What to look out for when choosing a scaffolding company

If you’re having any sort of renovation work carried out on your building, then you want to make sure it is in the best hands possible. This means checking over all companies involved in doing the work to make sure they are properly qualified and experienced. This is particularly true for the company you choose to provide the necessary scaffolding. So, to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible and you know who to trust, here the top seven things to look out for when choosing a scaffolding company.


1. Experience

Before you purchase any product, you want to check out reviews and samples to decide if it is right for you. You should, therefore, use the same criteria when selecting your scaffolding company. Ask to see examples of past work they have carried out and to ideally get reviews from prior clients. If your building has any particularly unique features or is awkward to access, ask to see proof of work from jobs very similar to what will need to be done for you.

2. Training and qualifications

As with most industries, scaffolding companies require special training and qualifications to be able to properly do their job. So to be sure they have these qualifications, you can ask to see them. Be sure to determine exactly who will be doing the work within the company and see proof that they are suitably trained for the job.

3. Insurance

For any company that employs workers, they need to have public liability insurance in case anything goes wrong. When it comes to employing a scaffolding company, you should check to make sure that they have suitable insurance in place. That means that if for any reason, something were to go wrong, they have the means to afford to fix or compensate for the damages.

4. Safety awareness

If your property is awkwardly designed, and you think will pose different threats to anyone working on it, be sure that the scaffolding company is willing to carry out an in depth risk assessment and be sure they are up to the task and can do so safely for everyone involved.

5. Trustworthiness

This will come down to your own personal feelings from the potential companies, but you want to make sure you feel they are trustworthy. This means you should meet with all the companies face to face before agreeing to anything and be sure that you think they are fit to do the work and not throw out any unexpected surprises or setbacks once the work has commenced.

6. Budget

This point almost goes without saying, but you want to make sure that you are able to afford the services on offer. Making sure you have a good budget in mind and that you get a fair price means shopping around with a number of different companies and speaking to anyone you know who has employed the services of a scaffolding company in the past to see what they paid and to make sure you don’t pay over the odds.

7. Necessary equipment

The world of scaffolding can be surprisingly complex, and a number of different pieces of equipment are required depending on the nature of the job. So when speaking to each company, verify exactly what it is they think they will need to carry out the work. Once you have all your quotes, you can look and see if the cheaper ones are offering to use the same high quality or specialist equipment.The key point to take away from this is that, when it comes to choosing the best scaffolding company for your needs, you need to shop around and speak to different suppliers and make sure you get the best option. Established in 2006 Williams scaffolding services Ltd has become A leader in providing innovative, safe and reliable services for our customers construction and maintenance projects. So to see if we could be a good fit for your scaffolding needs, get in contact today to find out more about what we offer.

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