Why We Are Bringing Access Hire and Access Lease to Rail Live 2021

Kelling Group Rail

Rail Live is one of the most important annual events for the rail industry, bringing together an incredible selection of experts and specialist vendors. This year’s event will take place on June 16-17th at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre in Warwickshire, and we are very excited to say that Access Hire will be in attendance.

Over the years, we have been a trusted partner on numerous major rail projects, providing innovative Vehicle Mounted Access Platforms (VMAPs) and market leading support. So this year, we’re hoping to shine a light on two key topics:

1. Working at Heights 

Working at heights is the single largest cause of workplace fatalities in the UK, and many rail projects require site workers to do just that. Workers might, for example, need to prune trees that are endangering rail lines, and in order to do so they’ll often need to use Vehicle Mounted Access Platforms.

As experts in this area, we want to demonstrate the vital steps that must be taken to ensure workers are safe when working at heights. This includes checking the project’s surroundings, as well as the ground and weather conditions; properly factoring workers’ weight into your safety assessments; and ensuring workers have proper training. 

Finally, Vehicle Mounted Access Platforms require regular, detailed maintenance to ensure they are working at full capacity and can guarantee the health and safety of workers. This brings us onto the other subject we’re hoping to illuminate:


2. Reliable Support on Large-Scale projects

Rail projects are often extremely complex, and managing them is a continual challenge. We believe it is the job of specialist equipment providers to ease this burden, by offering trustworthy, reliable support at all times. 

Project managers should be able to feel confident that they will always have easy access to high-quality, reliable equipment backed up by market leading 24/7/365 support from industry experts – which is exactly what we offer at Access Hire and Access Lease.

With over 200 years’ combined experience, we understand how important trust and support is for rail and other key infrastructure projects. We are therefore dedicated to ensuring we offer peerless service and support to every single project we partner with.

We are looking forward to bringing our Vehicle Mounted Access Platform expertise to the event, and learning lots from the many other impressive attendees.

Kelling Group will also be represented at Rail Live by our Sister Company – Welfare Hire.  Find out more about their innovative equipment here.

Innovative Welfare Units – Step Inside Without Leaving Your Desk

Eco10 Welfare Unit

Mobile welfare units are often simply considered a matter of Health and Safety compliance. But the truth is, the facilities you hire can be a defining factor of your project, setting the tone from the get-go and determining what kind of environment your site will become. 

The best mobile welfare units provide a comfortable space for workers, making them feel safe and valued – and that directly impacts staff wellbeing, motivation and productivity. So choosing the right welfare pod is not merely a case of reading about the unit’s capacity or ecological efficiency – it’s about understanding how the units add value

This is exactly why we pride ourselves on providing a fully immersive 360° virtual tour that allows you to step inside our welfare units. Because while our range is designed to cover all needs, and you can pick and choose depending on your site requirements, it’s still vital that you understand the kind of environment you’ll be creating.   

Why we created the immersive 360° virtual tour  of our welfare units

In an ideal world, we’d let every customer come and test out our welfare unit in person – that direct experience has always been a big part of our customer service. 

But let’s be honest: we don’t live in an ideal world right now, and that means we need to find new ways of showing our customers exactly what it is they’re hiring. 

We pride ourselves on having the largest, most modern and innovative fleet of mobile welfare units in the UK, so it’s only fitting that we solve the problems COVID has presented in an equally innovative way. 

How does the virtual tour work?

We’ve designed the virtual tour to give you as much control as possible: you can click on the ground to ‘walk’ through our showroom, and you can control the view of the camera so it really feels like you’re moving around inside the range of welfare hire products

We’ve ensured you can get an inside look at the ECO7, ECO10 and ECO14 mobile welfare units. That means you can see the various innovative features – like the smart water WCs, separate offices and XL spaces – up close and personal. And as you explore, you’ll notice various information icons: you can click on the info points to read in more detail about the feature you’re looking at.  

We want you to see what makes our ECO units unique

There are lots of things we want our customers to know about the unique benefits our mobile welfare units offer – in particular their positive ecological impact. But there’s only so much you can read before it starts to feel abstract. 

We hope being able to actually immerse yourself in our welfare units will help you truly understand how they can positively impact your site. 

So step inside our innovative welfare units for hire, and see how it feels: 

World Environment Day – Saturday 5th June

The advantages of eco friendly welfare units. How Welfare Hire’s welfare units are helping businesses contribute towards a healthier planet.

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ day for encouraging awareness globally of the need to protect our environment.  Its purpose is to raise the profile of the responsibility of governments, businesses, and individual citizens alike to each play their part in transforming the world in which we live.

To keep global warming beneath the target of less than 2C above the pre-industrial average, businesses must play a leading role so our societies and economies can transition to a model that is sustainable and beneficial for all.

At Welfare Hire, our commitment to delivering some of the most sustainable, eco-friendly welfare units on the market has been entrenched in our values for years. As a result, we consistently deliver award winning welfare units for hire that are considered by our customers as peerless, contribute towards a healthier planet, and offer businesses significant cost savings as a result.

Here are some of the features you can find on our range of welfare units that help contribute towards a healthier environment:

Our mobile welfare units have smart water systems which means efficient water usage on your site.

Efficient Water Usage 

Our welfare units are fitted with XL Smart Water Systems which means we can provide up to 4x more hot water for our ceramic water flush toilets and handwashing facilities, but also our toilets are typically only 40% full after a given week compared to the chemical alternatives.  

What is often overlooked is the reduced requirement for service call outs and the associated carbon costs of vehicles driving to site to carry out this essential maintenance as a result.

Not only does this drive down carbon emissions and therefore a business’ overall carbon footprint, but there are also significant cost savings to be had particularly when extrapolated across multiple sites and for extended periods.

fuel reduction advantages of a mobile welfare unit

Reductions in Fuel Consumption

With some of the most technologically advanced welfare units on the market, Welfare Hire is responsible for driving down the emissions of its welfare units with its market leading hybrid power systems.  

So advanced is the technology deployed in our welfare units that we are known to save up to 90% of the fuel required when compared with traditional, standard onsite units.

reduce your carbon footprint on your site with an eco friendly mobile welfare unit from Kelling Group

Greener Footprint

Our Mobile welfare units are designed to be more easily transported both to and from site and easily moved whilst on site themselves.  This is having a major impact on the reduction of harmful emissions and is why Welfare Hire is seen as leading the way in its sector on tackling such problems.

With towable welfare units, which can be set down in less than six seconds, Welfare Hire have done away with the need for HGVs and now operate a smarter, greener fleet of ULEZ pick-ups for transportation and location whilst on site.

Welfare Hire, as part of the Kelling Group, are committed to helping businesses improve their carbon efficiency.  To see the full range of eco-friendly mobile welfare units and welfare vans please browse the range or take our virtual tour.