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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…

Water Distribution

Relevance: 89%      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…

Pumping Water in an Emergency

Relevance: 73%      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…

Water Bowser

Relevance: 55%      Posted on: 15th December 2015

Water Bowser

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

Drinking Water For Events

Relevance: 55%      Posted on: 15th December 2015

Drinking Water For Events

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: 55%      Posted on: 15th December 2015

Water Fill

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

The Heat Has Arrived

Relevance: 45%      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…

Keeping Workers Hydrated

Relevance: 23%      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…

9 Point Emergency Business Contingency Recovery – Flooding

Relevance: 16%      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…

Tips on Winter Plant, Machinery, Equipment and Tool Hire

Relevance: 14%      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…

Waste at Events and Festivals – Planning for Trash

Relevance: 11%      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,…

Monsoon in Manchester: months worth of rain in one evening

Relevance: 11%      Posted on: 14th September 2016

Monsoon in Manchester: months worth of rain in one evening

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: manchestereveningnews.co.uk The Arndale staff were…

There’s a Storm Coming

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 11th October 2018

There's a Storm Coming

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…

Is the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, the UK Driver of Post COVID-19 Economic Stimulus?

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 16th June 2020

Is the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, the UK Driver of Post COVID-19 Economic Stimulus?

We have got used to watching the graphs of how events have unfolded since March in the UK. A devastating time for all, notably so for the terrible loss of life and the change to the economic structure of the UK. The latter resulting in uncertainty for jobs and business. Business in the UK waited and drew breath whilst it did all it could to diversify, to hibernate until the all clear was given to begin to open its doors. To start the period of rejuvenation that matches current times and helps build a stronger Britain. At the heart of…

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…

H20 Solar Pod

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 7th May 2019

H20 Solar Pod

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…

Hot Wash Toilet

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 1st October 2015

Hot Wash Toilet

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). This unit requires dedicated power. For additional information "See things to consider" for details. 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…

How Will the Weather Affect Productivity?

Relevance: 7%      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%.…

Flooding, Climate Change, and How to Act in an Emergency

Relevance: 7%      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…

How far has modern Plant Machinery come?

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 5th January 2018

How far has modern Plant Machinery come?

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…