Maximizing Onsite Productivity In Construction

By on June 3, 2013

As technology and construction techniques have entered the 21st century; there is an increasing reliance on very sophisticated and expensive equipment.

Because of this, many construction companies, large and small, are turning to access equipment hire companies to provide the needed equipment for their jobs.
One very important consideration on job sites is the reliability of equipment used.

With the high expense of subcontractors and the carefully developed schedules used on most projects, equipment must perform to standards when needed.

Again, this is one strong motivation for turning to access equipment hire companies.

Spider lifts, aerial lifts, compact lifts, and similar equipment provide essential access to some of the most critical aspects of a construction job.

Because of the sophistication of these lifts, there is a constant need for maintenance and repair.

Moreover, they are generally supplied by foreign manufacturers and resupply of parts can take days.

Companies that rent these machines to contractors understand the critical nature of timely repair to avoid downtime.

Therefore, they keep multiple machines in their inventory.

These companies also stock many surplus parts and have the technicians to quickly repair the lifts on-site.

Specialty Lifts and Access Equipment

When access to difficult areas is an essential part of any construction job, there is a need for the specialty access machines that can readily provide that access.

These machines are expensive and often require specially-trained operators.

These individuals are able to get the workers to the areas where the difficult work is to be done.

Otherwise, a great deal of time is lost in trying to gain access where there job is to be completed.

For example, there may be the need to guide a work bucket up over ventilation tunnels and wiring to access a given point where an installation or repair is planned.

When a major project is planned that has special access needs,

an access equipment hire company is often the only alternative to ensuring that

the job gets done the right way without expensive delays and problems.

By using such a company, the contractor can have confidence that the equipment needed will be available and properly utilized.

Moreover, if there is a mechanical or technical problem,

the rental company is expected to readily repair the equipment on the job.

Short of that, a replacement piece of equipment can be brought to the site to minimize downtime for the workers involved.

This proves to be the most effective way to gain access to those difficult jobs that require specialized lifts.

Preventing Downtime

Having any equipment failure at a building site can be disastrous for deadlines and throw entire projects out of line.

This can cost the builder thousands in lost productivity so it is essential to have backup equipment to prevent any such occurrences.

Equipment hire companies will provide guarantees for delivery of equipment and replacement of failed equipment to eliminate any downtime as much as possible.

The hire company you use should also provide essential repair and maintenance services for all hire equipment on-site if required.

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John Greyson has extensive experience in many types of construction industry services particularly project management, building site safety.

John has professional construction industry knowhow and gives expert advice.

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