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3 Things To Insist On From Your Crane Service

by Wade Black

Hiring a crane service is a good way to get the job done without having to invest in the equipment and employees that you would otherwise have to invest in. However, when you hire a crane service to do work for your company, it is important to choose a service that conducts itself in the right manner. Otherwise, you could have accidents or other issues to deal with. These are three things that you should always insist on when hiring a crane service (such as Winslow Crane Service Co); otherwise, you may need to choose another service to help you get the job done.  

1. Liability Insurance

All crane services should have liability insurance that will step in and cover accidents, injuries and other issues. You should not put yourself at risk by relying on your own insurance coverage to handle these things when you are outsourcing a crane job to a crane service. A good, reputable company will not mind showing you a certificate that proves that the company has liability insurance in place and that provides you with information about the level of coverage that has been purchased.

2. Certified Operators

Anyone who operates a crane should be fully certified to do so. One of the benefits of hiring a crane service is the fact that you can use the services of a professional, well-trained crane operator without having to hire one yourself, so make sure that you inquire about the certifications of those who will be handling the cranes on your property or otherwise on behalf of your business.

3. Frequent Inspections

Cranes can be dangerous equipment. To help ensure that there is no accident or injury on the premises, your crane service should be inspecting the equipment on a regular basis. Equipment should be inspected each day before work begins and should be inspected again throughout the day for safety. Along with being checked for potential safety issues, it should also be cleaned carefully to get rid of any dirt, grease, grime, snow or other debris. Choose a crane service that will perform regular inspections throughout the day for peace of mind, to help keep the mess down and to help prevent accidents.

Hiring a crane service can be a very handy thing to do when you need to get a job done but do not want to invest in the equipment and payroll that is involved. If you insist on these three things from your crane service, you can help ensure that things go as smoothly as possible when the crane service is working on your property.