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Portable toilet hire company comes to the rescue

Recently. Somerset based Grifn Luxury Toilet Hire came to the rescue of a South West constructon frm who had to stop work following a Health and Safety Executve (HSE) inspecton of one of its building sites.

The construction company frantically rang a number of portable toilet hire firms to try to fnd toilet facilites with running hot water, but initally without success. This could have been financially disastrous for the firm as they were faced with paying ongoing costs for plant hire that was being forced to lie idle.

Flushed with their success

When contacted, Griffin Toilet Hire of Highbridge, Somerset promptly delivered portable toilets with running water to the building site to enable work to be quickly resumed.

Portable toilet hire that complies with HSE guidance is essental for individuals and building contractors for their site and constructon needs. However, Grifn understands that contractors and builders very ofen are unable to enter into ‘fxed term’ contracts due to the nature of the business. The company, therefore, ofers fexible hire terms for any period required and all of their cubicles are delivered ready for use and are serviced weekly to ensure full hygienic standards. They can also provide welfare unit servicing, including waste removal, cleaning and restocking to keep facilites clean and hygienic and, of course, hot and cold running water.

Grifn Director James Grifn commented “We were very pleased to be able to quickly assist them to provide clean and hygienic toilet facilites for their staf and visitors that complies with Health & Safety legislaton and also minimise a potentally costly site closure. As with all of our toilet and trailer facilites, our policy is to ensure they are kept in clean, well maintained and safe order and we try to provide the highest environmental standards throughout our business.”

For more informaton: Grifn Toilet Hire

Manhole cover thefts – are composite covers the answer?

The rising cost of scrap metal is providing a headache for many companies as telephone, power and signalling cables are stolen. Now, manhole covers, grates, security fencing and other metal street fixtures are also disappearing at an alarming rate.

Not only is this a cost to the companies and authorities concerned, it is an inconvenience to the public and can be dangerous to vehicles and pedestrians.

A viable solution is to use composite materials which while providing equivalent strength and durability do not have the ‘resale’ value associated with ductle iron and other metals.

One example of this is the ‘coverTEC’ range of pedestrian and road composite manhole covers and frames recently reintroduced by Ultracrete, as part of their contribution to the ongoing campaign to aid the improvement of road safety. The new products provide a cost-efectve, easy to use soluton to prevent highly debated issues such as ductle ironwork thef, increased labour costs and the need for improved ant-skid measures.

Being made from an advanced composite structure of glass fbre and resin, means they are very lightweight, durable and a safe alternatve to ductle ironwork.

The new coverTEC range has already been used and trialed across the UK in Sunderland, Oxford, Dover….to name but a few, as it fast becomes evident that composite covers can be the answer to ironwork thef, and the preventon of ongoing replacement costs in the long term.

For more informaton on coverTEC

‘coverTEC’ looks like ductle iron, is a durable but, being composite material, has no scrap metal value.

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