Before you consider crane hire, there are many aspects that you will need to understand. Those aspects include the liability, the insurance, the safety and the cost of course. Renting a crane is a simple process if you know what steps to take to prepare. If not, you can end up in a mess bigger than you can imagine. Here are 9 rental tips you can go by for an easy rental service.
- KNOW ABOUT YOUR PROJECT
The crane you will hire will come along with a rigger. They will fasten the straps, chains, as we as the cable. They might execute to you the duties like using the “lift” etc. While hiring the rigger have some basic knowledge to let the rigger know of your needs for the project.
- MORE BIDS MORE CHOICES
If you know what your project is about, you can seek early and attract competitive bids. Renting a crane can be quite expensive. Having multiple choices will provide you with a chance to communicate with different parties and compare. Moreover, their knowledge will work as an asset for you.
- IMPLEMENT ADVANCE BOOKINGS
Booking the crane in advance is beneficial as you will be the priority for the customer. A late booking is not always possible due to unavailability of cranes. In most cases, the booking is cancelled on the day it is needed.
- FACILITIES TEAM
A facilities team would be a major help for your project carrying smoothly. They can block off the parking lot area and other area during the use of the crane. They will know about any potential union issues that might affect your project. They may also have a sense of obstacles you’ll encounter that you haven’t thought of
- WORKING HOURS
Choosing the working hours for your project will save your money on both rentals whether it be the facilities team or the crane. Off-hours working can make a huge price difference.
- COORDINATE TIMINGS
There is a high chance of hotch-potch of timings during such occasions. Everyone you hire can end up reaching the venue at different times. You will need to make sure strictly of the time the equipment being hoisted, the crane, the facilities crew, and any additional rigging or other equipment needs to arrive in a symphony of coordinated bliss.
- BE CLEAR ON PERMITS
You might need to block a section of your nearby surrounding, a sidewalk or a side of the road. Seek for legal permissions before you start working on it. Do not risk it by assuming that it is permitted. It is better to make a 10 minutes call than putting the whole project on risk.
- PREPARE THE FACILITY
Make sure the facility is prepared for the lift. Get the windows, doors and walls removed beforehand by your operations team.
Communicate to know more about the project. For instance, If you’re having a grand piano lifted into your apartment, let anyone who is assembling it know when the lift is scheduled for. You’re better off being the annoying client who is always providing updates than the annoying client who didn’t relay key information and now needs a favor.