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Project Management – PAL Hire Can Help You

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 28th February 2019

Project Management - PAL Hire Can Help You

All aspects of project management revolve around one core principle – communication. Good communication is key for any Project Manager. For a construction project to run successfully, project managers must communicate with a wide range of people from operatives, subcontractors, clients, and designers, to local authorities and members of the public. Project Management Encompasses Everything It is the foundation of every construction project, and involves the regulation and supervision of a project from the initial development stage to completion and handover. Construction project management includes complicated tasks that can change at a minute’s notice depending on the project, the machines…

Plastic Around The World – The Impact of Waste

Relevance: 100%      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…

Planning a Project

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 21st January 2019

Planning a Project

The four most important factors when planning a new project are: Finishing the work on time. Staying within budget. Meeting the clients’ requirements. Learning from the mistakes of a previous project. Each project is unique; each client has their own quirky requirements; however, if the choices made in a previous project led to time delays or going over budget, then those choices must not be made again. The first step in project planning is to create an overview of the entire project, including key milestones and KPIs which need to be met for bonus purposes. This overview will provide the…

Problem Solving – Are you repeating mistakes?

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 29th January 2019

Problem Solving - Are you repeating mistakes?

Productivity problems experienced within construction has resulted in the plant hire industry having to step in and plug the gap in an attempt to resolve these problems. It is estimated productivity and errors are costing the construction industry approx. £21bn per annum. PAL Hire is a problem solving expert and can resolve any problem faced on any construction site across the UK. Culture, Loyalty, and Mistakes The major problem engulfing the construction industry is embedded within its culture – loyalty. Construction companies are loyal to their subcontractors and suppliers irrespective of any mistakes made during the project. Mistakes are made…

The importance of PPE: are we taking health and safety for granted?

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 15th September 2016

All construction site managers will know that one of the most important things is keeping their workers safe. Thanks to the HSE, here in the UK, we have certain standards that must be met in order for a site to be legal. It is the employer’s duty to provide the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes anything that will safeguard workers, such as high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and harnesses, protective eye-wear, helmets and gloves. The HSE explains how PPE should be a last resort when it comes to health and safety. Where health and safety cannot be controlled…

Full-Site Set Up

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 12th September 2018

Full-Site Set Up

Imagine for a second you’re in the planning stages of starting a construction site and have decided to hire equipment. To save yourself time, money, and hassle, you’ll want to use a company capable of providing a full-site set up. If you’re unsure of what you need on-site, whether you’re planning an event or a construction site, our Site Builder function is the ideal online tool to help you plan your project. The step-by-step tool helps you choose the appropriate number of toilets, the type of skip and waste management services required on a full-site, fencing and barriers to protect…

Recycling Electronic Waste

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 21st February 2019

Recycling Electronic Waste

News broke of a remarkable achievement in the world of recycled electronic waste. All medals at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 will be made discarded smartphones, digital cameras, handheld games and laptops.[1] The organisers have already collected over 47,000 tons of devices, 19 months after the project was launched. The goal for bronze has already been achieved, while more than 90% of the gold and 85% of the silver has been collected. The concept is not uncommon within the Olympic community and had been previously implemented at Rio 2016, where an estimated 30% of the silver and bronze…

12 ft Mobile Eco Welfare Unit Hire

Relevance: 50%      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,…

Commercial Skips and Permits

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 6th March 2019

Commercial Skips and Permits

For reliable commercial skip hire throughout the UK, look no further than PAL Hire. Our team of specialists provide a huge range of commercial skips and ROROs, helping you every step of the way from choosing the right skip to match your project size, applying for a permit with the local council, scheduling delivery and collection to suit your requirements, and removing and recycling your waste at the end of a project. The majority of commercial skips are sized between 8-16 yards, and are ideal for construction projects, demolitions, premises refits and renovations, and recycling business waste. Commercial Skips Key…

Plant, Machinery, Tools and Equipment Security

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 3rd June 2019

Plant, Machinery, Tools and Equipment Security

Security of plant, equipment, machinery or tools on a building sites or a medium to large construction site is a concern. Loss of tools is inconvenient and whilst a good insurance policy will replace tools, the down time affects your ability to keep a project on target for completion. Regardless of the type of equipment that is stolen these are not faceless crimes. In this article we discuss the problem of theft of machinery, plant, tools and equipment. What are the pitfalls, the consequences of such issues and discover ways to combat risk of theft. More importantly how to combat…