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Smiths Hire Revamped Vehicles Hit The Road!

Introducing a new, bold livery design to our vehicle fleet. The new chevron design is now being rolled out to our newest fleet aquisitions and has already hit the road. The new dynamic design, is testament to the company ethos for speed and efficiency.

26. September 2022

Smiths Hire Add To Their Snorkel Portfolio

New Snorkel scissor lifts added to the Smiths Hire Snorkel portfolio with an investment of £92k in 15 additional S3010E machines. These self-propelled scissor lifts are designed to be small but mighty and are ready to be dispatched to our 16 depot locations for hire.

22. September 2022

The best ways to stay safe while using scaffold towers

We’ve got decades of experience providing fast & affordable scaffolding hire services at Smiths Hire. We currently stock both AGR (Advanced Guard Rail) & 3T (Through The Trap) scaffolding kits to help with all your non-powered access needs.

Scaffold Tower Hire & Rental
21. September 2022

3 key DIY jobs to get done at the start of Autumn

Autumn is fast approaching, so it’s time to take advantage of our reliable tool hire service to help you complete any essential DIY tasks. Smiths Hire has tools and equipment available for most, if not all DIY tasks, we have listed our suggestions of some of the the key jobs you might need to undertake.

20. September 2022

What you need to know: Advanced Guard Rail vs 3T Scaffolding

Our scaffold towers are the perfect solution for all your non-powered access requirements. We provide a quick and reliable scaffolding hire service here at Smiths Hire, and all of our tower kits are convenient, secure and easy to transport.

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07. September 2022

How to get the very best out of your rotavator

Rotavators are by far the quickest and most efficient way to remove weeds and loosen soil in your garden. Perfect for preparing your garden for planting, our selection of rotavators are ideal for agriculture, landscaping and gardening work.

24. August 2022

How to get your garden party-ready this Summer

If you’re planning a summer get-together in your garden this year, our diverse tool hire service can help you prepare your space for visitors. Make the most of the Summer sun by entertaining in a space you can be proud of with the help of Smiths Hire!

24. August 2022

Our quick guide to working safely at height

Working at height is still the number one single biggest source of fatal accidents in UK workplaces. Last year, 123 people died in work related incidents. 29 of those were due to falls from height.

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05. August 2022

Why is dust so dangerous to UK workers and tradespeople?

If you were to ask someone what they thought was one of the biggest threats to health & safety in commercial and industrial sectors, plenty of people would likely point to heavy machinery, industrial vehicles, or falls from Working at Height.

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29. July 2022

Safety and security – how to protect your site

Building sites are common targets of thieves & vandals, so it’s vital to get some effective security measures in place to reduce the risk of break-ins. We have listed some key areas to look at when evaluating the security of your site below.

25. July 2022

Smiths Hire Gets Enlightened…

Being based in Blackpool, we’re right near some great historic features. We’re lucky enough to be the home of the Blackpool Tower, the Pleasure Beach, sandy beaches that go on for miles, and of course the Illuminations which brighten up the town’s seafront throughout the Autumn/Winter season each year.

07. July 2022

What you need to know about cherry picker hire

With more than 50 years of experience behind us here at Smiths Hire, we do everything we can to make cherry picker hire as easy and straightforward for you as we can. Take a look at the questions from our customers about the cherry picker hire process.

01. July 2022

Above & Beyond receives a new badge of honour!

Since the launch of our new Employee Reward scheme – Above & Beyond, we are proud to hear about the endeavours of our fellow colleagues both in and out of the workplace and in celebration of the achievements of the nominees we have decided to add a new facet to the award scheme…..

30. June 2022

5 simple DIY jobs that could save you money

Here at Smiths Hire, we’ve now got more than 50 years providing tool hire services and products to the industry and private homeowners alike, so you can trust us to have picked up a few tips and tricks along the way! Here are some of the jobs you could perhaps save yourself a bit of cash on.

29. June 2022

Training Day with STIHL

Smiths Hire teamed up with Stihl for an informative ‘hands on’ product training day at our Head Office in Blackpool.

14. June 2022

What Welfare Facilities are required on Site?

In our guide to Site Accommodation Unit hire, we answer questions ranging from “what welfare facilities are required on a construction site?” to “what is a welfare van?” Smiths Hire is a leading hire company, specialising in Site Accommodation Units, Powered Access, Plant Equipment, Tools and more.

25. May 2022

When do I need Powered Access Equipment?

It’s no secret that when you’re faced with a job that requires working at height, choosing the right access equipment is arguably one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make. Your choice of access equipment will have a major impact on the duration of the job and the quality of the results.

Smiths Hire Bolton depot
25. May 2022

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

What is it like to work at our Head Office?

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.

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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
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