Important Considerations when Using a Plant Hire Company
Construction projects are tied into a lot of time constraints, and so can take a lot of planning to stay on schedule and complete on time. From the management of the site and staff, to complying with building regulations, there is always a lot to consider. So, when it comes to hiring plant, you want it to be as hassle free and seamless as possible.
If you have approached a new plant hire company, there may be many questions you need answers to. Whether you ask the company themselves or do some research about them, there will be important factors to contemplate until you have built a good working relationship and return for repeat business.
Here are some considerations when deciding to use a new plant hire company:
What is their equipment availability?
Ensuring you hire the right equipment at the right point in your project is vitally important. If you don’t have access to the correct equipment, then the project can suffer delays which could mean penalties for the builder. Your plant hire company will advise you on the availability of the equipment and machinery you need when you talk to them, which helps you to plan more accurately.
Who is responsible for maintenance of the plant hire equipment?
The plant hire company will maintain all of its equipment, checking everything before it goes out, as well as everything that is returned. Companies cannot afford not to maintain their machines, as any that go out in a poor state would not be fit for purpose. There are also industry rules and standards that need to be adhered to, and records of service that need to be kept by the supplier.
In the event of equipment breakdown, you should check that the plant hire company will be able to fix it or send a replacement.
What is their range of equipment?
A good plant hire company will stock a wide range of equipment and machinery perfect for any particular job. Machinery will come in a range of sizes, so that you get the right one for your requirements.
What will it cost?
Depending on the type and size of the equipment you need, hire costs will vary. As with pricing any kind of job, it is always sensible to get a few quotes to compare prices and service.
What is their reputation?
A company’s reputation is always a good measure of the service you’re likely to receive. Find out what you can by looking at reviews or asking which accreditations they have. Experience counts for a lot too, so if the company has been established for a long time, then it’s likely you’re in safe hands!
At Eynesbury Plant Hire, we’ve been in business since 1966 and have extensive experience in providing plant hire, road sweepers haulage and Hiab services throughout Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and beyond from our base in St Neots.
Contact us on 01480 215555 for information about our modern hire fleet of well-maintained plant and machinery.