Hiring a Telehandler in Yorkshire
When hiring a telehandler you need to be reassured that the company you are hiring from knows what they are doing and has safety high on their agenda and values efficiency and punctuality while understanding the intricacies and particular needs for the many disparate industries and businesses that require this type of equipment.
Eagle Platforms, based in Sheffield, understand all of this, not least because they are also a dedicated and hugely respected training provider in safe working at height and operating MEWPs of all shapes and sizes. Possessing quality Manitou models and having recently acquired a shimmering new fleet of brand new 14m Loadall Telehandlers made by JCB, all of which are four wheel drive and capable of working on rough terrain, their dedication to quality and excellence cannot be called into question.
- Ensuring that telehandler operators are properly trained is an absolute must. Suspended loads can be very dangerous and drivers must understand how best to minimize risk at all times and in all conditions. Sudden braking in a telehandler is a massive problem and one that would never happen should the operator be fully trained.
- Training is not just for operators. Having a site manager who is fully trained is a must as they can coordinate the operation. For example, planning the best route for the telehandler is one way you can reduce the risk of accident, injury or damage to valuable equipment on site.
- Check on the age of the machinery you are hiring. Older equipment can be defective or break down, leading to loss of earnings and frustrating waits for repairs, which leads on to the final tip…
- Check that you have proper insurance and breakdown cover on any hired equipment and make sure that the company you choose to rent from is known for their punctuality and efficiency in the event of an issue.