable solution, water or sand can be added for stability. All our traffic separators are wind tested for safety. We also offer a range of accessories such as boots and gloves to reflective posts and flags. Enquire about our 45 °or 90° turning system which allows areas to be blocked off effectively.

Mobile 6 Bay Shower Unit Hire

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 25th January 2016

PAL Hire's mobile 6 bay shower unit allows showering facilities to be provided on any site or event. These units are perfect for providing washing facility for large numbers of guests and and provide the ideal solution for those events that require overnight stays. The mobile shower unit provided a clean and compact solution to providing hot water on site and can be powered either by electricity or gas. Each unit is provided with private cubicles offering a generous sized changing area with wash basins.      

Static 24 ft Welfare Unit

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 27th January 2016

The static 24 ft welfare unit is comfortable and secure, and meets HSE requirements by offering a suitable and adequate environment for users. Self-contained units, complete with drying room for clothing and equipment, a canteen area and a chemical toilet, this welfare unit is ideal for construction sites of all sizes. With a water and effluent tank powered by a generator, this welfare unit is a popular choice among our clients who require a work site solution. Ask us about our other fit outs which can be hired out for both short-term and long-term solutions. Combine the welfare units to…

Welfare Van

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 28th January 2016

If you're looking for the ideal welfare solution when it comes to transportability and flexibility on-site, then look no further than a welfare van. These vans offer a new concept in welfare facilities. Ideal for sites requiring a truly mobile solution to site welfare. All units come equipped with full canteen facilities, including a microwave oven, hot water, full sized sink, toilet, and a drying room.  

52 Litre Pump Dehumidifier

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 29th January 2016

This heavy duty 52 Litre Pump dehumidifier has a built-in pump to automatically discharge collected water to a sink or a drain.

52 Litre Industrial Dehumidifier

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 29th January 2016

The industrial dehumidifier has the power to extract 52 litres of water in 24 hours.

Centrifugal Pumps

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th February 2016

Portable, lightweight Centrifugal Pumps can handle most water jobs.

Diesel 75mm Diaphragm Pump

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th February 2016

For all-round, general pumping of water, the Diaphragm Pump is the ideal machine to help you clear your premises. It can also tolerate light sludge. This pump is ideal for commercial, general and industrial applications. Maintenance free running and pumping.

Puddle Pumps

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th February 2016

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

Sub Pump & Float

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th February 2016

A sub pump & float you can turn on and leave, this pump will turn itself off automatically when water levels reach a certain point.

Submersible Pumps

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th February 2016

Submersible Pumps are fully submersive and deal with deep water found in swimming pools, wells and drains.

38’x9′ Eco Static Welfare Unit

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 22nd May 2019

The largest eco-static welfare unit available for hire, the unique 38'x9' Eco Static Welfare Unit provides comfort for up to 12 operatives and comes with two toilets, allowing you to have specific gender toilets on-site. Two versions of the unit are available: one with two toilets or one with a larger kitchen, replacing one of the toilets. Speak to our team regarding your requirements, so we can hire you the ideal toilet to meet your needs. The mains toilet unit also offers operatives a greater sized drying room, with the unit being ready-to-use within 10 minutes, delivered with diesel and water.…

Mental health within construction workers: why is there such a taboo?

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 10th October 2016

According to the HSE, work related stress is defined as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them in the work place’, and mental health is ‘how we think, feel and behave’. Under certain circumstances, work related stress can turn into common mental health problems (CMHP’s) such as anxiety and depression, when they are left unnoticed or brushed to one side. Anxiety is an overwhelming feeling of worry and/or panic over something that may or may not happen, when depression is long periods of vast sadness. Both of these can be partially…

Help with types of Waste for Skips and Roll on Roll of Containers

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 18th July 2019

A handy waste guide for business What can I put in a skip? What waste do you process? Here is a smart guide to what you can put in a skip or Roll on Roll off container. Our focus is on commercial and trade waste. If you are buying in waste management services from PAL Hire (or any skip and waste service provider). There some good tips to help you avoid additional costs. Quantify your waste Correctly grade your waste What is the waste Who is responsible for your waste Does the service meet your CSR objectives? What is not…

Tower Lights a Tale of Some British Men, Light Bulbs and Beards

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 8th September 2019

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

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…

Are Your Toilets Legal?

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 21st June 2016

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…

5 of the coolest smart gadgets in construction

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 21st July 2016

High-tech gadgets and gizmos probably don’t spring to mind when thinking of the construction industry. Smart devices and sophisticated tech are more likely to be associated with the office and corporate world. However, the industry is fast-moving when it comes to adapting to technology and savvy gadgets are fast-moving into the industry. From safety to practicality, handy to downright genius, the following gadgets are revolutionising how things are currently done. The CAT S60 Smartphone When you was a kid, did you dream of having superpowers that enabled you to see through walls? Well, the CAT S60 Smartphone, introduced by Caterpillar…

Monsoon in Manchester: months worth of rain in one evening

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 14th September 2016

All across Manchester and the surrounding areas, thunder and lightning hit with a vengeance. Months of rain fell in a matter of hours causing mass flooding, and that was just the beginning of the weather nightmare that occurred - and the City match being cancelled was the least of everyone’s worries. In the city centre of Manchester, trams were drawn to a halt and Market Street resembled somewhat of a shallow lake. Stores such as Harvey Nichols were victims of the flood and staff were seen swishing through the ground floor of the building. source: The Arndale staff were…

Keeping Workers Hydrated

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 22nd May 2019

Keeping Workers Hydrated

It’s often said that a happy worker makes a productive worker, which we all agree with, but more importantly, a hydrated worker makes a productive worker. Keeping your workers hydrated is an absolute must regardless of the weather or time of year; workers who wear heavy, protective apparel on the job constantly feel the heat. You can keep your workers hydrated by providing access to clean drinking water throughout your site, as well as temporary buildings with a range of amenities. Easy access to fluids ensures workers stay hydrated. Hydrated workers are more comfortable, cool and alert – making for…

Tips on Winter Plant, Machinery, Equipment and Tool Hire

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 20th September 2019

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…

Onsite Welfare: the do’s, don’ts and musts!

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 6th February 2017

How legal is your construction site? Are you aware of all the regulations and standards you have to meet in order for your site to be lawful? The HSE have provided us with rules to ensure that your workers are properly looked after at all times. Because, after all, the job always gets done better if everyone is comfortable! First of all, there are a set amount of toilet facilities that must be present. The HSE recommend around 1 toilet for every 7 workers, based on the average 8 hour day. The toilets are to be kept clean and in…

Multiple Products Supplier – Events and Festivals

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 9th May 2019

Multiple Products Supplier - Events and Festivals

Events and festivals during the summer are as British as tea and biscuits. From Shakespeare at a castle, the re-enactment of historical battles, and food festivals in a wooded glade, festivals are the fish to our proverbial chips. They provide a release for the British public and allow them to enjoy their love of something cheesy, beery, and musicy. The versatility of PAL Hire ensures we not only supply construction sites throughout the UK, but during the summer months, we also service a wide range of events clients organising and running events and festivals across the country. Our events clients…

H20 Solar Pod

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 7th May 2019

PAL Hire now allows you to add a sustainable power and water supply to your site with the H20 Solar Pod. Ideal for remote sites with no access to mains power and the perfect replacement for a 30-45 kVA generator. You can hire the H20 Solar Pod to reduce noise and carbon emissions on-site, as well as significantly reducing fuel costs. Combines Solar PV, battery storage, a backup generator, and a 400l fuel tank all in a safe and secure self-contained unit. Generally utilised on medium-sized construction sites, it is predominantly used to power a site compound and up to 5…

How far has modern Plant Machinery come?

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 5th January 2018

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…

Bison Barrier

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 18th January 2018

New product from PAL Hire is the Bison Barrier. The Bison Barrier is a 1m x 2m water filled unit for delineation of traffic around sites. Weighing 400kg when full, the Bison stands up impressively against its competition.

Buddha Barrier

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

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.

Rota Block Mini

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

The Rota Block Mini fits standard mesh fence panels of any length and offers client a greater choice when choosing the ideal water filled ballast block.

SlotBlock Barrier

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

As the only water-filled barrier to offer compatibility with standard mesh panels, the PAL Hire SlotBlock barrier is the go-to barrier for high-visibility protection, flexible deployment and superior wind resistance.

RB22 Crash Barriers

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

Our water-filled RB22 crash barriers are designed to withstand impacts from errant vehicles traveling up to 50 miles per hour, making them ideal for bordering off temporary roadworks and areas where highway maintenance is being completed.  

Euro Barriers

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

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.

RB1000 Barriers

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

Our low level, water filled RB1000 barriers can predominantly be found at indoor and outdoor racetracks across the country. Their clever yet simple interlocking design allows safe, continuous circuits with no gaps or protrusions to be created – even around sharp corners and turns – making them ideal for a variety of motor sport applications.

Site-Wall Barriers

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

Available for purchase and delivered nationwide, our heavy duty water-filled Site-Wall barriers are ideal for ensuring security at construction sites, outdoor events and more. These barriers are intended for use with our mesh fence extension panels, which see each stand at a total height of two meters.

GB2 Heavy Duty Barrier

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

With each barrier providing 2 metres of ground coverage, the GB2 Heavy Duty Barrier (AKA ‘Separator 90 Barrier’) is the most cost effective water filled barrier when it comes to swiftly marking out a longer area. Weighing only 36 kg when empty, up to 220 metres of barrier can be delivered in just one load, and easily assembled by only two people.

Evo 55 Road Barrier

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

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.

Rhino Restraint Barriers

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

If you are looking to install a water filled barrier where safety is paramount – for example on a major road or highway – we highly recommend opting for Rhino Restraint Barriers.

2000 Barrier

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

The 2000 barrier is a low containment water filled barrier system designed specifically for directional purposes. Designed with a patented 5 position interlocking system, the 2000 barrier can be positioned in straight lines across uneven surfaces, and will flow smoothly around bends and corners.

Mirus Self-Weighted Barriers

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 22nd January 2018

Our durable, Mirus self-weighted barriers – available for purchase and delivered nationwide – are designed for a wide variety of traffic control, site delineation and low level protection applications, and are often used as an alternative to road cones around street works sites. These barriers are also ideal in many situations where a water-filled system is not suitable.

Dignity, Respect and Equality at Work

Relevance: 9%      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…

0.8m Double Drum Ride on Roller

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 16th February 2018

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.

1.2m Double Drum Ride on Roller

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 16th February 2018

The 1.2m Double Drum Ride on Roller is an efficient piece of machinery, particularly useful on sub-layer, as well as asphalt compaction. These popular rollers are designed for use on medium-sized construction sites, and feature single or double drum vibration, compact dimensions, a tight turn radius, and large corrosion free water tanks. PAL Hire offers a range of models including the Bomag BW120. We can supply a wide range of rollers and compaction equipment to suit your needs, please ask our team for more information.

9 Point Emergency Business Contingency Recovery – Flooding

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 25th July 2019

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…

Recovery from Snow and Flood Building Contingency

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 6th March 2018

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…

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…

Permits for skip hire and other activities in London

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 13th March 2018

London is vast, everything which goes on in the conurbation containing 33 Borough councils includes vast numbers. As result of its 9,787,426 population there are on average 10 million car trips, over half a million cycle trips and about six million bus passenger journeys (1 source Tfl Mayor’s Code of Conduct for Road Works 2012) – although 6 years old the data is still relevant. As highlighted in the recent weather events our nations roads (no withstanding the capitals) are operating at maximum capacity nearly all the time. That is before we factor Tube Journeys (on average 1.37 billion of…

Planning an Event

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 28th March 2019

Planning an Event

Planning an event is an exciting time for organisers. They’re on a road that could last between 4 and 18 months, culminating with their event playing out in front of an audience of excited attendees. On this road, organisers come across several turns ranging from finding the ideal location and hiring event equipment, to understanding the objectives and marketing. PAL Hire assists event organisers in their journey of planning an event, as well as supplying a wide range of products and services, including welfare units, fences and barriers, and temporary buildings across the UK. A Masterplan to Organising an Event…

Plastic Around The World – The Impact of Waste

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 5th June 2018

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…

Waste at Events and Festivals – Planning for Trash

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 25th June 2018

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 Eco & Events Section

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…

The Heat Has Arrived

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 28th June 2018

The Heat has Arrived

…And as soon as it arrived, it left. Not this time. This time it’s different. This time, the heat is here to stay. This time the UK is going to enjoy hot weather for the rest of the summer. This time, thousands of holiday makers will fly from Barcelona to Barnsley to benefit from scorching hot weather, not before seen in the UK. Not only will it be coming home, but it’ll come home to sunshine and blue skies, rather than grey skies and torrential rain. It’s all fun and games until water suppliers issue warnings and wildfires rage over…

Delivery and Haulage

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 4th July 2018

Delivery and Haulage

When hiring plant, construction projects can sometimes go smoothly with no problems and other times there are a few delays. One of the biggest causes of delays are haulage and delivery issues as you’re in the hands of transport deities. One of PAL Hire’s main purposes as an entity is to resolve problems and we have created a team of individuals whose sole purpose in life is to eradicate delivery and haulage issues. There are several reasons as to why PAL Hire is an award-winning company: outstanding product offering, excellent product knowledge, and an ethos of wanting to go above…

Heavy Rain and Flooding Imminent

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 11th July 2018

Heavy Rain and Flooding Imminent

The heatwave arrived and now it's over…or is it? This could be a brief hiatus into the summer of 2018, which we’re all enjoying and will enjoy once the rain has passed, but as heavy rain is imminent, we at PAL Hire want to warn you and help you prepare for the next few days. At 10:30am, 11 July 2018, the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for North West England. After weeks of sunshine, we knew the rain would eventually arrive, but little we did know it’d arrive with such force, with the potential for heavy downpours throughout…

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.…

Flood Management

Relevance: 9%      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…

Protecting Your Workforce When it Rains

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 17th August 2018

Protecting Your Workforce When it Rains

Your workforce is the backbone of your company. Until AI and robotic technology advances to a point where humans are no longer the most advanced species on Earth, you need your workforce on your side. As humans we’re genetically developed to seek sunshine. Sunshine represents happiness. Rain represents sadness. PAL Hire’s aim is to bring your workers happiness when it’s raining. We understand this could be an impossible task. Some of us have tried to make people happy when they’re unhappy and have only made things worse; however, we’ve not been using PAL Hire’s strategy. What do you give someone…

HGV Safety Permits and The Future

Relevance: 9%      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…

Full-Site Set Up

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 12th September 2018

Full-Site Set Up

Imagine for a second you’re in the planning stages of starting a construction site and have decided to hire equipment. To save yourself time, money, and hassle, you’ll want to use a company capable of providing a full-site set up. If you’re unsure of what you need on-site, whether you’re planning an event or a construction site, our Site Builder function is the ideal online tool to help you plan your project. The step-by-step tool helps you choose the appropriate number of toilets, the type of skip and waste management services required on a full-site, fencing and barriers to protect…

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…

Minimum Hire Terms

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 26th September 2018

Minimum Hire Terms

The truth is nobody wants to hire a skip, a toilet, or an excavator; they must hire plant and equipment to complete their project. This forces the hirer to rely on the expertise of the company they choose for supplying the goods to have the experience of not just the problem that is trying to be solved, but also the solution. PAL Hire has immense knowledge of the detailed intricacies involved in the hire process from start to finish. We provide all types of equipment from excavators to electric breakers to generators; we can provide what you need to complete…

How Will the Weather Affect Productivity?

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 15th October 2018

How Will the Weather Affect Productivity?

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%.…

There’s a Storm Coming

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 11th October 2018

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There's a storm coming, and we'd all best be ready when he does. A famous movie quote seems appropriate as Storm Callum passes through the UK, no doubt leaving devastation in its wake. The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian, and Scottish Borders. This has now been followed up by an amber warning for Wales. As Storm Callum passes the UK, a period of heavy rain will affect Wales on Friday and Saturday. The rain will be accompanied by strong winds, which could lead to the destruction of roads and trees, increasing the likelihood of…

World Toilet Day 2018

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 19th November 2018

World Toilet Day 2018

Today is World Toilet Day. Everybody has a morning routine which involves visiting the bathroom a few times. It’s a luxury we take for granted, but millions of people around the world are not as fortunate. World Toilet Day is not just about toilets; it’s about general sanitation.         In the UK, society and the understanding of sanitation has advanced to a point where we would find it simply unacceptable if someone was defecating in the street. In other parts of the world, primarily India and China, defecating in the street is almost seen as normal. According…

Servicing a Toilet

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 6th February 2019

Servicing a Toilet

Maintaining good hygiene on a construction site is essential when there are portable toilets on-site until the end of a project. PAL Hire has a range of service options that can be booked via our consultants, ensuring hygiene standards do not slip through the entirety of a project. As mentioned in a previous article, PAL Hire provides a wide range of toilets. All these toilets require regular servicing. We offer one complimentary service with each toilet hire and additional servicing can be requested at the time of sale or after a few weeks. The HSE have provided guidelines for what…

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