4 Ways Grab Lorries Can Help in the Winter Season

4 Ways Grab Lorries Can Help in the Winter Season

When winter arrives onsite health & safety takes a new turn. Ice and bad weather can increase the difficulties of manoeuvring waste and materials, and the limited daylight means floodlights are often required on large projects to keep the work on track. 

Winter provides any commercial or domestic site with increased challenges, which means you need the right tools to ensure the project runs smoothly and doesn’t cause any more delays. 

At AJ Grab Hire, our grab lorries can support both small and large construction and landscaping projects throughout the winter season. 

Rather than relying on a skip, which takes up valuable space on-site and has a smaller capacity, a grab hire can provide your team with a quick way to remove large quantities of waste. 

Fast Waste Removal 

During the winter months, development projects can be delayed by bad weather. From snow, ice to heavy rainfall. All these bad weather conditions can not only affect the progress of the project but cause costly delays. 

Having a skip on site can mean that waste is sat onsite becoming affected by the bad weather conditions. For example, the skip gets filled with rain causing a nightmare for possible overspill. 

By using a grab hire onsite for your waste removal, you can eliminate the worries that come with bad weather. 

A grab hire skip can be ordered for when you need it, and collect a range of waste types quickly so that the waste is not sat being spread by poor weather conditions. 

Removing waste quickly during bad weather is also essential for health and safety, as it ensures that there are no slip or trip hazards on site. 

While a skip takes up vital space on site, a grab hire lorry removes the waste from the area so that you consistently have a clean and clear site. 

Reduce Cross Contamination 

During severe winter weather cross-contamination of waste can easily occur, especially if you’re using a skip on site. As well as workers getting a little lazy and not distributing by waste type, heavy rain can mean your waste can begin to filter into a clean site. 

Cross-contamination of domestic waste can be a public health hazard, which means it not only puts your team at risk but also the public. 

Maintaining rigorous waste management during bad weather is a health and safety must on any large or small commercial project. 

At AJ Grab Hire, our grab lorries can move your waste quickly. We can collect muck, timber and rubbish to help keep your site clean and clear of waste obstructions. 

As we are certified waste removers, we also take your waste to dedicated landfill and recycling plants to ensure that your waste is environmentally managed. 

Daylight Saving 

The shortest days occur in the winter. For many large scale construction and landscape projects, this means that working hours can be affected as there is no natural light. 

In the UK during winter daylight begins around 7 am and ends at 4.30 pm, this means working hours on a project are dramatically shortened unless artificial lights can be used on site. 

With hours cut short, this means workers need to be more efficient and productive with the light available on the project. 

Utilising a grab hire lorry for waste removal, and even aggregate delivery can help support teams who are up against tight deadlines during these winter months. 

As well as removing large quantities of waste quickly and efficiently, our team at AJ Grab Hire can also deliver aggregate to your site, helping to reduce delivery times. 

Minimal Manual Labour 

Construction and engineering sites all become more dangerous during the winter months due to the bad weather. With rain increasing the number of slips, and ice becoming a hazard, it becomes an even more tricky place to work. 

With this in mind, reducing any potential hazards or health and safety risks is a key part of running a safe and productive site. 

While many sites may opt for a skip, this can have the potential to cause more harm to workers. For example, workers have to carry and load the skip in bad weather manually. Should anyone slip or trip while loading the skip this can cause major injuries. 

However, by using a grab hire lorry, you remove the need for manual labour. 

At AJ Grab Hire, our lorries will grab and move the waste from the site, which dramatically reduces the amount of manual input from your team. 

If you need a grab hire lorry to support your winter project, contact our team today to get a quote. 

AJ Grab Hire

Head Office:
Langdale Farm
Cambridge Road
Melbourn
Hertfordshire
SG8 6EY

enquiries@ajgrabire.co.uk

Top Locations

Cambridge
Royston
Newmarket
Saffron Walden
Harlow
Haverhill
Ely
Bury St Edmunds

 

Opening times

Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 9am – 12pm

T: 01763 233493
M: 07931 142198

Don’t Waste a Minute – How Grab Hire Can Save You Time

Don’t Waste a Minute – How Grab Hire Can Save You Time

As the old saying goes, time is money, and when you’re working on large scale construction, building or landscape projects every minute counts.

Meeting deadlines means everything that happens on site is time sensitive, which is why at AJ Grab Hire we’ve been working with customers across the UK to support them in making their site as productive and efficient as possible.

When you choose a partner who understands the demands of your site, your project can run seamlessly, and most importantly, safely.

High Volume Waste Removal

No matter which sector you work within, from construction and building to agriculture and landscaping, waste needs to be removed quickly.

While skips can hold waste, they can take days to be emptied, and if this is delayed, waste can become a serious hazard.

A build-up of waste on site is not only a health and safety risk but can stall work from happening as there is nowhere to put the waste that is being produced.  

Skip is also a stationary solution, which means workers on site have to move the waste to the skip. This can sometimes mean workers traveling for miles on a large scale site just to clear rubbish or muck, or having multiple skips on site which can be extremely costly.

However, a grab hire lorry can remove three times as much waste, and collect waste from hard to reach spaces.

For a site that needs to remain safe and productive, a regular visit from a grab hire lorry can ensure that work is not disturbed by the presence of waste.

Product Delivery

If your site team are not local to the area but require products to be delivered from local suppliers, a grab hire lorry can collect large volumes of aggregate and soil and deliver and tip it on site in your desired location.

This addition of product delivery enables your team to continue working without the need to break to collect materials, or stalling work because materials have run out.

Saving time with product delivery can give your team back the time that may have been used sourcing a local supplier and then collecting it. This is especially the case for contractors who have been drafted in who are not from the local area.

Even these small amounts of time can add up to big savings for companies that are working on large scale projects.

No Extra Manpower

Large projects can incur major costs from increased labour and tools when trying to manage the waste on site.

From hiring extra tools to move waste into a skip from across the site, to assigning workers to manage and organise the waste on site. Extra labour and tools can all add costs and time to a project.

Buy hiring a grab hire lorry, you can save time on this waste management, as the grab hire lorry can pick-up and collect waste from any location on site, as well as manoeuvre over objects such as walls or fences.

Getting the right partner to manage your waste removal needs, can support your project in maintaining productive and meeting deadlines.

Contact our team today to discuss how our grab hire lorries can save you time.

AJ Grab Hire

Head Office:
Langdale Farm
Cambridge Road
Melbourn
Hertfordshire
SG8 6EY

enquiries@ajgrabhire.co.uk

Top Locations

Cambridge
Royston
Newmarket
Saffron Walden
Harlow
Haverhill
Ely
Bury St Edmunds

 

Opening times

Mon – Fri 7am – 6.00pm
Sat 7am – 1pm

T: 01763 233493