GenQuip, the UK's leading supplier of mobile welfare solutions will once again be exhibiting at SED with their strategic partner, Groundhog. The partnership will be exhibiting samples of their Groundhog mobile welfare units, together the innovative safe lifting device, the HogLift and the remarkable HogLoo.
Taking centre stage on stand 551, Avenue P, will be the impressive 'Ultimate Welfare Unit' developed in close liaison with a leading utility contractor. This 32' x 9' welfare unit, described as the 'optimum in site welfare facilities', encompasses a HogLoo system, 12v power with solar power backup, a HogLift, and a UV filtration system together with a rain harvester.
GenQuip will also be showcasing the unique HogLift safe lifting system. A single person operates the HogLift in conjunction with a Hiab crane whilst remaining safely at ground level at all times. The operator has no need for ladders, a safety harness or any access equipment and the HogLift completely dispenses with the need to climb onto a potentially slippery container at any time. Compliant with The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98), the HogLift is available with brand new units or ready to be retrospectively fitted to most current jackleg and ISO units.
With many contractors taking environmental concerns very seriously, it is no surprise that 12v power in welfare units is becoming increasingly popular and consequently GenQuip technicians have been upgrading their 12v power systems making them simple to operate and very user friendly. GenQuip will be showing a Groundhog G360 welfare unit powered entirely by 12v battery power. The unit is fitted with a battery volts monitor that automatically starts an in-built battery charger to ensure that power is available at all times. The control panel can automatically sense a 12 or 240v supply and distributes the power appropriately. In some situations a conventional generator remains a necessity, so GenQuip will be displaying their best-selling welfare unit the Groundhog GD360.
Unveiled at last year's SED the HogLoo has experienced keen interest from contractors throughout the country. Bringing it to back to SED 2009 will give the opportunity for interested parties to reacquaint themselves with this remarkable piece of equipment. The HogLoo is a secure, standalone, self-contained, fully flushing, portable toilet system that needs no connections to tanks, drains or any external services. The toilet waste is pumped through an internal macerator, into a holding tank and when a set level is reached, an 850°C incinerator automatically reduces the material into an odourless vapour. The unit can be driven by DC battery, wind or solar power - there are no chemicals to add, no disposal tanks to empty and no risk of spillage. The HogLoo has a number of environmentally beneficial features - including; reduced water consumption, no septic tank, low odour, low-level emissions and minimal maintenance.
"We are looking forward to this year's SED to renew old acquaintances and meet some new people," said Dennis Hughes, GenQuip's managing director, "we had a great show last year and we are approaching 2009 with great optimism," added Mr. Hughes.