The 4 Elements That Must Be In Place Before You Start A Project

In the construction industry, things can happen quickly. As you are working on a job site, you determine that you need a certain type of subcontractor. You call a subcontractor you have done work with before and put them on the job with only a handshake agreement. Two weeks later that subcontractor creates a catastrophic accident that is placed squarely on the shoulders of your organization. The financial effects of this course of events can be catastrophic to your company, but they can also be avoided.

Our business experts know how to create a job checklist that you can follow to reduce your exposure to risk. We work closely with a variety of contractors to make sure that they are protected from the damage that subcontractors can do. With our help, our customers always make sure that there are four essential elements in place before a subcontractor can begin work on a project.

A Comprehensive Agreement

We work closely with our clients to create subcontractor agreements that fit each situation. Since we understand that time is of the essence, we work quickly to create an agreement that outlines the scope of the project, and protects your company at the same time. We show you how to make sure that your subcontractors satisfy each element of the agreement, and we also show you how to quickly identify obvious areas of risk that can become dangerous situations if they are not resolved.

All Risk Transfer Agreements Are In Place

Risk transfer agreements clearly identify which parties are responsible for each part of the project, and can protect you from subcontractors that try to violate their agreements. We will sit down with you and explain risk transfer agreements and show you how they can protect your company on each job. We also explain why you should be very wary of subcontractors, even ones that you feel you can trust, who will not sign a risk transfer agreement.

Checking On Workplace Equipment

Some subcontractors go into a project expecting the general contractor to supply certain types of equipment. When you supply equipment to a subcontractor, you have created a series of new risk concerns that you need to be aware of. We will show you how to develop equipment checklists, and make sure that your subcontractors understand what is expected of them when it comes to supplying equipment for each job.

Workplace Safety Guidelines

Instead of assuming that your subcontractors have adequate workplace safety guidelines in place, you should insist that they include a copy of those guidelines with their paperwork. Those guidelines should be as specific to the project as possible, and they should include all of the OSHA requirements for your industry. By insisting on having a copy of your subcontractor’s safety guidelines, you are protecting your company from possible financial issues if an accident should occur.

We spend all of our time assessing risk and protecting our customers from possible financial disaster. When you open up a new work site, it is critically important that you attend to all of the details necessary before you begin work. That is why you should work closely with our professionals to develop project checklists, and understand how you can protect your company from risk.