Making sure you’re covered to make Christmas deadlines with construction projects
Forget February, December always feels like the shortest month of the year no matter what industry you work in. In construction, where there are always many different moving parts, tight deadlines and even tighter budgets to adhere to, it can feel like a lot to make sure everything comes together nicely in the run up to Christmas, especially if there is a project deadline that comes in before Christmas. This is where it is vital that a project manager on a construction site has a strong relationship with a plant hire consultant or plant leasing companies that enable them to keep ahead of any potential problems and allows for all eventualities to be worked out.
Having confidence in plant lease companies takes a great weight off the shoulders of a project manager of a construction site, especially one who is caught in the eye of the storm of a pre-Christmas project where there is a deadline looming. We all want to make sure that Christmas is a pleasant and calm time for us. The last thing that any person working on a construction project wants is for it to run over deadlines, for budgets to become stretched and to know that there is a chance work will have to be completed over Christmas or after the Christmas and New Year break.
Working with plant leasing companies allows a good project manager to meet tight deadlines by ensuring all equipment and machinery is on site at the exact time it is meant to be. Having the ability to plan ahead effectively will ensure that most of a project runs smoothly, setting delivery schedules with plant hire companies, but there is another angle to managing a construction site that helps to meet tight Christmas deadlines.
What if there is an accident or a breakdown of a piece of machinery on site in the weeks or days running up to Christmas and the end of a project?
The better plant hire companies will understand the need for a fast repair and/or replacement service with any contract. If there is a breakdown on site it immediately disrupts everything. The last thing a site needs is for a day to elapse before the machinery is either fixed or replaced. A good plant lease contract will ensure that a replacement is delivered as soon as possible, minimising these disruptions and giving a much better chance for a Christmas project deadline to be met.
There are many different things that are required on a construction site, and when a project is coming up to a Christmas deadline, the person managing it has to make sure that everything is ready to go and that any plant hire requirements are met. Whether you are in the need for a roller, a dumper truck, or mini excavator hire, having a robust and long-standing relationship with national plant hire companies will stand you in good stead and give you the best chance possible to meet deadlines before Christmas and to have the correct equipment and machinery that your contractors need to make those deadlines happen.