Your Essential Surveying Equipment Checklist

22 March 2018

If you are going to rent surveying equipment, you should be aware of a few things to ensure that you get the best possible value for your money. Here is your essential surveying equipment checklist, courtesy of the Talisman Hire team.

  • Levels

    When looking into surveying equipment for hire, dumpy levels are the most important aspects to consider. Dumpy levels are generally used to measure the angle of a fixed point on a rod positioned somewhere else relative to the position of the dumpy level. You will need to choose between automatic levels and basic hand levels depending on your requirements and budgetary constraints.

  • Tripods

    To ensure more accurate results, you will need to attach your surveying levels onto tripods. Tripods allow for steadier, more precise measuring.

  • Hand Tools

    You’ll need to make use of basic hand tools in conjunction with your surveying equipment dumpy levels and tripods. The essential hand tools include ropes, axes, saws, picks and measuring tape. They will generally be used for clearing sight lines between dumpy levels and rods. For example, the saw may be used to get rid of branches or plants that are growing in the way.

  • Charts & Tables

    It is essential that you keep detailed records for the benefit of your client. Charts and tables should always include maps and site outlines. You might want to invest in blank table templates, which allow for simpler, more effortless data entry.

When looking to rent surveying equipment, Talisman Hire has got you covered. For more information about our range of surveying essentials for hire, do not hesitate to get in touch.