Procuring Industrial Equipment and Supplies

What to Check When you Hire for Scaffolding Related Projects

Taking on a renovation means making sure you hire the right people for the job. You may have a project, such as painting, that will require scaffolding. Though this seems like a cut and dry hiring process, there are some things to consider. If you are trying to narrow down the contractors that are right for the job, then consider the things you need to check before you hire the contractor for your project.

Dogging License

The first thing to check for is if the contractor has a dogging license. A dogging license certifies the contractor to sling the load, or move loads of items safely. It also allows them to use and set up scaffolding and cranes that may be associated with scaffolding. This type of license is vital if you have a large scaffolding related project such as an apartment complex renovation or business renovation and remodeling job.

Scaffolding Available

An important aspect of a scaffolding project and hiring a contractor is finding out what equipment the contractor will bring to the job. In some cases, especially for larger projects like business complex remodeling, the contractor will likely have their own scaffolding and other related equipment. For smaller projects, the contractor may not have the scaffolding you need. If they do not have the scaffolding, consider using an equipment hire. If you use an equipment hire for the scaffolding, still ensure the contractor has the right operator licensing.

Injury Related Insurance

You may want to check on what type of injury related insurance the contractor has for themselves and their workers. This is especially important when you are dealing with equipment like scaffolding. Injuries from falls can leave the person injured with major and long-term pain and pain management. If this is the case, you want to make sure the contractor is covered and that any injuries will not fall on you or your business. Though most areas will require the contractor to have insurance that covers injuries on the job, you may want to ensure that it covers specific injuries such as falls and other related issues that may occur during your specific job. The contractor should be able to furnish you with this information. 

These are just three of the things you should check on when you are trying to narrow down a contractor for your scaffolding related project. If you have other questions, make sure to schedule a consultation with the contractor. They can answer your questions, show credentials, and help with any pricing information you may need before the project starts.