31/07/12 - The Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA) is the official industry association for companies involved in the $4 billion hire and rental industry in Australia. HRIA has over 700 members and growing, bringing together rental companies, suppliers and service providers. Rental members range from national multi-location companies to more traditional owner-manager single locations. This membership base is continually expanding to cover increasing areas of hire and rental business and industry.As part of its remit, HRIA provides a wide range of services and benefits to members, to assist in running their businesses.These services include an industry advice line and 1800 contact number, standard hire contracts, and specialised stationery options. The HRIA also operates a national office supported by State committees enabling close relationship building among members and member businesses.To ensure members are up-to-date and informed of the latest industry developments, HRIA also produces a monthly newsletter that highlights key issues, in addition to a quarterly publication.This quarterly publication, Hire and Rental News magazine, is the official magazine for the Australian hire industry, and is distributed not only to members, but also to the industry in general.Other services available include financing options and Eftpos arrangements at major company rates.One of HRIA's key aims is to continually improve safety and develop product training and instruction for end users. To this end, the Association makes available safety sheets on many different types of hire products, as well as launching ongoing projects focused on improving this area.The Association maintains an industry representative web-based Product Safety Assessment Register which can provide safety specs on a wide range of equipment.