For construction works involving trench digging, your number one objective should be the safety of workers as well as pedestrians, if any, crossing over the channel. This is not only a work-related obligation, but also a requirement by Work Safety Australia. As such, using trench shoring equipment is mandatory and not just something you do whenever you feel like it. While you can buy trench shoring equipment, it is advisable to rent. Most contractors wonder why, especially since they don't have to spend another penny once they have bought trench shoring equipment. If you are one such sceptic contractor, then this article highlights key facts about trench equipment rentals that should change your mind.
Access to Trench Shoring Accessories
While trench shoring equipment is unique to the construction industry, you are sure to get the most out of the equipment by accessorising it. Some of the add-ons that should accompany the equipment are crossing bridges/road plates and slide rail-rolling struts. The former provides easy access across the trench without disrupting trenching and excavation operations. If you decide to buy trench shoring equipment, chances are that you will also have to purchase these accessories. However, this does not have to be the case because, with rentals, you can have access to the add-ons at a meager cost. Therefore, you save money and protect pedestrians and workers.
Technical Support from Rental
Trench shoring equipment comes in all shapes, sizes and designs. Therefore, while some equipment might be easy to install, others can be challenging for your team due to the elaborate designs. This is especially the case if the workers have never dealt with a particular model. Buying shoring equipment with intricate designs will, therefore, require coaching so that workers know how to handle the installation and dismantling procedures. However, the process can take time. On the other hand, renting trench shoring equipment does not come with these issues; therefore, you do not have to worry about the complexities of the equipment. The reason is that the rental firms offer a technical team to help you put the shoring equipment together in no time. You save time, and your workers concentrate on what is essential — that is, excavating the trench.
Immediate Equipment Replacement
Just like any other equipment with moving parts, trench shoring equipment can breakdown before or during excavations, or while in storage. When this happens, a replacement should be sought immediately so that trenching operations are not delayed. Unfortunately, this can be a problem if you do not have a spare piece in storage because you might have to buy the replacement part. With rental trench shoring equipment, such instances can be taken care of immediately. All you have to do is inform the shoring equipment rental company of the issue, and they will send out a replacement part quickly.
If you want to save money and have your business run efficiently, you need to take care of your heavy construction equipment. You need to know how to service it, how to spot issues, when to hire versus buy equipment and many other issues. Hi, my name is Russel, and welcome to my blog. I have loved heavy equipment since I was a child pushing a toy dump truck up and down my carpet, and although I do not work in that industry, I remain extremely interested in it. This blog is my chance to "play" with heavy equipment. I thank you for reading, and I hope that you learn and enjoy!