01 / 11 / 2016

BREAKING NEWS – NPH Gain SafeHire Accreditation

Newmarket Plant Hire are pleased to announce that they have recently gained SafeHire accreditation.
This followed three days of external auditing covering all aspects of Health & Safety and working practises and procedures in the workplace.
This is a positive achievement for NPH and shows to our customers and staff alike our ongoing commitment to meeting and exceeding best practice & Health & Safety adherence in the workplace.

SafeHire Certification has been developed by Hire Association Europe with the assistance of the British Standards Institute to measure the effectiveness of hire & rental management processes. Certification means automatic registration to CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) SafeHire will become a prerequisite for HAE EHA membership from January 2018, meaning all members must successfully complete the certification process by this time.

This standard has been developed by HAE EHA for the hire & rental industry with the assistance of BSI. It demonstrates the association’s commitment to guiding organisations to achieve higher standards and constantly improve their service delivery levels whilst adopting core business principles relevant to all organisations.
This standard has been designed to be relevant to all organisations regardless of their size. It offers guidance on developing or improving internal processes that will enable organisations to assess and evaluate business risks and implement the necessary controls to ensure they are effectively and economically managed.
Adopting such controls whilst understanding the needs of the customer, will help organisations to become more competitive, improve their quality of service and deliver customer satisfaction. Equally such controls will ensure that workplaces are maintained and the employees and customers are not exposed to unnecessary risks.

This standard has involved the following organisations, whose recognition has added credibility to the management disciplines described within it

  • British Standards Institution (BSI)
  • Construction Skills
  • Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
  • Events Supplier & Services Association
  • United Kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG)