Working Whatever the Weather!
January 14, 2021
Plant Hire, Tools & Equipment for Winter Conditions, Heaters, Lighting, Pumps & Generators
As a business or organisation, you may have staff who are required to work outside, and lets face it, it can get pretty chilly out there. Outdoor working conditions can be really difficult too, have you ever tried doing a task when your fingers are frozen stiff? Not only that, the quality of the work may suffer if everybody is eager to get indoors to thaw out! There is also a risk of accidents where the nights have drawn in, and perhaps the rain has started. These problems can be easily overcome though, with a bit of forethought.
Obviously, clothing is important and dressing appropriately for the weather is essential, PPE is also crucial, especially in these uncertain times. Workers should be kitted out with Thermals, hats, gloves, high vis jackets, safety boots as well as masks. If hard hats are worn, employees are advised not to wear hoods underneath, due to decreased visibility, movement etc. Increased rest breaks are recommended with facilities for making hot drinks and sitting for a while. Workers can actually suffer from hypothermia and slowed reactions if out in the cold too long, again causing accidents.
Muddy, icy conditions can lead to slips and falls onsite, a factor that many hospital A&E depts are only too aware of. Gritting the work area can help here when applied in good time giving it a chance to work.
At Rhinos Plant Hire, you will find an excellent range of seasonal tools and equipment to alleviate all of these situations. Our Winter Range includes Heaters, Power, Lighting and Pumping Equipment. Each category features a selection of high performance items, perfect for ensuring you get the job done quickly and safely. Powerful heaters will keep bodies warm enough to move around, and strong lighting means you can see what you’re doing. Generators make power cuts or outages no problem, and a variety of submersible pumps get rid of troublesome floods etc in no time.