Scaffolding is an important part of any building project that involves working at height. Choosing a scaffolder should not be a decision you take lightly, as you want to make sure that your building contractors are safe.
But another important part of choosing a good scaffolding company is ensuring that you get value for money. Take a look at our tips on how to choose a high-quality scaffolder.
Safety should be your number one priority when you’re choosing a scaffolding company. There are regulations surrounding the use of scaffolding and they exist especially when a building is unusual in its design.
If your scaffolding needs to be taller, longer or is built on uneven ground then the scaffolder will need to fill out a risk assessment. It may also need to be inspected. A good scaffolding professional will know about all the guidelines surrounding unconventional scaffolding structures.
Type of construction
If you’re unsure about what kind of scaffolding construction you need, a reputable scaffolder will be able to advise you on what type of scaffolding you need.
Ask the scaffolder about their training
All tradespeople working on the scaffolding should have the qualifications to work at height and they should be able to provide proof of this.
Any scaffolding company that is registered with scaffolding trade bodies must have all the appropriate training. Don’t allow a company to put up scaffolding if they can’t show you that they have the right training.
Ask about insurance
It is a legal requirement for UK companies with employees to have employer’s liability insurance. Ensure that the company you choose has this, and check that they have public liability insurance too.
Ask for references
Make sure that you find out about the scaffolder’s previous work. This can be in the form of asking for references from past customers, or if you use a Quotatis scaffolder you can check their online profile to see their ratings and reviews.
Choose a scaffolder that has experience in the kind of scaffolding construction you need if you require more than basic scaffolding.
Consider your budget
It’s important to make sure you don’t get ripped off with scaffolding. Get a range of quotes from different scaffolding companies to ensure you get the best price.
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