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Plant and Machine Hire in Berkhamsted | Hiring for Construction Sites in the Winter Months

When the days are short and the nights are long, we know that the winter months are upon us. Watford Plant & Grab Hire Ltd is here to help you across all four seasons but statistics show that site safety relies heavily on good light. Trips and falls account for more than 60% of accidents in the building and construction sector. Most happen in winter but, with practical advice on plant hire and maintenance, there’s no reason at all why you can’t make Berkhamsted workplaces safer.

Our tool hire, machine hire and digger hire services include safety talks and advice on using plant correctly.

Grab hire and digger hire tend to need less guidance because we provide these services with a qualified operator. With hand tools and smaller items of machinery used directly by the contractor, everybody needs to be that little bit more diligent, especially in autumn but particularly in winter.

We’re all about making tool hire, plant hire and machine hire safe for customers in all Berkhamsted and Hertfordshire areas.


Cold temperatures can leave contractors at risk of hypothermia and make them feel disorientated. For interior work where there is no central heating but an electrical supply, you can fit out the job with heaters. These are common items in the field of plant hire. Compact electrical models run well in small spaces while propane heaters work better in large rooms.

Watford Plant & Grab Hire Ltd advises that you keep interiors at your Berkhamsted site ventilated when using propane models.


While our reputation has been built on tool hire, machine hire and digger hire, it is the supply of those all-important extras that help to keep sites safe in winter. For tradesmen who like to start early or finish late, 110V lighting keeps workspace lit and will also provide construction sites with clearly defined emergency access and egress routes.

Customers in Berkhamsted can also use our combined grab hire and plant hire company for the supply of 110V transformers.


If you choose us for excavator and mini digger hire, budget to spend a little more on attachments and make winter work less hazardous. Dozer blades are useful for snow clearance work and breaking ice on construction sites. Snow can obscure safety routes whereas ice is a slipping hazard. Watford Plant & Grab Hire Ltd supplies a wide range of tools and attachments.

Attachments are essential to our tool hire, plant hire and machine hire services in the nearby Berkhamsted area.

Submersible Pumps

Snow is an occasional issue during the winter, but rain feels almost inevitable at any time of year. When rain falls or snow melts, it leaves pooled water on the ground, fills trenches and, in the world of plant hire and machine hire, it can lead to electrical hazards too. Watford Plant & Grab Hire Ltd supplies submersible pumps for clearing sites of pooled water.

If you use us for digger hire, excavated holes can fill with water quickly. Our tool hire services in Berkhamsted include the supply of hoses which attach to pumps for easy dispersal.

For grab, plant and tool hire services in Berkhamsted, call 01923 674755.