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Hardy Breed
#31
kevin wooldridge Wrote:Just for comparison does anyone have any ballpark figures of how much huts, portaloos, groundhogs cost these days?

Probably less than you think.....check out the relevant web sites for prices..........
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#32
Ken Denham Wrote:As we all know, archaeologists are a hardy breed, working outdoors all day in whatever weather conditions are thrown at them. It seems that a more progressive minded company recently working in northern England has recognised this fact and in order to ensure that their staff fully enjoy the bracing winter conditions they're working in; a site cabin would be an uneccessary, indeed obtrusive, feature on a site being excavated for over a month.
A concession has, apparently, been made for those of the team who may be of a less rugged constitution in that they are allowed to share the toilet facilities with the resident team of builders.
Alas, this concession, rumour has it, does not extend to the canteen facilities and the intrepid team don't mind in the least that they have to sit in their cars to eat lunch, in fact it has a positive effect in building team spirit.
I hesitate to name the firm, one wouldn't wish to embarrass them over obvious policy of concern for the welfare of their employees and their tendancy to reward said employees if any such positive reports on their attitude are brought to light. :face-stir:

Up to their usual tricks i see .............................Sad
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#33
Ken Denham Wrote:As I'm from the North-East Dinosaur, I've always considered a flat cap to be an essential part of ones work-wear.

No hard-hat sites then? Lucky :face-approve:

I'm more worried about where the sun went, what global warming? :0
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#34
monty Wrote:Up to their usual tricks i see .............................Sad

Another one for the 'what people should expect if they apply for a job with any particular company' list, if BAJR ever gets around to it?
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#35
As I've stated before, I've been requested to shut up about the situation as folk are worried that they will get the blame for whistle-blowing. However, the nick-name of the company amongst its employees is; No xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx (BAJR edit as it was pretty obvious ) . Obviously I have no idea who this firm may be.
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#36
If BAJR is made aware of something then BAJR can do something.

Quote:Another one for the 'what people should expect if they apply for a job with any particular company' list, if BAJR ever gets around to it?

Seriously. I only act if I am given proper info by emailing me then talking on the phone.

And Ken.. I have talked to this company before. If this is verifiable - I do act - sorry. had to edit a bit. BUT I need some proof. same as Diggers Forum
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#37
kevin wooldridge Wrote:Just for comparison does anyone have any ballpark figures of how much huts, portaloos, groundhogs cost these days?

Groundhog unit: ?150 p/w
Haulage dependant on location but rarely more than ?200 e/w
Portaloo: ?25 p/w
Haulage rarely more than ?50 e/w

Worth bearing in mind that whatever you've booked will (probably) show up, and be picked up, at an unspecified time of day on the agreed day. So if you're on a three day job you could well end up with only one day's worth of actual use. Minimum one week hire is as good as you're likely to get I think.
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#38
I don't do the admin but the haulage costs sound a bit steep, is that for an OASIS cabin (i.e. needs delivery on a low-loader) rather than a Groundhog (towed by Land Rover)? Groundhog should be somewhere around the ?85 each way?

To be honest, whenever I have had a Groundhog or OASIS cabin on site, it has nearly always been delivered at the specified time, give or take an hour or two, otherwise we don't use that company again. This has been from many different hire companies, across the UK, and I do a lot of three day evaluations!

Pick-up of cabins is again usually when we want it, but is usually more variable as to exact time. Often due to over-worked delivery drivers. Rather annoying though when they don't bother phoning to give an ETA. Toilet pickup is more of an issue as companies usually have daily circuits for pick-up and servicing and will often only pick-up on set days. So we often have to leave the loo on site, which isn't usually a problem with the landowner. And if you hire a groundhog/oasis the toilet is inside the cabin so its not an issue.

Top tip -if you do have a portaloo on site, always use a padlock to stop it getting 'decorated' over the weekend...
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#39
Also, if you can depending on design etc, chain it (at the top) to something like the cabin to stop the little s**s pushing it over - if not, its better positioned so that they push it over it goes on its back which tends to cause less 'spillage'. The larger 'disabled' ones are almost impossible to tip over and much easier for peeling off the 98 layers of thermals/waterproofs in a hurry during the winter :face-approve:
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#40
Haulage cost is at the outside. If you want it delivered to the middle of Wales it's generally a lot more than the home counties but then the unit I work for tend to stick with the same suppliers. Either way, against the cost of a supervisor, an assistant arch and plant (even for a small eval) it is hard to justify not providing decent welfare.
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