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How To Prepare For A Project That Requires Scaffolding

Preparing For A Project That Requires Scaffolding

When embarking a construction project, you will find that there is a lot of planning and research that goes into the process before you even get started on the actual construction work.

One important step that you may need to take is seeking the services of a qualified scaffolding company if that is something your project requires.

Before you make any decisions, it is important that you take these steps:

Find the right company for YOU

It is always important to listen to recommendations and read reviews before you make any purchase but, in some cases, a company that didn’t work for one person may work for you.

Therefore, you can’t live and die by the opinions of others – though it should always be taken into consideration.

We would advise that when you are doing your researching and shopping around that, whilst you do pay attention to reviews, the occasional bit of less than positive feedback should not be your final decision-maker.

The scaffolding company may not have worked for one person because they just weren’t a good fit, but it may be perfect for you and your needs.

So, ensure that you know exactly what it is that you require for your project and be on the lookout for a company that can meet those needs.

Ask for qualifications, accreditation and health and safety procedures

Most companies will include these things on their website or, if they are listed on a directory such as Yell or CheckATrade, then you will probably find all this information on their profile.

But, as with any trader that may commence work with you, it is your responsibility to ensure that they are fully qualified and appropriately accredited before they begin.

You will also need to ensure that they have the correct safety measures and procedures in place to reduce the risk of any accidents, fatal or otherwise, taking place once the work starts.

Discuss quotes and your requirements

It is important to meet with scaffolding companies to discuss your exact needs and obtain an accurate quote for the work they are going to carry out.

They will need to know what type of works the scaffolding is in aid of i.e. retail refurbishment, domestic renovations, building a block of flats etc. and the size and timescales for the project; therefore, you need to have all this information ready.

Make sure regular inspections are conducted

Most scaffolding companies will carry out their own regular inspections; however, this is something that you should confirm with the scaffolding company before work begins.

It is important for regular inspections to take place to make sure that the scaffold system is safe and secure at all times as outside factors e.g. weather, can often have an effect on the safety of scaffolding.

If you are looking for a reputable Midlands-based scaffolding company then Gorilla Scaffolding can provide safe and reliable industrial, commercial and domestic scaffolding. Get a quote today by calling us on 0121 348 7810