Testing & Monitoring the Way to Success

At our annual Hall of Fame Awards 2023, the Test & Monitoring team achieved remarkable recognition including the Sales Team of the Year award. In addition, Connor McLeod, our National Business Development Manager, received not one, but two awards: the Rising Star Award and the Innovative Hall of Fame Award.

With an impressive 5-year tenure at Sunbelt Rentals, Connor is a pro in the test and monitoring field. He shares insights into the team’s responsibilities, equipment handling and memorable projects.

Can you summarise what the Sunbelt Test & Monitoring team do?

We supply essential equipment and services to four key market sectors: electrical infrastructure, environmental monitoring (including noise, dust, and vibration monitoring), process and instrumentation, as well as the telecoms and fibre delivery sector. As part of my role, I also work closely with our national account teams, acting as a bridge between major clients and our monitoring solutions.

What is your favourite and least favourite part of your job?

My favourite part of my role is the sheer variety of projects we get the opportunity to be involved in, from nuclear power stations to flood defence projects. The diversity of the work keeps things exciting.

My least favourite? Probably the M1 motorway – it can be quite the challenge!

Can you tell us about an interesting project that you’ve worked on recently?

We recently worked on the Canvey Island project in the South East. Our teams worked to maintain tidal flood risk protection for homes, businesses, and infrastructure for the next century. We were involved from the start of the project, focusing on proactive monitoring and mitigating any potential construction-related disturbances, and addressing nearby concerns. My role in the project was to support our customer and provide them with the necessary monitoring equipment throughout the duration of the project.

How does the Test & Monitoring team contribute to the safety and efficiency of Sunbelt Rentals’ operations? 

Across the business safety is our top priority and if it can’t be done safely, it won’t be done.

We have a dedicated Technical & Compliance Manager who ensures that we meet the highest safety standards in the industry. Our equipment is also maintained to impeccable standards and our operational calibration teams are truly the best in the business. 

How does your work contribute to Sunbelt’s mission and values? 

Our company has six core values that guide our actions and the way we think: safety, responsibility, innovation, action, expertise, and teamwork. As a member of the Test & Monitoring team, we always strive to uphold these values to maintain our position as a market leader in our industry. Our team's dedication to constantly improving and utilising the latest technology perfect aligns with the company’s mission to deliver a world-class rental experience.