Lighting tower manufacturers Trime have pulled off an amazing coup, winning a Green Apple Award for our work to make our business more sustainable. Thanks to our efforts in research and development, manufacturing and design, we've been able to create the UK's only range of ecologically friendly lighting towers. Utilising top of the range battery technology, our range of battery operated and hybrid lighting towers are helping to make a variety of industries more sustainable, from construction and building to events and sports.
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Regulation 8 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) regulations 1992 says that every workplace must have 'suitable and sufficient' lighting. Where possible natural light should be used in preference to artificial lighting.
By sharing equipment and performing in asset management, the rental industry contributes to avoiding carbon emissions.
Construction industry experts are calling for a ‘clean recovery’ from COVID-19, according to a new report published by designer and manufacturer of electric vehicle batteries, Hyperdrive Innovation. The report titled ‘An Electric Decade in Construction’ contains the views of 15 European construction experts who outline that COVID-19 has caused a renewed sense of urgency to the existing challenges faced by the industry. These challenges include tightening air pollution legislation, meeting carbon emissions targets and an ever-increasing demand for infrastructure.
The Covid-19 crisis has accelerated political forces already in play towards protectionism and isolationism, as societies have scrambled to plug gaps in the normal functioning of global trade and restore shortages of key necessities.
Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) is a broad category which includes mobile machines, and transportable industrial equipment or vehicles which are fitted with an internal combustion engine and not intended for transporting goods or passengers on roads. NRMM, particularly from the construction sector, is a significant contributor to London’s air pollution. The NRMM Low Emission Zone uses the Mayor and London Borough’s planning powers to control emissions from NRMM used on construction sites. The NRMM rules apply to a wide range of movable construction equipment including excavators, bulldozers, piling rigs, dumpers, generators, compressors and mobile cranes. The GLA has said these are responsible for 15 per cent of local PM2.5 particle emissions and represent London’s fifth largest source of harmful nitrogen oxides.
The Best Managed Companies awards programme is ran globally by Deloitte and is a symbol of organisational success and achievement. Entrants to the programme compete for this prestigious designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices. The award is seen as extremely beneficial for the winning country in a range of ways.
Solar has come a long way over the last decade, so much so that they are now considered as a viable alternative to generators. In fact, renewable energy made up almost half of Britain’s electricity generation in the first three months of the year, showing how this source of energy is taking over burning gas. And with the UK recently passing a law to end its contribution to global warming by 2050, through committing the UK to a legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050, it is apparent that the tide is turning and solar power is becoming mainstream.
The UN has warned that the world needs to limit climate change to below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. But scientists say that keeping to the 1.5C target will require "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes" in all aspects of society. The UK took a large step in the right direction when they became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050, through committing the UK to a legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050, compared with the previous target of at least 80% reduction from 1990 levels.
With most experts stating that a vaccine for COVID-19 will not be ready until next year, we’ll all be co-existing with the coronavirus for sometime to come. The aim of the X-Mist is to try and enable society to return to some degree of ‘normality’ in a way that is safe, so that people can have the confidence to go out in public while we continue to live in these strange unprecedented times.