New torches from Coast – Filling the niches

AS if summer doesn’t descend so quickly into autumn anyway, the recent spate of wet and windy weather has reminded us all that colder and darker days are inevitably on their way.

Time for all torch users - be they dog walkers, tradespeople or professionals - to make sure that they have a good torch on hand for when it will be needed! And just to make our choices that little bit more sophisticated, Coast has snuck a couple of interesting new torches into its comprehensive range.

Dickies celebrates a passion for the trades

GLOBAL workwear brand Dickies has launched a campaign celebrating the passion and skills of tradespeople who inspire others with their dedication and ingenuity.

Whether it’s the creativity of those who make a living with their hands or the dedication of tradespeople who are always looking for new ways to do what they do best, the initiative includes a series of videos featuring tradespeople from a range of disciplines. This includes a stonemason, carpenter, brewer, sign painter and vehicle painter and explores their work and what they love about it.

MHM Plant are in the City

CITY Hire, the London-based hirer of a wide range of tools and equipment, are expanding their supply of power generation machinery following their recent investment of a line of 45kVA sets from MHM Plant.

Caspar Douglass, City Hire’s Marketing Executive explained: “We currently offer our clients a range of power generators from 3.0kVA to 20.0kVA. However, we were receiving a number of enquiries for larger sets, which prompted this latest investment.”

Poll reveals alarming lack of fire door knowledge across trades

DESPITE reporting a growth in demand for fire safety products and devices in the last year, a new poll by online ironmongery supplier IronmongeryDirect has revealed that over half (54%) of tradespeople do not know how to check that a fire door is operating correctly and complies with regulations.

The poll also found that 84% of respondents don’t believe there is enough fire door safety information readily available to tradespeople, despite extensive media coverage about the dangers of inadequate fire protection following the Grenfell disaster in 2017.

Final guest speakers announced for HAE EHA conference

HAE EHA has revealed the full, exciting line-up of guest speakers adding their insight and take on events affecting the hire industry at the third annual Conference at Loughborough on 1 October, which is themed around 'collaborate, innovate and inspire'.

The Preparation Group's 'How to Use' cards make operation easy

THE Preparation Group has introduced easy-to-read ‘How to Use’ cards onto its range of shotblasters, grinders, planers, scrapers, dust extractors and tools.

The cards have clear, step by step pictorial instructions and include QR codes that, when scanned with a mobile phone or tablet camera, take people directly to a video that shows switching the machine on, changing components and fitting accessories.

Construction Youth Trust's DIY course helps young people build for their community

IN partnership with CLF Construction Careers, Construction Youth Trust ran a fun filled five-day DIY course at The Curve community centre in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and at Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre in Camden.

The aim of the partnership is to introduce local young people not currently in education, employment or training to construction careers through a practical project that benefits their community.

Illumin8 Lights power ahead with Trime’s hybrid lighting towers

SITE lighting specialists, Illumin8 Lights are making preparations to meet the increasing demand for more sustainable methods of lighting construction sites and rail projects.

To help satisfy these requirements Illumin8 has purchased a fleet of X-HYBRID LED lighting towers from Trime UK Limited.

Construction dust control focus pays off for Armorgard

WORK platform specialist Armorgard has reported a 'substantial' increase in sales of its ground-breaking CuttingStation SS7X, following the recent HSE blitz on site dust.

Latest sales figures show a widespread uptake of these extraction and air filtration enabled mobile workstations, which are becoming an essential part of measures put in place by construction sites to protect workers’ lungs from the likes of asbestos, silica and wood dust.

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