HCL Safety, an MSA Safety company, looks into the top considerations for contractors selecting an installation partner.
- You can’t put a price on safety
Price is often the first thought when it comes to selecting a suitable installation partner. However, ensuring that your chosen partner carries out a high quality of work is essential in creating a safe work environment – even if it costs a little more.
- The latest regulations are key
Ensuring the installation company has a OSHAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) certification demonstrates a sound occupational health and safety performance throughout the company. Another regulation to look out for when working at height is the BS EN 131 standard British ladder regulation, which ensures all types of portable ladders have been substantially revised and are safe to use.
- Save yourself time and money
At some point, the equipment which is installed will need to be serviced, and it may also be necessary to get training on how to use any newly installed fall protection systems. For this reason, it can save time and money by looking for an installer partner who provides a 360 offering in installation, servicing as well as inspection.
HCL is equipped with the expert knowledge needed to assess the risks surrounding working at height, as well as implement the correct fall protection solutions to the highest standard.