Tim Peake; An Extraordinary Journey- Inspiring the next generation into 'thinking big'!

by Rapid Welding 23. December 2016 17:06

 

Roy & Marianne Edwards with Lynn Willacy from Air Products

 

When a representative from Air Products contacted Rapid asking if we’d like to be part of a space adventure of astronomical proportions, naturally we jumped at the opportunity no questions asked!

Most people have heard of the name Tim Peake. Well, if you’re harbouring secret desires to follow in his intergalactic footsteps and have your very own space odyssey (like we clearly are), then you might be interested in visiting the newly launched exhibition at The Novium Museum in Chichester - Tim Peake; An Extraordinary Journey.

An excellent occasion to bring the two businesses together.

Air Products is one of the world's largest Industrial Gas companies, and a Strategic Sponsor for the exhibition. As an Air Products agent offering a full range of Industrial Gases and cylinder gas solutions, and a local agent to Chichester where the exhibition is being held, we were very excited to receive the invitation from Air Products to support them during the launch which took place this week to coincide with the first anniversary of Tim’s take-off.

 

"We have been helping launch astronauts into space for the last 50 years. Since Tim's own extraordinary journey ended, his aim has been to encourage children to think about the importance of science, technology engineering and mathematics. We are really pleased to be involved in this exhibition and we hope it will inspire the next generation and be the launch pad for many more extraordinary journeys in the future." 

Air Products.

The exhibition allows would-be explorers to embark on a space mission, following Tim Peake's very own astronomical adventure. Starting with a 'rocket lift', transporting occupants into outer space, the exhibition aims to encourage and inspire young people to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), and to think ‘big’ about their futures. From blasting into outer space and finding out about Tim’s Space Walk, to experiencing what it’s like to eat, sleep and work in an International Space Station, it’s certainly going to inspire and ignite. It’s a project we are very proud to offer our support to.

“It was a great pleasure to meet Mr Peake Senior, Tim’s Dad (Nigel Peake is part of the project group pulling the exhibition together) and see the obvious pride he has in his son’s achievements and the joint passion they share for encouraging and educating our future Astronauts, Engineers and Welders. Inspiring future generations is also an ideology both Rapid Welding and Air Products have shared throughout their years in the Gas Industry.”

 

Marianne Edwards, Rapid Welding

Roy & Marianne Edwards with Mr Nigel Peake

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Rapid Gases - Air Products Maxx Cut & Weld® - Welding Gas Solutions for DIY Enthusiasts

by Rapid Welding 21. December 2016 13:46

 

    

www.rapidgases.com

No Rental     No Transaction Charges     Fully Tested Cylinders

Welding Gas Solutions for DIY Enthusiasts - Smaller Volumes with the Highest Levels of Weld Quality.

Excellent Penetration     Minimal Spatter     Low Fume Levels

The Air Products Maxx Cut & Weld® is the perfect answer to DIY welders looking for smaller volumes of high quality, high performance cutting and welding gases across MAG welding processes. Combining usability and convenience with all the quality standards of the Maxx® range, the Maxx Cut & Weld® is available in higher pressure industrial 200bar/230bar 10 litre cylinders, making handling easy and improving weld quality across a range of materials and thicknesses. 

The increased 200 bar / 230 bar pressure means higher content than other similar offerings! 

There is no rent to pay and refills are easy, just pop in to see us or phone 023 92 221 211!

Rapid Gases has been an agent for Air Products since 1999, and we are committed to offering a full range of welding gases to our customers, from large industrial companies to DIY welders. The new Maxx and trade shielding gases, standard industry mixtures, acetylene, argon, coogar, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen are all available in various cylinder sizes to met your requirements. From Poole to Littlehampton, with three gas sites covering Hampshire and West Sussex, we are immensely proud to provide our customers - new and old, with cylinder gas solutions and experienced, friendly support from the Rapid Gas Team.  

Welcome to the Rapid Experience  

Don’t forget to visit our sister companies 

 

www.RapidWelding.com                               www.RentArc.com

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Time To Get Sliced! Arcair Exothermic Cutting Solutions

by Rapid Welding 7. November 2016 13:59

Unlike many other cutting process used today, the Arcair SLICE systems can cut, burn or pierce virtually any metallic, non metallic or composite material.

           

The SLICE exothermic torch is so versatile it can cut through materials such as:

  • mild, stainless and alloy steels
  • Cast iron, aluminium, magnesium and other non-ferrous metals
  • Slag and refractory materials
  • Concrete or brick. 
Mud, rust or other corrosion make no difference. The Arcair SLICE will cut through anything you put in front of it!
There's never been a more versatile cutting tool!  

Watch the Arcair SLICE Exothermic Demo as it cuts through a train rail in one rod by clicking  HERE!
 
To view all Exothermic Cutting Products in this range, visit the Rapid Website by clicking HERE.

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Job Vacancy at Portchester Depot - Trainee Warehouse Manager

by Rapid Welding 22. September 2016 13:02

RAPID WELDING & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES LTD

Tel: 023 92 214 214

www.rapidwelding.com

Trainee Warehouse Assistant

 

Location:  Portchester

Contract:  Full time with three month probationary period 

Job type:  Trainee Warehouse Assistant

Salary:  In accordance with National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage 

Job description: 

  • Warehouse Trainee to become a team member required for our busy stores and despatch area.
  • Main duties include assisting the Warehouse / Logistics team with picking and packing goods,
  • Receiving, checking & booking goods inwards,
  • Keeping warehouse & vehicles clean and tidy, including outside areas,
  • Checking for damaged stock, reporting any damage to manager,
  • Completing any errands the manager may require,
  • Assisting other department colleagues if necessary.
  • This role includes working closely with other stores personnel and drivers, calling for a positive and encouraging manner to be part of the team complying with all regulatory requirements, e.g. Health & Safety, security and product safety.
  • Clothing and safety boots supplied. 

Hours: 

Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.30pm, 30 minutes paid lunch 

What we're looking for: 

  • IT literate.
  • A team player.
  • Good numeracy and literacy levels.
  • The role will be fast-paced and challenging therefore you must have an adaptable and flexible attitude and approach, be prepared to work alongside your team and be driven to achieve a high level of service and cleanliness. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Rapid Family. If you feel this challenge is for you, please send your CV and a covering letter to stuart@rapidwelding.com. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 


RD Edwards Director (Managing) R P Edwards (Technical)
RegisteredOffices: Unit 2D Hamilton Road, Portchester Park, Cosham, Hampshire, PO64QE
Company Registration No: 243 1802

 

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Job Vacancy at Portchester - Warehouse/Logistcs Person

by Rapid Welding 21. September 2016 16:02

RAPID WELDING & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES LTD

Tel: 023 92 214 214

www.rapidwelding.com

Warehouse / Logistics Person 

 

Location:  Portchester

Contract:  Full time with three month probationary period 

Job type:  Warehouse/Logistics/ distribution

Salary:  c £18500.00, subject to experience 

Job description 

  • Warehouse / Logistics team member required for our busy stores and dispatch area.
  • Based in our Portchester head office, the focus will be on the swift and accurate dispatch of our goods worldwide.
  • This will encompass ensuring our stock is accurate, and in the correct location so our customer orders can be filled accurately and quickly.
  • The role will require accurate stock receiving, picking and dispatching in accordance with pre-set instructions and standards.
  • This role includes working closely with other stores personnel and drivers, calling for a positive and encouraging manner to be part of the  team complying with  all regulatory requirements, e.g. Health & Safety, security and product safety.
  • The role includes serving members of the public, trade customers and working with our suppliers.  
  • Clothing and safety boots supplied. 

Hours :

  • Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.30pm, 30 minutes paid lunch 

What we're looking for :

  • IT Literate is essential
  • Calm under pressure – this role will include time critical deadlines to work to.
  • Excellent communicator across all colleague levels.
  • Driving licence essential.
  • Ideally have an industrial warehousing background, though not essential.
  • The role will be fast-paced and challenging, therefore you must have an adaptable and flexible attitude and approach, be prepared to work alongside your team and be driven to achieve a high level of service and cleanliness. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Rapid Family. If you feel this challenge is for you, please send your CV and a covering letter to stuart@rapidwelding.com. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 


RD Edwards Director (Managing) R P Edwards (Technical)
RegisteredOffices: Unit 2D Hamilton Road, Portchester Park, Cosham, Hampshire, PO64QE
Company Registration No: 243 1802

 

 

 

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Training Our Team for Excellence

by Rapid Welding 5. September 2016 12:58

 ESAB Gas Inspectors Courses.

If not properly maintained, Gas equipment can be a hazard, and using unsafe or unchecked equipment could result in serious injuries in the work place.

The importance of relevant and regular checks to the integrity and safety of equipment, and the potential defects and hazards that may occur, is one of the reasons why we keep members of the Rapid team up to date with the relevant training. Earlier this month, one of our guys undertook a two day City & Guilds accredited Inspectors Training course, with another set to complete his training at the end of the month.

 The course, delivered by Esab, is designed to qualify personnel to conduct full safety checks on individual oxy-fuel gas welding systems, and involves theoretical instruction on oxy-fuel gas safety, the properties of gases, safe use and operation of systems, as well as risk assessment in accordance with current legal requirements. Running alongside the theory is invaluable practical training on how to fully test an oxy-fuel gas station and pass it off for safe use.

In the context of the BCGA CP7 Code of Practice, it states that gas equipment should be tested annually by a "suitably trained person". At Rapid, safety comes first and foremost, and we want to do everything we can to assist our customers. In order to achieve this, we've made sure members our team have the necessary training, skills and knowledge to carry out the practical safety aspects of oxy-fuel gas systems. 

Call us today on 023 92 221 211 to book your gas equipment safety check.

To find out more about Accredited training from Esab, click HERE. 

Welcome to the Rapid Experience

 www.rapidgases.com

 

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Welcome to the Rapid Service Department!

by Rapid Welding 24. August 2016 12:52

Welcome To ..... The Rapid Welding Service Department

 We aim to give our customers very sound reasons to want to keep doing business with Rapid, and in our book, that means providing the complete package and a wide range of services.

As well as offering sales, hire and free product support, we also run a dedicated service team of six factory trained engineers, spread over three workshops. This means we can deal with anything, from small hand tool repairs, massive fleets of welding machines, and everything in-between. Repairs and servicing can also be carried out in our workshop or on site to minimise disruption, and all equipment information is stored on our database and reminders sent to ensure you remain up to date with your servicing requirements. 

By using our servicing department, you are accessing decades of experience in the industry, allowing for thorough investigation and prompt diagnosis and repair of faults on all equipment - this even includes older, more obscure machines which, you never know, some of our team might have worked on when new!

We have also recently been appointed as an Authorised Service Centre for Lincoln Electric, meaning our service team are fully factory trained by this supplier, along with other major suppliers including Kemppi, Esab, Hypertherm, Victor & Miller.

To top it all off, we also offer a collection and delivery serivce anywhere in the UK!

For more information, our fabulous Service Department now has it's own area on the website which you can find by clicking HERE.

To access the page from the website, click on the grey bar on the home page.  

Here's an at a glance list of some of the wonderful services we can provide you with: 

Repairs and Servicing

Service Contracts

Validations and Electrical Inspections

Gas Testing 

To find out more about how the Rapid Service Department can help you, please email ServiceDept@RapidWelding.com or call the office on +44 (0)23 92 214 214 and ask for Karen.

Welcome to the Rapid Experience

Rapid welding is Lloyds registered ISO9001 

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An Exciting New Partnership - Bohler Welding Products Now Available From Rapid!

by Rapid Welding 22. July 2016 15:56

We are very excited to be appointed as an official main agent for Bohler Welding!

 

Here's our lovely Scarlet overseeing proceedings with Peter Chapel (Bohler Welding) & Roy Edwards

As one of the most respected brands in the industry, Bohler Welding is an innovative producer of welding consumables for joint welding, covering all major arc welding processes. Globally recognised as offering a complete portfolio, boasting up-to-date specifications and the highest quality standards, Bohler Welding constantly has their finger on the pulse of a demanding market.

 With Bohler Welding's proven international market history and reputation for being on the 'leading edge of innovation', we are delighted to align the Rapid name with this quality brand. And with big stocks in the UK, we feel Bohler Welding products will complement the existing ranges Rapid currently has to offer, bringing to our customers the solutions, service, and quality they really want!   

For the latest Bohler Welding products available from Rapid, please visit our website www.rapidwelding.com

 

Welcome to the Rapid Experience!  

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KEEP YOUR WELDERS WELDING while your machines are in for servicing, with our 40% RENTAL DISCOUNT!

by Rapid Welding 7. July 2016 12:41

 

   

Keep Your Welders Welding while your machines are in for servicing. And make sure you ask for our incredible 40% rental discount!!

As a sign of our gratitude and appreciation in choosing Rapid Welding to carry out the service work on your welding equipment, Rapid's sister company, RentArc, is now offering a huge 40% discount on the standard rental rate.

As an example, a 300 amp water cooled AC/DC TIG set is now just £80 per week, instead of the usual £133.00! And a 400 amp air-cooled MIG set, which would normally be £110, is now just £66 per week! 

For this weekly rental rate you’ll get:

• A replacement machine which will probably be as good, if not better than your existing machine.

• Fully calibrated and validated equipment.

• Operational support from the Rentarc team.

• Peace of mind that your productivity is not suffering as a result of having a machine in for service.

We have a large range of machines available on our website, www.rentarc.com, so why not take a look. Alternatively, for more information or an informal chat, feel free to contact the friendly Rentarc team directly:


Tel: 02380 867789
Email: info@rentarc.com 

RentArc - In the Business of Keeping Welders Welding

 

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Vacancy at Rapid - Warehouse / Logistics Person

by Rapid Welding 25. May 2016 17:40

 RAPID WELDING & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES LTD

Tel : 023 92 214 214

www.rapidwelding.com

Warehouse / Logistics Person 

Location                 Portchester

Contract                 Full time with three month probationary period

Job type                 Warehouse/Logistics/ distribution

Salary                     c £18500.00, subject to experience

 

Job description

 

  • Warehouse / Logistics team member required for our busy stores and despatch area.
  • Based in our Portchester head office, the focus will be ensuring our stock is accurate, in the correct location, and our customers orders can be fulfilled accurately and quickly. This role will also require accurate stock receiving, picking and despatching, in accordance with pre-set instructions and standards.
  • This role includes working closely with other stores personnel and drivers, calling for a positive and encouraging manner to be part of the team. The successful candidate must also ensure they comply with all regulatory requirements, e.g. Health & Safety, security and product safety, at all times.
  • The role includes serving members of the public, trade customers and working with our suppliers. 
  • Clothing and safety boots supplied.

 

Hours

 

  • Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.30pm, 30 minutes paid lunch

 

What we're looking for

 

  • Experienced in a stores environment
  • Working knowledge of warehouse processes and flows
  • IT Literate, knowledge of computerised systems
  • Calm under pressure – this role will include working to time critical deadlines.
  • An excellent communicator across all colleague levels.
  • Forklift licence and Driving licence desirable
  • Ideally have an engineering/welding background.
  • The role will be fast-paced and challenging therefore you must have an adaptable and flexible attitude and approach, be prepared to work alongside your team and be driven to achieve a high level of service and cleanliness.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Rapid Family. If you feel this challenge is for you, please get in touch by sending your CV and a covering letter to stuart@rapidwelding.com. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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