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5 Tips For Working With Rented Equipment

5 tips for working with rented equipment

Renting equipment for your construction projects can offer several advantages, including cost savings and access to the latest and most specific equipment. Whether you are a professional contractor or a homeowner tackling a renovation, renting equipment from a reputable company like Kelm Hire can help you get the job done efficiently and effectively. Today we’ll discuss five essential tips for working with rented equipment to help you ensure the successful and safe completion of your project.


Pre-Rental Considerations

Before renting equipment, it is crucial to evaluate your job site and determine the specific requirements for your project. Consider the size of the area, terrain, and any potential obstacles – for more on this, check out our helpful article on construction site preparation. This evaluation will help you determine the type and size of equipment needed to complete the job effectively. Luckily, we have an expert team at Kelm Hire, who can assist you in choosing the right equipment based on your project’s specifications. We have extensive knowledge and experience and can guide you in selecting the most suitable machinery, ensuring you have the right tools for the job.


Safety & Training

Safety should always be a top priority when working with equipment. It is essential to adhere to safety guidelines and regulations to prevent accidents and injuries. Before operating any machinery, make sure operators are properly qualified. Remember, a well-trained operator is key to maximising productivity and minimising risks.


Consider Transport

Transporting heavy equipment can be a challenging task. Fortunately, we can handle these logistics for you. We offer convenient delivery and pickup services, ensuring your equipment arrives at the job site on time and is returned hassle-free. Additionally, if you have multiple job sites or need to relocate equipment during a project, we at Kelm Hire can help you shift machinery from one site to another. This saves you time and effort, allowing you to focus on completing your project without worrying about transport.


Equipment Inspection, Documentation, and Maintenance

Before commencing work, it’s critical to ensure your equipment is in proper working condition. We take pride in maintaining our equipment to the highest standards. We will rigorously test and service the machinery regularly to ensure reliability and safety. However, it is still essential for you to conduct your own inspection and report any concerns promptly. We can provide comprehensive documentation for their equipment, including manuals and maintenance records, which you can familiarise yourself with to maximise the equipment’s efficiency and longevity.


The Kelm Hire Difference

Renting equipment from Kelm Hire can provide significant benefits for your projects. By considering the specific needs of your job site, following safety guidelines, utilising Kelm Hire’s transport services, inspecting equipment thoroughly, and maintaining regular communication, you can ensure a successful and safe project. With our expert team, commitment to maintaining high-quality equipment, and a wide range of equipment, Kelm Hire will be your reliable partner in achieving your project goals efficiently and effectively. Contact us or visit one of our convenient locations to get started.