How To Choose The Right Access Equipment?

When working at height, it is critical to choose the right access equipment to suit your requirements. Below are the tips on how to choose the right access equipment.


Working with the right equipment will not only increase productivity and reduce costs, it will also protect the safety of your team and everyone at the work site.  


What is Access Equipment?

Access equipment is a range of equipment that is designed and utilised to help workers reach heights safely. Predominantly seen at construction sites. There are different types of access equipment to reach challenging workspaces including powered machines such as boom lifts, scissors lifts and cherry pickers or non-electrical equipment like scaffolding and ladders. 


Understand Your Requirements

Different types of access equipment can reach different heights, and each model is also only equipped to carry a specified weight/load. To ensure the equipment will perform at its best and maintain the highest level of safety, workers must operate based on the technical specification.

Below are some of the questions to ask before choosing your access equipment:

  • What are the ground conditions at the work site?
  • What is the working height needed for the job?
  • What is the maximum lift capacity required?
  • Does the application require workers to lift vertically or to reach at an angle?
  • What is the duration of hire?
  • Are there any overhead obstructions and space restrictions at the site?


Inspect the Condition of the Equipment

It is important to perform a thorough inspection of the equipment that you will be hiring, prior to finalising the rental agreements. Ensure the equipment is well-maintained and take note of any existing damages.

At Tutt Bryant Hire, we hire more than just quality equipment. All of our equipment are thoroughly cleaned, checked and serviced before going to the next work site. We offer a comprehensive range of access equipment from the latest makes and models, and with options powered by diesel, electric or hybrid. If you are unsure of access equipment required for your work site, contact our Tutt Bryant Hire team today! Our Hire specialists will guide you through the process and provide competitive rental package options to suit your needs.


For more information about our range of Access Equipment available for hire. Contact our Equipment Hire specialists at Tutt Bryant

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