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 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.
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.
A licence is required in order to erect a scaffold on or above the public highway. The licence is issued under section 169 of the Highways Act 1980, generally by the highway authority responsible for the particular stretch of highway. This guidance indicates the type of information that may be required.
This guidance provides an overview of a contractor’s legal rights and courses of action in the event of late payment of commercial debts. It also includes detailed flow charts and template letters that can be used to help chase any monies owed.
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