Quality of Service

The success of SHC has been built on the belief that service and quality of equipment coupled with a competitive hire rate are the key factors that our customers look for in a Plant, Tool Hire and Powered Access supplier.

Our attention to safety and service was recognised when we became one of the first companies to be awarded the HAE’s prestigious ‘Safe Hire’ accreditation back in 2001. Amongst the other awards and accreditations we have received over the years are ‘Hire Company of the Year’, and the HAE’s much sort after “Excellence in Customer Care Award”.

We are active members of our trade associations; the HAE – (Hire Association Europe) is the leading trade association for hire and rental companies in the UK and Ireland, IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide and PASMA, the principal UK focus for Mobile Access Tower training, standards and best practice.


SHC are also proud to be part of IPAF the world authority for powered access equipment. Not only can you be very confident that all our equipment is maintained to the highest standards, but our staff are also fully trained and can offer you training courses to gain the certificate needed by law to operate a range of powered access equipment.


SHC offers an excellent array of payment options including all major credit cards. When ordering online we will contact you with availability and to process payment.


Yes! We now run the Hire Guard insurance scheme, which means that for just 15% of the hire cost you are fully covered against the theft or accidental damage of that equip- ment up to a value of £50,000! What is more the excess is very reasonable – ranging from £25 to £500, depending on the size of the claim!


A deposit is required on every item hired unless you are an account customer.


The Health & Safety at Work Act places a duty on employers to provide an adequate level of training in the safe use of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) and the erection of Alloy Towers. SHC Hire Centres can arrange training with qualified IPAF and PASMA instructors for you or your workforce.


Yes we can! Call your local depot manager to discuss your requirements and book a suitable time for us to survey your site.