HSS Hire, the UK’s award-winning tool and equipment hire company, has been appointed as sole supplier by British Waterways in a 5 year multi-million pound equipment management deal.
Through their innovative new Outsource service, HSS will supply, manage and maintain all the tools and equipment held on long-term hire as well as providing all additional and reactive equipment requirements for British Waterways’ nationwide canal and riverside maintenance work. They will provide operational staff with online access to manage the hire/off-hire of equipment, review costs and provide management reports whilst ensuring full compliance requirements are achieved. They could also provide health and safety training.
CEO at HSS Hire, Chris Davies comments: “We work hard to deliver the things we know matter most to our customers – safety, value, availability and support – in order to give them an unrivalled hire experience and we’re looking forward to showing British Waterways just how good hire with HSS is. Following what was a rigorous tender process, we’re delighted that they have chosen to work with us – it’s yet another example of a big company recognising the value of the great service we offer, the expertise of our people and our open and transparent approach to business.”
Senior Procurement Manager at British Waterways, Rob Williams said: “We are constantly reviewing the way we work to bring more efficiency and economy into our contracts whilst ensuring that Health & Safety and compliance legislation are not compromised so we’re really pleased at the benefits the HSS Outsource service offers us when it comes to managing our equipment obligations and costs. We were very impressed by the people in the team as well as the innovative asset management systems HSS offers, the visibility of costs and the level of compliance.”
British Waterways maintains and cares for over 2,200 miles of the country’s nationwide network of canals and rivers across 11 regions in the UK.