As the most trusted supplier of materials handling equipment in the East of England, we know there are lots of things to consider when hiring industrial equipment.
Whether you’ve hired before or it’s your first time, these top tips compiled by our team of local experts can help you save money, avoid project delays and most importantly keep your business moving!
Tip 1 – Know your requirements
When hiring industrial equipment, it’s important to fully understand the scale of the project or job that the machine is required for. An accurate assessment of your needs will ensure you’ve got the appropriate equipment to complete the work.
If you’re unsure on the quantities or specific type of equipment you might need for a job, then get in touch and our team of local specialists will be able to advise.
Tip 2 – Work out how long you need to hire for
Working out the length of your hire is important as this will allow you to allocate your financial and staffing resources accordingly.
With Hitec, you can hire for a day or for sixth months, and anything in between! Whether you need extra machinery for seasonal peaks or you’re just getting your business started, Hitec’s short-term hire option is your local solution. Of course, if you need equipment for a longer period, Hitec also offer tailored lease rental options to
Tip 3 – Only hire from a trusted supplier
suit your budget and needs. No matter the length of hire needed, we can provide a local hire solution!
When hiring equipment from Hitec, you can be confident that you’re dealing with a trusted local supplier with years of experience and a high quality fleet to match.
Our hire fleet only features products from trusted manufacturers. Safety first is the foundation of our business, so all of our equipment undergoes rigorous maintenance and inspection before it leaves our site.
Hitec possess all of the relevant Health and Safety accreditations and certificates and our engrained culture of Safety First extends to the equipment and services that we provide for our customers.
Tip 4 – Are your staff trained on the equipment you’re hiring?
Whether it’s forklifts or access equipment, you will need to make sure that your staff are trained and qualified to operate the equipment you’re hiring.
Hitec offers the highest standards of forklift and material handling equipment training, for beginners or refresher courses, to ensure that your employees have the necessary skills and knowledge to operate equipment safely.
Tip 5 – Factor in delivery times
At Hitec, we’re committed to delivering equipment as soon as possible to our customers’ sites across Eastern England, and in many cases we can complete delivery within a couple of days.
However, if you require specialist equipment or a significant number of units, then planning ahead is crucial to enable you to get what you need, when you need it. Make sure you factor in delivery and set-up times when planning a project so that you can get started on time.
Our team will be able to advise you on delivery times, providing you with complete clarity and the ability to effectively manage your project schedule.