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Ensure the safety of your hire and rental equipment

We've been helping the hire and rental equipment industry ensure the safety of their electrical items for over 37 years. Our testers are trusted by some of the big names across the world and have been recognised by national associations.

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About Hire

What is Hire Testing?
Companies who rent or hire electrical equipment for commercial purposes, both in a DIY domestic or workplace environments, have a responsibility in law to ensure the ongoing safety of their equipment. In 2013 the Hire Association of Europe technical committee created a code of practice for Electrical Safety Testing in the Hire Industry.

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How do we test hire electrical equipment?
It is important that the correct tests are performed in keeping with the particular type of equipment being tested; as such the Code of Practice suggests the following tests as those to be performed on every piece of equipment prior to being re-hired in order to fulfil the duty of care.

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Why do we test hire equipment?
The hire industry has a legal duty of care to hire equipment in a good safe working condition. Electrical safety testing is necessary to ensure that all equipment supplied by the hirer meets this requirement. Ultimately the focus is on ensuring the safety of the customer.

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Case Studies

Seaward Provides Electrical Safety For Jewson Tool Hire Seaward Provides Electrical Safety For Jewson Tool Hire
Seaward Provides Electrical Safety For Jewson Tool Hire

Jewson, the UK’s leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials, is equipping its expanding range of Tool Hire branches with new electrical safety testing technol...

Travis Perkins plugs in to Clare for reliable electrical safety testing Travis Perkins plugs in to Clare for reliable electrical safety testing
Travis Perkins plugs in to Clare for reliable electrical safety testing

Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier to the building and construction market, is using advanced electrical safety testing technology as part of its commitment to health and...

Electrical Safety the Priority at Andrews Sykes Electrical Safety the Priority at Andrews Sykes
Electrical Safety the Priority at Andrews Sykes

The UK's largest specialist hire company, Andrews Sykes, is equipping its local depots and hire centres with advanced new electrical safety testing technology as part of its rigor...

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