Equipment Rental: Maintenance Matters
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Maintenance and engineering managers looking to rent equipment for use in and around their facilities must get answers to a number of essential questions, including the maintenance requirements related to the specific piece of equipment. Key questions include these:
• To what extent is the renter responsible for performing routine maintenance on the equipment while it is on site?
• If a problem arises with the equipment that is not the fault of the renter, how long will it take for the rental company to provide a replacement unit?
• Does the renter need to buy insurance to cover damage to the rental equipment?
• Does the rental fee include equipment setup and teardown?
• Does the rental company carry liability insurance that covers accidents involving the use of the equipment?
— James Piper, P.E.