Carrying out roof maintenance can be time consuming and nerve racking. However, sometimes the option of having this carried out professionally can be far from cost-effective, especially if you only have to do a small amount of work. This means many people are opting for a do-it-yourself approach.
This could mean erecting scaffolding to allow you to get easy access to the roof. But this takes a significant amount of time and budget, and might still not make much of the roof as accessible as you would like it to be. Thankfully, there is the option of hiring a cherry picker – these versatile machines can provide you with easy access to anywhere on your roof, making jobs much easier and quicker.
Here we take a look at how you can hire a cherry picker and what you need to know.
Can you operate it yourself?
The first thing to say is that just in terms of driving a cherry picker, this is often possible for people with a standard driving licence. This is the case if the cherry picker under 3.5 tonnes. However, it is also important to note that you shouldn’t attempt to operate the cherry picker yourself if you do not have the relevant experience.
Thankfully it is possible to choose operated hire as an option which you are hiring a cherry picker. This means that you will be provided with an experienced operator for the duration of the hire.
Safety and precautions
As with any kind of heavy machinery it is important to take the right precautions and put safety measures in place before you carry out any work. It is a great idea to conduct a safety assessment on the work that you are going to carry out, so that any potential risks can be mitigated.
The important issues to insider include whether or not the surface that you are going to be operating on is even and steady. Additionally, you should consider whether anyone is in the vicinity and could potentially be injured.
Choosing the right cherry picker
When it comes to hiring a cherry picker for your roof repairs, there is a truly vast range of options available. It all comes down to exactly what you need in order to carry out the work safely and securely.
It is probably best to speak with professionals about the cherry picker that is going to be right for your needs. They will have experience regularly working with cherry pickers, and will be able to recommend the ideal model for you.
If you are interested in hiring a cherry picker, it is worth speaking to the experienced team at MC Property Maintenance. The company offers cherry picker hire to businesses and individuals across the South East of England, and would be happy to help you get the right cherry picker for your roof maintenance.