Hiring the Right Generator for Your Project - The Importance of the Site Survey

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It can be difficult to know where to start when deciding which generator is right for your project. Making sure you have the correct size and specification to suit your anticipated power output is important to develop a cost-effective solution. No one wants to spend unnecessary money on a larger specification generator than required, or alternatively, to not have enough power output when it is really needed.

This is where the Mather+Stuart experts come in! We can visit your project at feasibility stage, before a spade has even gone in the ground, to understand how we can deliver the best value for your project.  Our expert team will complete a detailed site survey to assess which equipment from our range is best suited to effectively and efficiently run your operation.

Read on for the answers to some of the common questions about the Mather+Stuart Site Survey process and discover why an early survey is a critical to ensure you get safe and reliable power for the duration of your project. 

Generator hire being inspected by Mather+Stuart engineer

What does the Site Survey Include?

Our electrical engineers can design bespoke power distribution solutions for almost any application. Our wide range of generators can be combined in different ways to give you the voltage and power you need, allowing us to provide the optimum set up for each individual customer.  The survey will establish the exact requirements to allow us to design a bespoke solution.

During the survey, the team will assess:

  • The size of generator required to meet the power output. This will include what combination and configuration will provide the best value for money including synchronised generator sets.
  • The connection details required to ensure that on the day of installation everything is available and runs smoothly.
  • The potential for a hybrid solution which could reduce fuel consumption and provide value for money.
  • Suitable distribution and protection.
  • Optimum cable routes to ensure safety.
  • Any critical timescales which need to be met to ensure the smooth running of customers operations.
  • Options for any back- up power which may be required to ensure any critical business systems are maintained as necessary.
  • Options for delivery and site access, and the optimum positioning of the generator to help with convenient refuelling.
  • Potential security issues.

A detailed installation risk assessment and method statement will then be developed which will control any site hazards and risks associated with the electrical works. Our team will also get an understanding of how you intend to manage fuel throughout your project to see if our fuel management services would be helpful.   

We can also help to identify if any additional equipment is required, which may be accessed from across the A-Plant Group of companies. Mather+Stuart customers have full access to the whole range of plant, tools and equipment on offer.

When should I request a Site Survey?

It is never too early to arrange a site visit! Visiting your site early on in the planning process will allow our team to suggest many ways to add value to the project, by suggesting alternative products and specifications to provide a better solution. 

It may be that you already have a site generator on hire from a different supplier, but you do not feel you are getting the best value possible or the power output is not sufficient. We can visit even if your project is already well underway to see if an alternative solution can be implemented and help solve existing power problems.

If time is of the essence and you need a fast turnaround, out team can visit promptly to address emergency power requirements!

Mather+Stuart Site Survey

Who will complete the Site Survey?

Mather+Stuart has a network of qualified and certified electricians who are 17th and 18th edition qualified and are National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) approved. This level of expertise is a real benefit to customers and provides the reassurance that the work has been planned in accordance with the highest of safety standards which meet all current regulations.

What happens once the Site Survey is complete?

Once the survey is complete, we will send our proposal to your team, along with detailed costing. After an order has been made, we will then arrange delivery times and the equipment will be delivered to your project within the agreed timescales.

Our team provide a complete service and will install the generators on the day of delivery to ensure you have access to power as soon as possible.  The power generation equipment, distribution board and cabling will be installed as per the risk assessment and method statement to ensure a setup which meets all your power needs. 

The system will be tested on completion, including earthing tests, and you will then be provided with an Electrical Installation Certificate to provide reassurance and confidence that the system is safe and reliable.

Choosing the right generator hire for your project

How do I request a Site Survey?

If you are currently planning your project and would like our team to visit your site you can call into one of our 10 Service Stations which are located throughout the UK, or contact our team by phone on 0345 266 1449. We will then organise a suitable time to visit you project.  

Why should I hire from Mather+Stuart?

Mather+Stuart Power Solutions specialises in the hire and installation of temporary power equipment. With a large amount of generators available to hire with synchronisation capabilities we can sync multiple sets together to provide temporary power for any application.

Our large fleet of generators are at the cutting edge of technology and provide safe and reliable power. We regularly invest in new equipment to ensure we offer our customers the most fuel-efficient equipment in the industry.

If you need technical support and guidance throughout your hire, our team is on hand to help and we will provide an emergency contact number for out of hours support. We can also remotely monitor and control your system to provide additional peace of mind throughout the hire period

Call or email our team today to discuss your power requirements and see how we can help!


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