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Motorola T82 Extreme

Product of the Week: Motorola T82 Extreme

Discover the latest addition to the exceptional ESS Safeforce sales fleet, the state-of-the-art Motorola T82 Extreme radios. It is the ideal communications solution to suit an extensive range of applications including rail, confined spaces, construction, utilities the industrial sector.

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Baugh & Weedon Pipecheck 2

Product of the Week: Baugh & Weedon Pipecheck 2

The industry favourite Baugh & Weedon Pipecheck 2 is an innovative water pipe verifier designed to positively identify pipes that are filled with water using ultrasound technology. Easy-to-use and effortless to transport, the Baugh & Weedon Pipecheck 2 is the ideal instrument for workers primarily working in the water or gas industry, however it can be used in a variety of other applications.

The Baugh & Weedon Pipecheck 2 has been built with the original Baugh & Weedon Pipecheck in mind after its success and recommendation throughout the UK.

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Peli Safety Light

Effective Lighting On-site is Vital - Ensure you have the Best Possible Solutions

Adequate and suitable lighting, including emergency lighting, should be provided in all circumstances where safety and precision is required. Effective lighting is paramount for safe working practices and project efficiency, ESS Safeforce is dedicated to offering not only quality equipment for minor works, but also full support in large volume applications like major projects at refineries, chemical plants and power stations. 

Here is a handy guide for our intrinsically safe lighting range...

BSiF Certificate

ESS Safeforce Awarded BSIF Registered Safety Supplier Certificate

Following comprehensive product testing and an eight hour E-Learning module, ESS Safeforce is delighted to have been awarded the BSIF Registered Safety Supplier Certificate, acknowledging the Vp division’s suitable process and procedures for the testing of PPE to ensure that all equipment is certified to meet the appropriate European standard.

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Waysafe Safety Light

Product of the Week: Waysafe Safety Light

Let our product of the week guide your project in the right direction – the Waysafe Safety Light is a 300m illuminated cable that marks a safe route or area of danger above or below ground.

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Lighting

Autumn brings with it lower visibility - let ESS Safeforce guide the way to a safe season of work...

Retaining a rental fleet of over 50,000 items, our innovative product range can provide a safe and efficient solution for a wide variety of applications, such as those dealing with the challenges of a hazardous environment, carrying out a critical construction survey, or even deploying equipment and services to a critical project.

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ESS Safeforce Summer

ESS SAFEFORCE HAS SPENT THE SUMMER MONTHS WORKING ON UNPRECEDENTED PROJECTS

From quality service to innovative solutions, ESS Safeforce has spent the summer months working on some unprecedented projects that have helped advance and shape our company for the better. In the ever-changing world of safety and surveyance, we have to continually build upon our skills and ingenuity in order to deliver the very best results for our valued customers.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2018

ESS Safeforce bakes up a storm for Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

Last week some of our nationwide ESS Safeforce branches proudly participated in Macmillan’s annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, assisting in raising awareness for the event and accumulating over £150 for the worthy cause.

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Megger Torkel 930 Battery Load Tester

Product of the Week- Megger Torkel 930 Battery Load Tester

This week’s product of the week is the Megger Torkel 930 Battery Load Unit. This new, innovative instrument is designed to perform load/discharge testing which is the only way for workers to determine a battery system’s actual capacity.

The state-of-the-art Megger Torkel 930 is intended for use in high-voltage substations and industrial environments.

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Draeger PP10

Product of the Week - Draeger PP10 Escape Set

For safe, effective and uncomplicated escape from hazardous environments, choose the Draeger PP10 Escape Set.

In areas where the maximum levels of protection are required, time is of the essence. Workers need a solution that allows for a safe and simple escape; that’s where the Draeger PP10 Escape Set comes in.  The PP10 is quick and easy to put on and features automatic operation and an integrated full-face mask. This positive-pressure breathing device is the perfect protection for workers venturing into confined spaces.

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Draeger X-AM 8000 with strap

Product of the Week - Draeger X-AM 8000

Clearance measurement has never been so easy and convenient when using our product of the week, the Draeger X-AM 8000 Multi-Gas Detector.

This durable Multi-Gas Detector detects up to seven toxic and flammable gases, as well as vapours and oxygen - all at the same time. Users have complete assurance of safety - its innovative signalling design and handy assistant functions ensure comprehensive protection for any operative in a Confined Space. The reliable Draeger X-AM 8000 Multi-Gas Detector utilises the latest in sensor technology and field-proven techniques, providing a powerful performance every time.

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Datum Survey Products

ESS Safeforce unveil new Datum Survey Products' website!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Datum Survey Products’ new website, the arrival of the new site completely overhauls Datum’s content and e-commerce facilities, as well as giving a smoother, more intuitive user experience.

With a fresh look and feel, the new site affords users the opportunity to navigate through Datum’s extensive product and service offering with ease. Delivering a fully responsive experience, the new website gives users a seamless transition from desktop to mobile browsing, and intelligently pulls the latest content from our adjacent digital platforms.

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Five Billion Pound Super Sewer

ESS Safeforce assists with ensuring safety at Thames Water's London Victoria Super Sewer Project

ESS Safeforce recently supplied a range of safety equipment for a huge engineering project which is underway in London's Victorian sewer network to massively expand the capital's capacity to deal with its own waste, the project is being covered in a three-part series on BBC2. The 7m wide, 20 mile long sewer system will be the biggest and most efficient in English history - having the capacity to fit three double-decker buses through.

Watch it now…

Face Fit Testing Seminar

Nationwide Experts Attend ESS Safeforce’s Annual Face Fit Testing Seminar

ESS Safeforce hosted their annual Face Fit Testing Seminar to bring together an association of internal and external Face Fit Testers from across the United Kingdom to provide and share the most up-to-date information and regulations regarding Face Fit Testing.

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Phoenix Yate

ESS Safeforce welcomes Phoenix Survey and Safety Equipment to the team

Following the recent acquisition of Brandon Hire by Vp plc, ESS Safeforce have now started the integration process of the Phoenix Survey and Safety Equipment business. We are excited to announce that the Phoenix Yate branch has now become part of the ever-growing ESS Safeforce branch network. 

 

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XTIRPA Urban Manhole Davit System

Product Of The Week - XTIRPA Davit Arm Urban Manhole Barrier Davit System

The lightweight and innovative Davit Arm Urban Manhole Barrier System is one of the only systems of its kind, granting the user the ability to install a davit arm over a manhole for rescue purposes. This davit system offers unrelenting high quality, even for the most challenging fall protection requirements.

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Compact Davit Arm Trench System

Product of the Week - XTIRPA Compact Davit Arm Trench System

Introducing the XTIRPA Compact Davit Arm Trench System, the preeminent solution for personal protection.

The niche compact system offers a solution where other systems are not viable, offering users the ability to access confined spaces where space and height is particularly restricted. With the system’s built-in mast that provides a reach of up to 61cm and its different combination of components, the viable versatility of the XTIRPA Compact Davit Arm Trench System is unmatched, adapting for use in a wide diversity of confined spaces.

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VISICS E-Monitoring

Confined Space Rescue, RWE Power Plant, Great Yarmouth

ESS Safeforce has recently deployed a team of Safety & Rescue Engineers to one of the UK’s most efficient power stations, the RWE Power Plant in Great Yarmouth, as it undertakes a complete shutdown.

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Renewable Power Supply

ESS Safeforce installs Renewable Power Supply Repeater

Last week our communication specialists installed our first Renewable Power Supply Repeater in the Scottish Highlands. 

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SiteZone Proximity Warning System

Product Of The Week - SiteZone Proximity Warning System

One of the most common workplace hazards is vehicle-personnel collisions, causing over 50 deaths and 1500 major accidents every year. This dangerously high statistic has increased the need to generate a system that reduces the risk of transport accidents – that’s where the SiteZone Proximity Warning System (PWS) excels. The SiteZone PWS is an audible and visual warning system that can be used anywhere the proximity of people and vehicles working together is of concern, creating a safer workplace for all.

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Hillhead 2018

Hillhead 2018 - Stand E24

Hillhead will once again host the world’s biggest working quarry exhibition, welcoming more than 500 UK and overseas suppliers of plant, equipment, materials and services.

Meet our ESS Safeforce team on stand E24 and become a part of our extensive network of continually growing trade outlets. Why not join us and discover the new industry ingenuity we have to offer?

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Rail Live 2018

Rail Live 2018 - Stand G7

Rail Live 2018 will be one of the largest, most comprehensive events for rail in the UK. Rail Live is also the largest outdoor rail exhibition in Europe, with nearly 400 exhibitors all demonstrating their ground breaking products to over 6000 visitors each year.

Meet our dedicated ESS Safeforce team at the VP Rail Village on stand G7 and become a part of our extensive network of continually growing trade outlets. Why not join us and discover the new industry ingenuity we have to offer?

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ESS Safeforce Rugby

Welshmen will not yield

ESS Safeforce are proud to be the main sponsor of Pembroke RFC and are delighted that they have won their league, securing promotion to WRU Division 2 West next season! This on top of what has already been one of the most successful seasons in the clubs 122 year history.

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Safety & Rescue assistance

ESS Safeforce provide Safety & Rescue team assistance

The ESS Safeforce Safety & Rescue Team assisted industrial minerals provider, Sibelco Europe, to carry out maintenance at a flooded quarry in Ivybridge, Devon.

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ESS Safeforce provide Face Fit Testing & RPE User Training

ESS Safeforce used their specialist knowledge and extensive experience to provide on-site Face Fit Testing and Training to Birmingham and Sandwell NHS Trust, resulting in the appropriate respiratory protective equipment being selected for their Critical Care team.

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ESS SAFEFORCE PROVIDE A COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTION ON-SITE IN ABERDEEN

ESS Safeforce used their specialist knowledge and extensive experience to provide a communications solution for a customer, by installing a Radio Activity Kairos System to their site in Aberdeen.

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Trimble SX10 Total Station

Product of the week - Trimble SX10 Total Station

Our product of the week is the Trimble SX10 Total Station – unparalleled precision, unrivalled performance.

The new and revolutionary Trimble SX10 3D Scanning Total Station offers the world’s most innovative solution for surveying, scanning and engineering by redefining the abilities of everyday survey equipment. Designed from the ground up, the SX10 takes technology to the next level for all surveyors and geospatial professionals.

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Scotplant 2018 Exhibition

Scotplant 2018 – Stand 10 & Stand A1

The Scotplant 2018 trade show is Scotland’s largest construction equipment trade show, visit us on stand 10, avenue T and Lowland Hall on stand A1.

With some of the biggest companies in the industry, this prominent two day event is ideal for those who work in construction, and is completely free! Thousands of fellow construction trade professionals will be in attendance – combined with access to global brands and local favourites this is the construction exhibition that shouldn’t be missed.

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ESS Safeforce - Motorola Platinum Partner

ESS Safeforce is proud to of had our Platinum Channel Partner status awarded to us for another year running.

At the highest tier, Platinum channel partners are the communication giant's most accomplished partners, achieving the most specialisations and having grown our Motorola Solutions business most significantly.

ESS Safeforce - Dedicated to your Safety

Coxley Live was approached by Netherton J & I School to see if the organisation would be interested in contributing towards the purchase of a community defibrillator.

Mr Andrew Woodings, a long serving Governor at Netherton School was approached to help find a supplier. He in turn approached his employer ESS Safeforce to see if they could offer some form of discount. They kindly agreed to donate the AED and heated cabinet at no cost.

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Product of the week – Proteus Pipeline Inspection Crawler

A highly portable and expandable system, the Proteus Pipeline Inspection Crawler is the future of functionality.

For uncompromising quality, you’re in good hands with the Proteus Crawler. This extremely powerful entry-level system offers everything required for the pipeline inspection market with its rugged design and steerable, 6-wheeled crawler.

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Product Of The Week - Druck ADTS553F Pitot Static Tester

Our product of the week is the Druck ADTS553F Pitot Static Tester, easy-to-use with supreme accuracy.

The Druck ADTS553F Pitot Static Tester provides pitot static air data validation, leak testing, fault-finding and avionics instrumentation testing for any aircraft requiring angle of attack two off static-controlled channels, in addition to a pitot test channel. This intuitive system features Bluetooth technology and a remote touch screen, resulting in a portable and accurate solution to pitot static instrumentation.

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Product Of The Week - Leica GS18 T GNSS RTK Rover

The world’s fastest easiest-to-use GNSS RTK Rover is our product of the week – the Leica GS18 T exhibits high quality performance that is truly ahead of the game.

Measure any point faster and easier without the need to hold the pole vertical with the Leica GS18 T GNSS RTK Rover, and as a result increase productivity and efficiency on a project. With no need to level, users can focus solely on the task for accurate results – this time, next time, every time!

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Introducing the PowerCap® Infinity®

Introducing the PowerCap® Infinity® - decades of innovation brings us the game changer in Rail RPE and PPE protection.

PowerCap® Infinity® is the very latest in PAPR technology, combining decades of innovation from JSP in the fields of respiratory, head, eye and face protection. Sonis® ear defenders can also be added to complete the wearer's above the neck protection.

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Product Of The Week - Leica Viva TS16 Total Station

Our product of the week is the Leica Viva TS16 Total Station – no matter how challenging your task is, this smart total station continues to exceed expectations.

The Leica Viva TS16 Total Station has the most comprehensive imagining capabilities, exceeding your expectations even when working on complicated jobs. The TS16 automatically adapts to any environmental conditions and locks onto only your target – ignoring any field diversions.

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ESS Safeforce relocate to new premises in Middlesbrough

We are delighted to announce that together with Zenith Survey, ESS Safeforce has relocated our Middlesbrough branch to larger premises. The new branch offers our full range of specialist hire and sales equipment as well as a state-of-the-art servicing and training centre. NOW OPEN!

ESS Safeforce, Rainham Branch - FORS Silver certified

ESS Safeforce continues to meet the needs of customer sites in the City of London via our Rainham branch, which has recently been re-awarded the FORS Silver recertification!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at ESS Safeforce.

Thank you for a wonderful 2017 and we look forward to your continued support in 2018.

We will be closing on Friday 22nd December 2017 & We will be returning on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

ESS Safeforce awarded Plant Supplier of the Year 2017

ESS Safeforce is proud to announce that we have been awarded 'Plant Supplier of the Year 2017' at this year's Barhale Awards. This is a fantastic accolade to the ESS Safeforce team and our dedication towards ‘Making it happen…this time, next time, every time’.

ESS Safeforce now ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 & BS OHSAS 18001 Accredited

ESS Safeforce are pleased to announce that following a recent audit of our Integrated Management Systems we have been recertified to the following internationally recognised ISO Standards;

ISO 9001 – Quality

ISO 14001 – Environmental

BS OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health & Safety

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Radius BZ1 Area Monitor - Multigas Monitor

Worry less with the Radius BZ1 Area Monitor, the ultimate solution to gas detection.

The Radius BZ1 Area Monitor accurately detects gases regardless of environmental conditions without the hassle of intricate wireless setups and maintenance routines. Focus on the job in hand whilst the Radius BZ1 effortlessly protects you and your personnel from gas hazards with its real-time gas readings and loud audible alarms.

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ESS Safeforce support KN Networks' Safety Day

ESS Safeforce was asked to attend the recent KN Networks Safety Day to demonstrate our range of products and services to their contractors and staff.

They were keen to see the new ESS Safeforce City & Guilds approved, bespoke training trailer. Many attendees took the opportunity to test out the equipment and crawl through the darkened tunnels. On exiting, most commented on how hard it was to manoeuvre and how it had given them more of an understanding of confined space work from an operative’s point of view.

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ESS Safeforce assists Elan Valley Aqueduct shutdown

For the 10th year running ESS Safeforce assisted Severn Trent Water with an annual shutdown to carry out inspection and maintenance of a 73 mile, 125 year old tunnel in Rhayader, Wales.

The ESS Safeforce Safety Team was asked, through the principal contractor Amey, to supply four top-men, plus three rescue teams and three welfare trucks to assist the shutdown. Similar to previous years the work had to be carried out swiftly in just two days as half of Birmingham’s water is supplied through the pipe.

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ESS Safeforce supports Tier 1 supplier to Hinkley Point

ESS Safeforce recently supported Hinkley Point’s Tier 1 contractors, Kierbam and Bylor at a Plant Expo & Recruitment Event at Bridgwater College, Cannington, Bridgwater.

The two day event attracted a wide range of exhibitors and provided the opportunity to promote ESS Safeforce’s hire fleet, on-site Confined Space Training capabilities, but also to demonstrate their close partnership with Hinkley Point’s preferred suppliers.

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ESS Safeforce supports Pembroke RFC for a second season

ESS Safeforce are passionate about supporting local communities and are delighted to have been the main sponsor for Pembroke RFC for a second season running.

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ESS Safeforce are now SafeContractor accredited

The need for health and safety regulations within the construction industry are more vital than ever, with an increasing demand for competency and a reliable system in place. ESS Safeforce welcomed the challenge, performing beyond expectation. As a result of our ongoing commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety, we have been awarded the SafeContractor accreditation.

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Product Of The Week - Trimble TX8 Laser Scanner

Our product of the week is the Trimble TX8 3D Laser Scanner – setting the standard for performance and ease of use in high-speed collection of 3D data.

The Trimble TX8 3D Laser Scanner implements a state-of-the-art balance of speed, long range and precision, making it the geospatial professional’s choice for high levels of productivity, accuracy and flexibility. The TX8 is a revolution in 3D scanning, measuring one million points per second while capturing precise data over its full measurement range.

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Product Of The Week - Megger MFT1730

Meet the multifunction tester that’s designed with simplicity in mind – the Megger MFT1730.

The Megger MFT1730 Multifunction Tester is designed for testing low voltage electrical installations, perfect for electricians who need to test, certify or fault find. The MFT1730 is incredibly easy to use, capable of being operated on virtually any surface, from floors to ladders.

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Chauvin Arnoux PEL 103 - Load Monitor Equipment Hire

There are proven business benefits in addressing energy efficiency. Typically, 20%* of a business' annual energy costs are wasted through the use of energy inefficient equipment.

Monitoring power and energy usage in a facility or installation can often identify hidden issues that affect both operational and environmental quality, can pinpoint the reason for higher than desired energy costs, and can reveal the causes of more frequent equipment repair and replacement.

Julian Grant, General Manager for Chauvin Arnoux UK looks at the instruments available to the engineer and maintenance staff, designed specifically to help identify these problems and costs.

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Product of the Week - RidgeGear Glow Harness

Our product of the week is the RidgeGear RGH5 Glow Harness; the first of its kind that provides exceptional levels of visibility in low light areas.

The RidgeGear RGH5 is a revolutionary glow harness, capable of granting the user with unprecedented amounts of lighting owing to the new reflective yarn woven into the webbing. The new innovative RGH5 Glow is designed for use as a confined space access harness, quickly becoming the first of its kind for seeing safely in areas with restrictive light.

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A day in the life of a CS2 Confined Space Trainee

We recently sent our marketeer on a CS2 training course to provide readers with an insight into how ESS Safeforce sets industry standards in Confined Space Training...

Read about Nikola's experience here...

Product of the Week - Ramfan ATEX Air Mover

Our product of the week is the Ramfan ATEX Air Mover, intrinsically safe and ideal for ventilating and exhausting hazardous environments.

Fresh air isn’t always possible in enclosed confined spaces. These areas require ventilation to provide sufficient breathable air, and to dilute and remove gas, fume or vapour produced by the work. Look no further that the intrinsically safe Ramfan ATEX Air Mover, available at ESS Safeforce for both short and long term hire.

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Scotland Build 2017 Expo, Glasgow

Join us this time next month at the upcoming Scotland Build Expo in Glasgow.

Our team will be showcasing a range of Safety, Survey, Communications and Testing Equipment as well as our Specialist Support Services.

We look forward to meeting you...

Special Offer: Face Fit Testing

Receive a FREE Scott Aviva 2 Half Mask with every test on an Aviva Mask throughout October 2017.

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Plant Expo & Recruitment Event, 13th & 14th October 2017

Join us on lot 9 at the upcoming Plant Expo & Recruitment Event at the Construction Skills & Innovation Centre, Cannington TA5 2PJ, where our team will be demonstrating a range of safety and survey solutions including Machine Control, SiteZone Proximity Warning and On-site Confined Space Training.

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Autumn Offers 2017

Check out our autumn  offers on a range of Safety, Survey and Communications equipment, including gas monitors, breathing apparatus, rescue harnesses, safety lighting and the innovative Leica DISTO range.

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Product of the Week - Motorola DP4401EX ATEX Digital Two-way Radio

Our product of the week is the Motorola DP4401EX ATEX Digital Two-way Radio, featuring the latest in digital technology.

When workers face threats from explosive gas, combustible dust or chemical vapours on countless occasions, safe and reliable communication is absolutely critical. The rugged Motorola DP4401EX ATEX Digital Two-way radio definitely delivers with its exceptional voice quality, long battery life and complete ATEX certified solution.

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Product Of The Week - Crowcon Tetra 4 Gas Detector

Our 'Product of the Week' is the Crowcon Tetra 4 Gas Detector - providing professionals effective protection against toxic gases

When lives are at risk, the most reliable protection is a must. Available for purchase and hire from ESS Safeforce, the Crowcon Tetra 4 Gas Detector integrates advanced safety features and an intuitive, rugged design to provide advanced protection for those working in harsh environments. For over 45 years Crowcon has been developing and manufacturing high quality products with a reputation for reliability and technical innovation – be confident with your gas safety.

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ESS Safeforce - Rail Alliance

ESS Safeforce become a member of Rail Alliance

We are thrilled to be at the heart of the rail supply chain by becoming a member of Rail Alliance. 

ESS Safeforce is a leading expert supplier to the rail sector, boasting one of the widest ranges of hire equipment in the UK rail industry.

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Megger Product Awareness Day

Our Test & Measurement division and electrical test equipment manufacturer, Megger, are collaborating and inviting customers to attend a product awareness day.

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Trimble GEDO CE Rail Trolley

Product Of The Week - Trimble GEDO Rail Trolley

Expect fast, accurate and reliable solutions for railway spatial information needs with our product of the week, the Trimble GEDO CE Rail Trolley, an innovative solution that combines positioning and measurement sensors with communications and software. Just the ticket to get you back on track with your railway maintenance needs!

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New Bristol Branch Opening Soon!

Extending our nationwide presence, ESS Safeforce are opening a new branch in Bristol, offering our full range of rental and sales equipment.

For further information about the branch and the upcoming products and services available contact: info@ess-safeforce.com or
freephone 0800 000 346.

Safety Training - Late Availability & Offers

Check out our late availability and special offers on a range of Confined Space, Working at Height and New Roads and Streetworks training.

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ESS Safeforce - Summer Offers 2017

Summer Offers 2017

Check out our summer offers on a range of Safety, Survey and Communications equipment, including gas monitors, breathing apparatus, rescue harnesses, survey lasers and the innovative Leica DISTO range.

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Improving Safety In Holland

ESS Safeforce ‘improve safety’ on Huntsman

ESS Safeforce recently received the Silver Contractor Award from Huntsman Holland. The Contractor Awards are awarded annually by Huntsman to high-performance suppliers.

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Thank you for visiting our stand - PlantWorx 2017

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all who visited our stand during this week’s PlantWorx exhibition in Leicestershire.

The exhibition was a great success for ESS Safeforce and Zenith Survey and it was a pleasure to meet you personally, giving us the opportunity to showcase our range of new and innovative safety and survey equipment.

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ESS Safeforce achieve Motorola Platinum Partner status

After an astronomical rise in the communications market, ESS Safeforce has been named as a Platinum Partner under Motorola Solution’s new PartnerEmpower programme.

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Fresh new website for Zenith Survey & Survey Connection

ESS Safeforce returns to Rail Live 2017

On the 21st and 22nd of June, ESS Safeforce will be returning to one of the largest rail events in the UK, Rail Live 2017.

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UVDB Audit

ESS Safeforce has successfully retained the Achilles UVDB accreditation

Following a successful two day assessment, ESS Safeforce has retained the Achilles accreditation.

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PlantWorx 2017

ESS Safeforce, along with Zenith Survey we will exhibiting at the upcoming working machinery show Plantworx 2017.

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Vp plc acquire Zenith Survey Equipment Ltd

Vp plc, the equipment rental specialist, today announces the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of 
Zenith Survey Equipment Limited ('Zenith') for a cash consideration of £3.85 million plus assumed debt of £2.3 million.

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Spring 2017 Promotional Offers

Check out our Spring offers on a range of Safety, Survey and Communications equipment, including gas monitors, breathing apparatus, rescue harnesses, cable detection tools, survey lasers and the innovative Leica Disto.

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On-site Confined Space Training Unit

New On-site City & Guilds Approved Confined Space Training Unit

ESS Safeforce is proud to announce that our new state-of-the-art Confined Space Training Unit has been commissioned and is now available to provide you and your workers with safe and accredited on-site training, when and wherever you need it!

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Face Fit Testing

ESS Safeforce provide on-site Fit2Fit accredited testing to 72 operatives at UK Power Station

An electrical, instrument, fibre optic and mechanical contracting company contacted ESS Safeforce requiring Face Fit Testing for 72 of their operatives working on-site at a Power Station situated in Northern England.

ESS Safeforce was quick to respond, and with a dedicated team of Face Fit Testers, we were able to test all 72 operatives all in the space of one day.

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ESS Safeforce - HAE Awards

ESS Safeforce shortlisted for two awards at the 2017 Hire Awards of Excellence!

Following our 'Catalogue of the Year' success at the 2016 ceremony, ESS Safeforce are delighted to announce that we have again been shortlisted for the prestigious Hire Association Europe annual awards.

This year ESS Safeforce are finalists for ‘Website of the Year’ and ‘Construction Industry Product of the Year’, good luck to all those involved!

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ESS Safeforce - Reaching new heights in training

As a company that is dedicated to safety in the workplace, we continuously strive to make our products, services and training even more accessible to our customers nationwide, that’s why we have expanded our UK training facilities with the opening of a new state of the art Working at Height training centre at our Wellingborough, Northamptonshire branch.

Designed in compliance with the requirements for IRATA, the new custom built centre includes dedicated Working at Height exercise areas, classrooms and breakout area, ensuring training delegates receive the ultimate learning experience.

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ESS Safeforce - Pembroke RFC Sponsorship

ESS Safeforce - Pembroke RFC's Senior Club Sponsor

As Pembroke RFC’s senior club sponsor, ESS Safeforce is thrilled to continue to support a club that plays a fundamental part in Pembroke’s local community.

Blessed with having over 125 hard-working volunteers, who organise, train, coach, and support all of the clubs teams, including 250 children currently registered as club players, Pembroke RFC’s collaboration with ESS Safeforce continues to play a positive role in the club's efforts to create opportunities for those interested in the sport.

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iSTAR Panoramic Camera - Bring your images to life...

As specialists in survey equipment rental, ESS Safeforce know the importance of offering our customers new and innovative equipment that ensures precision and ease of use during every project.

That's why we are delighted to introduce the new iSTAR Panoramic Camera to our survey rental fleet.

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ESS Safeforce Dutch Landing Page

ESS Safeforce become even more accessible to our customers in the Netherlands!

As a growing business, we continuously aim to cater to all our customers' requirements, both nationally and internationally, and with business in the Netherlands increasing, we have launched our very own Dutch landing page.

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Winter 2017 Promotional Offers!

Check out our Winter offers on a range of Safety, Survey and Communications equipment, including gas monitors, breathing apparatus, rescue harnesses, safety lighting, survey lasers and the innovative Leica Disto.

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Season's Greetings!

ESS Safeforce - Kintore

ESS Safeforce opens a new branch & training centre in Kintore, Aberdeen

Located at Kintore Business Park, the 3,000 sq ft purpose-built facility is designed to become the hub of activity for ESS Safeforce's rental, sales, servicing and training offering in Kintore and the surrounding area.

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Vp plc continues to surpass expectations

Equipment rental group Vp plc is flying high and set to deliver annual financial results ahead of market expectations.

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ESS Safeforce Sail Into Southampton - New Branch!

Extending our nationwide presence, ESS Safeforce is now even more accessible to our Southern customers with our new branch amongst Britain’s hub of marine activity, Southampton.

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ESS Safeforce provides precision levelling on BBC's DIY SOS

ESS Safeforce was one of 130 businesses who recently volunteered to help BBC TV show DIY SOS build a house in Sheppey, Kent.

Embarking on their biggest project to date, Nick Knowles and his team set themselves the challenge of creating a home from scratch in just nine days for the unsuspecting family.

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ESS Safeforce bringing innovative to the Contamination Expo Series 2016!

We are delighted to announce that ESS Safeforce will be presenting our vast product range at one of the UK’s most popular safety exhibitions, the Contamination Expo Series 2016, taking place in London during the 12th and 13th October 2016.

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Autumn 2016 Promotional Offers!

Check out our Autumn offers on a range of Safety, Survey and Communications equipment, including gas monitors, breathing apparatus, rescue harnesses, safety lighting, survey lasers and the Leica Disto.

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ESS Safeforce Score 100% In UVDB Audit

We are delighted to announce that the team at our Wellingborough branch recently scored 100% across all three areas of our UVDB Audit! Well done to all those involved who help maintain an efficient ESS Safeforce workplace. 

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ESS Safeforce makes hazardous tank cleaning a breeze

A recent challenge facing Tipperary based company AQS Environmental Services included a project in Leixlip Co Kildare requiring the cleaning of a Foul Sewer Chamber in a potentially hazardous confined space. Following enquiries, the task was subsequently completed by AQS using specialist equipment hired from ESS Safeforce.

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ESS Safeforce team up with OnGrade to promote site safety

As one of the UK's leading suppliers of safety equipment for rental, ESS Safeforce encounter numerous plant operators trying to enforce pedestrian exclusion zones, indicating there is huge market potential for anti-collision safety systems, encompassing the safety of both workforce and civilians.

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ESS Safeforce continuously investing in its employees and fleet

Following Vp plc’s acquisition of Test & Measurement, a leading provider of specialist instrumentation, ESS Safeforce has continued to introduce and drive their niche product range into our rental fleet, by carrying out internal training via our comprehensive Training Academy.

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Test & Measurement Hire continue to thrive 10 months into acquisition

We are pleased to announce that ESS Safeforce’s Test & Measurement division, Test & Measurement Hire, continues to grow since parent company and equipment rental specialist, Vp plc acquired the business in November 2015.

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Summer 2016 Promotional Offers!

Check out our Summer offers on a range of Safety, Survey and Communications equipment!

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ESS Safeforce to the rescue!

As the market leader in Confined Space Training, ESS Safeforce has progressively become the preferred supplier to an array of nationwide businesses, most recently Centrica. Over a six week period the Safety and Rescue team have been supplying Confined Space Rescue Training at Centrica’s Barrow Terminals.

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ESS Safeforce awarded 'Catalogue of the Year' at the HAE Hire Awards of Excellence 2016!

ESS Safeforce awarded 'Catalogue Of The Year' at the HAE Hire Awards of Excellence 2016.

The annual event which took place in London, acknowledges the successes of hirers and suppliers, along with the incredible individuals who set the standard.

ESS Safeforce walked away with 'Catalogue of the Year', a category which recognises a hire company who can demonstrate an effective, printed or digital/online hire catalogue.

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