Since VOSA's launch of their Load Restraint enforcement Matrix’
back in the spring of 2012, there is still much confusion about
what is, and what is not, compliant when it comes to Load Security.
According to Mark Horton, Traffic Enforcement Scheme Manager at
VOSA, there have been 1,269 load restraint defects detected since
1st April last year; 1,190 of those resulting in prohibition. With
over 300 trained VOSA roadside inspectors now in force, it is
perhaps surprising that many operators...
Thameside Lifting, part of the John F Hunt Group, have just
invested in a small size Reid Porta Gantry to add to its vast stock
of hire equipment. Mick Hood, Thameside’s Manager says ‘there has
always been an issue in squeezing the larger standard size gantry’s
into tight spaces. With very few small sized gantries available in
any of the different hire companies across the South of England,
this little ‘gem’ has been a valuable asset’. With a working load
John F Hunt Hire Services, incorporating Hire Centres, Plant Hire,
Power Services and Thameside Lifting, is pleased to announce that
we have achieved registration to ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental) and
BS OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health & Safety). The
above registrations have been developed to comply with the ISO
9001:2008 (Quality) registration awarded to Hire Services in
October 2012 to facilitate an Integrated Management System. The
establishment of these systems has enabled our Hire Services
division to review all of our business and...
Thameside Lifting is committed to providing innovative lifting
solutions for all of our clients. One of our most recent cases
involved the Westfield Shopping centre in London. London Lifting
Solutions During the 2012 London Olympics, Westfield was home to
BMW’s flagship store. At the year end, we were approached by L
& G Signs to design a lifting plan to dismantle BMW’s sensitive
sign on the façade of the shopping center—a mini cooper. Our plan
involved creating a de-rig programme, and...
Movember Charity Support This November our team at Thameside
Lifting raised more than £700 in support of Movember – a charity
movement which raises awareness for prostate cancer and takes place
over the month of November. Participants must
grow moustaches over the course of the month, and are not
allowed to shave them off until Dec 1st. Our guys started November
1st with clean shaven faces, and throughout Movember, cultivated
their moustaches into the magnificent creations you see
above. Of course this was all for...
Proof and load tests are essential in lifting gear maintenance and
repair as they ensure the structural integrity of your equipment.
Thameside Lifting carry out routine tests to ensure the
safety and compliance with government regulations on all your
safety and lifting gear In addition to proof tests, we also perform
web sling tests to determine shock load. Shock load is the minimum
amount of force exerted on a material sling that causes it to
break. Knowing the shock load of...
Creating Partnerships John F Hunt Ltd, the holding company of the
John F Hunt Group are pleased to announce it has acquired a
majority stake in Asbestos Consultants Europe Limited (ACE),
formally trading as ACEPSI, specialists in all asbestos related
areas and services including environmental monitoring. ACE hold
full UKAS accreditation for asbestos inspection and testing.
This allows asbestos management, refurbishment and demolition
surveys, air monitoring including 4 stage clearance and bulk sample
analysis, which identifies asbestos in materials to be carried...