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We are always looking to improve and take every opportunity to prove our high standards. Our certifications, trade associations and accreditations prove our commitment to provide the highest levels of service and safety to our customers.

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The highest safety standard for the Hire Industry.

Hire Association Europe

Membership, fair terms and up to date information.


IPAF Approved Training Centre

We train customers to use powered access safely.


IPAF Rental

High quality powered access hire.


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Member of the Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association and a PASMA approved Training Centre.


The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme. CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK.


ISO 9001

We have the systems in place for assured quality.


HACCP Acceredited Hire

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) The 1st Hire Company with this Standard for the Food Industry.



Hire Association Europe Safe-HIRE Scheme

Safe-HIRE is the HSE recognised hire industry standard for high levels of health, safety and customer service provision.

For builders, contractors, local authorities or any hire customer, it helps to:

Safe-HIRE helps hire companies:

Safe-HIRE members highlight the benefits, with their customers assured that good safety practice is adhered to throughout the hire company.

Safe-HIRE certified companies will have:

Safe-HIRE does just what it says in the name, it offers customers the safest possible hire available from professional hirers.

The HEA Terms and Conditions can be viewed on the Astley Hire Account Application form PDF.



Hire Association Europe

Association members share a common commitment to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethical business practice. This commitment is enshrined in the Association's Code of Conduct.

Professional excellence requires a level of innate ability, combined with training, experience and dedication. It also demands that certain standards of behaviour are observed and practiced. These standards help those engaged in the hire and rental industry to maintain and demonstrate the highest standards at all times. They also help define the minimum standards that should be expected by customers.

The Association works to promote and raise the standards of service and ethical trading through the adoption of its Code of Conduct covering, in particular, principles of Safety, Quality, Honesty, Fairness, Service and Insurance. Particular emphasis is placed on ensuring that equipment or products hired or rented by customers, or provided by a manufacturer or supplier, are in a safe condition and comply with all applicable laws, codes and regulations.

The HEA Terms and Conditions can be viewed on the Astley Hire Account Application form PDF.



The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members' organisation that represents the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users, and rental and training companies.

You can find more detail about the IPAF accredited training courses which Astley Hire provides at our specialist training division.



IPAF Rental+

IPAF Rental+ is a Health & Safety Certification that is awarded to member rental companies who have been audited to achieve higher than average standards in service, safety, staff training, contract terms and machine inspection. Each audited company gets a return visit from the auditors every year. Rental+ offers the safest possible hire available from a professional Access hire company!






Other areas

IPAF also verifies that a company has processes and policies in place for dealing with issues such as customer satisfaction, insurance, and health and safety.




PASMA the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ was founded in 1974. It is the recognised focus and authority for mobile access towers. PASMA advances safety, standards and best practice across a wide range of sectors and represents the interests of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and users.

It helps set the standard. The association is an important contributor to the development and enhancement of standards governing the construction, use, inspection and maintenance of mobile access towers – not just nationally but internationally. It also works closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

You can find more detail about the PASM accredited training courses which Astley Hire provides at our specialist training division.



ISO 9001

Developed by the International Standards Organisation, ISO 9001 2015 defines a standard for quality management within an organisation. In order to meet the requirements, an organisation:

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Further information about the details of the standard can be found on the ISO website.



HACCP Food Hygiene Hire 1st

HACCP equipment food safety managementAfter 12 months hard work, setting up procedures and proving our systems, we have achieved accreditation for H.A.C.C.P. Compliance. (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)

HACCP Status, enables us to give the ultimate confidence with the hire of equipment for use in food processing / production environments where hygiene and food safety is paramount, to prevent foreign bodies and bacteria entering the food chain.

To achieve this we underwent a very stringent Independent Audit, which we passed with flying colours. As far as we are aware, we are the first and only hire company in the UK to achieve this standard.

When we prepare machines for use in food production areas, as well as being safety checked, we also inspect machines for cleanliness, loose parts and that they are corrosion free. The equipment is then sprayed with sterilization fluid to kill any bacteria and rigorously checked again before being signed off by quality control and release to the customer. This ensures that the machines are suitable and safe for use in food production environments.

Hire Equipment with HACCP

Cherry Pickers - Mobile boom Lifts HACCP hire & Scissor Lifts - Vertical Lift HACCP hire

Mobile Scaffold Towers (GRP) with HACCP hire

Air-Conditioning, Evaporative Coollers, Fans for food production areas HACCP Hire

Space Heaters, (Gas, Electric, Diesel/ Parffin Heater) for food production and clean rooms HACCP hire

Other products may be available.

Please call us for more information - 0808 5608822

haccp hire

It’s Official - “Astley Hire is the No. 1 Hire Company for the Food Industry”

Following several months of preparation; with the review of our processes and methods with particular regards to food safety, Astley Hire became the first* Hire Business to achieve third party certification demonstrating HACCP compliance. HACCP; Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, is the methodology utilised by the food industry to identify, control and manage food safety risks in their operations.

As our client base in the food industry grew, our senior management took the unprecedented decision to implement HACCP to achieve an independently assessed competence to service the hire requirements of the food industry that fully addresses the unique technical and safety concerns of the industry. The process has involved some changes and adjustments to existing operations, training activities and the introduction of new hygiene arrangements and controls of our service to food industry clients.

From our checks in the Hire Industry as it stands, we remain arguably the first and only equipment hire company that has achieved this feat. For us, as an organisation allied to the food chain, we take seriously our responsibilities in supporting client organisations to achieve their compliance requirements as an integral part of their business goals.

“Now the North West food industry has a hire company that takes full ownership of its own food safety responsibilities seamlessly complementing the food supply chain”

Astley Hire will continue our existing culture of servicing both the stated and unstated needs of our customers. Should you require any further information regarding our HACCP certification or any other issues, kindly contact us

Astley Hire Ltd., Lloyds Court, Jury Street, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 5RX

Email: enquiries@astleyhire.co.uk Tel: 01942 608822 Fax: 01942 260952

*Based on our long standing knowledge of the Hire Industry, spanning over 40 years; and our continued engagement with industry stakeholders.


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