If you need an elevated work platform (EWP) but can't justify keeping extra machinery sitting around all year, cherry picker and boom lift hire is probably on your to-do list. Here is our selection of tasks that could benefit from a bit of height advantage.
A signwriting business is the exception on this list, in that you will probably need boom lift hire quite often. The reason to rent instead of buy? Simple - aside from claiming the expense as a deduction, you can have your cherry picker or boom lift delivered to site - wherever your are in Australia.
Kennards Hire has locations everywhere you need to work, so you'll never be far from the equipment you need. There is also the benefit of not having a machine sitting unused in quiet times, and you can also be assured that all Kennards Hire equipment has a thorough service history. If you haven't seen our ads on how easy it is to check up on equipment history, view the video below.
2. Keeping up appearances
Trimming tall hedges around the factory or office is a great way to get your workplace looking a little less straggly, and a cherry picker is an ideal way to do it. You can keep your hedge trimmer in the bucket while moving around, and be confident in your harness for safety.
3. Installing height-safety warnings
Speaking of safety, being cautious at heights is a must for using an EWP. Safe Work Australia provides a checklist for EWP usage, including proper training, an anchored harness and working on an appropriate flat surface.
We also think putting up maximum height signs for use of EWPs is great around the warehouse or factory, to keep people from hitting overhead obstructions. And what better tool for this than a scissor lift or cherry picker?
4. Maintenance of overhead wiring
For professional linesmen and electricians, maintenance of overhead wires is a big part of the job. A faulty line doesn't happen conveniently close to your company headquarters, so chances are you'll be on the road for these kinds of jobs. Stop into your local Kennards Hire for a comprehensive range of EWP solutions.
A cherry picker is a great choice for these kinds of jobs, as it enables you to precisely control your movements as well as store tools and materials for the job in the bucket. This reduces the need to return to the ground, which can waste time for all involved.