Crane Hire | 3 Considerations Before Hiring A Permanent Onsite Crane For Your Building Construction

The process of building a house, apartment complex or commercial property requires meticulous planning with factors like safety of workforce and building structural integrity at the helm. A permanent onsite crane allows you to handle materials efficiently, while reducing your dependency on getting one every time you have a requirement – saving you from significant delays in transporting the crane to and from the site. This commentary equips you with some steps before hiring a permanent onsite crane for your building construction.

Consider The Location For Placing The Crane

The benefit of a permanent onsite crane is the fact that you don't have to rely on labour to pick it up and move it on and offsite when not in use. This frees up your construction workers to concentrate on the work at hand without being distracted or tired with the physical work involved in moving mobile cranes from one place to another. But before placing the crane, consider the most optimum location for it on your construction site, so that you don't have to switch it around too many times. For example, a location in the centre would allow you to focus on all corners during the building process. However, this will be dependent on the size of the construction site and the number of cranes you need.

Make Sure The Crane Operator Has An Appropriate Licence

Crane operation is a licensed profession and any person handling it must hold a Certificate III in Construction Crane Operations, which places a strong emphasis on safety. A licensed crane operator is trained to carry out this task with better productivity and efficiency, so make sure the person you hire has the appropriate licence to ensure that you comply with all regulations and eliminate the possibility of any liability claim filed against you in the future.

Make Sure The Supplier Provides You With An On-Call Technician

While most cranes are serviced to be employable throughout onsite operations, some issues can certainly arise in between. Your construction workers are trained to build and not to service onsite cranes, so make sure your supplier provides a trained technician who is available on-call to you for the entire duration of the crane hire. This is especially important because any delay in fixing crane-related issues could end up costing you thousands of dollars, which could have been prevented.

Hiring a permanent onsite crane for your building construction is a good idea, but it comes with its own set of considerations to ensure that you put your best foot forward.

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