On many jobsites, a crane is an essential part of a construction project. While to an outsider it may seem like they magically appear on the scene in order to put materials in place, we all know that bringing a crane to a construction site is a process. Cranes are expensive and purchasing one requires an upfront investment as well as the recurring cost of hiring a crane operator and storing a crane when it’s not in use.
One option that our Fort Lauderdale construction attorneys see often is hiring a crane company to handle this process for contractors. Crane companies often have a variety of quality equipment in stock and can assemble and operate on site. There are a number of companies to choose from so picking the best one requires some effort. With that said, we are providing a few tips for selecting a crane company.
Naturally, your search for a crane company should start with your peers. Has anyone worked with a company that they liked? Who has a reputation for doing quality work in the area. Knowing about the quality crane companies in your area will go a long way in helping you make the right choice.
Once you’ve narrowed it down to a few companies, you need to learn about their past projects. Have they had success with those projects? Are they similar to the construction project that you are hiring for? Through an examination of their experience, you should be able to determine how well they fit what you are looking for.
It’s critical to know the safety record of the company and its operators. You need to know if they are incident-free and responsible. Cranes cause a great deal of property damage if they are not operated properly. It’s also vital that you remain OSHA-compliant.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.