By El Camino Rental Posted August 12, 2015 In Construction Equiment
Who Can Rent Heavy Construction Equipment?
Operating heavy equipment on a job site is both a dangerous and labor-intensive job. A heavy equipment operator is expected to know how to properly handle over-sized machinery in industries like landscaping, construction, and agriculture. But since not everyone has an excavator or a bull dozer at their disposal, companies offer heavy construction equipment rentals to candidates who possess the ability to handle this equipment, as well as prove that they meet specific qualifications.
In order to obtain a heavy equipment rental
, one of the first qualifications that most companies will look at, is if you have a technical education. Heavy construction equipment is incredibly expensive. Companies need to be able to trust that you understand the inter-workings of various pieces of heavy equipment. A technical education proves to them that you have the specific skills that are required not only to operate the equipment, but to perform preventive maintenance as well. To haul this equipment around to different job sites you will also need a valid commercial driver’s license as well.
The other main qualification that companies will look at when loaning out their equipment is your experience. Although your skills may vary from machine to machine, companies want someone who has a long history of working with different forms of heavy equipment. Technologically advanced equipment that operates on improved hydraulics or electronics may require proof of a background in electronics. Companies value proper knowledge and experience––the more you have, the better your chances are at meeting their qualifications.