17 Aug Contracting a Scaffolding Company: What to Look For
Contracting a scaffolding company may sound simple enough but contracting the right scaffolding company is a much more important task, and one that should be done thoughtfully in consideration of the scope of your project, budget, equipment needs and more.
To assist you in making the correct decision, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most crucial factors to consider when searching for the ideal scaffolding company.
Perhaps more than any other factor, it pays to remember there’s a reason behind the saying ‘Safety First.’ For all of the various scaffolding companies you may take into consideration, take a careful look at their track record, commitment to local and national safety regulations, and their employment of highly trained professionals.
While the use of safe and up-to-date equipment is one thing, it doesn’t mean much if it is being operated, moved or installed by a company known to cut corners in favour of getting the job done inexpensively or quickly. As a fully code-compliant company, we are the first to know when safety regulations are modified or updated.
Quality of Experience
There’s likely no better indicator of a company’s success than its references from past and current clients. Here at Commercial Project Services, our quality of work doesn’t go unnoticed. By tackling our projects head on with the utmost sense of responsibility to both ourselves and our clients, we have accumulated long-lasting partnerships and become known for not only our overall high quality of workmanship, but our quality of care, reliability and honesty from beginning to end.
Project Needs & Equipment
Before making a final decision on a scaffolding company, be sure to confirm that their scaffolding equipment aligns with the requirements of your project. There’s nothing worse than forking over a tonne of money only to find out later that they cannot deliver on their original promise. Because we have access to more than 30,000 tonnes of scaffolding equipment and employ our own highly trained team members, there’s minimal stress in terms of ensuring your equipment and labour needs are met and exceeded.
Budget & Inclusions
It’s never a bad idea to get more than one quote when scouting for a scaffolding company. However, we highly recommend that you ask beforehand exactly what is included in the quote to avoid any surprises or hidden costs that may arise at the end of the project.
While budget certainly plays a factor in choosing which scaffolding company is right for you, it is by no means the only metric you should consider. Though it can be tempting to choose the cheapest offer, you may be sacrificing key considerations such as safety, quality and expertise in the process that could end up costing you more later on.
Keen to find out more? Give us a call on 07 3105 2831 for more reasons why Commercial Project Services should be top of mind for all scaffolding needs on your next project.