Without the right information, it can be difficult to make this decision – but we’re here to break it down for you. When it comes to buying or renting evacuation equipment, you need to ask yourself one main question: how long do you need the equipment for?
Perhaps you only need your evacuation equipment for a short period of time. Maybe the lift in your building is undergoing maintenance, and you need a stair climber for the duration of the works. Or you might be organising a sport or business event and require evacuation equipment for a few days to keep all your attendees safe.
In these situations, you don’t normally need evacuation equipment on your premises. You also know roughly how long your equipment is required for. If this sounds like you, renting might be the right choice.
Benefits of Short-Term Evacuation Equipment Rental:
Drawbacks of Short-Term Evacuation Equipment Rental:
Generally, a good rule of thumb is:
If renting the equipment ends up more expensive in the long run, then it is better to purchase it outright.
When it comes to evacuation equipment, it can be very difficult – if not impossible – to predict when you might need it. To comply with fire safety regulations, you should keep the equipment on your premises at all times in case of an emergency.
In these cases, it is better to buy your equipment. This way, you avoid incurring costs on days, weeks, or months when you are not using it. If you require many pieces of evacuation equipment, it might be a large purchase to begin with. However, you need to weigh up the cost of the equipment compared to your needs over a long period of time.
Benefits of Long-Term Evacuation Equipment Purchasing:
Drawbacks of Long-Term Evacuation Equipment Purchasing:
Still not sure whether you should buy or rent your evacuation equipment? We’re here to help. Contact us today for an on-site assessment.