Lockdown over the past few months has been like nothing any of us have experienced before. Wondering about how to go about your daily life safely, without catching coronavirus and seeing our favourite restaurants and coffee shops and parks closed to public use, it has taken a lot of getting used to. With so many people working from home and many projects grinding to a halt, the plant hire sector has continued to provide a stellar service to those construction and infrastructure projects that have continued to go ahead (with safety and distance procedures in place of course). For many other people, lockdown has been the perfect time to get planning for the future and to build good relationships with plant hire companies.
Lockdown is the perfect time to get all of the planning completed as accurately as possible for your upcoming projects. Without the pressure of already working on current projects and looking to the next, you can line up a few projects at a time potentially, ensuring that everything is in place for whenever lockdown is completely over.
Build a Delivery Schedule
Once you know what machinery and equipment you’ll need on site once the lockdown has been completely eased and your contractors can go back to work, you can begin to build the delivery schedule that suits the project. Quite often, this phase of planning can be fraught with danger as there is already a squeeze on time. In this unprecedented time, you have the chance to get ahead and create calm waters with a clear delivery schedule.
Keep Good Relationships Moving Forward
A good relationship with a plant hire specialist will always be an advantage to you and your company. Think about it, there are always things that can go wrong on construction sites and having access to plant hire equipment and machinery that can be delivered to you the next day (no matter where you are located) or repaired or replaced, ensures that deadlines can be met. A good plant hire service will ensure you have access to this. Keep in touch with your suppliers now, to make sure they know that you care, and you can build a good, long-lasting relationship with them that is advantageous to both of you in the future.
If you are in the middle of planning for a project that has been put back due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown in the UK, you’ll know how important it is for you to hit the ground running when it comes to the restart of the economy. Having a good relationship with a plant hire company will stand you in good stead for a long period of time. Now is the perfect time to be talking to your suppliers and making sure that your plans are correct. That way, there will be no rush to get back on track and to get plant hire in place at your location to start work again. The plans and delivery schedule can be completed as accurately as possible now, leaving no surprises or extra charges later in the year.