Choosing the best scaffolding contractor.

Choosing a scaffolding erection and contracting company

With the huge number of scaffolding erection and contracting companies currently operating in Scotland and the rest of the UK they decision on who to use can be a difficult process.

Within this blog post we give you some hints to consider when appointing a scaffolding company for your next project.

Plan properly.

Know what you are going to be doing and what the project plan is. Once that is finalised you can appoint a scaffolding company. Even small changes as the project progresses can alter your costs. It is in your best interest to have finalised plans.

Check Insurance

For your own peace of mind check the insurance of your short list of scaffolding businesses. Scotland, England and UK wide, scaffolding companies must have the correct insurance in place to begin trading.  Companies are not obliged to tell you that they insured immediately. So check!

What is their experience?

Scaffolding companies can have a wide and varied background on types of projects that they have erected scaffold for.  To ensure that the scaffolding erection company you will be working with is suitable check their experience. Don’t be afraid to ask them about previous scaffolding contracts they have worked on or to provide a reference.

Health and Safety

The safety of the staff, clients and general public should be of the primary importance to. Discuss with your of scaffolding company their policies and ensure that they operate within all legal requirements.

Do you like them?

This probably sounds a little strange, but we always recommend that you like the people you are going to work with. After all your scaffolding company can be on your site for months!  Before you go ahead with any scaffolding erection firm meet them face to face, get to know them. Above all, trust your instinct on the people you meet, can you trust them, do you feel comfortable working with them?

Are they qualified?

Every scaffolding hire or erection company in Scotland, England and the rest of the UK must be qualified to erect scaffold. This ensures that your chosen scaffold company knows how to safely design, erect, manage and dismantle your scaffolding. Ask to see site of their cards from regulatory bodies. You can see what one looks like here.

Check their equipment.

There are a huge amount of different scaffolding systems and components. Take time to discuss the scaffolding they will be using, the system and that it is fit for purpose.

Check guidelines

The government regularly published guidelines on how scaffold should be erected and managed by scaffolding companies. Check online to ensure you have some knowledge to prepare to you choose the best scaffolding company for your next project.

At MJR Group Solutions our erection and contracting division pride ourselves on delivering a professional, friendly, safety led and competitively priced scaffold erection service to all our clients across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife Scotland and the rest of the UK. Get in touch with our team today to discuss you next project. We are happy to have tender packs submitted to info@mjrgroupsolutions.co.uk for us to provide a quotation or call us on 01563 531866.

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