5 Extra Services You May Need When Hiring Equipment

Whether you are an individual doing a residential project or a business owner doing a commercial project, you may occasionally need to utilise equipment that you don't have. Equipment hire to the rescue. You can hire everything from forklifts to backhoes and all equipment in between.

However, you may also want to consider some extra services alongside your equipment hire.

1. Equipment Transport

In most cases, you can't just drive heavy equipment down the road. Some hire companies will deliver the equipment to you, but to be on the safe side, you should always ask if that requires any extra fees. If delivery isn't possible, you need to haul the equipment yourself or find a company that specialises in heavy haulage transport.

2. Safety and Training Classes

To legally operate a range of heavy equipment in Australia, you need to have the right license or safety training in place. To prepare, you may need to sign up for a special licensing class or safety training. Note that this can require a lot of time, so you may want to plan in advance.

Some courses, however, are relatively short. For example, you can get the skills you need to run a skid steer or excavator in about 3 days.

3. Labour Hire

If licenses are required, you may just want to bring in professionals to handle the work. Luckily, you don't have to do the recruiting and searching on your own. There are a huge of companies that focus on labour hire.

You tell them what you need, and they help connect you with a skilled professional. For instance, if you are hiring a grader, a crane or another type of potentially dangerous equipment, you may want a labourer who has the skills and training to work with that type of equipment safely.

4. Bin Hire

Depending on the type of project you are doing, you may end up with a lot of waste. That's true if you are taking down trees, removing lots of top soil, demolishing a building or countless other projects. So that you can dispose of the rubbish, you may want to hire a large skip bin.

5. Toilet Hire

Finally, if you are bringing labour on site, you may even want to hire a portable toilet. That way you don't have to worry about letting the crew into your home if the project is residential. You can often hire toilets from the same companies that do skip rental.