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Deciding Whether to Buy or Hire Fork Lifts?

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

In recent years, we have seen an increase in long term forklift hire. Whereas, traditionally, forklift hire was typically for a few days or weeks, it is now possible to hire them long term. This makes forklift hire a worthwhile alternative to buying, and each option has its own benefits.

One clear advantage that renting offers is the easy payment system, there is no upfront lump sum, but just regular payments depending on your hire basis, daily, weekly or monthly. There are also no additional costs for maintenance, which makes business budgeting much simpler.

For growing businesses, hiring forklifts offer a lot of flexibility. When business needs change, the option to switch to an alternative model can be very useful. Of course, in this economic climate the same applies to those companies that may need to make financial cut backs or find themselves with excess machines. The flexibility hiring offers provides a good level of business and financial security as well as peace of mind.

However, buying forklifts has one major key benefit – cost. In most cases, it is cheaper to buy rather than rent long term and many companies now offer used forklifts at a slightly cheaper rate. However, the potential costs of damages and maintenance should also be considered. If a business uses their forklifts for most hours of the day, additional costs can work out very expensive when considering the time that the forklifts and workers will be out of action.

Here at M J C Services we understand that deciding whether to buy or hire can be a daunting decision and the circumstances of the company need to be factored. Many small businesses and those that will keep them in operation throughout the day may opt for hire, whereas companies that need light use, buying may be a more financially viable solution.

We realise that buying a fork lift is not always an option and with many options available from daily hire to long term hire to buying new or used, we’re sure we can find the solution for you. For more information about forklift hire in Reading contact us on: 01235 767 717 or contact us here.

How to Improve Safety in the Workplace

Friday, November 30th, 2012

As an employer it’s your responsibility to provide a comfortable and safe working environment free of any dangers for all of your employees. Different workplaces, of course, require different health and safety measures; if you are charged with health and safety in a factory, a warehouse or a construction site for example, you will have very different health and safety procedures in place to an office environment.

Here at MJC we specialise in forklift hire in Reading and as a result, we understand the vital importance of health and safety in working environments such as a warehouse. We’ve put together some helpful tips to improve your workplace safety:

Training First

It’s essential that all employees receive full training in every aspect of their job role. This training should cover everything from the correct posture for lifting heavy items to operating heavy machinery in the workplace. Without full and proper training, your employees will be at risk.

Regular Reminders

You should put up posters around the workplace reminding your employees of the relevant health and safety regulations that must be adhered to at all times.  For example, if a certain area of your workplace requires protective clothing to be worn, this should be made clear and apparent at all times for all employees to see.

Know the Regulations

For you to provide a safe working environment for your employees it is important that you are aware of all of the necessary regulations that your workplace should be abiding by. The regulations are usually simple and easy to adhere to so be sure to take the necessary steps to know the relevant regulations inside out.

At MJC we provide high quality forklifts for hire on a long and short term basis for your convenience; however, as with any machinery it’s vital that the person operating it is fully trained in accordance with health and safety regulations.

If you’re looking to hire a forklift to benefit your business, why not visit our site for more information or contact us directly if you have any questions?