Top 3 priorities for your business in 2024

Discover the top three priorities your business should focus on this year, covering sustainability, health and safety, and more. So you can achieve success and growth in 2024!

Starting a new business year can be exciting and challenging, especially for industries that rely on high-powered tools and equipment. As we move into 2024, it’s a good idea to review your goals and business priorities for the next 12 months and beyond. We’re no exception to the rule either here at Smiths Hire. Like many others, we’re also looking forward to seeing how we can enhance things in the upcoming year!

So, whether you aim to ensure the safety of your workforce by providing specialised training, increasing your operational efficiency, or adopting eco-friendly practices, the choices you make will shape the year ahead. So, let’s explore some focus areas that can help your business achieve new levels of success and client satisfaction.

Take a safety first approach with our training courses

When it comes to ensuring the safety of your team, compliance with equipment and HSE rules will always be one of your top priorities. We regularly update policies to match the latest safety standards and ensure our team stays on top of them. Another great way to keep your staff safe is to ensure they receive correct and thorough training.

These training sessions should focus on safe machinery operation and the up-to-date protocol for working with and around hazardous materials and sounds. This practical approach makes your employees feel even more confident and safe while at work, boosts their competence, reduces accidents, and reflects your dedication to their well-being. It fosters a positive workplace culture and ensures smooth, compliant operations.

Smiths Training can help you with our fantastic training courses if you plan to train your staff this year. We currently offer industry-leading courses covering various topics, from IPAF (cherry picker training), PASMA, First Aid, and more. Our courses will equip your staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their job safely and effectively. Our training centres across North West England include Blackburn, Blackpool, Preston, Lancaster, Manchester, Warrington, and Castleford, as well as e-Learning options too. Find your nearest training centre here!

IPAF Training

Streamline your operations with specialised equipment

In today’s competitive business environment, you need access to specialised equipment to help your business stay at the forefront of your industry. This equipment plays a strategic role in enabling you to carry out operations more efficiently and effectively, which, in turn, helps you achieve greater productivity and profitability. By investing in specialised equipment, businesses can enhance the quality of their products or services, reduce operating costs, and increase their competitiveness in the market. And that’s where we come in at Smiths Hire!

For over 50 years, we’ve been a reliable destination for tool hire services throughout the UK, especially in the Northwest. We’re renowned for quality and reliability, so you can count on us to provide the tools to make each job a breeze.

Our extensive range caters to various industries, from construction and landscaping to warehouses and beyond. And, with our swift delivery service, you never have to wait long for your tools. Check out our diverse ranges of tools and equipment, from cherry pickers to cleaning equipment, and streamline your operations for 2024.

Go hard, go Eco

Today, various industries (including construction, landscaping, and warehouse) are expected to consider using eco-friendly equipment and machinery to ensure sustainability and regulatory compliance, reduce operational costs, and improve the health and safety of staff. It can also enhance your company’s reputation and attract clients with environmentally conscious preferences, so it’s a great way to kick off the new year on the right foot. 

At Smiths Hire, our Go Eco tool hire range offers eco-friendly solutions for these industries, promoting environmental concerns and innovation. Investing in green technology increases your business’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and reduces its carbon footprint!

Our range includes:

  • Eco-powered access
  • Plant
  • Site lighting
  • Mobile welfare units
  • Site accommodation
  • Various small tools
  • Solar hybrid power generators

We know that embarking on some New Year’s resolutions can seem daunting, but don’t worry, our experts at Smith’s Hire are always here to help you tackle whatever comes your way in 2024!

We offer a raft of services that will help your business thrive this year, including top-notch training, specialised equipment, and reliable tool hire. We’re also committed to doing our part for the environment and providing eco-friendly solutions. You can visit us at any of our 16 depots across the North West and Yorkshire, including major cities like Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds. Alternatively, you can give our friendly team a call on 0333 323 2100 and we’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can. Let’s work together to make 2024 a successful year!