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How to choose a right scaffolding company

Introduction

If you are working in a construction site, you definitely need  scaffolding services. What will you do for this? You will make a online search to find out the scaffolding companies doing these services. Right?  Here is the actual problem.  You will get a list of many scaffolding companies through online search. So, how to choose  a right scaffolding company from this list ?  There are several factors  to consider while selecting or choosing a right scaffolding company. What is these factors to consider ?. This is the main content of this blog. Anyway, one thing is sure that no two companies are alike on the basis of these factors. You need to choose or select  the best and top scaffolding company with reliable and cost effective service.  So, this blog about the subject ” how to Choose a right scaffolding company is worth reading.

Factors to consider while choosing a right scaffolding company

The following are the main factors to consider :

  • Firstly, the reputation of the scaffolding company and location.
  • Secondly, the Communication and response.
  • Thirdly, the Contractual Terms, Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Next, Flexibility in the approach
  • The next, Consideration of  budget or  rates for the scaffolding service
  • Competency Level of Scaffolders and supervisors.
  • Safety and Insurance factors for Choosing a right scaffolding company

Let us go through all the above points one by one.

Reputation of Scaffolding company and Location for selecting a right one

Always consider about the reputation of the company in your local area. Normally, the reputation happens  when companies provide  good work in the local market  for long time. So, their scaffolding service in executing major scaffolding works for many years is an import point. It is not advisable  to deal with any newly formed companies. Choose a scaffolding company  who have been there in the market minimum 5 or 10 years for doing similar jobs.

Communications and Response Issues for selecting a right scaffolding company

Some scaffolding companies are not good in communication. Because, they may  take  long time to respond to enquiries  and for their actions. This will affect the timely completion of works within the required duration. The quick response from the scaffolding contractor is very important at all stages. Especially, after the work starts at the project . Because, day to day communication  between the site level staff help very much to carry out the job smoothly. In short, timely communication and quick response is an important aspect while choosing a right scaffolding company. You can evaluate this while you are in the process of discussion with the scaffolding company. Accordingly, you can decide about the company before the finalization of contract.

Contractual Terms, Inclusions & Exclusions

Each scaffolding company has their own  terms and conditions which varies from one company to another. Also, these terms and conditions  may be different related to the scaffolding contract works and rental services . So, these must be studied in detail as it affects directly or indirectly on the cost of the services. So, if you are not sure about the terms and conditions ,please clarify it before issuing work order. It is always better  to clarify these conditions at the quotation stage itself. In case of any doubt regarding the terms and condition, clarify it from the scaffolding company before the finalisation. Discuss in detail about the scope of works, variations, exclusions …etc . Look for the flexible and clear contractual conditions. Accordingly, choose the best scaffolding company for your works.

Flexibility in the approach while selecting a right scaffolding company

The flexibility in the approach of the scaffolding company influence the work progress. The flexibility does not mean that scaffolding contractor has to work freely for any variations/additions of works. Of course, work scope will be according to the signed contract. But, the flexibility can be on several aspects like daily scheduling of  works to match with the client requirements…etc. May be , on some days , you do not need much scaffolding work .On the other day, may need to assign more scaffolders to match with   work requirements for that particular day. In this way, flexibility approach has some influence on your scaffolding works.

It is not very easy to evaluate this flexibility  issue before you avail the works from a scaffolding company. However, you can evaluate the scaffolding contractor through early discussions  about this subject. Also , reference from other previous clients may help you. It is sure that clients give work repeatedly to the same scaffolding company  based on this factor. So, this is an important factor while selecting or choosing  a best scaffolding company.

Consideration of budget or rates for scaffolding service while choosing a top scaffolding company

One thing is worth to note that nothing is free in the market. If you are looking for something very cheap always, you may have to compromise on something else. Perhaps, you may have to compromise on quality also. So, while you consider the price, you have to consider it along with various parameters altogether. In conclusion, we suggest not to give much priority for  rates neglecting other important factors like quality, safety…etc . As a leading scaffolding contractor in UAE, our rates are very reasonable.

Competency Level of Scaffolders and Supervisors to decide on how to Choose a right scaffolding company

The safety of scaffolding installation mostly depends on the competency level of scaffolders and scaffolding supervisors. So, confirm whether competent scaffolders are available to install the scaffolding and to supervise the works safely. You can discuss this matter with the scaffolding company before finalising the contract . Of course, you can ask the evidences of it, if you wish so. It is a good practice  to ask for the 3rd party certificates of the scaffolders and scaffolding inspector. These certificates shall be from an approved 3rd party institute from the same country. Also, note that this is a requirement as per scaffolding legal requirements in UAE and many other countries. Definitely, all top scaffolding companies will  have a third party certifications for all their scaffolders. If you are in UAE, you can approach us for the supply of certified scaffolders in UAE.

Safety and Insurance  factors for Choosing a right scaffolding company

The safety factor is a very important one while considering to choose a right scaffolding company. Consider the slogan  Safety at first  while erecting and using the scaffolding. The experience and competency of scaffolding erection team is directly related to the safety. Scaffolding of height more than 10 meter may require a complete risk assessment. Besides, availability of workmen compensation insurance is another major concern. In case of any accident, this will save you from legal complications related to the financial coverage. So, select a right scaffolding  company who have insurance  and follow safety procedures.

Conclusion

I believe that , now, you have got an idea about how to choose a right scaffolding company . To repeat, if you  consider above factors while choosing a good scaffolding company , you never will regret. If you are looking for scaffolding in UAE , I recommend the scaffolding company, “Forever Scaffolding” as the best one.

2 replies on “How to choose a right scaffolding company”

I love your suggestion to choose a scaffolding company with at least 5-10 years of experience. I’d also recommend checking for licensing before you hire them to make sure they know what they are doing. Thank you for your article about choosing a good scaffolding company.

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