Your building project deserves the best equipment unless you are thinking of constructing a building that would require extensive repairs a few years down the line. And when it comes to choosing a scaffolding company, not just your project is at stake, but the safety of the people who will work on the project.
When planning a construction project, it is easy to think that all scaffolding companies are the same. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. All scaffolding companies may be equal, but some are more equal than others.
Below are some of the tips on choosing the right scaffolding company for your project;
1. Experience: when it comes to getting the equipment you need for your construction project, experience counts every time, and while it is true that every company has to start from somewhere, the question is, do you want that somewhere to be your project? For typical scaffolding construction, the requirements are simple enough. Still, when it comes to construction on uneven terrain, soft ground, and sites with obstructed access, it is the only experience that can overcome these difficulties. An experienced scaffolding company will be able to carry out the proper assessments and obtain the permissions and documents needed for using a scaffold on your construction project.
2. Project Location: The location of your construction project should play a key role in your choice of a scaffolding company. Whether you intend to rent a scaffold for the duration of the project or buy one outright so that it can be used for other projects, it makes more sense to get it from a local company. If you consider how much it will cost you to ship a scaffold from out of town, you will realize that getting it from a local company will save you a lot of money.
However, if you happen to run into any problem at your work site when using the scaffold, it is easy for an expert from the company to come to your project site and solve the problem. In fact, even if you are likely to get a cheaper deal outside town, the benefits of using a local company far outweigh the benefits of using an outside one.
3. Construction type: There are a large number of different types of scaffolding for construction, and while some are considered basic constructions and therefore require less regulatory work to be completed, others are much more complex and will require more involved work. If you’re in any doubt as to the most appropriate and most beneficial type of construction, speak to the scaffolding company yourself. If you are using a construction company or other service provider that will be using the scaffolding, they should have the appropriate training to work at height, and they will be able to confirm with the scaffolding company exactly which type of structure to use.
4. Training: Any scaffolding company should have adequate and appropriate training. Always ensure that you are dealing with a company or individual that has been trained in the proper use of scaffolding.
5. Insurance: It is a legal requirement that any company with employees has employers’ liability insurance. As the person responsible for employing the scaffolding, it is your responsibility to ensure that the company in question has appropriate insurance, Public liability insurance is also a legal requirement, and this ensures that if any damage is done to property or people are injured as a result of the scaffolding company’s work, they are insured to cover the damage.