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HSS takes the lead news position this month with the announcement London, argues, “for obvious reasons, there’s a lot of demand for this
that it has brought over from Ireland a selection of access platforms kind of equipment in east London at the moment. Our customers
and other plant from Laois Hire, which is part of its Irish operation. want to work with us for all their hire requirements, even beyond our
The Laois core range, and, in response to that, we’ve decided to add plant to
Hire kit will be our fleet for the first time.”
based at HSS’ Michael Killeen, MD of HSS Hire Ireland and Laois Hire, adds,
large Beckton “from humble beginnings in County Laois over 20 years ago,
depot and is Laois Hire has grown to be a national supplier of plant and tool hire.
available As part of HSS Hire, I’m delighted to now introduce our products and
throughout services to the UK too.”
London. According to our colleagues at, who know more about
Jon the powered access market than we do, some of this Laois Hire
Overman, access fleet has been re-hired from Irish access rental company,
MD for HSS in Skylift, as is evidenced by the logo on the featured machine.
Champion nominated for Hire Network Award
HORROR CRASH The team at the Doncaster branch of Champion Hire has been shortlisted for
Rather than wishing to upset readers in the lead-up The Hire Network Award, which recognises staff excellence at an individual
to Christmas, we are publishing this news story as depot. Kevin Sherwood, Hire Manager with The Hire Network, told EHN “the
a simple reminder to everyone to be careful when Champion staff at Doncaster always provide good service. They recently fulfilled
you are out and about over the holiday period. a particularly challenging, long-term order for generators that were supplied to
This Brandon Transit van was totally written-off in an two pubs in Doncaster and Retford.
accident in early November on the southbound M6 “The kitchens were drawing a lot
motorway between junctions 2 and 3. Driver Andrew of power from the National Grid and
Pointon, who is based at Brandon’s Coventry depot, a temporary solution was needed
sustained a number of injuries, the worst of which is a while upgrading work took place.
badly broken leg. At the time of going to press, he is, Champion kept the generators well
thankfully, well on the road to recovery. Apparently, the serviced and liaised closely with the
Brandon vehicle was struck from behind by an HGV clients.” Two other Award nominees
vehicle, which pushed it into another HGV. In total, will be chosen shortly, and the
five vehicles were involved in the accident. winner will be announced at the
Tim Executive Hire Show in February.
Hire-It! clears the air with WorkPoint
Having introduced an AirBench downdraught bench from WorkPoint Environments,
Hire said;
Hire-It! (Kidderminster) believes its workshop staff are now protected from potential
“Safety is
hazards when cleaning dust from off-hired power tools.
a high
"We examined the risks to our employees’ health when cleaning and servicing
priority for
equipment, and the AirBench was the ideal solution," said Director John Davies.
Brandon Hire and as a result of our focus on collision
"As responsible employers, we have a duty to address these risks as soon as we
reduction we have received numerous national and
have identified them.” The AirBench captures dust blown or brushed from tools,
international Health and Safety awards.”
drawing it down through the top surface and returning clean air to the room.
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