Cranes are the backbone of the building industry and are a fundamental part of what makes for a successful business. Without the use of cranes, it would be impossible to consider the construction of buildings like the Empire State building – or more recently the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. This building spans a phenomenal 829.8 metres (or 2,722 feet) and it was a hotly contested race to see which building company would be contracted to build this incredible structure. In the end, it was a big multinational company who were given the rights to build this huge tower in the desert city of Dubai.
What I’m saying here is that when you’re choosing a crane hire company, it pays to be vigilant and very thorough in your choosing – even if you’re only building a four story building as opposed to a huge, almost-a-kilometre-high building. After all, you’re choosing a company that is going to be the structural backbone of your building works and you need to ensure that you have a reputable and safe company behind you. There are a lot of things that have the potential to go wrong when it comes to cranes, and so knowing that your building site is in safe hands is going to make the construction process a whole lot less stressful. I’ve had a lot of experience in working with suppliers and contractors and I can safely say that there are a few things that I always do when I’m looking for a crane hire company.
You need to ensure that the people you choose to hire for your crane needs are experienced professionals. The team over at Membrey’s have always been the picture of professionalism and that’s something that’s really important when you’re dealing with a potentially stressful situation. Knowing that the people or company that you’re hiring have dealt with every possible permutation of every kind of situation before, will make the whole process a lot easier. You should also ensure that the experience that your chosen company has directly relates to the job that needs doing. You can check reviews and testimonials to get an idea of how past jobs have gone and how previous interactions have turned out.
This is also a primary concern, and really is no less important than experience. You need to place a high priority on safety as it’s going to be a fundamental part of your successful job. When you consider the safety of a company, you need to take into account the crane’s construction, the maintenance record of the crane that you’re going to be hiring and also the safety record of the person who is going to be operating the crane. Most companies will provide a technical operator or experienced professional for the particular type of crane you’ve hired – so make sure you know what you’re getting when you hire.
Whether you’re looking for a mobile crane, a Franna crane, or a mini crane, you need to make sure you’re looking for the latest model and for cranes that have good reputations. The guys at Membrey’s have top-notch equipment and provide their cranes at a great price. Speaking of price – that’s also an important thing to consider, but it should always come after safety and performance – because if you compromise on price and choose affordability over safety, the consequences could be very costly.
A reputable company is going to be able to provide you a great product at a great price and you won’t be left feeling like the price isn’t worth it. You should always get the quote in advance so that you know what to expect, and what you should budget for. Companies that don’t provide quotes aren’t going to be worth your time, so many sure you deal with someone reputable. Check the quote you get with all the other costs that may be associated with crane hire so you don’t get stung.
I hope this short piece on crane hire will help you in making the best decision for your next building project.