Since 2015 we have been upgrading our fleet and machinery, not only for standardisation and appearance but for a more environmentally friendly foot print.
Our latest purchase is the LineLazer ES 1000, a first of its kind, fully electric airless line striper. This is our most eco-friendly piece of equipment to date due to it being powered by a long lasting 100 AH AGM battery, meaning No engine noise, No exhaust fumes and No engine vibrations!
We will be using this new machine on works which are not suitable for thermoplastic such as; warehouses, factories, multi-storey car parks and garages.
The loss of the petrol-powered engine has many advantages:
No engine noise – this allows us to continue with works at any time of the day without the disruptive engine noise.
No engine vibrations – this means less imperfections visually with the lines as well as reducing fatigue in the operator.
No engine fumes – this enables us to work indoors without disrupting our [read on]
It is no secret now that we are entering all our operatives in for their HGV Cat C license, this allows a successful candidate to drive a rigid vehicle (up to 32 tonnes). Since starting this scheme towards the end of 2015 a total of 8 candidates have been entered and successfully passed the licensing course. Our latest operative to complete the course was Craig Sexton, who done exceptionally well receiving very few minors during his test!
On Saturday 1st July, Lisa, head of credit control, participated in the Pink Ribbon Walk for breast cancer. For those of you not familiar with ‘The London at Night Pink Ribbon walk’ it is an urban walk showcasing many of the magnificent historic and contemporary highlights the capital has to offer. Hundreds of people take on a 5, 10 or 20-mile Pink Ribbon walks across the capital.
Along with 8 of her closest friends and family, known as ‘Team Believe’ they set off at 8pm on their 10mile walk and completed the walk in a fantastic 3 hours 30 minutes raising well over £1000 for their chosen charity, exact amount to be confirmed.
We asked Lisa why she decided to do this walk. “the reason for entering is down to my sister-in-law, she set up ‘team believe’. She is an amazingly strong and inspirational person. Each year we get out and participate in a charity, whether it be a walk a run, it’s all for a great cause”.
Here at Hi-Way Services we have been investing into our screed truck fleet since 2015. The aim was to lower carbon emissions, improve appearance, create a safer more user friendly truck for the operatives, increase volume of works and reduce reactive maintenance and breakdowns. We called on Somerford Equipment, the UK’s leading Road Marking vehicle manufacturers and they did not fail to deliver. The new vehicles are equipped with PTO as oppose to the traditional noisy donkey engine, twin 60 gallon diesel fired pre-heaters, Doosan compressor with a built in generator, 360 degree recording cameras, VT Turn Safe Alarm for Cyclists and the ability to carry 4 ton of material and tools and on top of this and many other additions, they look great! Since 2015 we have taken delivery of 5 (the fifth being pictured), our 6th truck is due for July 2017
More Power. DAF have worked extremely hard on the torque of the 6.7 Litre Paccar px engine resulting in an increase [read on]
It is now common knowledge that we are putting all operatives through their HGV Cat C license over the next few years with the aim by 2020 for every operative to hold a HGV license. With each month passing we become one small step closer to this aim. So far this year another 2 operatives have passed their tests with Ricky (right) passing around the new year and our most recent pass being Steve (left) last month. That brings the total number of passes up to 7 with Craig due to take his test in July.
Hi-Way Services is recruiting at its Canterbury depot for our TM division . We are looking for 2 new operatives to join the team, TM qualifications and tickets are preferred but are not a necessity. If you would like to apply please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of 2014 any road marking or road studding operative holding NVQ Level 2 are required to undertake the Operative Refreshers Assessment Scheme (ORAS) course every 4 years. This course was established by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) to protect the requirements set by the industry.
The ORAS course consists of 5 theory modules followed by a final practice assessment.
A total of 21 operatives will go through this assessment this year. A total of 8 have already been and passed the refreshment course with the remaining 13 next week.
There's still time to get your entry into our Easter draw.
Three lucky winners will each receive a fantastic Thorntons chocolate hamper delivered just in time for Easter.
...Simply place an order on our webshop and your name will be entered into the prize draw. The more orders you place the more entries into the draw you'll get.
The draw will close at midnight tonight (10th April). The draw will be made tomorrow (11th April) and prizes sent to the lucky winners that day.
Hi-Way Services is recruiting at its Canterbury depot, looking to take on at least 2 road marking apprentices. No experience required, full clean driving license is required. If you would like to apply please email your interest to email@example.com
The trend has continued and as expected March has once more been extremely busy due to a combination of small and large jobs from 50 bay car parks to Highway England works. It is continuous day and night throughout the month.
A few examples of works we are doing over the next week are below:
A major trunk road – we are improving the road markings and cats eyes over a 30 mile span. There will be road closures every night from Monday to Friday for the next 2 weeks, this is to allow works to be completed effectively and safely for our operatives.
Large Holiday Park in Kent – We are reinstating all markings across the site from car parking bays to junction markings prior to their season beginning.
Another one of the larger works is at one of Kent’s largest ports where we’re refreshing car storage bays for VW and Porsche at their huge car storage centres.