In 2018, through the leadership of the HAE EHA Supply Chain Board, the Hire Industry Trusted Supplier (HITS) scheme was launched. The aim was to provide supplier members with a nationally recognised award demonstrating their attainment of the highest levels of competence and safety across the hire industry, similar to SafeHire.
Look for the HITS logo when choosing a supplier
Whilst HITS has been well received across the industry, the Supply Chain Board decided to review the standard in light of the global pandemic and established a project team to undertake this work.
The team has streamlined the application process, developed a user friendly guide and crucially further developed the on-line portal to enhance the save function. The Hire Certification Services team is on hand to talk members through the process. And, over the coming weeks and months will be reaching out with the support of the Supply Chain Board members, to speak with suppliers to help them either complete or renew their applications.
This work will also be backed by a communications campaign to raise awareness with stakeholders and end users of the benefits of HITS and ensure they look for the logo when selecting a supplier.
Paul Gaze HAE EHA CEO commented "The Hire Industry Trusted Supplier Scheme is a measure of the high standards HAE EHA Supplier Members meet. We wholeheartedly recommend HITS to customers seeking reliable and trustworthy suppliers."