to make innovative strides towards eradicating carbon from our business. The success of this trial enthuses our supply chain so that collaboratively we can set a standard that others can follow.” GAP says it has now added a number of the units to its fleet.

Solar technology

Garic has introduced a considerable number of new products to meet the demand for green site solutions, including a hybrid welfare van incorporating solar panels, a 40ft welfare trailer with hybrid power and 4G Wi-Fi capability, and the Soltainer off-grid power supply unit that incorporates solar panels in a 20ft ISO shipping container.

Garic Sales Director Neil Richardson said, “We’ve been working very hard to make sure all of our welfare and site equipment is as ‘eco’ and cost-efficient as possible, whilst also providing the best quality facilities for those using them. Other developments, like adding fully flushing toilets to reduce the need for chemicals on site, and creating space for separate male and female toilet cubicles, may seem simple but they are key to developing our products even further.”

Garic has just introduced a number of new green products.

What is also striking is the number of suppliers that are introducing products specially designed to control on-site dust. This is an increasingly important aspect of health and safety in the construction industry, especially given the prospect of more local authorities introducing their own clean air strategies (as EHN reported in our July/August 2018 issue). Details of several of these new machines are given in our review of the latest products, beginning on page 37.

Genquip Groundhog’s Peter Beach adds that, while innovation is at the heart of much of the latest site welfare equipment, a key requirement is straightforward operation and maintenance - as with any hire product. “You have to avoid making things over-complicated, and you don’t want operators fiddling with controls unnecessarily. Our focus is on innovation that simply works.”


Agility is the key to reaching confined spaces. At only 1.45m (4 ft. 9 in.), the ultra-narrow width of the Snorkel S2755RT fits in places where a standard width machine would have difficulties. While it can reach a maximum working height of 10.1m (33 ft. 1 in.) , this machine is also lightweight and can be towed on a car trailer between jobs. Add to that rugged 4-wheel drive and optional bi-energy for a highly versatile scissor lift that can go the distance on all terrains.


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