The purpose of this guidance note is to give scaffold contractors an appreciation of the minimum requirements governing a contract of employment between an employer and employee.
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This guidance provides a comprehensive and useful list of areas within the business to focus on to ensure a scaffolding contractor remains profitable and in business.
Contracts impose obligations on the parties to the contract to complete their works within an agreed period of time. Should the Scaffolding Company fail to complete any of its obligations within the agreed period of time the Employer may be entitled to deduct LAD’s from the Scaffolding Companies account. This guidance outlines the types of liquidated damages, enforcement and considerations.
This guidance note sets out the information that the Scaffolding Company should seek from the Employer. This information will be used by the Scaffolding Company in order to produce their Quotation and will be the basis for their offer. It is important that the Scaffolding Contractor obtains as much information about the Project as possible prior to firming up their price in order to reduce the risk they are exposed to.
The reliance by the scaffolding contractor, on the skill and expertise of their operatives, will not relieve them of their responsibility for the adequacy of the design. This guidance outlines design criteria, training needs, insurance, ownership/copyright and common misconceptions when utilising a designer for scaffolding.
This guidance note relates to schedules intended to be used for the valuation of additional work and/or variations to existing lump sum contracts. For the avoidance of doubt this guidance note does not relate to schedules of rates used in connection with contracts which are re-measured as the works proceed.
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