Hiring tools, plant equipment, and heavy-duty machinery are great to help you keep your project moving and working to agreed timescales. However, your teams must be fully trained and able to handle and operate these pieces of equipment before they are passed across.
Health and Safety regulations for site workers are extremely stringent. They have to be. They’re ultimately in place to make sure that you, your employees, and the general public are safe while work is being carried out.
This makes investing in a tool to hire training essential. At Addplant, we provide tool hire throughout Leeds to contractors and project managers, when we know, and we’re confident that those using such pieces of equipment are qualified and trained to do so.
In this post, we’ve provided our top tips to tool hire training and staying up to date with new technology and the latest machinery.
Introduce a staff training programme
Most construction companies will already have some form of training programme available for everyone on-site following health and safety guidelines, site access, HR issues, training, and more.
As part of the training, we’d recommend re-visiting some of the pieces of plant hire equipment being used on your site.
Offering things like refresher courses as well as full training programmes, not only puts your mind at rest that your employees can operate such equipment safely and they can get the job done; but for employees, it also offers the opportunity to build on knowledge and experience in different areas.
Update product knowledge
Knowing your stuff is vital when operating heavy-duty machines. Things like dumpers, rollers, excavators, etc. all need professionals behind the wheel.
Makes and models of tool hire equipment also change as technology, and new developments come onto the market.
Staying abreast of these changes and working with your local tool hire company will help you to understand better what new equipment is available and what can help your project.
At Addplant, we do the hard work for you, as our team continuously stays on top of new developments and check out all of the latest machines and tools new to the market. Learning and understanding everything there is to know, so we can provide the best information and advice to our customers, to help you get on with your projects, big or small, as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Choose the right tool to hire.
There are hundreds of different types of tool hire products available to choose from.
Not all will be necessary for every single project you work on (hence renting can be the most cost-effective option) but knowing what is out there and also knowing which pieces of equipment will provide you with the best level of service to get the job done, is important!
Working with a professional plant hire company like Addplant in Leeds allows you to ask as many questions and find out as much information as possible so that you can make the most informed decision.
It’s a big challenge keeping up to speed with all of the changes, developments and every type of tool on the market, so make sure to ask – trust us there is no silly question, or indeed a question we won’t be able to help you with!
The team at Addplant are all trained and experienced in a wide range of plant equipment. We invest in our team here at Addplant and provide regular training, so we remain at the forefront of all developments, and we can be proactive in the machinery we can offer our customers.
We aim to continue to provide high levels of best practice when it comes to tool hire, and we match this with our exceptional customer service.
If you’re looking for tool hire in Leeds, or have a question about plant equipment and machinery, call the experts at Addplant today, we’d be happy to help!
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