SafeHire Certified

EHA Members

EHA Event Equipment Hire Company of the year 2017

Award Winning

Established 1999

Catering equipment hire throughout: Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Birmingham and the West Midlands.

We are working to current Government guidelines during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) 2021 lockdown.  As of the 17th May 2021 we are working from the office (Monday - Thursday) with deliveries Monday - Friday.  Please bear with us as we are operating  with a skeleton staff until 21st June, when hopefully (fingers crossed) restrictions will be lifted.  Read more about how Plato are getting back to business securely and COVID-19 safe

SafeHire Certification

Catering Equipment Hire delivering throughout Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds and West Midlands.

SafeHire Certification 

SafeHire©

SafeHire© is operated by the Hire Association Europe (HAE), the internationally recognised leading body for the development of the Hire and Rental Industry.

SafeHire© Certification was developed and written with the assistance of BSI - The British Standards Institution; HSE - Health and Safety Executive and CHAS - Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme with CHAS being fully committed to the principles of SSIP – Safety Schemes in Procurement.

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

To achieve the SafeHire© certification, Plato underwent a series of rigorous inspections to confirm that its operations meet stringent safety and quality criteria. The audit covered aspects such as:-

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Occupational Health
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Quality Business Risk, Insurance and Financial Control
  • Document Control and Data Protection
  • HR and Employment Law compliance

Achievement of the standard is dependent upon successful assessment and, unlike other quality standards, on-site verification of policies and management systems.

Independent Assessors review the documents on-site and more importantly to test the impact/effectiveness of these including:

  • Interviewing employees of all levels to ensure the company policy is truly “built-in”
  • Sampling key process paperwork for accuracy and effective data management e.g. hire contracts, customer service management systems and training records
  • Inspecting and testing “ready for hire” equipment

Our SafeHire© Certification is valid for three years with interim annual on-site assessments carried out.

We are also very proud to have won the SafeHire© Event Hire Company of the Year 2017 'Hire Awards of Excellence' and have been announced as finalists for the SafeHire© Event Hire Company of the Year 2020 Awards.

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