Equipment Hire Cairns & Townsville

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Versatility Meets Efficiency

At Global Hire & Services, our equipment hire services are designed to cater to a wide array of project requirements. Our fleet includes Electric Scissors, Diesel Stick Booms and Telehandlers, so whatever your project demands, we have the right equipment on hand. This versatility is complemented by our commitment to providing efficient, reliable machinery that keeps your project on track.

A Fleet for Every Need

Our diverse fleet showcases our understanding of the varied needs of our clients. From intricate indoor tasks requiring Electric Scissors to more demanding outdoor projects needing Diesel Rough Terrain Scissors, our equipment hire services cover it all. This comprehensive approach helps ensure we are equipped to handle any challenge your project may present.

Maintaining Quality in Equipment Performance

Regular servicing and maintenance are important for the longevity and ideal performance of machinery. At Global Hire & Services, we pride ourselves on our expert service and maintenance program. Our experienced team ensures every piece of equipment, from lifts to cranes, is in quality condition, reducing downtime and enhancing productivity for your projects.

Commitment to Quality and Safety

As members of the Elevated Work Platform Association of Australia, we adhere to the highest standards of service and safety. Our commitment extends beyond just servicing; we provide comprehensive inspections and maintenance so every equipment piece operates safely and efficiently. This dedication to quality servicing is integral to our promise of reliability.

Investing in the Right Machinery

For businesses looking to purchase high-quality machinery, Global Hire & Services offers an extensive range of equipment for sale. Our expertise in the field allows us to not only provide a variety of machinery options but also guide you in selecting equipment that aligns with your business goals and operational needs.

A Partnership for Success

Choosing the right machinery is an important decision for any business. Our team is dedicated to helping you navigate this choice, offering expert advice and insights. Whether you need specific machinery or are exploring options, our equipment sales service is more than just a transaction—it’s a partnership aimed at contributing to the success of your business.

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Machinery Hire Cairns

Expanding Your Project’s Potential in Cairns

In Cairns, Global Hire & Services stands as a beacon of reliability for machinery hire. Our extensive range of machinery, including state-of-the-art Vertical Lifts and Diesel Scissor Lifts, is tailored to meet the diverse needs of projects in this dynamic region. Whether it’s construction, landscaping or any other field, our machinery hire services in Cairns ensure your project is equipped with the best tools for success.

Tailored Solutions for Every Cairns Project

Understanding the unique challenges of the Cairns environment, Global Hire & Services offers machinery that is not just robust but also versatile. Our equipment, ranging from Hybrid Knuckle Booms to Spider Booms, is maintained to provide safety and efficiency. This commitment to quality machinery hire makes us a trusted partner for businesses and contractors in Cairns.

Reach New Heights with Global Hire and Services

When your team needs to hire an Elevated Work Platform (EWP) to kick off a new project or finish the project you have on the go, Global Hire and Services have you covered.

Big or small we can provide you with the correct machine to get the job done right!

Global Hire and Services have the solutions you need for all of your Hire, Sales, Service and Training needs, Global Hire and Services is a local company that services far north Queensland with our 2 branches Cairns and Townsville.

Global Hire are proud to support our local business and have always given back to our local communities, Global Hire have sponsored various community groups and events over our years of operation. 

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Expert Equipment Hire & Equipment Services

As a business, you rely on your machinery and tools every day to complete work reliably and effectively. So when it comes to keeping that equipment in the best possible condition, an expert service and maintenance programme is the best way to keep everything on-track. Our team at Global Hire is experienced in the servicing and maintenance of a wide range of different machines.

As members of the EWPA (Elevated Work Platform Association of Australia), we take pride in offering the best standard of service for all servicing and maintenance work we carry out. If you require regular servicing on your machines and equipment, get in touch with our team today to book an inspection or service.

Are you looking to purchase high-quality machinery and equipment for your business? Alongside equipment for hire in Cairns & Townsville, we also stock a wide range of equipment for sale to suit your business needs and goals. Whether you want a specific machine or you’re looking for our expert opinion, we’re always happy to help you find something that’s best suited to your needs. 

Frequently asked questions

This is an important question, as it doesn’t matter how long the machinery is on a public road or footpath, it could lead to fines from your local council.

Whether you’re in Townsville, Cairns the Burdekin, the Hinchinbrook, Charters Towers or any other LGA area, it’s important to consult your local council about any permits that may be required to operate lifts, cranes and other machinery on public thoroughfares.

There may be financial penalties involved plus there can be major consequences if there is a collision between your machine hire and another vehicle or a pedestrian. You are liable for the safe and correct operation of any machinery you hire so understanding where it can be operated and how to safely move it through public places like footpaths and roads is essential.

Obviously, there are very important safety precautions that need to be taken when using lifts and other machinery near power lines, as any accidents or breaches of safety can lead to severe injuries and fatalities. There are stringent standards put in place to protect workers and pedestrians and you must be aware of them and follow them for safety reasons.

The first step is contacting the owners of the power lines prior to any work commencing, in the case of Townsville that would be Ergon Energy. They will provide you with a list of the safety standards to adhere to, plus they can install tiger tails to the lines which are clearly marked coverings that alert machinery users to the proximity of lines carrying live electricity. You’ll also need to report your plans and how close to the power lines you will be operating to Ergon. If the machinery is going to come within three metres of live power lines, the power will need to be shut off at your expense.

When you’re working near power lines at a distance between three metres and 6.4 meters, a spotter will be required to advise the operator of the machinery when they are getting too close. If you’re working further away from power lines, you mustn’t encroach on these live sources of electricity and stay at least 6.4 metres away from them.

We can help you choose the right machinery if you’re not sure which one you need. Our team can either work with your dedicated manager responsible for risk assessment and planning. If you do not have a risk assessment manager, we can assist with contract hire where we provide guidelines for your entire project that ensures all machinery operation is carried out under current industry standards, guidelines and regulations.

At Global Hire and Services, we’re a trusted partner for local businesses across different sectors like building, construction, mining and manufacturing. Our inventory includes a comprehensive range of equipment tailored to diverse needs, from electrical and diesel to hybrid machines. We have an extensive variety of equipment, from electric scissor lifts and knuckle booms to spider lifts and diesel forklifts. But it’s not just about the vast array of machinery; each piece of equipment in our fleet is regularly serviced and maintained for efficient and reliable performance.

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond just machinery. Our team, with decades of experience, provides invaluable insights and advice, ensuring our clients always have the right tools for their specific tasks. From the first enquiry to the moment the equipment is returned, we’ve streamlined the process to ensure a hassle-free experience. Get in touch with us for more information.

While we maintain a vast inventory of equipment, to guarantee the availability of a specific item, we recommend booking at least a week in advance. This ensures we can meet your project requirements and carry out necessary safety checks. However, for more specialised equipment or during peak periods, it’s advisable to reach out even earlier.

At Global Hire & Services, the safety of our clients is paramount. For certain types of equipment, we recommend certified machine operators to ensure optimal operation and safety. However, we do have a range of equipment that experienced professionals can self-operate after completing our standard safety training. It’s always best to ask about specific equipment requirements when booking.

At Global Hire & Services, all our equipment undergoes regular maintenance checks and meets stringent safety standards. Additionally, we provide comprehensive safety documentation and operational guidance to our clients.

Start by evaluating the scope, scale and intricacies of your project. For instance, a large-scale construction might necessitate heavy-duty machinery like stick booms or rough terrain scissor lifts, while a warehouse task could be carried out with an electric scissor lift or diesel forklift. Additionally, factors such as the terrain, project duration and any site-specific challenges can guide your decision.

At Global Hire and Services, our dedicated team is always ready to offer insights and advice. Based on your project scope, timeline and specific needs, we will suggest the most suitable equipment. Our goal is to provide solutions that optimise efficiency and ensure successful project completion.

Hiring equipment offers several advantages over purchasing it. It eliminates the need for significant capital investments, allowing businesses to allocate funds more effectively. Additionally, hiring ensures you always have access to the latest machinery without worrying about depreciation or maintenance costs. This flexibility enables businesses to scale up or down based on project demands, ensuring optimal efficiency.

Absolutely! For equipment that requires specialised knowledge or for clients unfamiliar with certain machinery, we provide hands-on training sessions. Ensuring our clients are confident and informed helps us maintain the safety and integrity of all projects.

While we maintain our equipment to the highest standards, we’re also practical. In the event of a malfunction, we offer prompt support. Depending on the situation, we’ll either provide onsite repair assistance or replace the equipment to minimise downtime. Call us for more details.

Any operators of our machinery need to have the EWPA yellow card which validates that these workers have completed the relevant training and have the knowledge and skills to safely operate mobile elevating work platforms.

The EWPA yellow is a nationally recognised certification and ensures that operators have been trained under nationwide industry standards so they have the best possible skills and knowledge of how to safely operate this machinery.

It’s vital that only workers with this certification operate our machinery on your job site or you could be liable for any damage or injuries that may occur while the machinery is under the control of an operator that is not trained, skilled or qualified under the EWPA yellow card.

At Global Hire & Services, we offer a diverse range of machinery, including Vertical Lifts, Electric Scissor Lifts, Diesel Scissor Lifts, Spider Booms, Knuckle Booms and Stick Booms. Our equipment is suited for various projects, ensuring you have the right tools for your specific needs. Ready to find the right equipment for your project? Contact us today to explore our extensive range and get expert advice tailored to your needs.

Our Fleet, Our Team

Equipment Hire

Global Hire and Services have an extensive range of hire machinery to suit our customers needs, from Vertical Lifts, Electric Scissor Lifts, Diesel Scissor Lifts, Spider Booms, Knuckle Booms and Stick Booms we have the right machines for you.

Over 100 Years Of Experience

Global Hire and Services commenced operations in Cairns and Townsville in January 2010








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