Speedy Hire, the U.K.’s largest rental company, has interested one of its major customers — Carillion — to join in its sustainability agenda. Carillion, one of the U.K.’s leading support services and construction companies — has shown interest in using some of the “One Plan” sustainability initiatives developed by Speedy to reduce carbon emission, improve health and safety and increase efficiency.
As part of Carillion’s sustainability week, Speedy introduced its Hand Arm Vibration measurement tool, the HAVmeter.
“Sustainable practices not only help the environment, but also greatly benefit a business’ bottom line by increasing efficiency,” said Speedy chief executive Steve Corcoran. “As more large contractors such as Carillion come on board, we look forward to the initiative leading to tangible changes in our sector.”
“Supporting Speedy’s One Plan program was a natural move for us,” added Simon Hannak, lead category manager at Carillion. “We want both our sites and our suppliers to be green and this initiative can only be a good thing for the sector.”
The HAVmeter, which Speedy developed in partnership with Reactec, is a pager-sized device that greatly reduces operators’ risk of developing “white finger,” a condition caused by overuse of vibrating equipment. The device monitors the meters per second squared vibrations of any tool to which it is attached and uses a traffic light system to notify the user if they are approaching the 400 points maximum vibration limit prescribed by the U.K.’s Health and Safety Executive.
Speedy Hire is based in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, U.K.