By Christina Andrews, United Rentals Inc.
Submitted by United Rentals, Inc.
Safety and efficiency have significant impact on employees' and customers' experience. Being 5S certified is one way to signal to rental customers that your company is committed to operational efficiency and their well-being.
The efficiency and safety of rental providers matter customers. These factors have significant impact on their experience, affecting the condition of the equipment they rent and perhaps even the price customers pay. Being 5S certified is one way to signal to rental customers that your company is committed to operational efficiency and their well-being.
5S at United Rentals
At United Rentals, 5S is not a one-time activity to clean the shop. It is a component of the company’s “safety first and always” culture, which is instilled in every employee.
United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world. The company has an integrated network of 1,288 rental locations in North America, 11 in Europe, 28 in Australia and 18 in New Zealand. In North America, the company operates in 49 states and every Canadian province. The company’s approximately 20,400 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers approximately 4,300 classes of equipment for rent with a total original cost of $15.79 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, the Barron’s 400 Index and the Russell 3000 Index® and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at unitedrentals.com.
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