When carrying out construction work, providing the site with a reliable power supply can be a challenging problem. While heavy machinery and trucks run on fossil fuels, lights and power tools need a constant supply of electricity. Failure to provide adequate power can lead to costly delays to projects. There are two main approaches to this problem. First, we can connect to a nearby power source, but this is not always feasible. Alternatively, we can bring in electric generators. Generator hire can be a high-quality and cost-effective solution to deliver the necessary power to your site.
On-site Buildings and Equipment Power Considerations
Generators can provide power for temporary buildings on-site. Admin offices will most certainly need power for computers and charging stations. Other buildings will need lights and sockets for powering electrical appliances at a very minimum. Depending on weather conditions, these buildings may also need to be heated. Larger sites in remote areas may house construction workers, so we need to supply power to make their buildings liveable. Inside, we need to have adequate lighting in dark areas and possibly provide fans and ventilation equipment. Outside areas will also need adequate lighting for security at night. Larger construction machines may need an electrical power source to start them. And most importantly, we need to supply power for tools and machinery so we can get our work done.
Locations That Need a Constant Power Source
If your construction project is in the city, you are usually not very far from a power source. However, when working in remote areas, this is a different situation. Every city or small rural area has to begin somewhere, and even building a road requires power. Certain jobs often need to finish construction in a specified timeframe. Remote building projects such as a gas station may start many miles from a power source. But the site needs a constant power supply to ensure the project keeps moving forward. This is where generator hire is an ideal choice to keep work within its time and cost budgets.
Conditions That Need a Constant Power Source
Ideally, we would love to start and finish construction projects during the summer months. It would be nice to have a 9 to 5 shift where all work takes place in daytime hours. But this is rarely the case, and highly impractical. Construction projects often take place in areas that endure extreme weather conditions. Portable trailers and temporary tents are often required to keep workers safe and to ensure that machinery starts. We need to ensure that workers have a safe area to escape the cold to avoid hypothermia and cold-related injuries, particularly when we need workers to work the night shift. Conditions at night in cold areas are much more dangerous, and having a reliable power supply becomes a necessity.
Avoiding Accidents and Delays
When a contractor makes a bid for a construction project, two factors may determine whether he gets the contract. These factors are cost and time. The company needs to promise to complete the contract in a certain timeframe. They also need to give an estimation of cost. Many things can affect these two issues, and the contractor is liable for any delays. Therefore, once construction starts, it is in the contractor's best interest to keep the project on schedule. Without adequate power, it is virtually impossible to keep a project running smoothly. Without adequate lighting, accidents can and will happen. All of these things can delay a project and cause unforeseen expenses. The solution to these problems is to hire a generator.
Which Generator Is Best
Once you realize that generator hire is the right solution for you, the next step is to seek advice. Reliable companies such as PSM PSM can offer advice on which generator is best for your needs. Diesel in the UK is usually more expensive than petrol since diesel often needs to be imported. But diesel generators are more fuel-efficient than petrol generators. Therefore, a diesel generator may be less expensive over time for your needs. So the question of which generator to choose requires some professional advice.
Where to Hire a Generator?
PSM have a wide range of petrol generators and diesel generatorsdiesel generators to suit all your needs. They can help you figure out what you need to ensure your site has a reliable power supply. Every job is different, whether you are limited by cost or time. By choosing the best option for your power supply, you will save time and money in the long run. If you are looking for an excellent hire company that can provide you with reliable generators, get in touch with us today!