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VALE storage solutions for chemicals and fuel meet stringent health and safety regulations

Storing dangerous chemicals and flammable fuels presents a myriad of challenges - from ever more stringent regulatory requirements to health and safety risks. VALE Engineering of York - the UK’s leading supplier of weed control and winter maintenance equipment for the municipal, amenity and logistics sectors – has developed an extensive range of enhanced chemical storage solutions. These are suitable for use either: fixed to the floor of a vehicle; or for static, on-site locations.

James Wilson, MD of VALE Engineering comments: “Our storage cabinets make you legally compliant as they adhere to all relevant Health and Safety requirements - without costing you the earth. They are used by everyone from self-employed landscape gardeners and farmers to local authorities and facilities maintenance contractors. Safety is a serious business for clients as well as a growing business for us. We have recently invested in plant and equipment to ensure we can meet demand for these robust and practical storage solutions.”

The standard range includes:

  • Lockable Chemical Safes for secure storage of pesticides and suitable chemicals. Sizes from 15 to 150 litre capacity. Fully seam welded to ensure a leak proof sump and suppled with both floor fastening points as well as carrying handles.
  • Bolt-down, 400 litre capacity Chemical Storage Safe with high level internal shelf and gas-strut hinges for ease of use. Fully seam welded to ensure a leak proof sump.
  • A 1500 litre Walk-in Chemical Store with internal shelving and a strong, key entry access door. Supplied with both forklift access points as well as four lifting lugs at roof level for easy positioning. Fully seam welded to ensure a leak proof sump.
  • Fuel Storage boxes capable of holding up to four 20-litre jerry cans. Fully seam welded to ensure a leak proof sump and suppled with both floor fastening points as well as carrying handles.

Photo Competition. Can you help us? Do you want to win a gift pack of speciality beer? We need photographs of VALE products in action!

Photo Competition.  Can you help us? Do you want to win a gift pack of speciality beer?  We need photographs of VALE products in action!

We need photographs of our VALE Engineering products in action. Whether you are out gritting in the snow, using one of our ATVs to spray weeds or just out and about with one of our chemical storage safes on the back of your pick-up… get out your camera and… Read more


Government cycleways announcement is good news for VALE's Liquid De-Icing products

Government cycleways announcement is good news for VALE's Liquid De-Icing products

On the day Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed HS2 will go ahead, the Department for Transport announced new funding of £1 billion is to be spent on building 250 miles of new, high-quality separated cycle routes and safe junctions in towns and cities across England. That is good news for… Read more


BASF Pistol reclassification enhances RIVERLYNX weed control offering

BASF Pistol reclassification enhances RIVERLYNX weed control offering

BASF’s Pistol herbicide brand is now tested and approved for use with Rotary Atomiser and Controlled Droplet Application (CDA) devices. This means the popular and efficient RIVERLYNX Eradicator weed control system becomes the equipment-of-choice for local authorities and facilities maintenance professionals, with RIVERLYNX being specifically mentioned on BASF’s new… Read more


New opportunities available at Vale in 2020

New opportunities available at Vale in 2020

We have two new exciting opportunities arising at Vale Engineering in 2020.  These are new positions created to take the company forward in 2020.   We are looking for a Marketing Executive and also Product Technical Support.  For further details of these exciting new positions please see job roles below.  If… Read more


Promotion of Adam Ward to Operations Manager

Promotion of Adam Ward to Operations Manager

The well-established Vale Engineering (York) Ltd, producing municipal weed control systems and winter maintenance equipment has promoted Adam Ward from Workshop Engineer to Operations Manager to undertake the day to day organisation of the work going into the fabrication and assembly departments. James Wilson, Managing Director said "I am… Read more


Quad Bike Weed Spraying

Quad Bike Weed Spraying

How can quad bikes help with weed spraying? Quad bikes – also known as ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) are used extensively by local authorities to control weeds growing on the footpath and kerb edge of the highway. The quad bikes are fitted with spraying equipment such as the Vale PKL Spraying System which is designed specifically… Read more


CDA Spraying Herbicide and Applicators

CDA Spraying Herbicide and Applicators

Weed spraying and control  CDA which stands for Controlled Droplet Application is a method of low volume spraying used to apply pesticide, in the UK this method is used generally for the application of herbicide to weeds. CDA has distinct advantages over conventional spraying (spraying through a nozzle) which are based on productivity and… Read more


Two exciting new job opportunities at Vale - Design Engineer and Internal Sales

Two exciting new job opportunities at Vale - Design Engineer and Internal Sales

Vale is a growing company focusing on supplying machinery to the amenity and municipal markets, its core products include Winter Maintenance Equipment and Highway Weed Control Systems. We intend to expand further into new markets and introduce extra brands and to do this we need to recruit some key members… Read more


Vale sponsor Amenity Forum Conference

Vale sponsor Amenity Forum Conference

Once again Vale were pleased to support The Amenity Forum Conference as an original member and conference sponsor.  The conference was held at Leicester City Football Ground on 15 October.  The winners of the inaugural amenity sprayer operator of the year awards were announced at this years Conference.  The Awards… Read more


Riverlynx CDA increases efficiency on Housing Contract

  Sports Turf Services (York) Ltd owned and managed by Simon Race earlier this year invested in some Riverlynx CDA (Controlled Droplet Application) spraying equipment for his Housing Contract based in West Yorkshire. Simon Race  “Up to now we have been using knapsacks to spray the kerb… Read more


Amenity Spray Operator of the Year

Amenity Spray Operator of the Year

The Amenity Spray Operator of the Year competition was launched at BTME last week by the Amenity Forum. The Amenity Forum is the voluntary initiative for all in the amenity sector promoting best practice in all aspects of weed, pest and disease control. There are over 50 organisations in membership… Read more


Quality Salt Spreader makes an Impact

Quality Salt Spreader makes an Impact

Traditionally the gritting of car parks, factory sites and distribution centres has been challenging, stressful and if the winter weather takes hold can be costly to a business. Often the only equipment available on-site is a forklift and the salt spreaders produced for them can be inferior and ineffective tow… Read more


Vale sponsor Amenity Forum Conference

Vale sponsor Amenity Forum Conference

Vale were proud to sponsor the Amenity Forum Conference last week at Leicester City Football Club. The Amenity Forum is the leading organisation within the UK amenity sector for promoting safe and environmentally friendly use of pesticides. Pictured are Geoff Wilson welcoming Paul Singleton, Chairman of Amenity Assured and… Read more


City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides replacing Grandfather Rights

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides replacing Grandfather Rights

Anyone born on or before 31st December 1964 who is applying professional products to land under your own control i.e. owner, occupier or rented is eligible to take the Grandfather Rights Certificate. (Certificates must be held to apply professional products by 26th November 2015. Anyone born after this date… Read more


Councils see RED over Gritting legislation change

Councils see RED over Gritting legislation change

On the 1st November 2013 legislation changed which now permits Agricultural Vehicles to spread salt on the public highway using red diesel, when previously they could snowplough only. Two councils who are pleased to see the change in this legislation are North Yorkshire… Read more


Come and see us at Saltex - Stand J35

Come and see us at Saltex - Stand J35

On display on the Vale stand will be Winter Maintenance Equipment, Highway Weed Control, Riverlynx CDA Equipment and Chemical Stores The Vale team are looking forward to returning to IOG Saltex on 2nd - 4th September at Royal Windsor Racecourse. http://2014.iog-saltex.com/content Please feel free to call onto the Stand… Read more


Training for Grandfathers

Training for Grandfathers

Rules for Spray Operators applying chemical under Grandfather rights are changing. Vale Training Division will be delivering a course to prepare spray operators for the new qualification. These courses will start in January 2014. Course details will be available on our website from November. For full details of the rule… Read more


Vale Engineering achieves Type Approval

Vale Engineering achieves Type Approval

Vale Engineering (York) Ltd, the manufacturer of innovative highway winter maintenance equipment, has achieved European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) and Conformity of Production (CoP) certification for their TS500HS and TS1200 High Speed Trailer Salt Spreaders. The approval requirement for new trailers built in a single stage came into… Read more


Cold Comfort 2012 Winter Maintenance Conference and Exhibition

Cold Comfort 2012 Winter Maintenance Conference and Exhibition

Vale exhibited at the Cold Comfort 2012 Winter Maintenance Conference and Exhibition held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 19th and 20th September 2012. Cold Comfort is an annual event attended by Engineers and Managers from the Local Authority and Private Sector. On display was a range of our… Read more