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Driving success through training

Posted on 07/02/2014

Congratulations all round! All these drivers Peter Sims, Peter Clinker, Barry Huntley & Anthony Hill have now successfully completed their CPCS and NVQ qualifications in Lorry loader (HIAB) Operations.

Great British Infrastructure

Posted on 24/12/2013

Finally GB Ltd seems to have an infrastructure plan! Speaking at the Institute of Civil Engineers in Westminster, Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said the plan was “a blueprint for Britain” that would lead to “long-term sustainable growth”. “Underground, overground, on shore, offshore, wired or wireless, tarmac or train track. You name it,…

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CSCS/CPCS

Posted on 27/11/2013

The continuing growth in the construction sector is building up to a skill shortage in properly trained personnel. This and the ever more challenging site conditions and the desirability in raising standards for Health and Safety and staff knowledge means that continuous training is imperative. We at roadplatehire have selected the citb CSCS and CPCS…

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Big Bang at Battersea

Posted on 25/09/2013

A client needed something to prevent debris from being scattered when their pyrotechnics devices were being detonated at a publicity stunt at Battersea’s iconic power station. The results ? Fire fighters were called to Battersea Power Station after a TV stunt caused concerns the historic building was alight. Flames were projected on to the Grade…

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Hole Storey

Posted on 17/08/2013

A driver in East Grinstead, Sussex took a turn for the worst recently. Whilst negotiating a lane restriction made up with plastic barriers whilst a gas main was being replaced, he apparently took to the near side to avoid oncoming traffic. Despite the barrier installation being present and correct the excavation within them was deep…

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London starts £2,500 lane rental charges for utility firms

Posted on 09/07/2013

Transport for London today rolls out out its pioneering lane rental scheme charging utility companies £2,500 a day for working in congested areas and at busy times. The groundbreaking scheme has been designed to push utility contractors to work on the roads during the night and at off-peak times to cut traffic congestion. Funding generated…

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Horse Wesley rescued upside down in hole in Kinmel Bay

Posted on 09/07/2013

A horse had a lucky escape after falling backwards into a hole and becoming trapped upside down. Firefighters used a mechanical digger to winch Wesley to safety, legs first, from the 6ft (1.82m) ditch in a field at Kinmel Bay, Conwy. The horse became stuck after escaping into a neighbour’s field. Owner Kelsey Rees-Dykes said…

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