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Roles For Women In Construction

Data from the Office for National Statistics and industry surveys show that the number of women in construction has not increased significantly, despite attempts to increase female representation. Women in construction At the end of 2016, approximately 27 million people were working in the UK. The divide between men and… ...more

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

Network Rail’s Footbridge Design Challenge

According to the Construction Enquirer, Network Rail has challenged both engineers and architects to radically rethink designs for rail footbridges. Network Rail says that ideas for the next generation of fully accessible footbridges should be "innovative, challenge presumptions and raise expectations for the quality of future designs."  A RIBA design… ...more

Construction Industry Under Stress, but Not Kelsey Plant Hire

According to CRL, Construction Insurance Specialists, construction output in the UK has experienced it's biggest decline since August 2012. This perhaps reinforces concerns that economic growth for the first quarter of 2018 has been slow. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics indicate a decline of 2.7% in the… ...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

Hybrid Electric Diggers & Electric Dumpers

ELECTRIFYING NEWS – KELSEY PLANT HIRE GOES GREEN Hybrid Electric Diggers & Fully Electric Dumpers - Emission Free - Low Noise Increasing environmental pressure and advances in modern technology mean there is talk that the ‘good old’ diesel engine will be phased out over the next 20-30 years. In the… ...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

Forward Dumping Requires Forward Thinking

A surge of recent fatalities in the last 15 months due to forward tipping dumper trucks on UK construction sites has moved the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) and the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) to take action. Typically dumpers have overturned when mounting spoil heaps and operators have tried and… ...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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