Hire Trade Alliance (HTA) is an association of independent tool and equipment hire businesses run by the trade for the trade. Established in 1997 by Patricia Laidler, HTA has recently developed services with a variety of new partners and an increase in membership has created new opportunities for the association as a group with additional benefits for members.
Phil Mist is HTA General Secretary and is supported by a small team of technical and industry experts.
HTA offer membership to independent tool and equipment hire companies in order to support them in growing their businesses and increasing safety for staff and customers. HTA takes pride in only offering services that are essential to small businesses within the industry.
Operator members have six or less hire outlets and supply tools and equipment for construction, general engineering, DIY and events.
Benefits to members*
Discounted supplies in HTA Shop
Example Terms and Conditions of Hire and Sale
HTA Rental Industry Training Scheme
Free downloadable safety leaflets
Extensive range of printed Safe Use of Equipment leaflets
Industry specific range of safety equipment labels and stickers
Dedicated hire industry helpline
Example policies covering Health & Safety and Environment
Legal helpline and advice
Associate membership is available to individuals working within the wider hire industry.
*Not all benefits are included within all levels of membership.
Why chose a HTA member firm?
HTA membership is a sign that hire companies take health and safety seriously. HTA members are regularly updated with the latest information on regulations and industry best practice and follow HTA’s Code of Practice. All HTA members are independent hire companies, many are family businesses, and as such HTA members have exceptionally high standards of customer service.