Is Your Commercial Construction Contractor Safe?
For any large corporation, commercial construction contractor safety cannot be left to chance. Beyond satisfying internal and government regulations, safety also protects your business’s bottom line. Proper evaluation helps avoid accidents and makes sure projects finish on time and on budget. Let’s learn how to properly assess a contractor’s safety history.
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Years of Experience
One of the first questions you should ask any potential contractor is about their experience level. Now while many years of experience does not guarantee safety, it does improve the chances that common errors will be avoided. When a contractor has “been there, done that” they’ve already developed habits and controls that bring a job to completion safely.
Previous Similar Contracts
When evaluating the capabilities of any commercial construction contractor, it’s important to inquire about similar large, corporate clients in the past. Raising a building or completing substantial, complex repairs requires skills not common to all contractors. Experience with other large jobs translates into the proper distribution of work, time and material resources.
Solid organization is another way in which contractors avoid accidents. Also, experienced contractors understand the importance of keeping on schedule within a tight business timeline.
Third Party Certification
Many contractors, no matter how experienced, are going to tell you they can do the job. They might even stretch the truth a bit about their level of experience. For this reason, it also pays to consult with a third party that qualifies commercial contractors.
For example, ISNetworld is an independent, third party resource that collects, verifies and shares contractor safety data with corporate clients. This objective evaluation is an excellent resource for screening potential contractors for any building job. Plus, the information remains updated to help make sure any company stays in compliance with their regulatory controls.
Take your time and do your homework when evaluating any potential commercial contractor. In the end it translates into a better safety and economic outcomes for your company.
Midwestern Heritage Contractors is a leading ISN Certified Contractor. We serve the Kansas City, MO area and beyond. Call today at (816) 433-8939 or contact us online.