Your Step By Step Guide to Equipment Hire

Managing a construction project or warehouse, presents many logistical challenges, and this only gets tougher if you don’t have the equipment you require to get the job done. Due to budget constraints, a lot of companies have to rely on plant hire and equipment hire, which is where the team at Global Hire & Services comes in.

Here is a step by step guide on how to hire construction equipment, making sure that you have the perfect tools for the job at a reasonable rate.

1. Find a company you can rely on

One of the worst things you can do is hire equipment only to find out that it doesn’t work, or there are faults in the mechanism that make it dangerous to use. To avoid these issues, read reviews from people who have previously used equipment-hire companies, and research what the various companies will offer you in terms of maintenance and support.

It’s important to check what maintenance work companies carry out on their equipment. If your site becomes unsafe due to faulty machinery, that is your responsibility and is an issue that you will need to solve. To avoid any of your workers being put in danger by equipment, make sure any hire equipment company you use is trustworthy and meets all the relevant regulations and standards.

2. Make a list of required equipment

It’s all well and good having a broad idea of what equipment you need on-site, but without knowing the size and scale of the task at hand, your hire company might not be able to provide the machinery you require on time.

This can be easily solved if you write a detailed list of the equipment you need and when. While you might want a telehandler for the duration of your project, you may only require a scissor lift for a couple of days. Not only will this ensure you have the right equipment, but you’ll be able to get an accurate quote too.


3. Make an enquiry

Once you’ve got a more detailed idea of what equipment is required, you’ll need to get in touch with your chosen company. At Global Hire & Services, our team has a wealth of experience in heavy machinery hire and can offer machinery of all shapes and sizes. If you let us know what equipment you want, we’ll be able to provide a detailed quote, allowing you to budget your project more easily.

4. Receive the machinery

Once everything is arranged and agreed, we will drop the equipment off on-site on the day it’s required. We’re proud to offer a fast and reliable equipment hire service, so if you’re in need of any heavy equipment, from scissor lifts to spider booms in Cairns, Townsville and beyond, look no further than the Global Hire & Services team. Give us a call today! 

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