Switching to electrically-powered equipment

Larger power tools traditionally make use of diesel or petrol motors, which means they are an obvious choice to replace when transitioning to a net zero carbon site.

We have recently purchased a brush cutter and a strimmer, both of which can be charged using the 100% renewable electricity that is used on the bridges.

These are two of the tools commonly used by our Term Maintenance Contractor (TMC) FM Conway, as part of their routine work to keep the bridges and esplanades clean, tidy and well-maintained.

The switch from petrol hand tools to electric versions reduces carbon emissions by a modest 10kg per year, however there are additional benefits in that electric tools tend to be much quieter and are not so air polluting.

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