Whether you own a construction company, a window washing business or any other endeavor that requires working at a great height, you probably have at least some scaffolding available as part of your regular equipment. But if you are about to start a bigger than expected project, there might be a question as to whether or not you have the right scaffolding for the job. Here's why you should reach out to a scaffolding rental company before work begins.
Easier Access Means a Safer Work Environment
If your current scaffolds are not enough for your employees to easily and safely reach all needed areas, you could be putting employees into a situation where they feel the need to awkwardly stretch or reach out onto a ledge to get their work done. Even if you were planning on just repeatedly moving your current scaffolding to a new location along the building, keep in mind that this relocation comes with risks as well. Increase your scaffolding supply so you don't have to worry about it.
Easier Access Means Work Will Get Done Faster
Another problem with just using a limited amount of scaffolding and then re-locating it is that each re-location of your equipment will take up valuable time. If you instead were able to cover the entire building or area on all sides with scaffolding, this would allow your employees to easily and quickly walk to anywhere they need to go. To put it another way, what happens if you move your scaffolding and then notice a mistake that needs fixed back in the original location? You'll lose even more time moving scaffolding back and forth. Get set up with as many rentals as you need before work begins and the entire process will become much smoother.
Don't Be Held Liable
If you force your employees to work a project without enough safety equipment for the job, you or your company could be the one that's held liable if something goes wrong. A worker who is injured in a fall or the worker's family could say that the company was negligent and created an unsafe work environment by not providing enough scaffolding for the project. Don't let this happen to you.
If you are about to take on a larger project than your company normally handles, make sure you have all of the right safety equipment including scaffolding for the job. Talk to a scaffold rental company today for more information.