If you’re looking for the right access equipment supplies for high-rise work such as support for manufacturing, rail, leisure, aviation, building and warehouse maintenance as well as hauling heavy materials, then you need to ensure it’s not only the vehicle or machine such as a scissor lift that you must purchase, but the actual equipment needed above ground for your workers to manage the job required.
Let’s look at what you should know before buying your access equipment supplies:
When you think of your budget, you have to keep in mind the equipment you will need to ensure the project is done accurately and efficiently. Opt for lightweight materials, which may actually cost more, but will be well worth it in the end because it is easier to manage at those heights. Also, consider the power you will need to pay for to manage the new equipment you purchase. Take this into account when considering your budget.
When you consider that between 2012 and 2013, fifty people lost their lives in Australia alone by being crushed by heavy, falling materials, as a South African, need to take it seriously when you buy your equipment as well, ensuring the quality is good and safe to operate. Compact aerial platforms may be your best choice since all the equipment is there and is neatly arranged to avoid mishaps.
You need to decide what power you will be using to operate your machinery and equipment. Diesel will give you more power whereas electricity will be more environmentally-friendly and quieter to operate. It depends on the scale of your project. For bigger projects, we would suggest diesel-operated machinery for optimal performance.
It is important, not just for the safety of your workers, but for the efficiency of your equipment supplies that you do some research and read reviews on company websites that sell equipment supplies. This will give you a better idea of what you are getting into before you make a purchase.
Something that not many companies take into consideration when purchasing equipment is that some power tools require training before they can be operated. Even the most qualified member of your team may need to undergo a training course before operating these high-level equipment supplies. It would be a good idea, especially for safety and efficiency for the project, to have your men and women do training before operating new equipment.
Now that you have the basic guidelines about what to look out for when purchasing your access equipment supplies, you will be more confident knowing that what you purchase will do the job you want it to do.
If you need special assistance or advice on the best equipment for your specific projects, please contact us today.