Planning for large-scale construction projects or facilitating the operation of an expansive industrial site includes a range of moving parts and requires collaboration with numerous entities. Among these requirements is the consideration for temporary power. Establishing an effective back-up plan before commencing a project will ensure you can efficiently and effectively respond to any issues that may arise throughout the process. This proactive approach will minimise the disruption to daily operation, protect your employees and limit significant delays.

When considering a temporary power company for your industrial site, the organisation must be equipped to manage your specific needs. Every project is unique and requires a different level of service. Opting for the cheapest option may compromise the quality of your experience or lead to disappointment. Using a supplier that does not have the resources needed for your particular site can also mean you are left stranded in the face of an emergency or exposed to excessive delays. Therefore, it is essential to work with a provider that understands your requirements and can design a system that reflects your specific site.

Finding the ideal temporary power provider can be an overwhelming and complicated process, but there are several key features which your chosen company should exhibit. These desirable qualities include the following:

1. Expertise

A power outage can be detrimental to your project and can result from various factors. The power company that you choose to work with should have the expertise and experience to identify the cause of the problem and implement a relevant process to compensate for your specific circumstances. From understanding the local utility companies to securing the required permits and scheduling periodic inspections, the best companies are the ones with a proven track record in your region.

The simplest way to assess a company’s expertise is to request examples of their past projects, previous installations and prior designs. We also offer a comprehensive design and consultation service. As construction projects vary in size, geography and power demands, your chosen company must have a strong track record with projects that are comparable to your needs. You may consider reaching to some of these previous clients for a reference check on the business. Organisations with a diverse portfolio across a wide variety of projects are also a good option, as this demonstrates an ability to cater to all types of potential situations.

2. Reliability

Any fruitful business collaboration or partnership depends on reliability. While this principle applies to the provision of power, it is also fundamental to choose a company that exhibits reliability in their communication. Some power outages can cause damage to the site or put your employees at unnecessary risk. For example, a damaged temporary power pole would ensure your premise is no longer safe to operate. Any extended outages can also lead to significant disruptions, costly delays and missed deadlines.

To ensure that your business is not left stranded without power for long periods, it is essential to choose a company that will respond quickly during an emergency. With industrial emergency power equipment on standby, you can ensure protection during a power outage.  Having a power provider equipped to provide a real-time response could be the difference between preventing an unexpected outage or incurring excessive losses.

3. Safety Precautions

When finalising your temporary power company selection, be sure to choose an organisation that demonstrates robust health, safety and environmental practices. Handling electricity and managing power needs requires strict adherence to the relevant legislation and safety standards. These practices may include wearing protective gear, having an awareness of nearby hazards, understanding the various tools, or having current safety performance statistics.

Being able to identify the potential hazards and implement relevant preventative measures is essential to protecting the well-being of your staff and the safety of your site. This thorough and proactive approach will exponentially limit the likelihood of accidents or injury. Minimising these risks will reduce your liability and safeguard your staff.

4. Equipment

As every site and business requires a different temporary power procedure, the company you choose should reflect your specific needs. A skilled technician will generally visit your premise and analyse the potential issues, before identifying the equipment needed to cater to power outages on your site. This outline should include a project management system that is true to your current needs but is also scalable to allow your project to grow if necessary. If your chosen company does not stock the relevant tools, this can hinder their response time and increase the likelihood of excessive disruptions to your business. Your power vendor should also be familiar with the applicable local electrical codes and standards, to ensure they do not use equipment that is prohibited for use on your type of site.

Reactive Generators

Reactive Generators directs every effort towards supporting our customers. We work with each client individually to establish their needs, goals, and budget before providing tailored advice and services. Operating across Queensland, we offer skilled technicians in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Ipswich. We cater to industrial and commercial clients across the region, providing a comprehensive and end-to-end service. From purchase and installation to maintenance and repairs, you can trust Reactive Generators to get the job done.