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Load Security & Restraint Systems
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...
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Reid Porta Gantry Hire
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 capacity of...
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John F Hunt: Integrated Management System Through ISO 14001/ BS OHSAS 18001
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...
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Westfield Shopping Centre: London Lifting Solutions
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...
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Movember Charity Support
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...
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Proof Testing, Shock Load and Lifting Gear
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...
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John F Hunt Environmental Monitoring Developments
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...
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