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​Top Safety Accreditation for Penny Hydraulics

​Top Safety Accreditation for Penny Hydraulics

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Local business Penny Hydraulics has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Top Safety Accreditation for Penny Hydraulics

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third-party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

Penny Hydraulics Ltd was founded in 1978 by mining engineer, John Penny. The company offered nationwide hydraulic garage equipment and mining equipment repairs. As Japanese imports started to become more common and the mining industry started to decline, the company diversified into new markets, primarily lifting equipment including cranes for commercial vehicles.

Today, the company is an award-winning UK manufacturer of lifting equipment benefiting from purpose-built premises housing a manufacturing and assembly plant. The company carries out all the functions of a fully integrated company with design, manufacturing, quality control, aftersales support and nationwide service operation.

The company has grown to become the UK’s leading lorry-loader crane manufacturer, goods lift manufacturer and lighting winch manufacturer for premises from Buckingham Palace to a Guinness brewery in Nigeria! Last year, Penny Hydraulics operated in 22 countries worldwide, also providing specialist design and manufacturing services to the nuclear decommissioning, mining and tyre handling industries. Typically, a customer will be a large “blue chip” organisation that is experiencing a specific handling problem.

Penny Hydraulics is partnered with industry’s leading professional and trade organisations and is an approved commercial vehicle converter for major vehicle manufacturers including Renault, Nissan and Volkswagen. Other organisations worldwide from the USA to Australia and Hungary to Benelux, choose to partner with Penny Hydraulics to sell lifting applications all over the world.

The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place."

"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Penny Hydraulics has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.” 

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Out of Eden
Out of Eden
"The lift we purchased is working well. Thanks for getting the work planned and completed on schedule."
Rapid Racking
Rapid Racking
"Your customer Service is fantastic. Without hesitation would use your company again. Kind Regards, Jason - Rapid Racking"
St Pancras Hotel Group
St Pancras Hotel Group
"Thank you for your assistance in arranging the repairs so rapidly."
Royal Mail
Royal Mail
"Really fantastic service excellent."

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