Lifting Equipment Company Red Flags to be Aware of

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Are you a project manager looking to hire access equipment from a lifting equipment company?

In this article, we’ll provide you with a few red flags to be aware with when dealing with lifting equipment companies.

Unmaintained Equipment

The first red flag that we need to talk about is unmaintained equipment. When you ask about maintenance plans used by the company, you should be met with a clear, concise answer.

Bad Communication

A company that has bad communication may be understaffed, or too busy to take on your business for the time being. You want to work with a company that has time to give you the respect that you deserve and communicate effectively.

Prices that Seem to Good to be True

Unfortunately in life, if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Be wary of prices that seem too good to be true. Do a little digging to determine whether you are actually getting a good deal or whether you may be a victim of a scam.

Outdated Website or No Website

Any reputable company should have a good, up-to-date website that lists all of the equipment that they hire out and important details about the company.

Bad Reviews

Bad reviews are one of the biggest red flags when it comes to any type of business. Take your time and do your research. Read what other people have to say about working with the lifting equipment company in question. Bad reviews are a bad reflection on the company.

Confusing Paperwork

When hiring access equipment from a lifting equipment company, you are going to have to sign some documentation. These documents should be very clear, especially when it comes to who is liable in the case of damages and accidents. Remember to read legal documents in full before signing anything.

Looking for a dependable and professional lifting equipment company in South Africa? Here at Sterling Access, we are proud to offer professional access hire services to our valued clients. We have a large fleet of well-maintained lifting equipment on offer. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.