Hiring a powered access machine for your construction site?
It’s never been simpler to get the machine you want to the construction site you’re working on, in no time at all.
Selecting your powdered access machine might be straight forward but getting the plant equipment delivered on-site doesn’t mean job done. There’s still a lot to factor in, ensuring that you can complete your construction work to the highest possible standards.
When you’re in the market for a powered access machine, not only do you want the best possible option, but you need to know it’ll be working as part of a safer and more efficient construction project.
We’re exploring some tips to consider that go beyond selecting the access equipment.
Construction Powdered Access With Pre-Delivery Inspection
Aerial boom or scissor lift; cherry picker or personal mast, whatever powered access machine you’ve hired for your construction project, you want to know that it is ready to do the job without any cause for concern.
Any plant and equipment rental company should undertake a pre-delivery inspection, making sure the powered access machine is suitable for the job and safe to operate.
Safety needs to be taken seriously and ensuring that the access machine is in safe working condition is just the start.
It’s also important that the construction work being undertaken is suited to the powered access machine you are hiring. Before dispatching, your access rental company will discuss the work you are hiring for and whether or not the machine you’re asking for is the best option.
Powered Access Users Must Be Fully Trained
Training is essential. There’s no way to avoid it.
When you are hiring powered access machines, you are doing so with the understanding that whoever will be involved in the work surrounding the machine is fully trained and understands all the health and safety requirements.
Although they’re not difficult to operate, it is important to make sure operators have the correct qualifications and experience. This is particularly important when powered access is being used in areas where the public are likely to be in close proximity.
Typically, IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) certifications are needed in order to operate certain powered access solutions and MEWPs, but this does vary from machine-to-machine.
The best way to find out is by speaking to the experts at your equipment rental company who will be able to provide you with information on training.
Ground & Overhead Conditions For Your Powered Access
While your powered access rental company will want to know the job you are hiring for and the machine of choice, it’s also important for them to understand exactly the environment you’ll be working in, too.
Ground conditions are critical in making sure you’re getting the right powered access machine. Everything from uneven ground or soft grassland require certain types of machines that allow you to work safely.
On top of ground conditions (literally), you also need to think about what’s going on overhead. Are there live wires? Steel beams? Hidden low ceilings?
These are among the most common causes of accidents involving powered access and MEWPs on construction sites, as operators can quickly become trapped. This is more common on construction sites when correct planning and consideration hasn’t been made, so always think of the bigger picture beyond renting your machine.
Renting Powered Access Machines For Construction
For quick access to inaccessible areas, powered access machines are the solution.
But you need to consider much more than the machine itself. What job is it being used for? What training is required? What is the environment you’re working in like?
These are all things that need to be considered beyond on the powered access machine itself.
If you’re looking for quick delivery a quality service and expert knowledge, you’re in the right place. Speak to our team today and get plant equipment delivered within 24 hours.