Equipment Hiring Guide: The most important things you should know and do

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Equipment Hiring Guide: The most important things you should know and do

If you’ve got a project coming up that requires specific equipment, you’re probably wondering where to hire or buy from. While buying construction equipment can be perfect for those aiming to work consistently on ongoing projects, hiring can be great for those looking to complete shorter-term jobs. So how do you choose the right equipment hire company, and what do you need to know before hiring?


Read customer reviews

From our experience, the main problem people have when hiring equipment is that, unless you find a reliable hire equipment company who you can trust, the equipment can be delivered late or even faulty – impacting your ability to get your project done and even putting you and your team at risk of injury. So how do you avoid the usual headaches when hiring equipment?

To prevent you or any of your staff encountering issues when hiring equipment, it’s important to read reviews from people who have used the equipment hire company before. At Kelm Hire, we’re known for providing amazing customer service, product expertise and superior outcomes for all of our clients. Just check out our Google reviews to see what others have to say.


What support is provided?

Before hiring construction equipment, it’s important to investigate what support is on offer, as this can make a huge difference to you getting your job done on time and on budget. 

Our ‘make it happen’ approach means that you have access to an expert team who are always available to help you with whatever you need. Even if you have no idea of what exact equipment you need, all you need to do is give us a call for a friendly chat and we can help. Just dial 9534 8904 and you will be paired with a dedicated account manager to guide you through the entire process.


How to avoid hidden costs and liabilities

Whatever type of equipment you’re hiring, there are multiple factors to consider in order to avoid hidden costs and liabilities. 

Our top tip is to always review the terms and conditions provided by the equipment hire company so that you don’t get caught out by unexpected surprises down the track.

Thing you should check when looking at the T&Cs include:

  • Whether or not you are required to pick up and drop off the equipment yourself.
  • Whether the equipment you’re hiring requires a specific licence. 
  • If you are liable for any damage to the equipment. 
  • Payment terms: when is the full payment due?
  • Is there a minimum rental period?


Some equipment contracts provide cover if the machinery is lost or damaged, while others don’t. A hire agreement may also include a damage waiver where you pay an extra fee to cover the machinery for the full lease period. 

If you hire machinery, always read the fine print. Although it’s tempting to skim over the details when you’re in a hurry to get the job done, it’s not worth the potential financial and logistical headache during your project.


Kelm Hire – equipment hire for tradespeople

At Kelm Hire, we truly are a one-stop, total hire solution. We’re a trade-focused equipment hire company that cares about you getting the job done well. From boom lifts to scissor lifts…scaffold towers to portable toilets, we have a huge range of high quality equipment for jobs large and small. Just get in touch with us today or browse our product range online.