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Smiths Hire’s Summer of Sport

It’s been all systems go at Smiths Hire lately with a multitude of sports related events and partnerships taking place for the national hire firm. Here’s a round-up of the highlights

16. May 2022

When should I cut back trees and shrubs?

Pruning has always been a vital part of garden maintenance, and for plenty of good reasons. It helps to keep your garden continually looking clean and tidy, and can encourage healthy new growth in your plants by getting rid of dead offshoots.

Hedge Trimmer in action
12. May 2022

How to Prepare the Garden for Spring

With daylight hours extending and the temperatures slowly beginning to rise, thoughts turn to giving our gardens some TLC in spring in order to breathe new life into outside spaces, blossoming from bleak and wintry to blooming and lively.

25. March 2022

Depot Staff

Whether it’s the depot manager, hire desk controllers, drivers or the people behind the scenes in the workshops, our depot staff are a helpful bunch! Find out what some of them think about working at Smiths Hire.

21. March 2022

Head Office Staff

Our Head Office Team is currently stronger than ever and we’re proud of the people we’ve got. Here’s a few words from some of our Head Office staff about their time working for Smiths Hire.

21. March 2022

A Quick Guide to Non-Powered Access

Choosing the right access platforms is a crucial step in preparing for any project, whether DIY or commercial, view our frequently asked questions below to get more information about our Non-powered access solutions.

narrow scaffolding towers for hire
26. February 2022

Using a pressure washer for cleaning

Most of us are familiar with pressure washers and have used one at some point, but anyone unfamiliar is clearly missing out on one of the most useful cleaning tools in history.

28. January 2022

Smiths Hire Training Courses

Smiths Hire have a dedicated in-house Training department, meaning you can book a range of industry leading training courses for you and your workplace at cost effective prices. From IPAF (cherry picker training) & PASMA, to First Aid & Abrasive Wheels to name a few. All hosted at our regional training centres in Blackpool, Preston,… Read more »

21. January 2022

Smiths Hire Throughout The Year

Throughout the year our powered access equipment and vast range of tools can be used to help you with a wide variety of projects. But which seasons are best suited to each project? We’ve put together this useful guide to explore some of the possible uses of our equipment throughout each season here.

Smiths Hire Throughout The Year
24. December 2021

Smiths Hire Invest in New Fleet of Scissor Lifts

Smiths Hire have once again upscaled their range with the addition of 20 x Snorkel S3010P push-around scissor lifts. The investment was made in a bid to further improve their range of working at height equipment, cementing their place as the best supplier Working at Height kit in the UK.

13. December 2021

The Most Efficient Way To Cut Firewood This Winter

Our firewood cutting tools and equipment We previously recommended some of our best heaters for your workplace, but we’re also conscious of our environmental footprint – so here we have outlined a more eco-friendly heating alternative that is perfect for using at home: woodburning stoves.  Whether you have a traditional open fire or a modern… Read more »

01. December 2021

Our Guide To Portable Heater Hire

The clocks have turned back, the days are significantly shorter and the temperature has certainly dropped recently. Each of these things can have a significant impact on construction sites, workplaces and events, affecting both your workers themselves, alongside any tools or materials. We have a selection of temporary electric heaters available as part of our… Read more »

diesel portable heater on site
02. November 2021

Working On-Site In Low-Light Conditions

Did you know, although employers have a duty of care for the safety of their workforce, accidents on building sites increase by over 30% during the darker months of the year? Construction site work is hazardous at the best of times. Without adequate temporary lighting on the construction site, having to avoid discarded materials, broken… Read more »

07. October 2021

Last-minute Summer jobs to get done before Autumn

With the end of summer quickly approaching and the warm sunny days coming to an end, now is the perfect time to get those last-minute gardening jobs done before the start of Autumn. Many of us will agree that we get great joy from pottering around our gardens, although there is no denying that keeping… Read more »

09. September 2021

Go Electric with Smiths Hire!

We are incredibly proud to be able to provide our customers with a wide range of different solutions to help them to tackle their work projects with much greater ease.

30. July 2021
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