What's new at A.P. Webb Plant Hire Ltd.

NSAR Gold Accreditation goes to A.P. Webb Plant Hire Ltd.

January 2021

We are extremely proud to be the only Accredited Training Provider across all disciplines to have achieved all 3 Gold Audit criteria by the National Skills Academy for Rail. An excellent achievement for all of our training team, headed up by Manager Jim Wright. Further congratulations go to one of our trainers, John Grimes, who has just received his Level 4 Diploma certificate.

Network Rail’s Route to Gold Award retained

September 2020

We are delighted to have retained our gold status in the latest 2020 awards from Network Rail and very proud to be the only RRV supplier to have remained at the top level on three consecutive occasions.

Celebration Awards 2020

July 2020

We are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Best Large Employer 2020’ award from Stafford College who we have been working collaboratively with over the last couple of years to provide the best possible learning experience for all of our apprentices.

New fleet of JZ140’s launched

June 2020

Our brand new fleet of JZ140’s are now available for hire following Rail Ability’s rail conversion. The powerful 31-tonne machines (34 tonnes with counterweight fitted) are capable of towing trailers, brushing, thimbling and will be fully ALO compliant. Perfect for working in restricted spaces such as tunnels and platforms.

South Rail Systems Alliance Award

April 2020

We are the proud winners of Best RRV Supplier for the SRSA based on our safety, environmental and reliability performance throughout 2019/2020.

Road Rail Ballast Undercutter

March 2020

We have spent two weeks testing and demonstrating our new Ballast Undercutting Machine with Network Rail and SNC Lavalin. The machine performed seamlessly and maintained dig rates of 0.75 to 1.25 metres per minute, at various set depths. With on/off tracking performed in under 10 minutes and undercutter dig system deployment in only an additional 15 minutes the machine has been very well received.

Under Live OLE and ALO Rail-Ability RCI Update

January 2020

The Rail-Ability RCI system has been updated to allow under live OLE and ALO working and has been installed initially to our ATLAS RRV fleet. Through rigorous testing, verification and validation the system has demonstrated full compliance to RIS1530 Issue 6 with software to EN 61508. The RCI also includes features such as; unique rail axle control, attachment rerating, downforce limiting, intuitive real-time dig depth assist, trailer brake control, on-board diagnostics and remote data logging.

Gators now available for hire

September 2019

We now have 3 John Deere gators, personnel carriers and tool trolleys in the fleet available for hire, each personnel carrier is able to carry 6 people and each tool trolley has a payload of 2000kg. A valuable asset when travelling long distances on track.

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