Guide for return of rented scaffold material: what you should avoid doing

What you should avoid doing when returning rented scaffolding material

Scaffold rental is a worthwhile alternative to buying new material. Especially in the case of high order quantities or the need for special parts, you can increase your stock at short notice with scaffold rental and thus save storage costs. At the end of your project, you simply return the extra material. In our last post, we summarised how the rented scaffolding material should ideally look like when you return it at the end of the rental period. However, it happens from time to time that this doesn't always work out so ideally. We have summarised a few possible sources of error when returning rental equipment.

 

1. Dirty scaffolding material

When you return your rented scaffolding material, it’s best to make sure that it’s clean. This is important, because

  • moisture could be trapped under the dirt and lead to damages
  • the next customer’s project might require clean material
  • damages could be hidden under the dirt

Of course, you can also have the material cleaned in our yards for a cleaning fee.

 

Paint residues, dirt and grease should be removed before you return your rented scaffolding material.
The scaffolding material is best placed on pallets for transport. Using scaffolding material as a transport solution as in this example carries, among others, the risk of damaging the material and makes safe unloading difficult.

2. Improper stacking of scaffolding material

When you return your rented scaffolding material to one of our scaffold rental yards, our warehouse staff will unload it from the truck with forklifts. To ensure that unloading can be done quickly and efficiently, it’s important to stack your rented scaffolding material in bundles correctly beforehand.  Here are some examples of practices you should avoid in order to speed up the unloading process:

 

Rented scaffolding material should be returned in bundles, so the forklifts can quickly unload the truck.
The scaffolding material is best placed on pallets for transport. Using scaffolding material as a transport solution as in this example carries, among others, the risk of damaging the material and makes safe unloading difficult.

3. Scaffolding material that has not been dismantled

Scaffolding material that is transported without being dismantled beforehand can be damaged or even damage other parts. Also, it makes sorting the material more difficult.

 

Scaffolding material that has not been dismantled carries the risk of getting broken or damaging other scaffolding parts.

4. Damaged scaffolding material

No matter what: your scaffolding takes a beating on the construction site. Damages can happen. If you spot a damaged part, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can then remove the scaffolding part in question from the rental order, discuss the damage calculation with you and replace the part. After all, reporting the damage in good time saves costs, as the broken scaffolding part no longer has to be transported back unnecessarily.

 

It is best to sort out scaffolding material that has been bent, broken or damaged in another way before returning it.

 

Of course, your scaffolding material doesn’t need to shine brighter than the sun when you return it. But so that the rental process including the return of material runs smoothly, it’s best to make sure to avoid the worst case examples shown in our list.

Are you interested in renting scaffolding material at Scafom-rux? Our team will be happy to inform you about our scaffold rental options.

 

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