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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…

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.

Sub Pump & Float

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 19th February 2016

Sub Pump & Float

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: 2%      Posted on: 19th February 2016

Submersible Pumps

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

Minimum Hire Terms

Relevance: 2%      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…

Slot Block Barriers

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 6th January 2016

Slot Block Barriers

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

20 ft Canteen/Mess Welfare Unit Hire

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 6th January 2016

20 ft Canteen/Mess Welfare Unit Hire

Our 20 ft canteen/mess units for hire. Providing clean and comfortable rest and dining areas with appropriate welfare facilities. Welfare units from PAL Hire are suitable for the construction industry and are ideal for long term hire. Welfare Units provide a safe place for staff, workers, contractors and employees. Therefore, helping them to store their personal equipment. Whilst looking after their need for  a space for eating, toilets and drying when needed. As a result, projects finish on time, because your team is happier. Welfare Unit Hire with Great Availabilty. Depending on your construction environment. Our Welfare Units are available…

HGV Safety Permits and The Future

Relevance: 2%      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…

Bison Barrier

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 18th January 2018

Bison Barrier

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.

Plastic Around The World – The Impact of Waste

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 5th June 2018

Plastic Around The World - The Impact of Waste

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…

Rota Block Mini

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

Rota Block Mini

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: 2%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

SlotBlock Barrier

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.

Traffic Separators

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 15th January 2016

Traffic Separators

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.

RB22 Crash Barriers

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

RB22 Crash Barriers

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.  

Protecting Your Workforce When it Rains

Relevance: 2%      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…

Mobile 6 Bay Shower Unit Hire

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 25th January 2016

Mobile 6 Bay Shower Unit Hire

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.      

Euro Barriers

Relevance: 2%      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.

RB1000 Barriers

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

RB1000 Barriers

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.

PAL Hire Launches its Eco-Friendly and Events Sections

Relevance: 2%      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…

Site-Wall Barriers

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

Site-Wall Barriers

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.

Static 24 ft Welfare Unit

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 27th January 2016

Static 24 ft Welfare Unit

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…

GB2 Heavy Duty Barrier

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

GB2 Heavy Duty Barrier

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.