My Self Publishing Story by Penny Walloon (Published: 20th August 2014)
I was inspired to self publish my work by this conversation on Reddit. To summarise: an amateur author was making up to $1,000 a day by publishing stories through Amaz... More »
How to find a good electrician by Paul Silver (Published: 17th July 2014)
When it comes to changing the electrical services in your house, you want to make sure any changes are done properly and to a high standard, both for safety and quality of finish. Finding an electrician can be as straightforward as asking a friend for a recommendation, ... More »
Can I use our scissor lift indoors? by Malcolm Brown (Published: 22nd April 2014)
There are two main problems with using a scissor lift indoors: fumes from its motor and the floor it is going on.
Scissor lifts designed for use indoors generally have an electric motor. They might be all electric, i.e. the same motor powers them outside too, or hybr... More »
What do outriggers on scissor lifts do? by Malcolm Brown (Published: 4th April 2014)
Outriggers are short metal rods that are mounted on the corners of a scissor lift, also on cherry pickers and cranes, which help the lift stay stable.
If the platform on a scissor lift is low down, and the machine is on solid ground, then you usually won't need the o... More »
The different types of Access Platform by Alan Collins (Published: 23rd February 2014)
I'm not a great one for industry jargon. Most of the time, the people who use it aren't anywhere near the sharp end of the industry and you get some right mouthfuls of nonsense when things finally filter down in to the field where the work is being done. "MEWPS" is a gr... More »
Working with Cherry Pickers by Alan Collins (Published: 17th December 2013)
Cherry pickers are the machines that lift people in to the air to change light bulbs on lamp posts, work on power lines, clean windows, inspect roofs, and lots of other jobs where using a ladder would be unsafe, and using scaffolding would take a long time.
Why g... More »