HOS pass nationally recognised scheme

Following a recent audit from the British Fluid Power Association, we are delighted to have once again passed a nationally recognised industry-leading safety scheme.


The Approved Hose Assemblies scheme, which was established in 1995 by the British Fluid Power Association, is now the leading industry accreditation scheme for hose manufacturing, assembly, distribution and fitting.  It sets a formal and credible standard for the assembly, storage and supply of hose across all sectors.


HOS successfully passed the inspection following a detailed audit from a BFPA representative, while we were successfully able to demonstrate our adherence to all current legislation and show our commitment to hydraulic hose safety, we also received no non-conformities.


Martin Kingsbury, Membership & Training Director of the BFPA commented, “It is noteworthy that HOS received top marks for excellence, they have clearly invested a lot of time and money in both its employees and capital equipment including swaging machines, test facilities and training, this major investment will ultimately be beneficial to their customers.”


Managing director of HOS, Don Fenwick, was delighted with the results of the inspection, commenting ‘Our whole team should be extremely proud of not only passing the inspection but also the comments given to us by the BFPA, we didn’t receive one non-conformity and this is testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees.


By being part of the Approved Hose Assemblies Scheme, our customers can be assured that we are committed to hydraulic hose safety, our staff are competently trained, adhere to all current legislation and have a professional understanding of hose technology.’

What Our Clients Say

We have worked with HOS for many years from small subsea cable ploughs to large J lay pipe installation towers, they are always willing to go above and beyond to meet our requirements & are experienced, friendly and willing to do what they can to help.

Lead Engineer – Multi National Maritime Solutions Provider

HOS offer a prompt supply service, along with technical assistance, quality is always at a high standard, we have developed an extremely good working relationship which we hope to continue to build on for future requirements.

Production Manager – National Engineering Company

We would highly recommend HOS, we receive excellent customer service, quick delivery and great product quality.

Administration & Marketing Manager – Engineering Solutions Provider

96 x 4SH hose assemblies – measured, tagged, pressure tested, flushed, installed and certified within 7-day window, Wow!

Ship Superintendent – Oil Rig Support Vessel

Thanks again for all your work on the recent project, great turn-a-round in less than a week for two complete marine hydraulic hose kits which were manufactured, pressure tested and flushed, complete with full documentation pack.

Head of Construction - International Subsea Engineering Company