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Speedy Successfully Integrates its Portfolio of ISO Standards

27 March 2019
Speedy Hire Plc (Speedy), working with UKAS accredited certification body NQA, has successfully integrated its portfolio of ISO standards.

With certification to the internationally recognised standards ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety Management) and ISO 50001 (Energy Management), Speedy now holds a portfolio of 4 ISO standards with NQA.

In 2018 Speedy acquired Prolift Access Limited (Prolift) and Platform Sales & Hire Limited (PSHL), they quickly ensured that these new additions to the Group were certified to the 4 core standards they work with, including all locations.

2018 was a successful year for Speedy; they continued to show their commitment to occupational health and safety management systems and sustainability by winning awards in both areas. For the fourth year running, they were awarded a RoSPA Gold Award, for achieving a very high level of safety performance, demonstrating well-developed occupational health and safety management systems. Speedy also won the LEEA 2018 Sustainable Solution of the Year Award, given in recognition of the focus on increasing environmental efficiency and Speedy’s ongoing commitment to consider the impact on the environment, while maintaining profitability.

Look to the Future 

Speedy are now working towards migrating their occupational health and safety OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 and in the near future introducing ISO 27001 the standard for Information Security Management.

Laura Fletcher, Commercial and Customer Experience Director for NQA, said: “What a huge achievement. Speedy Hire are a force to be reckoned with, they fully understand the importance of standards and ensure they use them to get the maximum benefit from their management systems, in turn delivering the best service to their customers. It’s fantastic to see Speedy Hire have such a strong ISO portfolio, with locations all over the UK. We look forward to working with them in the future and supporting them with their journey to ISO 27001. Huge congratulations from the NQA Team.”

Sam Westran Group Head of Quality & Environment at Speedy, said “I am delighted that we have successfully integrated the Prolift and PSHL businesses into the suite of ISO certifications which Speedy hold.  Our vision is to become the best company in our sector to do business with, and the best to work for. Speedy demonstrates its commitment through significant investment in achieving and maintaining compliance with our certified management systems. This helps us to meet our mission to provide safe, reliable hire equipment and services to enable the successful delivery of customer requirements”.

About Speedy Hire Plc

Founded in 1977, Speedy is the UK's leading provider of tools, equipment and plant hire services to a wide range of customers in the construction, infrastructure and industrial markets, as well as to local trade and industry.  The Group provides complementary support services through the provision of training, asset management and compliance services. Speedy is certified nationally to ISO50001, ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001. The Group operates from over 200 fixed sites across the UK and Ireland together with a number of on-site facilities at client locations throughout the UK, Ireland and from an international office based in Abu Dhabi.