HAE to maximise its presence at Executive Hire Show 2017

Executive Hire Show virtual reality
With just a few days until the Executive Hire Show 2017 returns to the Ricoh Arena, Hire Association Europe (HAE) is promising a bigger, better and unmissable presence at the national exhibition for the tools, equipment and plant hire industry, than ever before. Taking place on 8th – 9th February the show provides an excellent platform for HAE to promote its products and services.

As the leading association for the hire industry, the HAE team will be on-hand throughout the two day show on exhibition stand, C60, situated in the main hall. Key focuses include: demonstrating two training courses that utilise brand new, state of the art, virtual reality software and HAE’s highly acclaimed industry standard, SafeHire Certification.

The two Health & Safety training programmes, developed in conjunction with the University of West England (UWE), cover areas such as Working at Height and the use of cut-off saws. Visitors to the stand will be able to try out the technology for themselves and experience the benefits of the newly devised training programmes first-hand. This includes the unveiling of new updates to the Working at Height module that incorporate hearing and pointing hints, along with footsteps to assist the user with the direction of travel.

In addition, the HAE team is a looking for hire companies and manufacturers interested in sponsoring its training programmes, the virtual reality software features placement holders that can be utilised for branding purposes.

There are several packages available to suit all budgets. Anyone interested in finding out more should talk to Richard Whiting, the HAE’s commercial manager, who is responsible for training delivery, who comments: “The Executive Hire Show is always a great place for us to meet with existing and potential members and this year’s exhibition is an excellent opportunity to highlight the development of our VR training packages and raise awareness throughout the hire sector.”

HAE’s SafeHire Certification has been designed to raise standards across the hire sector by helping businesses improve Health & Safety procedures and customer service levels. The accreditation allows companies to demonstrate that have achieved a certain standard in their Health & Safety, quality and environmental policies and operations.

It has been developed in conjunction with BSI, HSE and CHAS and is highly cost effective. All HAE members must achieve certification by 1st January 2018, and members of the team will be on-hand throughout the Executive Hire Show to discuss SafeHire with members and the benefits of the independent audit scheme for non-members alike.

Any visitors to the Executive Hire Show who are interested in becoming a member of HAE or SafeHire Certificated can attend any of the two, free to attend, seminars HAE is delivering in the Jaguar Lounge on Thursday 9th February at 10:00 am and 11:30 am respectively. The SafeHire Information Zone will provide all visitors to the Executive Hire Show with information and advice on how to achieve certification, improve Health & Safety procedures and customer service standards as well exploring the benefits through real Hire Industry case studies. HAE will also be announcing the shortlist for Hire Awards of Excellence 2017’s ‘SafeHire Company of The Year’ at the end of the second session.

Ann Harrison, marketing manager, for HAE commented: “HAE has been successfully exhibiting at the Executive Hire Show for the last 10 years and this year we’re using the opportunity to heavily promote our 2017 initiatives. Both Virtual Reality training and SafeHire Certification are key focusses and having a platform like the Executive Hire Show to springboard our plans is a great way to start the year.”

Companies who are interested in learning more about HAE membership and SafeHire Certification but aren’t attending the Executive Hire Show can watch ‘live’ streaming via Facebook Live on Thursday 9th February at 10:00am https://www.facebook.com/HireAssociation/.

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