To hire a ladder or to buy one? That’s perhaps one of the most common questions when it comes to making a big purchase. With many products the answer might be “it depends”, but when it comes to access equipment, such as ladders and steps, it’s always best to buy.
The problems with equipment hire
While equipment hire often comes at a lower cost, you only need to hire the product a handful of times before costs really mount up. What’s more, there can be a number of other demands and responsibilities with equipment hire, including the following:
- Security of equipment
If a hired product is lost, stolen, or damaged, you’ll face hefty fees. While you’ll do all you can to look after and safely store your hired item, if something does go wrong it’s likely that costs and fines will be higher than if you’d bought the item yourself.
- Time consuming process
Every time you hire an item you’ve got to deal with all the admin that goes with it. What’s more, you may need to spend valuable time going to pick up and return the item too. For busy businesses this can be a real hassle. Instead, it’s much easier to have the equipment you need, available 24/7, on-site.
- Time-bound use
When hiring, it pays to keep the costs as low as possible. However, the downside of this means you’re often restricted to tight time periods and jobs may be rushed. Hiring for long periods of time, or hiring an item again and again, will always amount to more than a one-off purchase.
Bang for your buck
As we’ve pointed out already, hire costs can amount to more than you think. Just take a look at these stats:
Hire price – From £25.00 a day
Browns Ladders price – From £96.89.
Hire price – From £22.00 a day.
Browns Ladders price – From £87.83
Hire price – From £9.00 a day.
Browns Ladders price – From £40.26
As you can see, after just a few days of equipment hire you’ll have spent as much, if not more than a one-off purchase. We also offer equipment including scaffold towers, work platforms, and much more in our online store too.
Why buying is best
Purchasing your own equipment has so many benefits over hire. From long-term savings to confidence in using the product, the perks are endless.
Some of the most popular reasons for buying include:
- Availability for frequent use
- Confidence in using the product
- No time restrictions on usage
- More affordable in the long run
- Potential return on investment if you decide to hire your products out
If you have any questions about access solutions in our product range, don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can contact the team on 01282 615517.