5 Factors To Consider When Choosing A Crane Company in The New year

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New year, new project?

From construction and manufacturing to shipbuilding and material loading, cranes are used in various sectors to lift and move large, cumbersome loads safely and efficiently.

Crane hire can be a daunting concept, especially with so many options available. However, you want to be confident that you choose a company that has a good track record – not just a well-serviced fleet of machines.

That’s why, in today’s blog, we’re outlining the key factors you should consider when choosing a rental company in 2024 and beyond.


1.    Experience

If you need a crane hire in the new year, choosing a rental company that has been in the industry for many years is a wise decision to make.

Opt for a crane hire provider with less experience and your project could take longer to complete, or the appropriate safety measures may not be in place.

Here at BJW Cranes, we have over two decades of experience to call upon and are proud to say that we’ve worked on some of the most intricate and challenging projects in the UK (don’t take our word for it – check out our case studies!)


2.    Availability

With the promise of a fresh start, many businesses look to hire a crane in the new year – making it one of the busiest times of year for crane providers (including ourselves!).

To avoid disappointment, double-check that your chosen company is available on the days you’d like your project to be completed. If you need to hire lifting equipment for several days (or longer), ask them to check their schedule and confirm that they have availability for that entire period.

We pride ourselves on delivering a flexible service to meet the demands of all our clients.


3.    Safety

Crane safety is of paramount importance for both your staff and anyone else on-site, and something we hold in the highest regard at BJW.

Ideally, crane companies should have the appropriate insurance cover in place for their employees should an accident happen when the crane is in operation. If they don’t, they may not be able to compensate you for damages – leaving your business out of pocket!

It’s also a sensible idea to find out how often their fleet of cranes is serviced and inspected, so you can trust that the equipment you hire is in working order and safe to use.


4.    Cost

Crane hire prices are often at the top of everyone’s checklist – especially at the start of a new year.

However, we don’t recommend basing your decision solely on the cost. Cheaper is not necessarily better!

For instance, a company that lacks industry knowledge and experience may charge less – but a reputable provider could save you the hassle and expense of timely (and costly) delays and reduce the risk of damages and injuries. We work hard to make sure every project runs as smoothly as possible.


5.    Variety

Before you make your decision, it’s worth finding out what kind of cranes are available to hire.

Here at BJW Cranes, we have an extensive fleet of cranes at our disposal – capable of lifting a range of classes and suitable for various projects.

We can assure you that our equipment is of the highest quality and is well-serviced, maintained and routinely inspected to ensure the success of your project.


Ready to hire a crane?

If you’ve got plans to build or you need to lift and lower heavy materials in the new year, be sure to get in touch with the team at BJW Cranes.

We’re always on hand to help and will gladly assist you in completing your project safely, on time and within budget.

Either call us on 01724 289 501 or drop us an email at office@bjwcranes.co.uk, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.