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Hire Station's symbols explained

Symbols and Icons

Here at Brandon Hire Station we use an easy to follow symbol system to help identify key aspects to your hire such a Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), transportation requirements, tool usage and much more. Our symbol system was produced to help our customers understand all of the essential requirements for using your hired equipment. These safety symbols added to our product descriptions and listed technical data help you make the correct decision when choosing your equipment for hire.

At the bottom of each product you will see symbols that apply to that specific product, please see below.

Protective Gloves

We advise you use glove protection such as gauntlets, PVC, cotton or rigger gloves for your hands.

Safety Footwear

We advise our customers to use safety footwear that complies with BS EN 345 standards for toe protection.

Eye protection

We advise using the maximum grade available that conforms to EN 166.B specifications. Less hazardous work may be achievable with grade 2 safety spectacles.

Ear Defenders

These help guard against the increasingly common effects of high levels of noise. Ear plug are usually adequate for short-term medium volume work.

Safety Helmets

Protect against falling objects. Compulsory on site.

Breathing Masks

General purpose masks to COSHH data masks Grade 1-3. General purpose, disposable masks for low-risk dust and water-based airborne sprays. Respiratory disposable masks with nuisance level odours.


Additional extras available for sale/hire

Power Breaker RCD

Residual current devices protect from electrical shock. Strongly recommended for electrical equipment used outdoors or in damp conditions. This symbol reminds you to use an RCD power breaker at all times. RCDs are also available to hire

Transport Symbols

If you are collecting equipment, weights are shown in kilogrammes and are supported by the symbols indicating the type of vehicle needed. Some products will require delivery and cannot be collected from the store

Vibration Caution

This equipment could cause vibration injury even when used for a short period. Specific assessment will be required

Protective Clothing

Semi-durable polypropylene material protects clothing from accidental splashing and dirt. High visibility clothing to be used at night, dry/wet suits and chainsaw suits

Welding Mask

Welding masks or goggles are recommended and with certain products included with the equipment.

Safety Hooks

Ensure safety catches are engaged and load chains/cables are untangled and hang freely

Vertical Lifting

Use only for vertical lifts. Position or suspend equipment from a safe point to take weight of load and equipment.

Angle Lifting

Use at any angle for lifting, pulling or dragging. Anchor to a secure point able to take load force applied. Allow for contact friction if dragging

Stable Load

Ensure load is balanced and personnel stand clear. Attach “tag” lines to control rotation. Never leave equipment unattended. Ensure unobstructed landing site accepts equipment plus load in size and weight.

Personnel Lifting

Equipment designed for personnel lifting. Use of safety restraint harness recommended.

Specialist Plug

Standard 32A 240V/230V IP44 CEE plug required for the safe use of this product

Lithium Ion Battery

A type of rechargeable battery

Battery Powered

Cordless power tools

Gas Bottle

Powered by Gas - remember to order.

Diesel Fuel

Powered by diesel

JCB Insurance

Insurance a requirement on hiring.

Ways to Pay

In the branch, online & by phone.

If you still require any help with regards to our symbols, there meaning or not sure which apply to you and your hire, please don’t hesitate to contact the Brandon Hire Station National Customer Service Centre on 0345 604 5337 and someone will be on hand to help you.

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