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5 ways to keep your construction workers safe on site

Few industries are as hazardous as construction The construction sector accounts for a quarter of all fatal injuries to workers in the UK. So no job in the field is more vital then than protecting the 2.2 million people employed in the industry. Here are our top 5 ways to keep… ...more

Do you Suffer From Late Payers?

One report taken from the Construction Enquirer, shows that nearly three-quarters of MPs support late payment reforms; including fines for big firms who persistently delay paying their supply chain. A YouGov poll commissioned by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) showed 73% of MPs agree with the three changes AAT… ...more

Flat Rate Expenses For Construction Workers

Just a reminder that, as workers within the UK’s construction industry, you should ensure that you are making full utilisation of HMRC’s flat-rate expenses scheme. Don't miss out on your full available tax relief. Tax preparation specialist David Redfern, Managing Director of DSR Tax Claims Ltd, issued this as a reminder… ...more

Brexit Is Already Impacting Construction Contracts

With less than five months to go until the UK officially leaves the EU, Brexit issues and concerns are now regularly featuring in construction contract negotiations. Since the result of the 2016 referendum, the potential impact of labour shortages and costs of materials have been widely discussed. As regards workforce,… ...more

New Construction Qualification To Focus On Technology

Construction services company ISG and examination board WJEC have developed a new A Level equivalent qualification for the construction industry, scheduled to be launched at the House of Commons

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Mental Health in Construction

According to the Office of National Statistics male construction workers are 3 times more likely to commit suicide than other industries. More than 1,400 construction workers took their own lives between the years of 2011 and 2015. The highest of any profession in this period. Of the 1,419 people working in… ...more

Problems With The Takeuchi Digger Horn

Since we upgraded our fleet of diggers to Takeuchi, we’ve noticed that the 3 & 5 tonne machines are often being returned after hire with inoperable horns. On closer inspection we’ve found that the horn has usually been disabled by a variety of non-conventional means, i.e. fuses removed, buttons removed/destroyed… ...more

Kelsey Goes Hybrid…

Kelsey Plant Hire is pleased to announce that we’ve recently gone hybrid by adding electric dumpers as well as electric diggers to our existing fleet. These new diggers and dumpers are now getting many enquiries as well as bookings. Electric powered, emission free plant machinery is most definitely the way… ...more

Top Tips To Keeping Your Construction Site Secure

Security is a major issue on construction sites. Every week in the UK, £1 million worth of equipment is stolen from sites, with less than 10% of this recovered by police. Kelsey plant Hire have also been victims of this and take it extremely seriously. This was a great post… ...more

Telehandlers are Your Right Hand Man

If you’re looking to load, unload, move or place a range of equipment or materials, a telehandler is the right tool for you. Not only will it make your job a lot easier it will improve efficiency and productivity too.

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