PRESS RELEASE: GAP Hire Solutions picks up a prestigious RoSPA Award

GAP Hire Solutions is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.

The UK’s largest independent equipment hirer, based in Glasgow, achieved the Silver Award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). GAP will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Glasgow Hotel on Thursday, 14th September, 2017.

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels.

Allister Maxwell, Head of S.H.E Risk & Compliance at GAP, said: “We are extremely proud to receive the RoSPA Silver Award, especially given this is the first time GAP has entered the awards scheme. This is a fantastic achievement and will give confidence to our staff, customers and the wider community that GAP puts safety at the heart of everything it does.”

GAP’s core values of health, wellbeing and safety are reflected in all our plans and actions. These principles are applied through strong safety leadership, well developed ‘safe systems of work’ and are supported by ongoing safety awareness and skills training throughout all levels of the business.

“I am delighted that our work to continuously improve the way that we manage health and safety has been recognised.”

‘Split Second Safety’ is GAP's industry leading safety campaign designed to help reduce accidents and promote workplace health and safety excellence. Here you can download a number of Toolbox Talks which cover topical information on numerous different safety issues.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Head of Awards and Events, commented: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.

“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year”.

With over 130 locations nationwide, GAP has focused on a product and service diversification strategy that has seen the company grow from its traditional Plant & Tool hire offering to eight divisions. For more information about GAP’s products and services and their commitment to health and safety, visit

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