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GVS Hire Ltd is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme designed to help industry improve its safety record.


The Lingfield based firm recently received Accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongst UK contractors.

Specialising in the commercial and municipal vehicle hire industries, GVS Hire Ltd’s most recent clients have included major players such as Connaught, ISS Facility Services and many London councils.

The company’s’ application for SAFEcontractor Accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.


SAFEcontractor Accreditation is expected to enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.


SAFEcontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are users of contract services.

Darran Huges, Operations Director for SAFEcontractor for SAFEcontractor said, “Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies.”


Under the SAFEcontractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process, which examines health and safety procedures and their track record of safe practice.

Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.


Employer-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database which enables them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These employers agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over 100 major nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

Top Safety Accreditation for GVS Hire Ltd.
GVS Hire gains CHAS Accreditation

As part of our continued commitment to our customers and continuous improvement we are pleased to announce we are now part of the CHAS accreditation system, EXOR Management and we are also SAFECONTRACTOR approved.


New workshop equipment upgrade

As part of our commitment to continually improving the service we offer clients and the quality of work undertaken we have recently taken delivery of a whole host of new workshop equipment not only to ensure of turnaround times are minimised but we keep up to date with the latest technology.


Along with a whole host of new jacks and stands we have added a second set of Sommers  wireless vehicle lifts to our workshop.


Another new exciting new addition is the installation of a new mezzanine floor to add extra storage and flexibility.

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