Depending on what tasks you are looking to complete, you may need to rent equipment to get it done. Whether it be a certain type of tractor or backhoe, there is research to be done beforehand. This video will talk about what you should know before committing to a forklift rental.
This may be obvious, but you need a trained operator in order to rent a forklift.
Whether it be a coworker or someone you hire, having a trained operator is needed to ensure the safety of the job. Just because it is a rental does not mean that safety requirements are lessened.
If damage is done to the forklift, you will be responsible for it. This is the same policy that applies when you rent a car. Having this liability should reinforce the care and safety that is required for operation. Repairs can be costly as well.
Consult your needs with the dealership before renting. They can give you suggestions based on the tasks you want to complete. Having professionals walk you through the necessary resources can save you both time and money.