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Smiths Hire Embark On Alien Odyssey

Yes, you read it here first – there are actually Aliens in Blackpool! Renowned designer, Jack Irving inspired giant alien sea Gods no less! Not only that but they are hiring their Powered Access from Smiths Hire! Read all about the new Odyssey immersive installation on Blackpool promenade here.

10. November 2022

Top 3 things to consider when hiring a mini digger

We’ve been providing unrivalled mini digger hire services to trade customers and individual homeowners for over 50 years. There’s no shortage of diggers to choose from – amongst our range you’ll find a variety of mini diggers from big brands, such as Kubota and Takeuchi.

Kubota U27-4
10. November 2022

Benefits of Site Lighting

As we already know, winter is definitely on the way – there’s a chill in the air and we’re getting less natural light with each passing day. So, with the clocks due to go back fairly soon, you’re probably starting to think of ways to help keep your site working at full capacity during the cold winter months.

9.0m Lighting Tower
25. October 2022

Rob literally went Above & Beyond

On Monday 3rd October, our very own Marketing Executive took to the skies and embarked on his long-anticipated skydive mission. Not only was he ticking something off his bucket list, but the act itself was for a good cause…

13. October 2022

Smiths Hire ‘Lighting’ The Way

We’re pleased to say that we are investing another £87.5k in additional smart lighting solutions for our fleet. We have the ideal solutions to keep your work site operational as the evenings get darker!

13. October 2022

Common Questions about Power Generators

We offer a variety of petrol, diesel and battery powered generators through our reliable power solutions. Our generators range from 1kVA – 100kVA outputs, so you can be sure we’ve got exactly the right type of generator to help you power all your on-site needs.

11. October 2022

The Benefits of Portable Heaters

If you’re looking for portable heating hire services this Autumn/Winter, you’re in the right place. Our vast range of products offer you suitable solutions for warming homes, site unit hire products, and outdoor commercial and industrial sites.

07. October 2022

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 acquisitions 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.

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
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