Beat the heat with these summer tool hire essentials

From air conditioning to access hire, here’s how you can help your team stay cool and comfortable at work this summer and increase productivity!

It’s always better to get stuck into your outdoor projects or daily work under sunny blue skies, but when temperatures start to rise, working conditions can quickly become demanding. Hot weather can make it tough to focus and maintain your average level of productivity, and as well as being generally uncomfortable, it can also pose health risks if proper precautions aren’t taken.

Not to worry, though; at Smiths Hire, we have an expansive range of tools and equipment you can hire to keep your team safe, comfortable, and productive during even the hottest months of the year, so no matter the weather or the job – you’ll always get your projects over the line. Here are some of our summer tool hire essentials you can use to keep your team happy in the heat this summer!Summer Pick'n'Mix

Stay cool by cutting corners with access hire

When temperatures rise into the 20s, the physical strain of climbing ladders and scaffolds can be exhausting, making the job more unsafe than usual. So, to combat this and get the job done even quicker, powered access hire is going to be a godsend in hot weather (well, in all weathers, really!).

Our cherry pickers, articulated booms, mast lifts, and scissor lifts not only reduce the physical strain on your team from moving materials by hand and calming ladders but also provide a safer and faster way to go up and down, helping to get the job done quicker. This means they help to cut down on the amount of time your team needs to spend grafting under the hot sun, making the work environment both safer and more productive.

Smiths Hire has one of the largest selections of powered access equipment in the UK. Whether you need a scissor lift, cherry picker, or any other type of powered access equipment, we can deliver it to you the very next day!

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Keep it breezy with air conditioning

It doesn’t matter where your team is working, whether they’re outside on the construction site, inside a warehouse or setting up for a summer festival or event. Regardless of direct sunlight, heat can be dangerous; people get exhausted far quicker working in hot weather than they do on a mild day, and that’s where our air conditioner hire and fans come in.

It’s not only about being comfortable; it’s also about being productive, which is very difficult to do when you’re sweltering. Air conditioning units create a cool, controlled environment that prevents overheating of any machinery and your staff. For areas where your team congregates, like break rooms or even on the shop floor, our industrial rapid fans are ideal for enhancing air circulation and lowering the temperature.

Recharge your team’s batteries in our welfare units

If your team works outdoors, this next one’s for you: welfare unit hire. Our welfare unit hire service provides portable and convenient on-site facilities for your team, such as office spaces, canteen facilities, toilets, and more. These units are helpful all year round but especially necessary when it’s hot.

Regular breaks in a cool, shaded area are essential to prevent heat-related illnesses like heatstroke or light-headedness. Our welfare units create a space that your team can use to escape the heat, chill out, and rehydrate. These units come equipped with a number of features, including canteen units with microwave ovens and hot and cold water. This not only boosts morale but also enhances productivity by allowing your team time to cool off, recharge, and return to your tasks refreshed and ready to go!

For over 50 years, we’ve been providing quality equipment and tool hire to our customers all over the country in all temperatures through our website and our 16 depots across the North West and Yorkshire, including major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds. If you need some help picking out some heat-beating solutions, feel free to give our friendly team a ring at 0333 323 2100, and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can!

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