Compliance with health and safety legislation is absolutely
paramount. We take health and safety extremely seriously and are
continuously searching for ways to make our products and our
services even more exemplary. All equipment returned from hire is
subject to a rigorous, fully documented service and testing
process. Hire Station our hire partner is recognised by the Hire
Association Europe Safety Certification scheme.
With every piece of kit that you hire, you'll find a service
ticket and a safety operating instruction leaflet attached.
If you have any concerns or questions whatsoever about the safe
operation of your hired product, contact us immediately.
Safety Training For You
Certified training is now mandatory for the assembly or
operation of particular site products. Hire Station can offer
on-site certification, classroom training, or hands-on training to
suit the needs of your staff and sub-contractors. For more details
of our safety training services, call our hire team on 0800 0325
692 and just ask.
Although fatalities are becoming fewer, thanks to increased
awareness of the risk and greater use of preventative measures,
falling from height is the still the primary killer in the
construction industry and extra vigilance is needed to avoid even
more unnecessary accidents in the future.
Good safety practices and careful use of fall prevention and fall
arrest devices when working at height might just save your life.
Our height safety equipment will protect you and your workforce in
virtually every kind of circumstance - from simple ladder tasks to
access towers to roof work.
Often it can be the simplest of devices, such as a stabilising
ladder foot, that will protect you from serious harm but all too
frequently, everyday dangers are overlooked. But there is no need
to take even the smallest risk thanks to our comprehensive range of
prevention and arrest equipment.
See the full range of prevention and arrest equipment on our Access and Support page.
New Work at Height Regulations
The implementation of the new work at height during 2005 draw
together existing legislation into a single set of regulations,
designed to improve the safety of those who work at height.
The basic elements of the regulations are:
- Work at height has been eliminated where possible
- Where elimination is not possible, fall prevention measures are
in place such as guard-rails, scaffold and safe working
- Where fixed measures are not possible, fall arrest systems are
in place such as safety harnesses as well as other Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE).
- The appropriate equipment has been selected and provided, and
that it is well maintained, regularly inspected and properly
- Are you following the correct procedures as recommended by the
Health & Safety Executive?
- Companies know how to choose suitable contractors and monitor
their work while they are on site
- How long will it take? Even quick jobs up a ladder can be
dangerous. If you're going to be at height for longer than a few
minutes, consider other alternatives.
- Where is the job? Think about the access, the gradient and
stability of the surface below, the fragility of the structure
- Have you conducted a thorough assessment of the risk?
We have a range of safety packs available to suit a variety of
tools and machines so don't forget to request one when you place
your order or ask our staff for guidance about precisely what type
of protection you will need.
Residual Current Device Safety Units
Ignore the Residual Current Device (RCD) indicator at your
peril! This symbol reminds you to use an RCD power breaker at all
times. RCDs are also available to hire.