Operatives who work at height can only have full confidence in the height safety equipment they use if they have 100% trust in the company that supplies it.
That is why Hird Lifting delivers an end-to-end height safety service, providing expert advice on working at height safety as well as offering a comprehensive range of height safety equipment for hire or for sale.
Hird Lifting Manager James Carr said: “Customers can come to us with any working at height challenges they face. It is not about taking the nearest piece of equipment off the shelf and saying this will do.
“Our customers know they can trust us to advise on the best and safest solution. That may involve visiting their work site to assess the project or sourcing bespoke height safety equipment for hire or sale.”
Hird Lifting also supply a range of confined space entry safety equipment, including tripods and winches, gas monitors and emergency escape devices.
James Carr said: “We will not offer safety equipment for hire or sale unless we are entirely confident in it ourselves, and have tried and tested it in real working at height scenarios.
“That means we don’t offer the cheapest equipment, but then who would want to rely on using a cheap safety harness. If you think your life is worth £10, go and buy a £10 harness, but we won’t sell you one.”
Hird Lifting’s safety harness hire service offers IPAF restraint kits, fall arrest kits and rescue harness kits. Inertia reels are available in 10, 15, 20 and 25 metre lengths and conform to EN360:2002.
Temporary lifelines are simple to install and can be adjusted to suit many applications. Hird Lifting man-riding tripods are adjustable up to 10ft.
An uncompromising approach to height safety means customers can be certain they will get the best advice and best height safety equipment every time they go to Hird Lifting.
It also means that Hird Lifting is prepared to politely decline to sell or hire height safety equipment to people who it is clear are not competent to use it safely, or plan to misuse it.
James Carr said: “We have had to take a firm line with some would-be customers in the past. However, responsible customers value our advice. We can also provide accredited, working at height training for those who need it.”
Hird Lifting supplies height safety equipment for hire or sale across the UK. For more information, contact Hird Lifting on 0203 174 2551.