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Working at Heights – Congratulations you have evolved!

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 27th March 2018

Working at Heights - Congratulations you have evolved!

Having a height challenge is never a great thing. In many retail and industrial settings there is often call for reaching high places within a space safely. Long gone are the carefree days when anyone can simply pull out an extending ladder and carry out tasks at height. The risks of such an action to life and limb are high enough, but the litigious world we work in and better working regulations means that our work places are a safer place to be. And rightly so. The UK has always been at the vanguard of workplace safety, however the past…

Powered Access Hire for Christmas Lights

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 2nd August 2019

Powered Access Hire for Christmas Lights

Up and down the UK, in towns and cities planning is underway to bring special Christmas spirit to shoppers. This may be the guise of garlands festooned across the public walkways of shopping centres, modest micro displays powered by and attached to street lampposts to full on glitzy displays that span across your high street. There is no denying we love Christmas decorations in the UK. Working at height with Christmas displays is a matter of safety and ensuring that what goes up stays there and when the displays are going up, workers are safe and there is not any…

Innovation and Technology in Hire in 2019

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 13th November 2018

In 2018, the construction industry began to embrace technology. Firstly, IPAF recommended the use of virtual reality for labourers training to work at height. This was followed by Nationwide Platforms becoming the first UK-based company utilising VR to complement its powered access training. We at PAL Hire predict 2019 will be an even bigger year for technology and innovation within the construction industry. Alongside VR training, there is the possibility 3D printers will help construction companies reduce project costs, as well as the use of artificial intelligence and robots to automate tasks. VR Training Nationwide Platforms has developed VR simulators…