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What lighting tower should I have?

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on May 24, 2019 10:05:00 AM
What lighting tower should I have?

There are many types of lighting towers available and it can be daunting to know what is best for you, especially if you’re new to the industry. From battery-power to hybrid units, each have their own financial and environmental benefits for the user.

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Topics: Outdoor Site Lighting, Construction Site Lighting, Hire Equipment

Do you need to clean your machinery..?

Posted by Wayne Brennan on May 17, 2019 10:30:00 AM
Do you need to clean your machinery..?

Yes, you do need to clean your equipment. When plant and machinery come back from hire, cleaning them is one of those chores we’d rather avoid. However, cleaning your equipment, whether it is a small attachment or a large digger, can ensure that when it is next used (whether that is in a week or a month) it is in good condition for the next operator. I can hear the groans of the people who have drawn short straw, but cleaning your equipment is a very important job, and can save time in the future and reduce all kinds of risks.

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Topics: Hire Equipment, Servicing

Lighting Tower TLC

Posted by Wayne Brennan on May 10, 2019 10:45:00 AM
Lighting Tower TLC

Now that the dark days of winter are behind us and we look forward to the lighter evenings of summer, you will probably be finding that your yard is becoming more populated with lighting towers coming back from sites. After working through a hard winter, you and your lights, they are most likely looking forward to a well-earned period of rest before those darker nights come around again.

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Topics: Outdoor Site Lighting, Construction Site Lighting

All the benefits of battery-powered lighting towers

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on May 3, 2019 11:15:26 AM
All the benefits of battery-powered lighting towers

Battery-powered lighting towers? Are they really as good as diesel generator powered? Won’t they run out of battery quickly? These are just a few of the questions we get about battery-powered lighting towers. In our previous blog, we discussed how you can use battery-powered lighting towers to reduce your construction carbon footprint. They are, in fact, becoming the popular alternative to diesel powered lights. Whilst being environmentally friendly, battery-powered lighting towers also bring many financial benefits to the user and the surrounding areas.

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Topics: Outdoor Site Lighting, Construction Site Lighting, "Carbon Reducing"

How to improve your construction carbon footprint

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on Apr 26, 2019 1:35:08 PM
How to improve your construction carbon footprint

Your carbon footprint is defined as “the emissions which one person, an event, a product or group produce expressed as a CO2 equivalent”. This year so far, there has been a surge in protests, an increase in the demand and awareness for people to improve their carbon footprint. Reducing plastic usage and waste was a major focus for the world in 2018 after David Attenborough’s Blue Planet. In 2019 though, its been all about reducing emissions: using more public transport and getting an electric car. But, in the construction industry, how can we reduce emissions? The pressure for everyone is increasing, but in this industry what can you do to create the bright, white, instant light for construction works to continue throughout the night? What is the alternative to your traditional lighting tower which can reduce emissions?

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Topics: Construction Site Lighting

Wind Speed And The Safe Use Of A Lighting Tower On An Outside Site

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on Mar 15, 2019 10:59:00 AM
Wind Speed And The Safe Use Of A Lighting Tower On An Outside Site

OK, firstly a question. Raise your hands if you have heard of the Beaufort Wind Scale, or to give it its full title, the Beaufort Wind Force Scale? Hmmm……. impressive…… that’s quite a few of you. But please will the clever ones bear with me whilst I enlighten the uninitiated; here is the lowdown.

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Topics: Outdoor Site Lighting

What's All This Fuss About LED Lighting?

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on Feb 21, 2019 10:58:00 AM
What's All This Fuss About LED Lighting?

First it was Tungsten Halogen, then it was Metal Halide and now everyone is promoting LED, so why should you choose LED lamps instead of the aforementioned lamps, for your lighting tower?

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Topics: LED Lighting

Is This The Sentence That Every Construction Site Manager Dreads?

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on Jan 25, 2019 11:12:00 AM
Is This The Sentence That Every Construction Site Manager Dreads?

“Sorry but you’re going have to complete this work through the night – you’re going to have to get a night shift on.”

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Topics: Construction Site Lighting

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