Sunbelt UK starts new business division

By Thomas Allen14 July 2020

Sunbelt Rentals UK has launched a new Safety and Communications business, with Gary Ridsdale as Director and Mike Hogan as Operations Director.

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Equipment supplied by the new business includes confined space access systems

The new business will provide equipment such as confined space access systems, breathing apparatus, gas detection devices and radio communications products for rent and sale across the UK.

Andy Wright, CEO of Sunbelt Rentals UK, said, “The launch of Safety and Communications is part of our ongoing business development strategy, to continue to add complementary specialist rental products and services to our existing market offering.”

Ridsdale said, “The business has been operational now for a few months and is growing from strength to strength.

“We have a clear plan for how we will develop the business over the next 12 months, opening additional locations, in order to provide greater service coverage across the UK, for all of our customers.”

During the first few months of trading, the business has built more than 70 Covid-19 drive-through testing centres in the UK.

Operating initially from four technical hubs in London, Manchester, Burton and Glasgow, further locations are planned to open over the next six months.

A guaranteed next-day delivery service is being offered, and available equipment brands include Abtech, Globestock, Minicam, Motorola, and 3M Scott.

The hubs will also offer a repair and servicing facility for customers’ own equipment.

In addition to equipment, the new Safety and Communications business will provide on-site technicians, as well as training courses. These include working at height, operating in confined spaces and cable avoidance.

Specialist services such as face fit testing, drug and alcohol testing, and a range of industrial shutdown support products and services are also available.

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