By El Camino Rental Posted August 12, 2015 In Construction Equipment, How to
When utilizing a heavy construction equipment rental
service, it is important to understand how to safely operate the machinery you are renting prior to using it.
Bobcat rentals and other lift equipment rentals are not toys; they are powerful tools used to perform specific tasks. These tools can cause a lot of damage if the user does not know what they are doing. Therefore, the equipment should only be operated by someone who is trained and capable of using it safely and efficiently. So to save yourself and your company a lot of hassle, a lot of money and potential harm, you must be familiar with the rental equipment.
To properly prepare yourself, first read the manual for the equipment. Be aware of what specific use the equipment was built for and don’t deviate from it. Do not try to use the rental equipment for any purposes other than the designed use. When reading the manual, pay close attention to details regarding what buttons and levers are used to perform which actions. You do not want to be using the rental equipment and push the wrong button, as this can result in serious damage.
Finally, ask questions. Speak with the experts at the rental company to ensure that the equipment is what you are looking for. They may also offer to go over how to operate the equipment with you.
Don’t use any rental equipment before you feel absolutely confident and comfortable with your ability to operate these powerful tools.