Staff celebrate health and safety success at Sunderland hydraulics company

Two employees at Sunderland based hydraulics company Hydraulic & Offshore Supplies (HOS) are celebrating as they successfully achieve the NEBOSH Health and Safety qualification.


With health and safety being a major focus within the business, hose technicians Laura Fenwick and Emily Stronge-Taylor, successfully gained the widely respected qualification and are looking forward to implementing their new found knowledge.


HOS, who are part of the R&G Group of Companies, have been based on Sunderland’s riverside for over 30 years, providing expert fluid power products and services to organisations across the globe, servicing sectors including oil and gas, renewables, automotive, engineering and ship management.


Laura and Emily, who have been with the business for three years, were keen to learn more about occupational health and safety and further embed a safety culture within the business.


The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is the gold standard in qualifications.  Relevant to every workplace, it can help to minimise workplace injuries and illness, boost employee wellbeing and demonstrates an organisations commitment to health and safety.


On gaining the qualification, Laura commented, ‘I was really pleased to complete the qualification and delighted with the successful result, many of the industries we support work in very challenging conditions where health and safety and quality is of utmost importance.  Learning more about embedding a health and safety culture within the company will definitely help us demonstrate our commitment to our customers.  Emily and I have already carried out our first internal audits and look forward to continually develop our internal processes and procedures to ensure our workforce are safe and their wellbeing is the best it can be.’


HOS managing director, Don Fenwick, was delighted that Emily and Laura had passed the qualification, commenting, ‘Our clients know that health and safety is of paramount important to our business, particularly in the industries we work with where there can be many challenges.  It’s vital for us to continually develop our staff to ensure they are working to the best of their ability, can implement new ideas and improve the offering to our clients.


Gaining a NEBOSH qualification is not easy so a big thank you goes to Laura and Emily for being eager to learn and putting in the study hours.  I’m sure their new found knowledge and experience will only enhance the service we provide to our clients.’

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