Posted by Zoe Geoffrion , on Dec, 2016
Venues and event staff will often rent their crowd control materials rather than purchasing them outright due to factors such as costs and usage. Barricade rentals are rather common, as many of their users have a specific, but temporary need for them. The variety of companies that offer barricade rentals can make it problematic to choose, but there are several things that consumers should look for before signing a rental agreement.
Some rental companies will have their product available for viewing, but that is not always the case. Customers should take measures to ensure that their barricade rentals meet the quality standards that the rental company advertises. This may mean inspecting the barricades themselves upon delivery for any damage that may compromise their usage or that customers may be held liable for.
Checking any reviews from a rental company’s previous customers can help determine if the company is worth working with. If anything, reviews will tell customers about the quality of the service provided by the company and give them an idea of what to expect should a problem occur. Such reviews can be found all over the internet; simply type in the name of the company into a search engine and investigate the results. Some companies will also provide reviews and testimonials on their website and at their locations for potential customers to check out.
When choosing barricade rentals, it is best to make sure that the material the barricade is made of and the type of barricade is what is actually needed. Some rental companies have limited supplies of certain types of barricades or have a limit as to how many can be rented per customer. The barricade type can also determine things like costs and damage potential—which may compromise a venue’s ability to properly control crowds.