Hailsham company Plant Movements has expanded its operations with the formation of a labour-only division.
The new set-up makes use of the firm’s directly-employed labour force – experts in the handling and movement of plant and equipment – to supply a range of skilled personnel to companies needing to augment their own workforce on a short-term basis or to hire in expert assistance for a particular project.
It adds flexibility to the range and scale of services offered by the company and complements the fully-managed, all-inclusive contract lift service for which Plant Movements is known throughout the plant handling industry.
The decision to form the labour-only division was prompted by a growing number of requests from companies for temporary help with skilled workers such as fork lift truck drivers, banksmen, mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) operators and so on. There is also an increasing requirement for suitably-qualified ‘appointed persons’ to be on site when certain procedures are being carried out.
Managing director Peter Walter said: “The expertise that we have within our labour force is increasingly sought-after by companies who may not have all the resources within their own work teams.
“We had a case recently, for example, where a company needed a person with the authority to work trackside for Network Rail. Without him, they wouldn’t have been able to fulfil their contract. We were able to provide that person at short notice.”
The new service is expected to appeal to companies of all sizes and across a wide range of business sectors.
“Basically, anyone who has a need to move materials around their site – factory, office or warehouse – or from one location to another is a potential customer,” Peter added.