Have you won the bid for a multi-storey project? Are you commissioned to oversee the construction of a commercial building? Have you bought cranes but need additional crane hire services and assistance?
Worry no more as there are conscientious and thoughtful crane companies that extend their services even after the sale has been done.
You’re in Good Hands
Whether you have purchased your cranes already, intend to avail of additional crane hire services, or are still in a quandary on which one to get, your job as a project manager, contractor, building manager and the like will require you to make sure that everything is in order.
For the success of the work entrusted to you, you will need the cooperation of everyone on the team. You will also need to talk to suppliers and external partners to ensure that every step is covered.
In the case of heavy and specialized equipment like self-erecting, remote-controlled, and other sophisticated crane equipment, you would like to ensure that the investment you or your client is making is maximised. It is fortunate, then, that crane companies that offer supplementary crane hire services are available to assist you.
With the years of experience and expertise of a reputable crane company, you can trust that you are in good hands. Their insight into the installation, operation, and maintenance of the cranes you purchased or intend to purchase will greatly help you in managing the costs involved.
For example, the proper use of a crane will ensure that you can cut down on repair costs as well as ensure the safety of both operator and equipment. This will be good news for you, onsite personnel and your client.
When at a crossroads regarding crane-related situations, here are five crane hire services that will help your project be a success:
1. Site Planning Services
From the outset, you don’t need to worry as responsible crane companies can already assist you with site planning.
With their industry acumen, crane companies can help you choose the right crane for the project location. Selecting the most suitable crane for your project will ensure that you will keep material handling costs to a manageable degree.
Step-by-step, crane companies will assist you in coming up with the best material handling solution that will maximise productivity. Their knowledge about existing laws, codes and regulations will also be a boon for you. You won’t need to worry about doing in-depth research for compliance and, instead, focus your attention on more critical and urgent concerns.
2. Assistance in Minimising the Crane Base Cost
According to the General Guide for Cranes published by Safe Work Australia, tests, inspections, and adjustments must be carried out before a crane is used. This includes, but is not limited to, checking ground load bearing capacity, crane stability, and proper crane installation, among others.
In a project using a fixed crane, the crane base must first be checked, engineered, and certified by an authorised and qualified structural engineer. To save you time and resources, crane companies offer complementary engineering services. The expertise of these crane specialists is crucial in determining the structural integrity of crane bases, all at a competitive price.
By identifying the right product, you can keep costs under control and the safety of everyone concerned in check.
3. Installation Services
Now that you have your cranes, you would prefer to have an expert install them. For the safety of your manpower as well as to avoid the risk of additional costs due to improper set up, it is best to hire specially trained personnel to transport, install, and/or dismantle the cranes used for your projects.
You won’t even have to worry about how the cranes will get to your site. Full service crane companies have their own transport fleet and mobile cranes along with knowledgeable personnel. This ensures that the safe installation, commissioning, and dismantling of your cranes are always in order.
4. Operator Training Services
Special equipment requires special skills. Not all drivers can be crane operators and not all crane operators can operate specialised equipment.
Whether the hire or an external crane crew operates a crane, crane companies also offer complementary training for crane operators. This is to ensure the safe use and operation of the crane units.
Remote-controlled self-erecting cranes and city cranes, for example, require additional training and instruction. Furthermore, crane companies that care for their clients also offer advice on how to obtain the required crane operation licence.
5. Maintenance Services
Cranes go through the usual wear and tear. Regardless of how long the cranes are used, it is always wise to conduct regular checks and maintenance to ensure they are running in top condition.
Trained staff is on hand to conduct these maintenance runs to help you avoid downtime and keep running costs down. A pre-agreed service window is also discussed before carrying out a service to minimise work schedule disruption.
Crane companies also ensure the availability of critical spare parts so you won’t have to worry about waiting time.
Actively at Your Service
With crane companies there to take your best interests at heart, you can be assured that you will be well taken care of. Not only will they supply you with quality cranes, but they will also provide auxiliary services that will ensure your cranes – and your project – will always be running on schedule.
If you choose a crane supplier who thinks about your welfare, then you can breathe easy since you know you will be getting the best value for your (or your client’s) money.
When they take an active part in the project by ensuring their cranes are giving you the helping hand you need, then you know you have found the perfect project partner.
Hermann Buchberger is the Founder and CEO of Active Crane Hire (ACH). He’s taken the company from start-up to Industry Leader offering the largest fleet of construction cranes in Australia. ACH launched a new type of crane previously unheard of in the Australian market: electric tower cranes. The company’s infrastructure and associated services now comprise a fleet of trucks and trailers, a crane-rigging team, mobile crane technicians, a fleet of service vehicles, and an extensive range of crane spare parts.