What to consider when looking for a Scaffold Company

Are you looking for a Scaffold Company that you can trust? A Scaffold Company that wants a win win outcome and genuinely cares about safety and profit?

There is no denying scaffold is an expensive aspect of the build process with no long-term value added to a project. That said it is an essential part of the build process and protects our workers and our loved ones from falling from heights avoiding injury or worse death.

Like most industries the worker who feels they can do better than their boss, decides to start their own Scaffold Company with often little experience and knowledge of the bigger picture. This then leads to 1. companies who do not understand or avoid paying their obligations enabling them to undercut the Scaffold Companies that do pay their obligations and 2 Scaffold Companies that cut corners and put lives at risk.

Yes, you can save money going for the cheaper option but there is also the possibility of it being much more expensive in the long run. Being provided with a substandard scaffold leaves you with multiple risks;

  • scaffold may not be fit for the purpose and you may then be left with variations to pay.
  • if not installed to compliance standards you increase the risk of falls, injury, or death.
  • you may find you have expensive workcover claims.
  • If a death occurs on your project and you are found to be at fault you could face manslaughter charges.

When looking for a Scaffold Company in Melbourne there are a few key points that are worth considering.

  • Are they a reputable business? You can generally ascertain this through their website or social media profiles where you will see who they have worked with and the quality of their work.
  • Are they fully insured? Ask for copies of their workcover and public liability insurance certificates of currency.
  • Are there scaffolders licenced?
  • Ask to speak with an existing client.

You want a Scaffold Company who is committed to creating a scaffold that is specific for your trades and workers allowing them to complete their tasks safely and not a scaffold built to tick a box. A Scaffold Company that genuinely wants you to be safe and profitable.