You need to first do a bit of homework. Check the company’s accreditation and protection records. Go online and check the website and always listen to reviews or feedback on the people you are planning and entrusting to do the work on your home or workplace.
Some online sites will help with finding reliable scaffolders. The company will need to make sure all their staff are fully qualified and have the necessary certificates to carry out this type of work.
You must employ the right staff and company to carry out this work as in the wrong hands it can be dangerous and potentially life threatening. Scaffolding accidents mainly occur when people are not experienced or trained properly to use the specialised equipment. These range from incorrect operating procedures, people falling, materials being dropped and environmental conditions which only qualified scaffolders will know how to deal with. A lot of the accidents can be avoided, you need a reputable company who deal with many jobs like this so they can carry out the work safely and efficiently. The equipment used must be of good working order and the tools need to be correct, poor equipment and inexperienced staff is just an accident waiting to happen.
The scaffolding structure should be checked weekly and always inspected after extreme weather conditions or when any alterations have been made or damage has occurred. A qualified and experienced person in the construction industry should properly inspect all the materials used in the construction that their staff will be working with. It is a straightforward task which can reduce minor accidents from turning into major ones. In high winds scaffolding should never be used due to the risk of it being blown over, safety measures should be taken to ensure that no persons walk underneath incase of collapsation in high winds.
Don’t fall for the best advert, go by word of mouth and recommendations. Happy customers will give good reviews, however the bad ones will appear as well so make sure you pay attention to this. Online groups and forums can help you with this. Remember you don’t need to choose the first company that pops up in an advert in a local paper, get online, get researching and most important get quotes.