This morning, 9th February 2017, Hire Association Europe (HAE) has delivered a series of workshops and presentations as part of its SafeHire Information Zone, held within the Ricoh Arena’s Jaguar Suite, on the second day of the Executive Hire Show 2017.
HAE’s SafeHire Certification has been designed to raise standards across the hire sector by helping businesses improve Health & Safety procedures and customer service levels. The certification allows companies to demonstrate that they have achieved the highest standard in their Health & Safety, quality and environmental policies and operations. It has been developed in conjunction with BSI, HSE and CHAS and is highly cost effective. All HAE members must achieve certification by 1st January 2018, and members of the team will be on-hand throughout the Executive Hire Show to discuss SafeHire with members and the benefits of the independent audit scheme for non-members alike.
The SafeHire Information Zone provided invaluable information and advice on how to achieve SafeHire Certification, improve Health & Safety procedures and customer service standards as well as exploring the benefits through real Hire Industry case studies. The morning began with two, free to attend, workshops delivered by Jim Maccall, one of HAE’s most experienced SafeHire assessors, highlightingthe numerous business advantages and efficiencies certification represents.
Immediately following the workshops was the announcement of the Hire Awards of Excellence 2017’s ‘SafeHire Company of The Year’ shortlist. The companies on this year’s list are: PSM Plant & Tool Hire, A Plant, HSS Hire and Plant Tool Hire Limited who were all shortlisted on the recommendation of the SafeHire assessors. The prestigious awards ceremony, organised by HAE is taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Saturday 22nd April.
Drawing the morning to a close was a presentation to HAE members who have recently achieved SafeHire Certification. Adlington Welding Suppliers, Addplant Limited, Newbury Tools Limited, H S Hire & Sales Limited, Newburn Power Rentals and the Four Jays Group were presented with their certificates by HAE managing director, Graham Arundell.
Commenting at the end of the session, Gill Bridger, HAE’s operations manager said: “The SafeHire Information Zone was an excellent platform for us to promote the many benefits of SafeHire Certification to members and non-members alike. The morning has proved to be a great success, we had a fantastic turnout and brilliant support from our members. Five companies havealready confirmed an initial audit as a result of attending the session and we have additional enquiries to follow up after the Executive Hire Show.”