Sunbelt Rentals has announced it is participating in the American Rental Association’s (ARA) Clean. Safe. Essential. program. The program is aimed at raising awareness of the rental industry’s commitment to safety best practices related to COVID-19.
“Sunbelt Rentals is committed to the safety of our customers and employees, and from the outset of the pandemic, proactively introduced new safety and operational protocols,” says Katy Lovering, vice president of operational excellence at Sunbelt Rentals. “There is so much uncertainty right now, and we want to help provide peace of mind in any way we can. Safeguarding our people and our customers is our number one priority.”
By joining this program, Sunbelt Rentals branch locations receive a completion certificate as Clean. Safe. Essential. compliant and will have established uniform guidelines along with other rental companies in the industry. ARA previously reviewed Sunbelt’s extensive COVID-19 related safety, operational protocols and trainings, and deemed them as compliant with the ARA’s Clean. Safe. Essential. program requirements.
Tom Doyle, ARA vice president, program development said, “We are pleased that Sunbelt Rentals has committed to the Clean. Safe. Essential. program and will be displaying the logo in each branch location. There are over 3,500 member rental locations participating in this program. Through its participation, Sunbelt Rentals is demonstrating to employees and customers their priority and commitment to safety.”
Sunbelt Rentals will continue to work with ARA to advance the program through industry awareness and sharing of best practices.
To date, Sunbelt Rentals has already established curbside pickup of rental equipment, which will be a permanent offering, and can be requested via an online reservation or by phone. In addition, the company is following stringent sanitizing, cleaning and handling guidelines, per the CDC, and observing social distancing and the wearing of face coverings at its branches.