Kayleigh Plant Hire Ltd

Kayleigh Plant Hire Ltd

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Kayleigh Plant Hire is an independent, family-run company based in North London servicing London and South East. Providing a comprehensive range of operated and non-operated plant hire services designed to meet all requirements from a single point of contact. Michael O’Donovan, Managing Director, explains how FORS has helped them improve and promote driver professionalism, reduce the risk to vulnerable road users, improve the company’s carbon foot print and raise the company profile and create good networking opportunities.

Kayleigh 2‘After seeing the FORS sticker on vehicles, we completed the initial assessment and registration, thus starting the journey towards being a FORS accredited Company. We were immediately able to start making the most of the benefits that were and still are available.

The FORS Benchmarking system has enabled us to evaluate various parts of our operation, all within the one FORS database. It allows us to easily examine and compare output information against windows of time and how we compare to other industry averages.

The operations director and the compliance director have attended all of the FORS workshops which have been invaluable, there is always new and innovative ideas being discussed that we apply to our fleet which help improve safety, efficiency and the environment and ultimately awareness within our industry. Sharing the knowledge outside the organisation and also within the company has been another major advantage, after the workshop we share information with the managers and drivers.
Communication is hugely important to us as a company; we get the FORS message out to staff through training, company newsletter, memos, poster campaigns and toolbox talks.

Achieving the Gold accreditation was a massive achievement for us and spurred the whole company on, with staff being keener than ever to be seen as professional drivers working for a FORS Gold accredited company.

kayleight truckA major benefit that FORS has given to us is the ability to up-skill our drivers. The free Driver Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC) training at our premises was a fantastic opportunity for the team. Many of the drivers completing the training enjoyed the experience of receiving certificates of achievements that they never felt were applicable to their line of work before. It has made them feel valued as professionals with recognition for the complex job that they do. It has made drivers more aware of their responsibilities as representatives of our company when completing their duties both on the road and on-site. As a company, we have continued to encourage our drivers to aim higher and gain their qualifications. As part of our progression to Gold Accreditation our entire fleet are fitted with nearside blind spot side sensors, reversing cameras, nearside CCTV cameras, forward facing CCTV Cameras, “Beware Vehicle Turning Left” alarms, side impact bars, fresnel lenses. The vehicles also carry warning triangles, fire extinguishers and display various warning stickers to advise vulnerable road users.

‘A major benefit that FORS has given to us is the ability to up-skill our Drivers’

Our level of investment shows our staff and customers how seriously we take the safety of vulnerable road users and providing our drivers with every available aid to minimise the blind spot, making every journey a safer one.

Michael odonovanBuilding relationships is something FORS has really facilitated for us, meeting and working with others from similar and complimentary industries has assisted with our progression to Gold and now we in turn, are sharing that knowledge.

As an independent Company, Kayleigh Plant Hire is very positive in its outlook and vision for the future. Through FORS we have been able to recognise our drivers as professionals, raised our driver safety awareness of vulnerable road users and enhance our reputation within the industry. Through our progression and maintenance of our Gold Accreditation we continue to grow, share and learn.’

Michael O’Donovan