Choosing The Right Scaffolding Contractor Essex
If you are planning to have any building or renovation work carried out in Essex on your building, you will want to make sure it is in the best hands possible.
So how do you choose the right company? You are probably going to Google Scaffolding Contractors Essex. A list of companies will come up, and you will then check their websites out before phoning or emailing them.
However, an excellent website does not necessarily give a real indication of their capabilities, health and safety or quality of service. So here is a list of some things that will help you when choosing your contractor.
Ask to see examples of their previous work and ask for contact details of clients they have carried out work. A website may have client testimonials which are always very useful.
Ask them to come down to the site and discuss how they are going to approach the work. Ask them to identify any problems they can foresee and how they will overcome them.
Training, qualifications and health and safety
Make sure they hold industry accreditations. These will include being members of the Scaffold Association and hold Health and Safety accreditations that should include:
– ISO 18001
This will give you peace of mind that they are audited regularly on health and safety. Their workforce should hold the necessary training qualifications and these should be scruttinised before any work commences. All contractors should always be able to produce a copy of the training qualifications for their workers.
Contractors are required to produce method statements and carry out risk assessments, and these have to be approved before work commences.
They should also have Environmental procedures, a rescue plan and Scaff Tag/Handing over Certificate system
Always ensure you ask for insurance details. The very nature of scaffolding brings various risks, including falling objects etc.
All Scaffolding companies will have Public Liability Insurance to cover for every eventuality. The designer under professional indemnity cover insures scaffolding design work.
Compare like for like
Please ensure when it comes to pricing you are getting like to like. Get the pricing in writing on the company headed paper. This way, you can compare and ensure you are getting the best quality of service.
Scaffolding Contractors Essex
Inner City Scaffolding is one of the leading Scaffolding Contractors based in Essex. We cover London and the South East.
Telephone: 01708 932 304