The Chartered Institute of Building issued a report a couple of years ago identifying the most common forms of crime in the construction industry. They identify theft and vandalism as a contribution to the UK Construction Industry suffering millions of pounds worth of losses every year. It isn’t just the crime that causes costs, it is the increased insurance premiums and project delays that are associated with it.
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Tool theft is a serious issue for tradesmen. Keeping tools secure and away from the elements is an important consideration, especially for those who work in different areas of a site each day. Regular toolboxes can be heavy, often requiring several trips to move cases of tools from one area to another, taking invaluable time out of the working day.
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There are many projects where you may need floor crane hire. Floor cranes are a handy bit of kit, often used to boost stability and lifting power in varying locations on a site – especially where there are no overhead lifting points available.
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The Health and Safety Executive reports that there were 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury last year. The construction industry is one of the top industry sectors for ill health and injury. It is important that working conditions are a priority to minimise risk of injury or illness. Correct Health and Safety training is one area that employers must tick all the boxes making sure operatives have the correct training to use equipment or complete a task. Having the best equipment for the job is also key. Mr Plant Hire London have a range of equipment for hire, designed to make the job easier without compromising employee health and safety.
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When installing sanitary systems, drainage or perhaps chimney reconstruction, the need for seamless pipe fusion is important to prevent leaks as pipes are not often easily accessible once installed.
A butt fusion welding machine does just that. Fusion welding machines join two pieces of piping by heating them and pressing them together. Once the pipes have cooled they are permanently and securely sealed. Although the process of fusion welding is not quite as simple as it sounds. Continue reading Firm Fixing with Fusion Welding
The first proper rainfall of the year can catch you out on construction projects. If you haven’t waterproofed your project, you may find yourself looking for drying equipment hire once you’ve bailed out your construction works.
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PASMA (Prefabricated access suppliers’ and manufacturers’ association) courses follow the most up to date Work at Height Regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act. PASMA training courses provide attendees with the necessary skills and knowledge to work safely in environments where there may be potential harm or danger. Mr Plant Hire London are an approved PASMA training centre.
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A telescopic handler is an important piece of equipment in the agricultural and construction industry. It is similar to a forklift but has a telescopic boom making it more like a crane and capable of more tasks than a regular forklift.
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For those working in height, employers often require a Powered Access License. Whilst it isn’t a legal requirement for operatives using powered access equipment to carry a Powered access license, employers are legally required to ensure all workers are correctly trained to be able to work at height safely and efficiently to safeguard their own lives and those around them.
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Having the correct equipment for any job is essential. Working at height can result in the need for the correct training or health and safety requirements. Operators may need to assemble parts, charge batteries or add fuel to machines. Access equipment for hire can be large so delivery or additional transport is needed. Storing access equipment at the desired location can be tricky if space is limited.
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