GAP Hire Solutions's bold move for dumper safety

TO improve their customers’ site safety and meet growing demand, GAP Hire Solutions has announced that all new 6.0t and 9.0t dumpers purchased going forward will be cabbed.

Ken Stewart, GAP’s Head of Procurement, explained: “Due to the recognised superior safety standards, the construction and related industries are moving from ROPS (Roll Over Protection Systems) towards cabbed dumpers. The machines are particularly advantageous in the rain or cold (heating as standard and air conditioning as an optional extra), allowing the operator to work comfortably and safely all year round. Extra protection, good head and legroom and optimum all-round visibility are other benefits reported by users.”

GAP has numerous cabbed dumpers in the fleet already, all of which are manufactured and supplied by Wacker Neuson and powered by Perkins engines. The dumpers are hydrostatic all-wheel drive, which eliminates frequent gear shifts with hydrostatic braking as soon as the accelerator is disengaged. 

Ken continued: “Utilisation of our current 6.0t and 9.0t Wacker Neuson cabbed dumper fleet in both forward tip and swivel variants is good which has allowed for additional dumpers to be forecasted for delivery throughout the year. As more interested parties see these higher specified machines as the way forward, GAP's commitment to embracing innovation will ensure we are well positioned to fulfil the industry's needs."

www.gap-group.co.uk

Snickers' 2019 Workwear Catalogue is out now

SNICKERS is proud to release its 2019 workwear catalogue, including market-leading designs and the latest fabric technology innovations from the world’s leading workwear brand.

This 200-page catalogue has all you need to know about the UK’s most extensive range of working clothes for professional tradesmen and women.

There’s something for every trade you can name in the Snickers Workwear range – AllroundWork, RUFFWork, LITEWork and FLEXIWork clothing - Trousers, Jackets, Tool Vests, Shirts, Underwear, Accessories and much more – plus an extensive range of EN-certified PPE working clothes.

Added to which, there’s the most innovative street-smart stretch fabrics for mobile comfort and a Layered Clothing System that ensures you can choose clothes to suit the weather on site – rain or shine, wind or snow.

Complemented by Snickers' profiling and embroidery services and the most extensive range of garment sizes, the Snickers Workwear system delivers the ultimate solution to make every man and woman’s workday easier and safer.

For more information, call the Snickers Helpline on 01484 854788.

www.snickersworkwear.co.uk

The NEW ProtecWork protective clothing from Snickers Workwear

FULLY accredited, advanced Protective Wear for heat and flame, electrostatic and chemical risk environments from the UK’s leading workwear innovator.

ProtecWork is a new collection of protective working clothes and accessories from Snickers Workwear, which has developed out of over 40 years leading the workwear industry - and through close consultation with users and employers in the railway and energy sectors around Europe.

The market-leading risk-protection properties of the clothing are integral components of the extensive range of Base-, Mid- and Top-Layer garments for men and women that combine well with the Snickers Workwear hallmarks of best-in-class durability, comfort, ergonomics and fit.

Fully accredited as appropriate to a variety of risk and weather conditions such as heat and flame, electrostatic, chemical and bad weather working environments, all the garments are manufactured from tailor-made fabrics designed to respond to the demands and risk factors of the conditions in which they’re worn.

So, with over 60 different garments and accessories to choose from, you can make sure you get the right protection, visibility, flexibility, comfort and durability. Check out the new Snickers ProtecWork range to fit your workday and well-being on site.

For more information on the new ProtecWork products, call the Snickers Workwear Helpline on 01484 854788.

www.snickersworkwear.co.uk

Hellberg Safety PPE and Snickers Workwear – Comfort and safety combined

THE Hultafors Group has added Hellberg Safety PPE products to its premium brand portfolio for professional tradesmen and women.

With over 50 years’ experience in the PPE industry, the Hellberg Safety specialist equipment includes highly advanced hearing protection products, face protection and communication solutions for personal protection on site.

From face guards, helmets and passive hearing protection with up to 3 levels of protection from low to extreme noise, Hellberg also supplies secure electronic hearing protectors to suit different work environments.

Peter Dumigan, managing director of the Hultafors Group UK said: “Hellberg PPE products complement the Snickers Workwear and Solid Gear Safety Footwear product portfolios so well - in particular the newly launched Snickers Workwear ProtecWork Heat and Flame Protective Wear.

"The Hultafors Group now provides the UK market with an even more extensive range of EN-accredited, top quality premium brand products, ideally suited to protect the personal wellbeing and safety of the discerning professional tradesman and woman."

Getting information on the new Hellberg Safety product range is easy - call the Hultafors Group UK Helpline on 01484 854788

www.hellbergsafety.com

New Bosch direct driven random orbit sanders for pros

BOSCH has expanded it's range with two new direct driven random orbit sanders: the GET 55-125 Professional and GET 75-150 Professional. Both tools are equipped with a powerful 550 or 750 watts motor meaning they can achieve a fast removal rate with a high surface quality. Not just that, but with just one click, tradespeople can change from fine sanding to coarse sanding or polishing with the direct driven function, achieving three times faster material removal.
 
The optimised design of the tools means that they are easier to handle - yet another advantage. The GET 55-125 Professional and GET 75-150 Professional are operated flexibly and comfortably in every application and position thanks to the ergonomically shaped palm rest with soft grip and narrow handle. Tradespeople from all woodworking trades, as well as painters and (automotive) varnishers are now able to achieve the highest possible sanding and polishing results. If smaller, convex or concave surfaces have to be processed, the GET 55-125 Professional is recommended with a sanding pad diameter of 125 millimetres. The GET 75-150 Professional with a 150-millimeter pad is particularly suitable for larger surfaces. Both tools have a six-stage speed pre-selec­tion and are designed for processing different surfaces.
 
Efficient and virtually dust-free working with multi-hole pad and sanding net
The GET 55-125 Professional and GET 75-150 Professional allow professionals to work very efficiently at low dust levels due to the multi-hole pad and the M480 sanding net. In comparison to common six- to eight-hole standard pads, the multi-hole pad enables significantly better dust extraction. The multi-hole pad is also compatible with all common abrasives. It is suitable for all hole patterns and velcro types. The M480 Net supports dust extraction across the entire surface thanks to an open net structure. Clogging caused by residues and dusting of the workpiece or the environment are minimised, the lifetime of the abrasive is extended, and a high removal rate is ensured. The system solution protects your health, saves time-consuming cleaning of the workplace and enhances the surface quality. Dust particles that could otherwise remain on the workpiece and scratch it are also extracted efficiently.
 
The direct driven random orbit sanders are also equipped with an anti-static dust
extractor, that makes it easier to guide a connected dust extractor, an auxiliary handle for the use on both sides as well as a removable guard attachment for protecting the sanding pad and workpiece during work close to edges.
The direct driven random orbit sanders GET 55-125 Professional and GET 75-150 Professional are available now. Accessories such as soft and hard sanding pads, polishing fleece and Click & Clean adapters for the connection of a dust extractor are available in the Bosch range of accessories. The prices given are recommended retail prices excluding VAT. Subject to change.

Model Comes with RRP EX VAT
GET 55-125 Professional Random Orbital Sander (110V) Carton Box £284.16
GET 55-125 Professional Random Orbital Sander (230V) Carton Box £284.16
GET 75-150 Professional Random Orbital Sander (110V) Carton Box £299.16
GET 75-150 Professional Random Orbital Sander (230V) Carton Box £299.16

 


www.bosch.co.uk

VIDEO: Ledlenser lights the way

UTILISING the very latest in state-of-the-art technology and German precision engineering, Ledlenser's range of floodlights and inspection lamps are the final word in area lighting.

The market leaders in LED torches and headlamps, Ledlenser offers ultimate peace of mind with its premium products and even a 7-year warranty. These handy lights are fully rechargable, as well as compact and powerful, making them the perfect products for work areas great and small.

Take a look at the video below to learn more about this exciting range; we think you'll find it... illuminating.


www.ledlenser.com/uk

Its time to stay cool at work – with Snickers Workwear

LIGHTWEIGHT fabrics in the new Topwear range will compliment Snickers Workwear Stretch Garments perfectly this summer.

The warmer weather will bring a need for professional craftsmen and women to be cool and dry - to maintain wellbeing and working efficiency on site.

That’s why Snickers’ new Topwear for the summer uses 37.5® fabric technology, which is really good at ‘wicking’ moisture away from the body and keeping you dry.

There’s stylish new shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts in a range of styles and colours that are super-light and quick-drying with advanced ventilation to keep you cool in the heat.

They’ve all got superb, body-mapping designs for an amazing fit, outstanding functionality and long-lasting comfort – all day, every day.

Getting information on the Snickers’ Summer Workwear range  is easy. You can call the Snickers Helpline on 01484 854788.

You can check out the website and download a digital catalogue at www.snickersworkwear.co.uk or email [email protected]

Makita launches new compact 12Vmax inflator CXT

Featuring Makita’s CXT technology, Makita’s new MP100DZ 12Vmax Inflator is a compact and lightweight tool, ideal for many applications.

The Inflator includes a range of accessories and boasts a number of features designed to improve ease of use.

The new MP100DZ has a maximum air pressure of 830kPA (121 PSI) and can discharge as much as 10litres of air per minute, making it a powerful tool suitable for tasks such as inflating vehicle and bicycle tyres, as well as inflatable beds, loungers, sports balls and toys. The tool comes with a range of adaptors, to fit every need – which can be stored in the tool’s in-built storage section.

The MP100DZ includes a digital pressure gauge, which can be set to bar or PSI, and an auto-stop function, which will stop the tool from inflating an item past the pre-set target pressure. The inflator also includes a thermal cut-off, to protect it from overheating.

Matt Chilton, Product Manager - Tools at Makita said: “Makita’s new 12Vmax CXT Inflator is a powerful, yet compact and lightweight tool for use across a number of applications. The inflator has been designed with ease of use in mind – amongst other features, the Inflator has high stability at ground level and includes an LED job light for improved visibility, ideal should you ever need to inflate a tyre in the dark.”

The MP100DZ is a body only machine; batteries and chargers supplied separately.

www.makitauk.com

Armorgard reinvents on-site H&S information delivery

18 MONTHS after the launch of the InstructaHut, there's a completely new model of the all-in-one noticeboard, meeting point and emergency station.

This time around the unit is getting an update, including improvements to durability and functionality.

Inspired by the company’s continuing ambition to create value for customers and rethink the way crucial health and safety (H&S) information is delivered for them, Armorgard say InstructaHut 2.0 is a hybrid of RAMS, first-aid and fire-safety board that fully embraces the way construction sites are evolving.

“The launch of the new improved InstructaHut is significant, not only for our company but in construction health, safety and welfare,” said Armorgard Managing Director Terry Mitchell. “Our mission behind InstructaHut is to truly change the image of H&S information delivery, as well as making it more efficient and effective, particularly for smaller building and construction sites that may not have portacabin welfare units or RAMS boards.

“Keeping in mind our customers, end users and the changing needs of the health-focused construction site environment, we expanded on the successful design of the InstructaHut predecessor. Our aim was to create an information board that would be recognised by its shape and colour, to instinctively remind anybody on site of H&S instructions and responsibilities.”

The UK construction site equipment designer and manufacturer said the new, improved unit will provide greater visibility than standard site notice boards, helping construction workers to remain compliant while keeping sites safe. InstructaHut has a new double-sided board, which can be vinyl wrapped in red for fire safety products and green for first aid products, offering greater usage flexibility. There is also an optional cabinet, which provides a secure storage area for documents, tools, PPE, fire and first-aid equipment.

www.armorgard.co.uk

VIDEO: See the new Metabo SDS-max hammers in action

EXTREME demolition applications require an extreme amount of power. The new SDS-max combination and chipping hammers from Metabo fulfil this requirement with powerful brushless motors and optimised hammer impact mechanisms.

Thanks to this, the Metabo hammers have, at present, the fastest drill speed and best material removal on the market. However, that is not all: with double vibration protection and effective dust extraction, the new SDS-max hammers make the difficult applications significantly more comfortable. A six-metre-long cable also ensures maximum freedom on the construction site.

Click the video below to see the hammers in action.

  • Powerful brushless motors now also in the mains-powered area for quick work progress during demolition and drilling applications
  • Extremely long service life of the machines, guaranteed with an uncompromising three-year warranty
  • Double vibration protection for best protection of health

www.metabo.com/uk

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