Understand what your rental agreement includes

When dealing with your chosen supplier, ensure that you know how much involvement you need from them and get them to quote accordingly. Choose a supplier that offers flexibility – packages vary from supply-only, short-term rental right through to larger multi-megawatt, high voltage projects which are fully managed by a team of engineers. They can also include site surveys, risk assessments and method statements as well as full project management. Equally, understand what peripherals are included, from step-up/step-down transformers and cabling, extension reels, junction boxes, through to control and data collection equipment and load bank fans.

 Check lead-times meet your requirements

When time is critical, ensure your suppliers can meet your needs. The COVID pandemic has seen an increase in companies wanting rental equipment to be supplied with a very fast turnaround. Using a supplier with its own fleet of loadbanks and dedicated delivery vehicles can help to reduce reliance on outside suppliers and ensure adherence to strict lead times.


With the COVID pandemic set to impact the way we live and do business for the foreseeable future, it pays to check that your supplier meets the standards set by your business. At Crestchic, we’re doing all we can to protect our staff and our customers and minimise risks. If more than one technician is needed for a job, they will travel separately to ensure social distancing. All staff are also provided with PPE including goggles, masks and sanitiser and we’ll undertake risk assessments to ensure your site is safe.