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MHM has been awarded the prestigious SafeHire certification quality mark, which is operated by Hire Association Europe (HAE) for the hire and rental industry.

 

The SafeHire Private Standard was developed and written with the assistance of BSi - The British Standards Institution; HSE - Health and Safety Executive and CHAS - Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme with CHAS being fully committed to the principles of SSIP – Safety Schemes in Procurement.

BSi - are the business standard company that helps teams reduce risk and improve performance in the work place.

HSE - are an non-departmental public body within the UK that is the major body responsible for the regulation and enforcement of workplace health and safety.

CHAS - is the established industry leader for pre-qualifications for health and safety within the UK.

Achievement of the standard is dependent upon successful assessment and, unlike other quality standards, on-site verification of our members’ policies and management systems for:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Health, Safety and Welfare.
  • Occupational Health.
  • Environment and Sustainability.
  • Quality Business Risk, Insurance and Financial Control.
  • Document Control and Data Protection.
  • HR and Employment Law compliance.

Steps to achieving this process are:

  • Written commitment to the process at application.
  • Successful desktop assessment of documentary evidence of policies, procedures and management systems by a team of independent assessors.
  • Satisfactory on-site verification checks at Head Office and selected operating branches.

Assessors are trained to review the documents on site and more importantly to test the impact / effectiveness of these including:

  • interviewing employees of all levels to ensure the company policy is truly “built in”.
  • Sampling key process paperwork for accuracy and effective data management e.g. hire contracts, customer service management systems and training records.
  • Inspecting and testing “ready for hire” equipment from all product categories offered.

Audit results include scoring of each audit element with one of three options:

  1. Conformance
  2. Opportunity to Improve or
  3. Non-Conformance.

SafeHire Certification is valid for three years with interim annual on-site assessments carried out at selected operating branches and to ensure that any elements identified as Opportunities to Improve are implemented