News Item: Resuming SafeHire Certification Audits

We are all aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for businesses from lockdown to reopening safely as the restrictions are being eased in line with relevant Government strategies.  We have also come to understand that we are having to do things differently for the foreseeable future.

The team at HAE EHA and SafeHire Certification Services have taken the time to consult with our members throughout these unprecedented circumstances providing up-to-date information and support and we continue to do so.

The need to determine that we are providing the safest possible working environments for our colleagues and visitors when we reopen our Hire operations is of paramount importance.  

The SafeHire Certification Private Standard provides our members with hire industry specific valued independent certification which promotes continual business improvement by helping hire and rental organisations implement management processes that benefit them and their customers by improving the safety, quality and deliverability of their services whilst recognising their legal and other requirements.

In order that we continue to support our members maintain the highest of standards in the hire and rental industry we are planning to recommence our booking and delivery of audit services from July in line with the recovery strategies of the devolved nations' governments in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

We are conscious that you will have concerns during these challenging circumstances which is why our team of auditors will be responsible for carrying out a 'Point of Work Risk Assessment' when meeting with your appointed chaperone/representative to ensure that an agreeable and safe method of conducting the audit process at your premises is determined at the outset. We will of course observe any Safety requirements implemented within your organisation communicated to the audit team whilst conducting the desktop and site audits. 

We apologise for any inconvenience experienced as a result of the unavoidable interruption of our SafeHire Certification Services.  

We look forward to working with you again soon.

Carl Bartlett
Director of Certification Services