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Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes is committed to achieving the highest possible standards of health and safety. The company is frequently striving to uphold the health and safety of every individual who is either directly or indirectly involved with our crane hire and contract lift activities. Rigorous safety and quality audits are carried out in all areas of the company, its cranes, lifting equipment and personnel to guarantee that they are maintained to the highest of standards at all times.

Health and safety is everyone's business, and every one of our employees has a responsibility to protect their own safety and the safety of their colleagues.

Safety is principal to the running of any thriving business, particularly in the light of changing legislation and the introduction of corporate manslaughter laws. Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes has the responsibility to protect our employees, our customers and the general public throughout potentially high risk crane lifting operations and within our metal processing environment.

Scotland's Top Health & Safety Conscious Company

Comedian Des Clarke, Kathleen Johnston general manager of category sponsor GTG Training, Jim Rafferty of Bernard Hunter and TV presenter Mary Rhodes.

Edinburgh based crane hire and machinery movement specialists, Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes were awarded the accolade of "Scotland's Top Health & Safety Conscious Company," at the Transport News Scottish Rewards ceremony in Glasgow on Friday November 9th 2012. Now in its 19th year, the popular breakfast celebration attracted almost 600 industry guests and filled the banqueting suite of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The competition's judging panel of industry experts were particularly impressed by the quality of Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes' entry which included an example of their comprehensive Risk Assessment and Lifting Method Statement that is tailored specifically to each lifting job. Senior management's dedication to pre-operational site surveys and total compliance were also highlighted. Jim Rafferty, managing director of Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes said, "we are delighted to have received this award and recognition like this indicates that we have not reached the summit of health & safety, rather that we are progressing in the right direction." Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes was founded in Edinburgh during 1946 and today operates from a 15 acre site in the city's Gilmerton Road. The company now employs 52 full time staff and specialises in crane hire, machinery movements, metal recycling and heavy haulage.