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Continued Accreditation Success for Nixon Hire in 2021!

29 September 2021

At Nixon Hire we strive to ensure that each area of the business is as efficient as it can be. One way in which we do this is by following steps to achieve accreditations and recognitions within the industry.

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

We’re delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded FORS Silver accreditation for our Bedford Depot – being 100% fully compliant against all standards!

This fantastic achievement comes as a result of a lot of hard work and dedication from our Transport Department, Depot staff, Quality, Health & Safety, Training and Marketing Teams.

Thoroughly and continuously examining our transport fleet ensures our operations are being run safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sound manner.

Our FORS Silver accreditation is a result of the following areas of our Transport department being analysed and successfully passed with no non-conformances:
  • Environmental - our commitment to reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions
  • Quality – ensuring all processes, procedures and safe systems of work are implemented and relevant
  • Road risk – number of traffic collisions, incidents and near-misses
  • Professional Development – professionally developing our drivers and other staff involved in our fleet operation
  • Safety – to fit all HGVs with enhanced safety equipment to help protect vulnerable road users


In addition, we’re pleased to share that earlier this year we achieved Constructionline Gold, passing with flying colours in each area - reinforcing our ability to deliver high quality services within the construction industry.

This membership also enhances our health and safety accreditation as alongside this with Avetta, we achieved SSIP (Safety Schemes In Procurement) – a crucial recognition to have within the construction industry.

We undertook a detailed evaluation and audit to meet the strict criteria that allowed us to achieve Constructionline Gold. We were assessed on environmental management, quality management, health and safety, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery and corruption policies, for all of which we were awarded 100% compliance!

ISO & Achilles

In other exciting news, we have been awarded Achilles Silver at our Newcastle and Stockton Depots - achieving this with no non-conformances as well as achieving ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards at Bedford and Essex Depots, again with no non-conformances. Congratulations and well done to the teams at these Depots!

We are committed to continuous improvement and in the next few months are aiming to achieve ISO 45001 certification for the first time. This international standard for occupational health and safety management is designed to ensure workplace risks are reduced and employee safety is improved, whilst enhancing the company's overall performance.

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