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Fuel bowser regulations - SERV Plant Hire

Fuel bowser regulations

Is your business following the updated fuel bowser regulations? Despite being enforced on May 9th, 2019, the new regulations were no surprise to the construction industry.

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Tips on scarifying a lawn - SERV Plant Hire

Tips on scarifying a lawn

Scarification can be a daunting process but following our tips on scarifying a lawn will guarantee a healthy and neat garden. Over time dead leaves from mowing can build up between grass, along with moss and weeds.

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Managing waterlogged sites in the winter - SERV Plant Hire

Managing waterlogged sites in the winter

Managing waterlogged sites in the winter is vital to avoid delays, minimise lost work hours and keep construction workers safe. British weather is notoriously unpredictable, with a high level of rainfall, especially during the winter months.

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What equipment do you need for landscaping - SERV Plant Hire

What equipment do you need for landscaping?

With spring approaching and landscaping jobs becoming more common, what equipment do you need for landscaping? Dead plants and winter debris need to be cleared, weather damage repaired, and outdoor areas rejuvenated ready for use in the longer, warmer days to come

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Construction site lighting requirements - SERV Plant Hire

Construction site lighting requirements

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, it is the legal responsibility of employers to ensure construction site lighting requirements are met. Construction sites can be dangerous work environments at the best of times and poor lighting only compounds this.

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Red diesel tax changes

The announcement of red diesel tax changes in the budget on March 11th, 2020 sent shockwaves through the construction industry. Red diesel is chemically no different to standard clear, or ‘white’ diesel, but is coloured, or marked, for identification.

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Winter construction site safety - SERV Plant Hire

Winter construction site safety

As an employer or tradesman, an awareness of winter construction site safety is vital to avoid accidents and lost work. Unlike many industries, construction does not stop due to bad weather, but its many inherent risks are further magnified.

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Essential Construction Hire Equipment for Winter - SERV Plant Hire

Essential Construction Hire Equipment for Winter

To avoid injuries to workers and the public what is the most essential construction hire equipment for winter? Short dark days mean poor lighting, cold conditions can negatively affect workers and rain, snow and ice increase the risks of slips and falls.

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What is the best drill for masonry - SERV Plant Hire

What is the best drill for masonry?

Before taking the plunge and hiring or buying, what is the best drill for masonry? By definition, masonry covers a wide variety of materials, whether brick, clay, stone, concrete or a combination of these.

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SERV Plant Hire - Fundamentals of Excavator Operation

Fundamentals of Excavator Operation

To ensure the safety of the operator and others and to protect the equipment itself, an awareness of the fundamentals of excavator operation is a must. Before even turning the key, the operator should be familiar with the controls and basic excavator techniques.

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TB2150R 15 Tonne Excavator - Reduced Tail Swing - SERV Plant Hire

What are the parts of an excavator?

We can all picture the shape of an excavator, but what are the parts of an excavator called and what functions do they perform? While excavator design continues to evolve and improve, the basic form has remained consistent for decades.

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