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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What are Scissor Lifts?
A Scissor Lift is a machine that allows workers to work at height vertically. It’s a widely used machine across all industries whether it be window cleaners using it to reach the top of a building or a painter and decorator getting to those hard to reach spaces. You name it a Scissor Lift can near enough benefit every job. You can get Diesel or Electric Scissor’s which both have their own benefits for example the Diesel Scissor has a larger platform working area, and is mainly used outside. While the Electric Scissor lift is used indoors, is less noisy, battery operated and complements narrow spaces.
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Monkey Tower’s from Mr Plant Hire PLC.
Easily and Quickly Erected
You don’t need multiple people to help with a Monkey Tower. A single person can be set up and ready to be worked on in 5-10 minutes. It cuts out the hard work of having several people having to setup one piece of kit.
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Excavators from Mr Plant Hire PLC
Getting the project can be the easy part but knowing what kit to use is the hardest part, you can spend too much time looking at different types of machines trying to figure out which one is the best one for you and for your project.
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IPAF & PASMA Training in London
At Mr Plant Hire PLC we offer a wide range of IPAF & PASMA Training in London. We have an accredited training center in Enfield, North London but also offer on-site training if required. We have been an IPAF member since 1997 and aspire to provide the highest level of training possible. We can train PAV, 1B, 3A, 3B for Scissor Lifts, Boom Lifts, Static and Mobile MEWPS. You can book IPAF online through our website, if you click HERE then you will be able to view all our current and available courses.
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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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