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How to Manage Wet Weather Hazards on Site 7 Tips

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 20th January 2021

How to Manage Wet Weather Hazards on Site 7 Tips

Construction in the rain is never a great activity to look forward to. Here are 7 tips to manage Wet Weather Hazards on a construction site. Limit Workers from working alone. Make sure they have a means of communication. Either radio or phone. Spread aggregate on areas of high footfall on site. Reducing mud and provide boot scrapers at access points to buildings and welfare units. Make sure risk assessments for Plant Equipment users are up to date and communicated to operators before use. Be careful around and pay attention to waterlogged areas on site. Check that all electrical equipment…

Protecting Your Workforce When it Rains

Relevance: 22%      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…

Heating a Construction Site

Relevance: 11%      Posted on: 25th February 2019

Heating a Construction Site

Winter is scheduled to end on 20th March 2019; however, this winter seems to be fundamentally different to previous winters experienced in the UK. Where is the snow? Where is the month long cold weather? Where is the ice? Where is the winter we know? Where is the need for heating? Do not get lulled in by this false sense of winter never coming, it has arrived. As we sit inside an office, we don’t completely understand the difficult conditions on project sites where heating is required. The Met Office has provided the following forecasts for the next few weeks,…

12 ft Mobile Eco Welfare Unit Hire

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 24th May 2019

12 ft Mobile Eco Welfare Unit Hire

Welfare Unit Hire in the UK. Rain, wind, snow and seething heat. All the elements which add to the comfort of workers on site. Any site which has a team of labourers, brickies, chippies and other skills is going to need somewhere for them to shelter. The basic requirements which keep the human engine rolling during the working day is a place to take breaks. Somewhere where the butty box can be cracked open, the kettle can be boiled, and the cud chewed. We’ve known it for some time but the site managers friend in terms of welfare unit hire,…

How to keep your business going during cold snaps

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 15th January 2018

How to keep your business going during cold snaps

Cold weather in the UK is something we never are prepared for. Although we are on a parallel with Moscow where the Moskva river still freezes over (we forget the Thames used to do that up to the early 1800’s) and whilst we have a more temperate climate driven by the North Atlantic Drift weather stream, if our weather turns for the worst we do suffer as a country. The UK is genuinely not prepared for extreme cold snaps during winter. When these do occur we need to ensure that our workplaces are comfortable for working in. This includes offices,…

How Will the Weather Affect Productivity?

Relevance: 5%      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%.…

Moving Home or Office During Summer

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 5th June 2018

Moving Home or Office During Summer

As we dive into the summer months, we see more and more houses and office spaces going up on the market, people getting ready to make a move. Many statistics suggest that summer is the most popular reason for moving to a new house or office space, with most house buyers choosing September 1st for their moving day. In 2015, the busiest day for removal companies was the 31st of July. The sun shining can make the whole moving process just a little easier, you don’t have to worry about your stuff getting wet from the rain, you can leave…

Tips on Winter Plant, Machinery, Equipment and Tool Hire

Relevance: 5%      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…

Owner Operated Plant and Machinery

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 3rd April 2018

Owner Operated Plant and Machinery

Getting the job done, meeting timescales and objectives on budget can play havoc with your resources. A nice problem to have if you have plenty of resources to get the job done. As with everything, the weather and people can contribute to the project success or lack of progress. Nationwide Plant and Operator Availability This is where contingency comes in. It is easy to theorise the potential for stoppages in a project at the early stage of planning. But when the materials start to appear on site, when the plant is cutting into the ground, the concrete is wet, and…

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

Relevance: 5%      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…