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Hoist UK are Business of the Year 2017

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Hoist UK are named Wirral Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Business of the Year (11-49 employees)’ at this year’s Wirral Business Awards.

The Wirral Business Awards are long standing pillar of recognition for the outstanding achievements of businesses on the Wirral and the event applauds the business’s bringing national and international success to the region.

Hoist UK received distinguished recognition in the category of ‘Business of the Year (11 – 49 employees)’ where the judges sought a business who could demonstrate ‘impressive financial figures, signs of sustainability and potential future growth’.

The award category sponsored by McEwan Wallace attracted a high caliber of nominations with the finalists reduced to four outstanding business’s, Paul Jordan, Director of Hoist UK said “we were honored to be amongst the finalists in the Business of the Year (11-49 employees) award category and are delighted to be hailed as this year’s winners”.

Tony Dickson, Director of Hoist UK added “it’s a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the Hoist UK team, and an inspiration to continue growing and developing our business.”

The winners of the Wirral Business Awards were announced on Friday 22nd September at the glittering gala dinner held at Thornton Manor, attended by over 500 of the region’s leading business people.

Speaking of the qualities of the award winners Paula Basnett, CEO of Wirral Chamber of Commerce said “This is a night when businesses come together and celebrate success and achievement. The businesses which have reached the final clearly reflect the diversity of our sector, a diversity which has gained Wirral a reputation of excellence and one which not only innovates but supports success.”

Hoist UK are ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Hoist UK are ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified

Hoist UK are pleased to announce that we have once again passed rigorous inspection and we have now transitioned to the newest standards for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, becoming ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified, and also renewing our certification for OHSAS 18001:2007.

ISO 9001:2015 is the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS) and is the most widely used QMS standard in the world, providing the basis for effective processes and people so we can deliver quality product and service consistently.

ISO 14001:2015 is the internationally recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in the world. It helps us control our environmental aspects, reduces our environmental impacts and ensures legal compliance. Managing our impact on the environment is a key priority for our business.

OHSAS 18001:2007 certification is an internationally recognised standard for health and safety within organisations and ensures the safety of all people in the workplace, whether they are staff or visitors.

A representative at NQA said “We recognise the hard work and commitment your company has devoted to adopting these standards and gaining certification.”

Hoist UK Director Tony Dickson commented “We’re delighted to have transitioned to the 2015 standards of both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, as well as renewing certification for OHSAS 18001:2007. It demonstrates our dedication to continuous improvement and superior performance in all aspects of our business.”

We are committed to following ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.

Demonstrating commitment to continual improvement is a key requirement and what we always strive for.

At Hoist UK, we have a set of principles guiding our production quality. This standardised approach ensures we consistently manage our activities so our customers receive quality products that meet their requirements. We provide a product that is fit for the intended purpose and which is delivered without deviation from the quality specification agreed.

We recognise that our activities have an impact on the environment so we work towards the protection, conserving and enhancing of all aspects of the environment over which we have control.

For more information about our quality and environment management systems, please feel free to get in touch by calling 0151 334 7682 or email info@hoistuk.com

Hoist UK Appoint New General Manager

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Hoist UK announces appointment of new General Manager

Leading lifting equipment manufacturer and supplier Hoist UK announces the appointment of new General Manager John Ball with immediate effect.

John will manage the business’s sales and marketing teams, contribute to overall business strategy and lead business development activities which include delivery of Hoist UK’s sales, commercial and customer strategies.

With over 25 years in the lifting equipment industry, John is recognised throughout the market and a welcome addition to the growing Hoist UK team. Commenting on the new appointment Paul Jordan, said “having known John professionally for many years I’m delighted to welcome him to the role of General Manager and have every confidence that he will contribute effectively to our growth and development”.

John added “It’s exciting to join a growing business with such a strong established position with the lifting equipment market both in the UK and internationally. I look forward to further expanding Hoist UK’s business and build on the existing strengths of the sales and marketing teams.”

In addition to John’s appointment Hoist UK are also recruiting for an Engineering Manager to oversee our multi-skilled engineering team.

 

Engineering Manager Opportunity

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

We have an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Manager to join our team based in Wirral, Merseyside.

Hoist UK are one of the country’s leading lifting equipment and materials handling company and operate throughout the UK.

The Engineering Manager will hold a key role for the growth and development of the company, and will be leading a multi skilled fabrication, installation and servicing team, ensuring adherence to our quality, environmental and health and safety policies, working towards a BS EN 1090 accreditation and assisting the General Manager in the identification of growth of sustainable markets for the products and services supplied by Hoist UK Ltd, the role is a hands-on and practical role.

Key Responsibilities of our Engineering Manager:

  • To lead the engineering personnel through their day to day operations in an efficient, cost effective, safe and environmentally considerate manner ensuring that all aspects of the our operations in house and on site comply with our ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OSHA 18001 status and policies.
  • To lead the engineering team, and to develop and maintain a team based approach to achieving the performance objectives of the business, managing the streamlining of operational practices with a strong emphasis on optimising operational cost.
  • To lead and encourage all members of staff to embrace a positive, active and involved health and safety culture throughout the business.
  • To audit, maintain and develop our existing ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OSHA 18001 accreditation and policies.
  • To work towards a BS EN 1090 accreditation for Hoist UK & Truss UK.
  • To be responsible for quality control for finished products and Installation.
  • To liaise directly with the design and sales departments and be an interface between these and the production and installation departments.
  • To monitor and maintain good housekeeping within the stores/ workshop/ fabrication areas.
  • To plan fabrication and installation works to ensure delivery of products and services within an agreed programme.
  • To produce and adapt suitable Risk Assessment and Method Statements for on site projects.
  • To visit site prior to and during installation offering support and advice to design and installation teams and ensuring that RAMS, environmental, quality and H&S requirements are completed in accordance with company policies and in a safe manner.
  • To ensure that all materials and equipment for manufacture and installation projects is ordered and received in time and within budget.
  • To deliver training and coaching to our engineering staff, nurturing them and helping them develop in their roles.
  • To occasionally be involved physically within the production or installation process as production or scheduling demands.
  • To work with the Directors in the development of new products and services offered through the company.

The key skills that are needed within this role are:

  • IOSH / NEBOSH diploma or equivalent
  • LEEA qualifications / Team card – preferred
  • Experience in managing and auditing ISO9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 – preferred.
  • Electro mechanical background / qualification.
  • Strong knowledge of current and emerging UK and EU regulatory requirements for lifting equipment and lifting operations.
  • Previous experience in management or supervision within an engineering / lifting equipment company.
  • Excellent IT & communication skills.

Candidate must be experienced, tenacious, focused, solution driven and organised with high levels of energy, commitment and sense of urgency required in an ever-changing production environment and not be afraid to get their hands dirty on occasion.

In return the candidate will be rewarded with a salaried permanent position that comes with company vehicle (van), company phone, company laptop and software, workplace pension, company health scheme and inclusion into an annual company sales/productivity bonus scheme.

All applications should be made here.

Stagemaker SR: The new generation

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

STAGEMAKER SR: New generation of VERLINDE electric chain hoists for the entertainment industry. Boasting an entirely new ergonomic design, STAGEMAKER SR is the only model available on the market fitted with double lifting brake, retractable handgrips and protective rubber pads. STAGEMAKER SR fits in well with all types of installation offering best-in-class safety and productivity.

STAGEMAKER SR is marketed in two models, SR2 for loads of up to 250kg, and SR5 for loads of up to 500kg, each available with hoist speeds of 4m/min, 8m/mim or 16m/min. The two models are marketed in versions A and B. The version A refers to motors with direct voltage control for rental and general rigging purposes. The version B refers to motors with low voltage control for fixed installations. Its new ergonomic design, black in colour, enables it to fit in well with its environment especially with grid lighting systems. Its handgrips prevent any risk of injury during assembly while offering optimum compactness when retracted. Protective rubber pads also offer shock protection during handling.

Keeping to the VERLINDE STAGEMAKER tradition, STAGEMAKER SR is fitted with the best possible safety features. As standard delivery the new STAGEMAKER SR model is equipped with double lifting brake, in order to render this unit directly compatible with D8 and D8+ (with new setting of the torque limiter to divide by 2 nominal capacity), this lifting unit will also became the first and alone product on the market with such safety level. The standard version is fitted with a new hoist load wheel concept with intermediate teeth for the drive chain, a Start/Stop palm button on the control box, a torque limiter, a hoist disc brake, low control voltage (48V), a variable speed travel motor and an electric safety limit switch for high and low positions. With the new torque limiter, the positioning of the clutch system in the gear box ensures the load is securely held by the brake whatever the operating conditions of the equipment. Fitted with an electric stop function as standard equipment on the version B, the safety of maximum upper and lower positioning of the hook is ensured by these electric limit switches and the switches themselves activated in turn by two rope slack stops. Lubricated for life to reduce maintenance, the gear reducer was designed for very long durations of operation of up to 3200 hours. Maintenance operations are now simpler, faster and more economical: easy access to brake adjustments, torque limiter settings, fuses, etc. High precision machining on the gear trains, moreover, ensures a very low noise pollution level of only 70dBA. The clutch system is easy of access for occasional maintenance operations and its location in the gear box ensures the load is securely held by the brake whatever the operating conditions of the equipment.

The recently patented « Perfect Push ®», 5-pocket hoist load wheel concept has 5 intermediate teeth for absolute grip of the hoisting chain providing a better chain guide and reducing the polygon effect. The “CHAINFlux MKII” high strength aluminium guide system also ensures fluid movement of chain on horizontal output from the hoist load wheel facilitating passage of the chain on ejection. The system prevents the “polygon effect” due to twisting of the chain and optimizes chain input to the chain bucket. The safety of maximum upper and lower positions of the hook is moreover ensured by electric limit switches located under the chain guide system. The switches are activated in turn by the upper cone of the hoist hook and the slack rope stop.

Numerous options are available: gear limit switch (2 or 4 steps), motor mounted with a lug to replace the top hook, automatic closing of lifting hook, controllers range and flight cases range.

Read the full press release here

Eurochain VR12 Phase 2

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

From now all EUROCHAIN VR12 will be the EUROCHAIN VR phase 2.

Technical characteristics:

  • Range update with addition of new 2-fall products VR2 (500 kg) and VR5 (1000 kg).
  • Better integration of current options (lighting, radio, klaxon,…)
  • New options (IP 66 protection, Short headroom trolley,…)
  • Product improvements : tilted position of the hoist and size of body reduced by 30% on VR12

VERLINDE hoist used for PELLOBY inverted travelling jib crane

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

PELLOBY recently installed a unique inverted travelling jib crane featuring a VERLINDE VT2 EUROBLOC wire rope hoist at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) ISIS complex at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford.ISIS is a world-leading materials research centre which produces beams of neutrons and muons that can delve into the complexity of matter using a suite of beamline instruments, which gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale.

A series of three adjacent overhead cranes span the width of one of the two large ISIS experimental halls onsite that allow access to the various beam defining equipment areas. However as the building´s capabilities were expanded to accommodate additional instruments, some of the new beam defining equipment areas were located in a ´cranage dead zone´ which the existing overhead cranes couldn´t reach.

Pelloby (www.pelloby.com) were asked to come up with a lifting solution to give ISIS and the various research teams at the complex, suitable craneage access to these dead zone areas – the aim being to lift beamline instrument components, shielding and other materials in and out of the restricted crane access areas.

Working closely with STFC engineers, our designers set to work and the result was an inverted travelling jib crane which can traverse the length of the building along a 53 metre gantry support rail system, while also providing continuous 360 degree access in a five metre radius thanks to a powered rotating jib arm. This innovative modified travelling jib crane can support loads of up to five tonnes thanks to a Verlinde VT2 Eurobloc hoist.

To read the full article, please click here

VERLINDE hoist used for PELLOBY inverted travelling jib crane

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

PELLOBY recently installed a unique inverted travelling jib crane featuring a VERLINDE VT2 EUROBLOC wire rope hoist at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) ISIS complex at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. ISIS is a world-leading materials research centre which produces beams of neutrons and muons that can delve into the complexity of matter using a suite of beamline instruments, which gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale.

A series of three adjacent overhead cranes span the width of one of the two large ISIS experimental halls onsite that allow access to the various beam defining equipment areas. However as the building´s capabilities were expanded to accommodate additional instruments, some of the new beam defining equipment areas were located in a ´cranage dead zone´ which the existing overhead cranes couldn´t reach.

Pelloby (www.pelloby.com) were asked to come up with a lifting solution to give ISIS and the various research teams at the complex, suitable craneage access to these dead zone areas – the aim being to lift beamline instrument components, shielding and other materials in and out of the restricted crane access areas.

Working closely with STFC engineers, our designers set to work and the result was an inverted travelling jib crane which can traverse the length of the building along a 53 metre gantry support rail system, while also providing continuous 360 degree access in a five metre radius thanks to a powered rotating jib arm. This innovative modified travelling jib crane can support loads of up to five tonnes thanks to a Verlinde VT2 Eurobloc hoist.

To read the full article, please click here.

Sales Engineer Vacancy

Monday, July 6th, 2015

We are looking for a professional individual to support us in the rapid growth of our business through the role of Sales Engineer.

This position is very important to the on-going development of our company and as such will attract experienced individuals who have proven track record in sales / business development.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work within a team. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and you should be competent with basic computer software (able to operate Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook). An understanding of the UK lifting equipment / crane industry  is preferable, as is an engineering background, however this is not essential, as full product training will be given.

Client development will be a key requirement of the position, extending current and establishing new client relationships. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a capability in generating and maintaining good lines of communication and the effective management of client expectations.

Although the position will be based at our Moreton facility, the role will also include external sales and site visits covering the whole of the UK.

Duties will include

Developing current clients to expand the business relationship
Generate new clients and introduce services and products
Sales administration and order processing

This will be achieved by: 

Contacting prospects on a daily basis to gather required information needed to make the sale
Researching Tendering & Procurement sites searching for the relevant advertisements for new business
Registering on Supplier Lists and maintaining contact with the company with the focus to becoming their suppliers
Building relationships with existing and potential clients and up-selling our company’s products and services
Completing the tendering process and the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires
Dealing with any enquiries and gaining feedback regarding the service we provide
Responding to inbound email requests for information

You will also be required to:

Complete various administrative tasks with accurate record keeping.
Achieve individual target
Complete other duties as required

Hours will be 8:30am to 5:00pm, 5 days per week; however flexibility in working hours will be essential to the successful implementation of this role.

This is a permanent position (following a trial period) with a competitive salary dependent upon experience and skills.

This position is an immediate requirement; applications are invited from qualified individuals by email, including CV, with copies of any relevant certificates, a covering letter, a statement of availability, salary expectations and references.

All references will be taken up and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications via email to jobs@hoistuk.com

Hoist UK Become Full Members of LEEA

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Hoist UK have recently completed a full LEEA audit, and have been granted full membership of LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) effective from 1st August 2014.

LEEA is the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide, and has played a key role in this specialised field for over seventy years offering members advice and training on standards, regulations and health and safety within the lifting equipment profession.

Image 1 - LEEA Member Logo

“Becoming full LEEA members marks another step towards our commitment to the safety and training of our employees and assuring customers that they are our top priority, this goes hand in hand with our most recent accreditations in quality management (ISO: 9001) and environmental management (ISO: 14001)” says Louise Dickson General Manager of Hoist UK.

Paul Jordan, Director of Hoist UK Comments: “We have been working on this since applying for development membership in the autumn 2013, and are extremely proud to have achieved full membership in such a short space of time.” He adds: “Without the hard work and dedication of our staff, this would not have been possible”.

LEEA is actively involved in all aspects of the industry, promoting the highest technical and safety standards and representing the interests of their members worldwide.

For further information visit: www.hoistuk.com or contact: info@hoistuk.com

Remember: Safety Above All