Speedy Hire, the United Kingdom’s largest equipment rental company, has become the first rental company to have its entire national depot portfolio accredited “silver” under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme. All of its 264 operational sites, located across the U.K. and Ireland, surpassed all safety requirements and achieved FORS silver certification.
While other companies in the U.K. construction sector are FORS silver certified, Speedy has achieved an industry first by being the first tool and equipment hire company to implement these standards across its entire depot network.
Speedy, which was first awarded bronze FORS in 2012, has actively promoted these standards and continually demonstrates legal compliance, safety, operational efficiency and environmental protection.
“To be recognized as the first tool and equipment hire company in the U.K. to have its entire national depot portfolio accredited under FORS silver is testament to the Speedy Transport Team and they should be truly proud of their success,” said Mark Rogerson, Speedy CEO. “We share a responsibility to create a safe and healthy work environment which is why we engage with our transport and logistics employees on company initiatives. This forms an integral part of improving our logistical processes, as our employees are well placed to identify any problems as well as potential solutions. Our logistic management team continually review the way our fleet operates and constantly look at process improvements, while Speedy’s company focus on safety also ensures that this remains central to our operation.”
Speedy’s Transport Team has achieved four additional accolades for its fleet. On Thursday 18th September it was a double win, being awarded ‘Safe Van Fleet of the Year’ and ‘Van Fleet of the Year’ at the Fleet Van Awards 2014. The team also recently won the ‘Safe Vehicles Award’ at the Brake Fleet Safety Awards 2014 as well as the ‘Safest Fleet of the Year’ at the Fleet News Awards 2014.
FORS represents a quality and performance benchmark and recognizes fleet operations which comply with the requirements of many construction sites throughout the UK. It rewards businesses committed to becoming safer, greener and more efficient.
Speedy Hire is based in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, U.K.