The hired equipment call-out lists for equipment registered in a specific area are based on seniority. Seniority is calculated based on the number of years a piece of equipment has been registered with the ministry and an average of three years of accumulated work hours.
As projects arise that require the use of hired equipment, equipment owners are called upon to provide services. It is important equipment owners provide the local hired equipment clerk with the most efficient means to contact them, as notice can be limited.
The call-out process begins at the top of the rotation within the seniority group block and continues until an equipment owner is reached and is available for hire. Each equipment owner is left a message with appropriate response times, before we move onto the next owner on the list.