General Information About SafeHire Certification

This standard has been developed by HAE EHA for the hire and rental industry with the assistance of BSI. It demonstrates the Association’s commitment to guiding organisations to achieve higher standards and constantly improve their service delivery levels whilst adopting core business principles relevant to all organisations.

This standard has been designed to be relevant to all organisations regardless of their size. It offers guidance on developing or improving internal processes that will enable organisations to assess and evaluate business risks and implement the necessary controls to ensure they are effectively and economically managed.

Adopting such controls whilst understanding the needs of the customer, will help organisations to become more competitive, improve their quality of service and deliver customer satisfaction. Equally, such controls will ensure that workplaces are maintained and that employees and customers are not exposed to unnecessary risks.

This standard has involved the following organisations, whose recognition has added credibility to the management disciplines described within it:

  • British Standards Institution (BSI)
  • Constructions Skills
  • Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
  • Events Supplier and Services Association (ESSA)
  • United kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG)

SafeHire Certification is valid for 3 years, based on annual depot assessments to check continuity of compliance.

SafeHire Members who opt to be included on the CHAS register will be listed as 'CHAS Accredited'.  (Opt-in requires a registration fee of £95 plus VAT and provides a certificate, vehicle stickers and licence to use the CHAS logo on stationery).

A full Guide to Achieving SafeHire Certification is available here.

A quick Guide to Achieving SafeHire Certification is available here.

HAE EHA SafeHire Private Standard FlowChart

Note: This page illustrates the verification process which shows how an organisation will be assesed against the standard. Successful verification and assessment will lead to certification.

The FlowChart to show the steps of certification is available here.