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Five Things to Look Out for When Hiring a Construction Plant

If you are looking to hire a construction plant for your next project, then there are a few considerations to make sure that what you’re hiring will do the job and is cost-effective. Here are five things to look out for when hiring a construction plant.

1. The company is reputable

There are a lot of companies out there and you want to make sure that you use one that has a great reputation within the industry. 

One of the best ways when deciding on the right company to use is to read reviews, to find out other people’s experiences. You can also check the company’s accreditations which shows they are adhering to all the rules and regulations.

2. Be aware of cheap costs

Finding a company whose service and equipment meet your budget requirements is especially important but there can be a danger by going too cheap. 

Cheap rates could insinuate hidden costs, poorly maintained equipment, or transportation costs. Always make sure you ask the right questions and read the finer details of any hire agreement.

3. The equipment is fit for use

There are many different sizes of construction plant, so it is important to make sure the equipment you hire is going to be able to do the job in question. 

Before hiring anything make sure you have spoken to the right people who can advise you on the best construction plant for the right job.

4. Carrying out risk assessments

Carrying out a risk assessment is vital before taking delivery of any plant, doing so will ensure the safety and well-being of your workforce.

Whether this is using the right operators who are experienced and qualified to making sure that the location and space around them is safe to work in. If the proper risk assessment is not carried out, then there is a danger it could damage the plant.

5. Checking the plant is safe

In the construction industry safety is of the utmost importance and so when dealing with a hire company check to make sure they have a proven track record for safety. 

This should be at the forefront of their business and they should have processes in place to make sure the plant is safe to operate and maintain.

Speak to the experts

At Cross Plant Hire we have solved problems for hundreds of customers, and we are confident that our innovative products and dedicated customer service mean the best experience possible! 

If you’re unsure what your best option is, feel free to ask our experts. Our experienced advisors are on hand 24/7 to recommend the ideal solution. Get in touch on 0161 401 0000 or email info@crossplanthire.com