WORKING AT HEIGHT: ONE STOP HIRE LTD
moves us another step closer to becoming a ‘Total Solutions
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Safety is of paramount importance in all areas of
industry and One Stop Hire Ltd make no exceptions. The
safety of their employees, customers and the public is a
number one priority at all times. Steve commented:
“Health and safety drives our business in many ways;
Dust, HAV (Hand arm vibration) and Working at Height for
example, have all influenced the products we hire and sell
and has also driven our Training business.
“In house, we ensure these areas are all covered by
training our drivers, fitters and hire staff accordingly
through our Training Centre. Our training strapline is
THINK SAFE – WORK SAFE – HOME SAFE.”
A safety guide is attached to all equipment issued
by One Stop Hire and a HAV guide is issued to all sites
they visit. The HAV guide (alongside many other HSE and
manufacturer guides) is available for viewing or download
from their website.
To further improve and maintain their excellent health
and safety standards, One Stop Hire have joined and are
active members of two safety groups backed by HSE (the
Health and Safety Executive): The Lancashire Working
Well Together Safety Group and The Greater Manchester
Northwest Construction Safety Group.
“We attend monthly meetings with these groups and
actively support them by sourcing and demonstrating
equipment at their safety open days and seminars. This
helps us understand the needs of the industry and allows
us to invest in equipment most suited to helping our clients
eradicate risk on site.
“In addition, our hire fleet continues to undergo major
investment and we ensure it is the safest and most upto-date available through constant and scrupulous fleet
reviews and updates,” Steve added.
One Stop Hire are members of HAE (The Hire Association
Europe), IPAF, PASMA, The Ladder Association and
Constructionline, are Acclaim Accredited and are Achilles
Their memberships and accreditations ensure that the
business stays up-to-date with the latest safety legislation
and legal information. Steve continued:
“In terms of the companies we re-hire equipment and
services from, we send out SHEQ questionnaires to assess
their credentials and also visit them. The equipment
providers we use all supply fully branded and approved
equipment that is the best in its field. We also test out all
new product lines prior to placing large volume orders.
“We have been awarded with ISO9001: Quality
Systems, and are currently in the process of attaining
ISO14001: Environmental and ISO18001: Health & Safety
accreditations. We want to ensure our clients get the best
and safest service available in our industry, whilst providing
our employees with training and a safe, structured
environment to work in.
“Health and Safety is a living, breathing and ever shifting
subject that you have to try and pro-actively manage every
day, and the ISO18001 accreditation will be the icing on the
cake for One Stop Hire.