Preparation Group achieves SafeHire, re-joins HAE board

THE Preparation Group, which describes itself as a specialist in environmentally friendly solutions for preparing, cleaning & finishing, has achieved the HAE (Hire Association Europe) SafeHire accreditation.

It’s the only surface preparation company to comply with the scheme criteria. Kate Walshaw, The Preparation Group’s hire group manager has also been appointed as an HAE Supply Chain board member. After being co-opted onto the board over eight months ago, Kate’s re-election shows she’s clearly made a positive impact.

Says Kate: ‘I’m delighted to have been voted onto the HAE board again and in gaining SafeHire, we’ve demonstrated our commitment to a high standard of hire operations.

‘Customers hiring our grinders, planers, shotblasters, STGs, hand tools and vacuums can be assured that we run a professional service, with health & safety at the forefront of everything we do and with an emphasis on delivering full customer satisfaction.

‘Many government offices and councils are already insisting on the SafeHire accreditation when engaging with a hire company for contract work so it will become increasingly important to our business.’

Paul Robertson, SafeHire Certification Scheme assessor commented: ‘The Preparation Group were a pleasure to deal with and worked hard to achieve their accreditation within the time frame.

‘They’re a perfect example of what SafeHire is all about. They made huge efforts towards all aspects of the scheme and grabbed the opportunities to improve, which will result in real commercial benefits.’

With the election of Kate to the Supply Chain Industry Board and achievement of SafeHire, The Preparation Group says it’s cementing its place as the leading surface preparation tool hire business in the UK, and will receive European visibility for its innovative approach to surface preparation tool hire and training.
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