Crane Rentals: Avoiding Delays

19 August 2017
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

Using cranes in your construction work will enable you to take on contracts that you might not have bid on in the past. Unless you use cranes for every job, of course, you might need assistance to ensure your crane use is efficiently done as you're trying to get other work done as well. With attention to details like these, avoiding delays with your crane rental is possible.

1. Ask for Assessment

The rental company works with cranes every day; they can provide the best advice about the type and size crane for a specific work project. A rep can visit the site and discuss appropriate cranes with you. In addition, they can mention site issues that ought to be address before crane delivery such as bushes, power lines and other things that could get in the way. Without handling these issues first, there could be delays in setup or work.

2. Ask for Operators

Instead of getting a "bare rental" and renting only the machine, inquire whether your rental crane service can recommend or advise you about how to find a crane operator. You may have personnel that can jump into the cab of a crane and do the job, but if they aren't driving and operating cranes regularly there could be some delays as they reacquaint themselves with the machine. Getting someone who frequently does the work you require will save time.

3. Do Morning Inspections

Even after your rental arrives, you need to remain vigilant about avoiding delays. A simple idea which can help is to ensure that daily morning inspections of the machine are completed. Without these inspections, something could be wrong that could stop work in the middle of the day. If something is found during a morning inspection, a repair professional from the rental company can be dispatched and the problem can be solved.

4. Plan Workdays Beforehand

For your work schedule to be effective, it's best to ensure that everyone does some planning. Know when and where the crane will be used so that loads and personnel are where they should be at the right time and the crane operator doesn't have to wait to begin.

When you avoid trouble and delays with the cranes you've rented, work can stay on schedule and you're unlikely to have to pay additional fees to the rental company. Discuss individual projects with everyone involved so they can offer feedback along the way.