What safety means to me: Jacob Young

At Orange Hire, we’re proud of our people and their commitment to safety. In this article, our Newcastle Sales Coordinator, Jacob, explains how safety is an integral part of the culture at Orange Hire.

Why is safety important to you from a personal perspective?

It’s simple, but it’s the most important reason: I want to ensure that both myself and my teammates get home safe to our families each night.

What kind of things does Orange Hire encourage, celebrate and acknowledge to ensure everyone has a focus on safety?

Our team really acknowledges and celebrates no LTIs (lost time injuries). Orange Hire is also extremely open to feedback on safety issues that can be changed or improved on to create a safer workplace for everyone.

Can you think of a time where a safety procedure has prevented a potential injury?

Having a dedicated exclusion zone whilst loading and unloading trucks has definitely reduced the risk of accidents around vehicles.

Do you think the hire industry overall is pretty safe, or does it have a way to go?

I think we are definitely on the right track, but there is always more we can do to ensure the highest standards of safety.

Are there systems in place to keep developing a safety mindset within the team?

Absolutely – we have daily toolbox talks/huddles where any issues no matter how small are brought to the team’s attention. Everyone has the mentality of constantly wanting to do better.

How does Orange Hire’s safety culture compare to previous jobs you have worked in?

It is up there as one of the most safety-conscious organisations I have worked for.

How does Orange Hire support staff safety in other areas, such as mental health?

We have a really comprehensive and accessible employee assistance program, as well as extremely supportive management, from the Branch Managers right through to our CEO. Everyone looks out for each other and we have procedures in place to get support if we need it.

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What our happy customers say

We promise fast, safe, professional and friendly service – here’s what some of our customers have to say:

  • Trent
    Orange Hire Customer
    Good range of excellent equipment.
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    Orange Hire Customer
    Great service and price!
  • Jonathon
    Orange Hire Customer

    Great company with very affordable prices compared to the bigger hire companies who charge a ridiculous price. Staff were excellent and Tara is lovely.

  • Brandon
    Orange Hire Customer

    The best service and equipment. I highly recommend Orange Hire based on my experience. A friendly, helpful team and prompt delivery.

  • Customer
    Hofly Group
    Excellent customer service. Staff are patient and easy to communicate with.
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    Orange Hire Customer

    Great people to deal with, 5 star service! Thanks Natasha and the team.

  • Peter
    Hazell Bros Group

    I’m very happy with the service from Orange Hire and the quality of the plant – I wouldn‘t change anything.

  • George
    Mack Civil

    You guys have done a great job and have come a long way in the past few years.

  • Stephen
    JNC Group

    The team is very super friendly, nothing is ever a problem and issues are dealt with in a timely manner.