Moving Equipment

Written by Serena Berger
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Moving equipment from one office to another can be pretty tricky sometimes. If you have technical equipment that needs to be moved, it should be handled with the utmost care. Carelessness can result in damage not only to what it hits, but also to the machine itself. That equipment may cost a substantial amount to replace, in addition to the revenue that would be lost while waiting for a replacement.

If you are moving equipment from one floor of your office to another, you might think that you or some employees can handle the move on your own. For example, you may have decided to move a vending machine that you rent from the lobby to the employee lounge. Before you do anything, be sure that you are not violating part of your contract that requires that supplier's employees move the machine.

Moving Technical Equipment

If you are moving copiers or printers, it is best to first remove any additional parts that may jut out. These are often easy to remove and reinsert, and not doing so may result in needing to purchase new equipment. This will allow you to maneuver around corners more easily and may consequently decrease the amount of time that it takes to complete the move.

For computer equipment, make sure that you disconnect all cables before moving any components. For cables that cannot be removed completely, it is best to secure them to one of the components so that they are not dangling as you try to walk down the hallway with a cumbersome computer and monitor. Carelessness can result not only in a broken computer, but also bodily injuries that could have been avoided with a little bit of foresight. If you can afford it, it is never a bad idea to ask professional movers to help you out moving any valuable equipment. It gives you greater insurance, safety, and peace of mind.

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