Why you Should Consider Long Term Platform Hire
Long-term platform hire differs from buying a MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platform) outright as you lease a machine for a specified period of time. You simply choose which access platform you want to lease, agree to a term of contract and then pay the weekly rate for the length of your contract. It couldn’t be easier! When you reach the end of your contract you can choose to begin a new contract, purchase the machine, replace it with a different lift or simply return the working platform. The choice is yours.
At Hire Safe Solutions, we recommend long term platform hire to our clients as it is the most cost-effective and convenient solution for working at height.
Here are our top eight reasons why you should consider long term platform hire:
1. Machine availability
One of the major benefits of long term platform hire is that the machine of your choice is available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! The unit will be on site whenever you need it and will be a valuable part of your fleet.
2. No large up-front cost
Purchasing access equipment outright can be expensive. With long term contracts, equipment can be available to you quickly and easily, without a hefty upfront cost.
3. Set cost throughout contract
When you take out a contract hire with us, we agree on a set weekly rate for the length of your contact. This means you have assurance, peace of mind, and don’t have to worry about a large bill hitting your desk!
4. Saves time
All equipment used for working at height must be safe, secure and meet the industry regulations and standards. When you buy a machine, you will need to spend time servicing and carrying out maintenance procedures. However, when hiring equipment, ensuring compliance with regulations is the hiring companies responsibility. All of the maintenance, servicing and certification costs are included in our weekly rate.
5. Save money on haulage costs
Transporting machinery to and from the site can be expensive, time-consuming and just outright annoying! With long term hire, you don’t have to worry about haulage costs or the hassle of moving equipment around.
6. State of the art platforms
Hiring allows you to access premium powered access machinery without the cost of purchasing. Long term hire is especially great as you can have the state of the art equipment for as long as you need to, and at a great price to!
You will receive updated machinery, if viable, throughout your contract. We only lease equipment that adheres to our strict health and safety standards, so we will be happy to assess your hired equipment and trade if necessary!
On delivery of your machine, we can arrange to have the machine operators trained by one of our approved IPAF trainers. Our experienced staff are always happy to provide advice and guidance on the proper use of access platforms and even assist with project planning. We are here to support you!
If you’re interested in contract hire with Hire Safe Solutions, we want to hear from you. Please contact us by calling 0800 865 4455 or click here to fill out our online contact form.
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