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We are pleased to announce that Hire Association Europe (HAE) has formally accepted Central Platform Service Ltd ( as an active member of the HAE hire community.

HAE has a long and well-established association currently serving over 800 plant hire companies across the UK, Europe, and other parts of the world. HAE was formed in 1974 and is an industry-leading trade body representing plant hire and other tool/equipment hire.

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SafeHire Certification Scheme

HAE Hire Certification Services is a division of the HAE and is responsible for conducting SafeHire Certification Audits to ensure that all members are committed to achieving the Industry Leading Private Standard which is mandatory. The SafeHire annual audit will delve into our hire systems and processes and offer guidance on developing and improving our internal processes and enable us to assess and evaluate business risks and implement the necessary control measures to ensure that they are effectively and economically managed, continually improving our business.

We don’t know when our first audit is right now, but we look forward to opening our doors to the SafeHire team and look forward to any advice which may help us improve our systems. This process can only be beneficial to us and our customers.

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Kelly Raven who is part of the Customer Service Operations team at HAE had the following to say about the new partnership.

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome CPS into HAE membership and know that John and his team will benefit from the HAE services and products at their disposal. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial commercial relationship with CPS and know that in the first instance, access to our Terms & Conditions, insurance programme and SafeHire Certification services will be of significant help to their business.”

Kelly Raven, Customer Service Operations at HAE

HireSecure and Loss & Damage Waiver

As part of our HAE membership, we will now be offering HireSecure cover to our customers. This product will be required for customers who do not have their own insurance or those customers whose insurance does not cover the equipment value to be hired.

HireSecure will be charged with the addition of a Loss & Damage Waiver. By selecting the Waiver, customers have to agree to the HAE Hire Secure and Loss & Damage Waiver terms and conditions of hire, together with the terms and conditions of Central Platform Services Ltd.

This is not an insurance product that the customer purchases but is a contractual arrangement that removes their responsibility in the event of loss or damage to the hired equipment. This can provide peace of mind for those customers who do not have their own insurance or the appropriate level of cover.

Why We Chose HAE

HAE membership will help to transform the hire and rental service that we currently offer. It not only helps to safeguard our investment in expensive access equipment, compact loaders, mini diggers, and glass lifting equipment but also offers peace of mind to our customers.

Paul Debnam, General Manager at had to say about the new partnership.

“After previously working with other plant hire associated companies, our research found HAE provide the full support package required by our back-office administration team who are dealing with the equipment hire service we currently offer.

Their model terms and conditions are straight forward for both us and our clients whether it be consumer hires, contract hires, or business hires. We’re looking forward to working with HAE over the coming years and using the new systems to grow our hire fleet to satisfy the growing demands of our customers.”

Paul Debnam, General Manager at

Richard Miller who is the Hire Desk Manager at had the following to add.

“One of the key benefits of using HAE is the HireSecure Loss & Damage Waiver option that we now have access to.

HireSecure allows us ‘the hire company’ to offer our range of scissor lifts, cherry pickers, mini diggers, compact loaders and glazing robots for hire to small businesses or consumers alike who traditionally do not have their own hired in plant insurance. This works by adding a small percentage to a hire and collecting an excess fee (usually £500) which is fully refundable on return of the hired equipment (providing there is no damage of course). This transaction is quick and easy for our back office to administrate and reduces any risk to the uninsured hirer. 

Other useful benefits from being part of HAE are the HR Support, Health and Safety Support, up to date information on industry topics (for example the new rules on red diesel, GDPR, Brexit and COVID-19), all of which are available from the HAE members portal.”

Richard Miller, Hire Desk Manager at

Anders McLocklan who is Development Director at HAE Insurance Services had the following to add

“It’s great to see that our new and improved facility HireSecure is attracting quality organisations, like to HAE membership.

HireSecure has been designed around member’s needs and requirements, with a straightforward and easy application process and all back office documentation supplied as well.”

Anders McLocklan, Development Director at HAE Insurance Services


We look forward to seeing our equipment rental service evolve with our newly acquired HAE Membership.

If you are interested in hiring equipment via the HireSecure scheme, please contact our hire desk on 01977 643 595, or email us at

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