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Reducing the Risk of a Fire

Relevance: 22%      Posted on: 14th February 2019

Reducing the Risk of a Fire

Only three elements are required in order for a construction site to be set ablaze: an ignition source, an oxygen source, and a fuel source. Fires are highly destructive, with the consequences including guaranteed damage to materials, possible delays to a project, and a potential risk to life. We need to find a way of reducing the risk of fires starting on-site. The first step would be to identify the hazards on-site and remove them completely or restrict their interaction with flammable materials. The list of hazards will be unique to your site, but we’ve provided a list of the…

Working Temperatures of Plant

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 14th January 2019

Working Temperatures of Plant

As a cold weather snap approaches the UK, the Met Office has advised all people residing in England to take appropriate preparation steps. For those operating on construction sites, January, February, and March are the toughest months of a calendar year as the cold weather could force temporary closures. There are several variations when dealing with plant in the winter and any part of a machine may cause it to stop working – we have a look at some of these parts and how you can ensure this does not happen on your site. Fuel The optimum temperature generally depends…

Tips on Winter Plant, Machinery, Equipment and Tool Hire

Relevance: 6%      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…

Powered Access Equipment

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 28th August 2018

Powered Access Equipment

PAL Hire reaches new heights through its offering of powered access equipment. Pardon the play on words, but we can help you soar and reach the top of the tower. Our equipment offering suits a range of requirements, whether indoor or outdoor, and we deliver equipment throughout the UK. There are several different types of powered access equipment offered by PAL Hire, including boom lifts, low level access platforms, scissor lifts, and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). Alongside this, we offer a full range of training courses, including the world-renowned IPAF training course. Boom Lifts Boom lifts are incredibly versatile…

Powering a Site

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 30th August 2018

Powering a Site

Power, we all crave it, we all need it, we all require it, but none more so than a construction site or an outdoor event. To some, ruling the world is the pinnacle of life; to PAL Hire, powering a site is what we aspire to achieve for every client. From lighting towers to generators, PAL Hire has the power to operate a full construction site anywhere in the UK via its network of nationwide suppliers. Lighting Towers Lighting hire needs to be at the forefront of your thinking if you wish to operate your construction site through the night.…

Hire Kit Needed To Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 10th September 2018

Hire Kit Needed To Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

The Equipment List to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse Fencing for security Generators Fuel Lighting Containerised Storage Sleeping Cabins Accommodation Powered Access (cherry picker or MEWP) Excavator Toilets and Showers  Site Equipment Explanation and method The best strategy when confronted by a zombie apocalypse will be to establish a base and create a secure compound. It does not matter where you are in the UK, we can have the equipment you need delivered to start a base to get you through the upcoming crisis. Here you can store everything you need to get through. Here is our guide to surviving a…

Using Plant in Cold Weather

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 24th September 2018

Using Plant in Cold Weather

Operating plant and machinery in winter is the same as running a car. It needs extra love, extra attention, and nurturing through winter. Without TLC, plant and machinery will deteriorate and productivity will considerably decline. This year, the winter months are expected to be even worse than they were last year, with news outlets reporting the UK is set for the "coldest winter in a decade." Before we delve into specifics, it must be stated that site safety is everyone’s responsibility. If you see a potentially unsafe operating condition, such as snow covering a hazard or a frozen lake, it…

Keeping Kit Clean

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 8th August 2018

Keeping Kit Clean

It’s an accepted fact the performance of plant and machinery will deteriorate if they are not kept in pristine condition. If the performance deteriorates, the likelihood of mishaps and problems increase. PAL Hire provides an array of storage provisions designed to keep kit clean when not in use. Our site storage containers range from 10ft to 40ft and are a popular solution for construction sites throughout the UK. Storage containers are safe, secure, and waterproof, providing protection no matter the weather, ensuring your plant will remain clean and safe. The biggest advantage of our containers is they’re able to stay…

5T Excavator

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 15th February 2016

5T Excavator

5T Excavator hire is easy with PAL Hire. This excavator is efficient and productive, making it ideal for medium sized sites. With a short tail radius, the 5T Excavator packs a punch at under a width of 3m. Its compact size allows this excavator to manoeuvre where the excavation is required and can reach depths of up to 4m. The applications for this excavator include large projects, landscaping work, moving earth, clearing sites and creating new footpaths by removing earth from the existing footpath. Available with a range of attachments: Hydraulic Breaker Compactor Plate Hook Attachment Pallet Folks Post Boring…