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Why You Should Hire A Crane Rigger When Renting A Crane

by Ian Howard

If you're renting a crane soon, you might have already worked out the details about the rental. If you haven't yet worked out the details to hire a rigger for the day that you'll be working on a project, this is something you should think about soon. It's best to hire a crane rigger when renting a crane for all of the following reasons.

The Crane Rental Company May Require It

First of all, crane rental companies often have strict rules that they require renters to follow. These rules are in place to protect their equipment, prevent accidents, and more. If you look into the terms of your crane rental agreement, there's a good chance that you'll find that you are required to have the crane operated by a licensed crane rigger at all times. If you aren't sure about this or anything else in your crane rental contract, it's important to ask.

It May Be Required By Law

Depending on where you're located and where you're renting and using the crane, there's a good chance that you are actually legally required to have it operated by a licensed crane rigger. The last thing that you probably want to face is a big fine or another major issue because of breaking a law or safety regulation.

The Crane Rental Company May Help

You might not mind hiring a licensed crane rigger to help when you're renting a crane, but you might not be sure of how to proceed. You may not have any licensed crane riggers working for your company, and you might not know about the steps you should take to hire one. Luckily, in many cases, crane rental companies will help their customers with things like this. After all, it is in their best interest to be sure that their equipment is only operated by someone who is qualified to do so. They may send someone from their company out to help, or they may give you a list of crane riggers who you can call.

Do the Job Safely

Of course, you never want anyone to get hurt due to your use of equipment for a job, including a crane. However, things can be more likely to happen if the person who is operating the equipment isn't really qualified to operate the equipment. Hiring a crane rigger is one extra step you can take to be sure the job is done in a safe manner.