As London’s number one forklift company, we know there are lots of things to consider when hiring industrial equipment.
Whether you’ve hired before or it’s your first time, these top tips compiled by our team of local experts can help you save money, avoid project delays and most importantly keep your business moving!
Tip 1 – Know your requirements
When hiring industrial equipment, it’s important to fully understand the scale of the project or job that the machine is required for. An accurate assessment of your needs will ensure you’ve got the appropriate equipment to complete the work.
If you’re unsure on the quantities or specific type of equipment you might need for a job, then get in touch and our team of local specialists will be able to advise.
Tip 2 – Work out how long you need to hire for
Working out the length of your hire is important as this will allow you to allocate your financial and staffing resources accordingly.
With Hiremech, you can hire by the hour, day, week month or year, which is ideal for seasonal peaks without any long-term commitment. Of course, if you need equipment for an extended period, we offer contract hire solutions too!
Tip 3 – Only hire from a trusted supplier
When hiring equipment from Hiremech, you can be confident that you’re dealing with a trusted local supplier with years of experience and a high quality fleet to match.
Our hire fleet only features products from trusted manufacturers. Safety first is the foundation of our business, so all of our equipment undergoes rigorous maintenance and inspection before it leaves our site.
Hiremech possess all the relevant Health and Safety accreditations and certificates and our engrained culture of Safety First extends to the equipment and services that we provide for our customers.
Tip 4 – Are your staff trained on the equipment you’re hiring?
Whether it’s forklifts or access equipment, you will need to make sure that your staff are trained and qualified to operate the equipment you’re hiring.
Hiremech’s forklift driver training packages have been specifically designed to ensure that your employees have the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to operate forklift trucks safely. Training can take place in-house at our fully equipped training centre in London, or at your premises.
Tip 5 – Factor in delivery times
At Hiremech, we’re committed to delivering equipment as soon as possible to our customers’ sites across London and the South East. In the majority of cases we are able to complete delivery within a matter of days.
However, if you require specialist equipment or a significant number of units, then planning ahead is crucial to enable you to get what you need, when you need it. Make sure you factor in delivery and set-up times when planning a project so that you can get started on time.
Our team will be able to advise you on delivery times, providing you with complete clarity and the ability to effectively manage your project schedule.
Click here to find out more about the short term hire solutions available from your local experts at Hiremech!